Monday, May 29, 2023

Real Madrid and Barcelona to play friendly in USA

Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet again on July 29 in a friendly match in Dallas (Texas) as part of their preseason tours in the United States, the organizers and both clubs confirmed this Friday.

Following their clash in Las Vegas last year, which ended in a 1-0 win for Barca, the Spanish football Clásico will now move to the AT&T Stadium, home of the American Football League’s (NFL) Dallas Cowboys, with a capacity of 80,000. Used to be. Viewers (expandable up to 100,000).

The clash will be the third that Spanish teams will play in the United States, the co-host country of the next World Cup in 2026.

For now the balance is completely in favor of the Barcelona side, which won 1-0 in Las Vegas in 2022 with goals from Brazilian Rafinha and won 3-2 in Miami in 2017.

Real Madrid and Barcelona will play other friendlies in the US region as part of the so-called ‘Soccer Champions Tour’, an initiative that will also see Italians AC Milan, Juventus and Englishmen Manchester United and Arsenal participate this year, as per details. A statement by the sports and entertainment events company AEG, the organizer of the tour.

Barcelona will face Juventus on 22 July at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara (California), Arsenal on 26th at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (California) and AC Milan on 1 August at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (Nevada) .

For its part, Real Madrid will face AC Milan at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (outside Los Angeles) on July 23, Manchester United at the NRG Stadium in Houston (Texas) on July 26 and Juventus at the Camping World Stadium on July 2. in Orlando (Florida).

The only game on the ‘Soccer Champions Tour’ without Spanish representatives will be the Italian clash between Juventus and AC Milan on July 27 at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home ground of the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy.

“We are proud to partner with the world’s most iconic clubs, who boast the world’s most passionate fans, to offer American fans this unique opportunity to experience sports at the highest level,” Alan Waxman said in the statement. ” , the investment fund that promotes the ‘Soccer Champions Tour’.

USA, “Absolute Priority”

Another year, some of the biggest European squads once again choose the United States as their summer destination to prepare for their new campaigns.

In addition to the six participants in the ‘Soccer Champions Tour’, in which they have accumulated 31 European Cup titles, other teams such as Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund will also land in the United States.

These friendly games are added to a football-filled (boreal) summer in the North American giants that will serve as an appetizer for two major events to be held in the coming years: the 2024 Copa America and the 2026 World Cup, the latter in Mexico. and jointly with Canada.

Between June 24 and July 16, the United States will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup, followed by the League Cup, which will usher in a World Cup-style format this year with participation from all MLS and Mexican league teams.

“The North American market is an absolute priority for the globalization and expansion of the Barça brand,” Barcelona stressed in a statement. “Soccer is experiencing tremendous growth in the United States and the trend is expected to continue with the upcoming World Cup”.

“Barcelona continues its efforts to build deeper relationships with existing fans, acquire new supporters and reach agreements with local sponsors to further develop the football ecosystem in the country,” the Catalan club said.

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