International Champions Cup 2018: Full list of teams, fixtures & location of pre-season tournament

The sixth edition of the International Champions Cup is set to get under way this summer as some of the world's biggest and best clubs collide.

Held in the likes of Asia and the United States, the annual pre-season tournament involving Europe's top clubs taps into the huge fanbases that exist for those teams outside of their local markets.

It has drawn huge crowds in the past; and not only do the clubs involved pocket significant appearance fees, but it also enables them to benefit from the longer-term commercial benefits of engaging with supporters across the globe.

There are still a few months to go, but ahead of the tournament Goal brings you all you need to know about the 2018 International Champions Cup.

What is the International Champions Cup?

The International Champions Cup (ICC) is a pre-season tournament that has been held every summer since 2013.

For the past three years, the ICC has been split into three different regions: the United States, China and Australia in 2016 and the United States, China and Singapore in 2017.

In the two years prior to that, it was held exclusively in the USA. This year, China has been replaced by a number of European venues in Sweden, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Europe and Singapore will host 10 games in total, while the USA section has 17 games on the schedule - a total of 27 games.

According to organisers, in a departure from previous years, each team will play three matches and only one champion will emerge. In previous years teams did not always play the same number of games and a separate champion was crowned in each host country.

It begins on July 20 and ends on August 12, getting everyone back before the start of their competitive campaigns.

Which teams are in the International Champions Cup?

United States Europe Singapore
AC Milan Arsenal Arsenal
Barcelona Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid
Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Chelsea
Benfica Benfica PSG
Borussia Dortmund Chelsea Sevilla
Juventus Inter
Liverpool PSG
Manchester City Sevilla
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Roma
Tottenham

Eighteen of Europe's top clubs will take part in the 2018 edition of the ICC, which will be held at various venues across the United States, Europe and Singapore.

The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester giants United and City continue their involvement from previous years, while Benfica, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool join, having not played a part in the 2017 edition.

Unlike 2017, no games will be played in China, with Singapore providing hosting duties in Asia, but a number of fixtures will take place across Europe, with the likes of Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain among those scheduled to play.

International Champions Cup 2018 fixtures

Paul Pogba Manchester United

The 2018 edition of the ICC kicks off on July 20 - just a few days after the World Cup comes to an end - and will conclude on August 12.

The US leg of the competion runs from July 20, with Man City and Borussia Dortmund getting things started, until August 7, when Real Madrid and Roma play.

Sevilla and Benfica kick off the European games on July 20, with Atletico and Inter concluding matters on August 12.

The Singapore section of the ICC is the shortest and features the least number of games, with the first match - between Arsenal and PSG - kicking off on July 26, while PSG and Atletico close the section out four days later on July 30.

Due to the time difference, many of the games played will kick-off late at night in Britain or even in the early hours of the following morning.

Both local and UK times will be listed below.

United States:

Date Match Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 20 Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund TBC Soldier Field, Chicago
Jul 22 Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund TBC Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Jul 25 Manchester City vs Liverpool TBC MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Jul 25 AC Milan vs Manchester United TBC Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Jul 25 Roma vs Tottenham TBC SDCCC Stadium, San Diego
Jul 25 Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica TBC Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
Jul 25 Juventus vs Bayern Munich TBC Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Jul 28 Manchester United vs Liverpool TBC Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Jul 28 Bayern Munich vs Manchester City TBC Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Jul 28 Barcelona vs Tottenham TBC Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Jul 28 Benfica vs Juventus TBC Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Jul 31 Manchester United vs Real Madrid TBC Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Jul 31 Tottenham vs AC Milan TBC US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Jul 31 Barcelona vs Roma TBC AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Aug 4 AC Milan vs Barcelona TBC Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Aug 4 Real Madrid vs Juventus TBC FedEx Field, Landover
Aug 7 Real Madrid vs Roma TBC MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

Europe:

Date Match Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 20 Sevilla vs Benfica TBC Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich
TBC Bayern Munich vs PSG TBC Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
Jul 28 Chelsea vs Sevilla TBC PGS Narodowy, Warsaw
Aug 1 Chelsea vs Inter TBC Ullevi, Gothenburg
Aug 4 Arsenal vs Chelsea TBC Friends Arena, Stockholm
Aug 7 Inter vs Sevilla TBC Stadio Via del Mare, Lecce
Aug 12 Atletico Madrid vs Inter TBC Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

Singapore:

Date Match Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 26 Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal TBC Singapore National Stadium
Jul 28 Arsenal vs PSG TBC Singapore National Stadium
Jul 30 PSG vs Atletico Madrid TBC Singapore National Stadium

International Champions Cup 2018 venues

Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Michigan Stadium Michigan

AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas):

AT&T Stadium Texas

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina):

Bank of America Stadium North Carolina

Soldier Field (Chicago, Ilinois):

Soldier Field Chicago

MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey):

MetLife Stadium New York 07012012

Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey):

Red Bull Arena: Harris, New Jersey

FedEx Field (Landover, Maryland):

FedEx Field

Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida):

Hard Rock Stadium

US Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota):

US Bank Stadium Minneapolis

Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California):

Rose Bowl Pasadena

Lincoln Finanial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania):

Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia general view

Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania):

Heinz Field Pittsburg general view

SDCCU Stadium (San Diego, California):

SDCCU Stadium San Diego

Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, California)

Levi's Stadium Copa America

Ullevi (Gothenburg, Sweden):

Ullevi Gothenburg

National Stadium (Warsaw, Poland):

Warsaw National Stadium Poland general view

Worthersee Stadion (Klagenfurt, Austria):

Worthersee Stadion Klagenfurt

Stadio Via del Mare (Lecce, Italy):

Stadio Via del Mare Lecce

Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid, Spain):

Wanda Metropolitano Madrid

Friends Arena (Solna, Sweden):

Friends Arena Solna

Letzigrund (Zurich, Switzerland):

Letzigrund Zurich

National Stadium (Singapore):

National Stadium Singapore

Who won the International Champions Cup last year?

Each section yields a separate winner, but in 2017 there were only two 'champions' because the teams in the Chinese section did not all play the same number of games.

Barcelona won their first ever ICC title by topping the US section with three wins from three. The Blaugrana defeated Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid on their way to glory.

Inter, meanwhile, topped the Singapore section to scoop a first ICC title, beating Bayern Munich and Chelsea.