England's Top Six among European Powers Set for Champions Cup


Champions League semi-finalists Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Roma and Liverpool plus English powers Manchester City and Manchester United were among the European giants named Tuesday to the sixth International Champions Cup.

The 18-team, 27-match tournament kicks off less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia during pre-season workouts for every club and primarily in the United States with other matches in Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Italy and Spain.

England's six powerhouse clubs -- Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and the Manchester clubs -- will take part.

A highlight will be a Champions League quarter-final rematch between Pep Guardiola's City and Liverpool on July 25 at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

"Manchester City has a great following in the United States with a growing and passionate fan base," Manchester City chief operating officer Omar Berrada said.

"The team is looking forward to meeting and playing in front of thousands of our U.S. fans for what promises to be a fantastic tour."

City will also face Borussia Dortmund on July 20 at Chicago and Bayern Munich on July 28 at Miami.

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