French Ligue 1 Champions, Paris Saint-Germain Set To Face EPL Power Tottenham Hotspur F.C. In Orlando
By Space Coast Daily // March 22, 2017
JULY 22 AT CAMPING WORLD STADIUM, 8:00 p.m.
ABOVE VIDEO: The ICC was a huge success in 2016 and Orlando will be a part of the excitement in 2017 as French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and English Premier League power Tottenham Hotspur F.C. will face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, July 22.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, announced on Tuesday that reigning French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and English Premier League power Tottenham Hotspur F.C. will face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, July 22 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken.
The match is set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The two world-class clubs feature some of the top international talent from around the world including Argentinian national player Angel Di Maria and Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani for Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and English stars, Harry Kane and Dele Alli for Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
In addition to competing at the top of their respective league tables this year, both clubs also participated in this year’s UEFA Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. returns as reigning champion of the 2016 International Champions Cup after a sweep of victories over Real Madrid C.F., Leicester City F.C. and F.C. Internazionale Milano in last year’s tournament.
Camping World Stadium has grown from football stadium to a diverse, multi usage facility hosting events ranging from soccer to professional wrestling and motorsports.
Located in the West Lakes neighborhoods in the heart of Downtown Orlando, Camping World Stadium was one of nine host sites for the 1994 World Cup.
Most recently, the stadium served as a host venue for the Copa América Centenario, the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship and the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl.
Florida Citrus Sports will serve as the local organizer partner for Relevent Sports at Camping World Stadium.
Tickets for the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. v. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. matchup at Camping World Stadium will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 4.
Fans can CLICK HERE to find all venue-specific and other ticket information.
“Both Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham have brought excitement to their domestic campaigns through their heightened level of play over the past few years,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports.
“The rapidly growing soccer fan base in Orlando now has the opportunity to see the reigning ICC champs and Tottenham’s star-studded roster face off right here in the city beautiful.”
ABOVE VIDEO: Paris Saint Germain looked to be advancing into the next round of the Champions League but what happened next shocked the world of soccer. (Video below)
“We are delighted to be taking part in the International Champions Cup this summer – a competition that will provide our players with ideal preparation for the season ahead and give our passionate US fanbase a unique chance of seeing the team test themselves against top European opposition in their home country.” said Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
“We’re thrilled that our diverse, world-class city will be hosting some of the world’s best soccer clubs at Camping World Stadium,” said City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
“Events like the International Champions Cup bring thousands of visitors to our region, create a huge economic impact and continue to show that Orlando has become the nation’s premier major sports event destination.”
“It’s exciting to continue the tradition of hosting international soccer at Camping World Stadium,” said Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports.
“This is another big-time event that will deliver economic impact and showcase Orlando to the world.”
The 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken will run from July 19 – 30 and feature 12 matches played across 11 cities throughout the United States.
ABOVE VIDEO: Paris Saint-Germain was on the wrong side of what many are calling the greatest comeback in soccer history.
In total, eight teams from around the globe, including England (Manchester United F.C., Manchester City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C.), Italy (Juventus F.C., AS Roma), France (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) and Spain (FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F.) will compete in this year’s tournament.
Each team will play three contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion.
Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one.
Since being purchased by Qatar Sports Investment in 2011, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. has established its position as one of the top teams in the world.
ABOVE VIDEO: Founded in 1970, Paris St. Germain is one of the most successful in French history, having won ten French Cups and Ligue 1 six times, including each of the previous four seasons.
Founded in 1970, the club is one of the most successful in French history, having won ten French Cups and Ligue 1 six times, including each of the previous four seasons. The club claimed three more soccer cups in the 2015-16 campaign: Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue & Trophée des Champions.
With key addition such as Julian Draxler joining veterans Angel di Maria and Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. continues to put its stamp on the global soccer landscape.
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ABOVE VIDEO: The history of the English Football Club Tottenham Hotspurs in two minutes.
Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a tradition of playing an entertaining and attacking style of football.
The team finished in the Premier League’s top three in the 2015/2016 season, achieving qualification for the UEFA Champions League, and has a multi-national squad of players. Tottenham Hotspur also has:
- A global following in excess of 400 million, with strong supporter bases across the UK, the USA, China, Asia and Southern Africa, including over 150 Official Supporters Clubs worldwide
- Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA) – one of the world’s leading providers of insurance services
- A state-of-the-art training centre with the ongoing construction of a new world class stadium development that will sit at the heart of a major regeneration for North London
- An award winning Foundation that has created 2.75 million opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programs.
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For the second consecutive year, Heineken is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 International Champions Cup.
All matches for the International Champions Cup will be carried on ESPN networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and streaming network ESPN3, accessible through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.
Fans can follow the ICC on social media at @intchampionscup for exclusive content and announcements, and join the conversation using #2017ICC.
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The press conference is being hel on Wednesday and several international legends will be on hand, as well as local dignitiaries.
Scheduled to be in attendance are, Tottenham Hotspur FC Legend Ledley King, Paris Saint-Germain FC Legend Daniel Bravo, Relevent Sports CEO David Tyler and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan.
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