NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Following weeks of competitive matches in stadiums across the globe, Tottenham Hotspur has won the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken (ICC). Despite a loss to FC Barcelona in penalty kicks at Rose Bowl Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur triumphs after defeating AS Roma in San Diego (4-1) and AC Milan in Minneapolis (1-0). Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan finish in a close second and third place, respectively.
The tournament came to an exciting finish yesterday when Inter Milan defeated Atlético de Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Lautaro Martínez’s spectacular first-half volley ensured Inter’s 1-0 victory.
“The high-caliber play we saw in this year’s International Champions Cup made this a tournament to remember,” said Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Relevent, Charlie Stillitano. “Congratulations and thank you to Tottenham Hotspur and all clubs for bringing some of the best soccer in the world to fans all over the globe.”
The premier tournament’s sixth installment saw 18 of the biggest and best clubs collide in 27 highly-anticipated matches in 22 cities across the globe.
“Our goal this year was to bring the excitement of international soccer to a wider audience,” said Daniel Sillman, CEO of Relevent. “This focus led to the creation of an expanded Tournament and new properties including the first-ever Women’s International Champions Cup, International Champions Cup Futures, and House of Soccer in LA and Miami. Engaging with so many fans over the course of three weeks only energized us to see new opportunity to grow next year and in the years to come.”
For final scores and additional details, please visit the official ICC website.
About the International Champions Cup
The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring the top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia. The tournament brings world-class soccer to the masses by organizing marquee matches that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States. Founded in 2013, the tournament’s sixth installment will feature 18 of the top clubs in the world playing 27 matches in 22 cities across the globe, along with the first ever Women’s International Champions Cup and first ever International Champions Cup Futures event featuring top youth players from around the world. Champions Meet Here.
Relevent, is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group that owns and operates the International Champions Cup. Relevent provides an innovative approach to property development, event productions, content and media production, brand management and activations for soccer, other sports and entertainment entities.
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