2019 International Champions Cup

The 2019 International Champions Cup was the seventh edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC), a series of association football friendly matches.[1] The competition was won by Portuguese club Benfica.

2019 International Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host countriesChina
England
Sweden
Singapore
United States
Wales
DatesJuly 16 – August 10
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)17 (in 17 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsPortugal Benfica (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored55 (3.06 per match)
Attendance655,252 (36,403 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Diego Costa (4 goals)
2018

TeamsEdit

A total of 12 teams participated in the competition.[2][3] On June 12, Fiorentina replaced Roma due to Roma's impending participation in UEFA Europa League qualifiers (which they did not end up playing in).[4]

Nation Team
  England Arsenal
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
  Germany Bayern Munich
  Italy Fiorentina
Inter Milan
Juventus
Milan
  Mexico Guadalajara
  Portugal Benfica
  Spain Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid

VenuesEdit

17 venues for the International Champions Cup were announced on March 26, 2019.[5]

United States
East Rutherford
(New York City area)
Landover
(Washington, D.C. area)
Charlotte Houston Santa Clara, California
(San Francisco Bay Area)
MetLife Stadium FedExField Bank of America Stadium NRG Stadium Levi's Stadium
Capacity: 82,500 Capacity: 82,000 Capacity: 75,525 Capacity: 71,795 Capacity: 68,500
         
Foxborough
(Boston area)
Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 65,878
 
Arlington
(Dallas-Fort Worth area)
Carson
(Los Angeles area)
Harrison
(New York City area)
Bridgeview
(Chicago area)
Kansas City
Globe Life Park Dignity Health Sports Park Red Bull Arena SeatGeek Stadium Children's Mercy Park
Capacity: 48,114 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 18,467
         
Europe
Cardiff London Stockholm
Principality Stadium Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Friends Arena
Capacity: 73,931 Capacity: 62,062 Capacity: 54,329
     
Asia
Singapore Nanjing Shanghai
National Stadium Olympic Sports Center Hongkou Football Stadium
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 61,443 Capacity: 35,000
     

MatchesEdit

The match schedule was announced on March 28, 2019,[6] and was updated on June 12 after Fiorentina replaced Roma.[4] Each team played three matches, for a total of 18 matches.[7]

Fiorentina  2–1  Guadalajara
  • Simeone   27'
  • Sottil   52'
Report

Audi Football Summit
Arsenal  2–1  Bayern Munich
Report

Manchester United  1–0  Inter Milan
Report
Attendance: 52,897[10]
Referee: Letchman Gopala Krishnan (Singapore)

Benfica  3–0  Guadalajara
Report
Attendance: 15,724[11]
Referee: Joe Dickerson (United States)

Arsenal  3–0  Fiorentina
Report
Attendance: 34,902[12]
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira (United States)

Audi Football Summit
Bayern Munich  3–1  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 60,143[13]
Referee: Ramy Touchan (United States)

Juventus  2–3  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 50,443[14]
Referee: Ahmad A'Qashah (Singapore)

Real Madrid  2–2  Arsenal
Report
Penalties
3–2
Attendance: 52,826[15]
Referee: Timothy Ford (United States)

Bayern Munich  1–0  Milan
Report

Guadalajara  0–0  Atlético Madrid
Report
Penalties
4–5

Juventus  1–1  Inter Milan
Report
Penalties
4–3

Fiorentina  1–2  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,141[19]
Referee: Robert Sibiga (United States)

Tottenham Hotspur  1–2  Manchester United
Report

Real Madrid  3–7  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 57,714[20]
Referee: Ted Unkel (United States)

Milan  0–1  Benfica
Report

Manchester United  2–2  Milan
Report
Penalties
5–4
Attendance: 65,892[22]
Referee: Iwan Griffith (Wales)

Tottenham Hotspur  1–1  Inter Milan
Report
Penalties
3–4

Atlético Madrid  2–1  Juventus
Report
Attendance: 49,752[24]

TableEdit

The 12 teams were ranked based on results from their three matches, with the best-ranked team being crowned champions. In addition to three points for a win and none for a loss, a penalty shoot-out win was worth two points, while a loss on penalties earned one point.

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Benfica (C) 3 3 0 0 0 6 1 +5 9 2019 International Champions Cup winners
2   Atlético Madrid 3 2 1 0 0 9 4 +5 8
3   Manchester United 3 2 1 0 0 5 3 +2 8
4   Arsenal 3 2 0 1 0 7 3 +4 7
5   Bayern Munich 3 2 0 0 1 5 3 +2 6
6   Tottenham Hotspur 3 1 0 1 1 5 5 0 4
7   Inter Milan 3 0 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
8   Fiorentina 3 1 0 0 2 3 6 −3 3
9   Juventus 3 0 1 0 2 4 6 −2 2
10   Real Madrid 3 0 1 0 2 6 12 −6 2
11   Milan 3 0 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
12   Guadalajara 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source: ICC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Goal differential; 4) Goals scored; 5) Result against common opponent; 6) Fewer red cards; 7) Fewer yellow cards; 8) Fewer fouls committed; 9) Coin flip.[25]
(C) Champion

Media coverageEdit

All 18 matches were live streamed for the unsold markets and highlights were also available for all territories around the world via ICC's official websites.[26] The rights may be including both the 2019 International Leagues Cup (La Liga-Serie A cup) matches depending on the broadcasters.

Country/region Broadcaster Summary Ref
Australia SBS All 18 matches live on web and app, 17 of 18 matches live on Viceland [27]
Kayo Sports All 18 matches live
beIN Sports All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches [28]
Azerbaijan CBC Select matches live on CBC Sport [29]
DACH Sport1 10 of 18 matches (including all three Bayern matches) live [30]
OneFootball All 18 matches live
DAZN
Canada
Japan [31]
Balkans Sport Klub All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches.
Belgium Eleven Sports All 18 matches live [32]
Luxembourg
Brazil Grupo Record All 18 matches live on Play Plus, 17 of 18 matches live on Record News [33]
Fox Sports All 18 matches live [34]
Brunei Astro All 18 matches live on SuperSport (in English) (plus both ILC matches), Arena (in Malay), Astro GO, and NJOI Now respectively [35][non-primary source needed]
Malaysia
Bulgaria Max Sport All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches.
Caribbean Digicel All 18 matches live on Sportsmax. [36]
DirecTV Sports All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches. Not available in Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.
South America [37]
Puerto Rico
ESPN All 18 matches live in English (Belize and USA only) and Spanish, plus both ILC matches. Matches is not available in ANZ (Australia and New Zealand).
ANZ
Belize
Central America [38][non-primary source needed]
Mexico [39]
United States [40]
Catalonia TV3 Both ILC matches only. [41]
China CCTV Select matches live
PPTV All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches.
Cyprus CytaVision All 18 matches live
Denmark TV2 Select matches live on TV2 Sport.
Eurasia Setanta Sports All 18 matches live
Georgia Adjara All 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches
Greece Nova Sports All 18 matches live [42]
Hong Kong TVB All 18 matches live on MyTV Super, with 9 matches (including all 7 matches outside USA) on TVB Finance & Information Channel [43]
Iceland 365 All 18 matches live on Stöð 2 Sport
Indian Subcontinent Dream11 All 18 matches live on Fancode [44]
Indonesia TVRI All 18 matches (16 live in-simulcast, one live, and one delayed respectively) on both National and Sport channels. [45]
Mola TV All 18 matches live [46]
Timor Leste
Iran IRIB Select matches live on Varzesh [47]
Varzesh TV Farsi Select matches live [48]
Ireland Eir Sport 15 of 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches.
MUTV Three MU matches only.
United Kingdom
Premier Sports 15 of 18 matches live, plus both ILC matches [49][50]
Israel Charlton All 18 matches live on Sport 1 and Sport 2
Italy Sportitalia All 18 matches live [51]
Sky Sport Both ILC matches only [52]
Korea SPOTV All 18 matches live [53][non-primary source needed]
Maldives MediaNet All 18 matches live
Malta GO All 18 matches live on TSN
MENA Sharjah Sports Both ILC matches only [54]
Myanmar Canal+ All 18 matches live
New Zealand Spark All 18 matches live [55]
Poland Polsat All 18 matches live on Sport, Extra (plus both ILC matches), and News channels respectively [56]
Portugal Sport TV All 18 matches live [57][non-primary source needed]
Russia Match TV All 18 matches live
Scandinavia Strive All 18 matches live [58]
Singapore Mediacorp All 18 matches live on Toggle. Select matches same-day delayed (both matches in Singapore) on Channel 5. [59]
Spain Mediapro All 18 matches live on LaLiga TV, plus both ILC matches. Select matches also available on Gol. [60]
Movistar Select plus both ILC matches live on #Vamos
Real Madrid TV Three RM matches only [61]
Sub-Saharan Africa StarTimes All 18 matches live on World Football, Sport Premium, and StarTimes On web and app. [62]
Tajikistan Televizioni Tojikiston All 18 matches live on Varzish and Futbol, respectively.
Thailand PPTV Select matches live and delayed, plus highlights [63]
Turkey TRT All 18 matches live on web, 17 live and one delayed on Sport channel.
Turkmenistan Türkmenistan Sport 1 last match live [64]
Vietnam FPT Group All 18 matches live [65]

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