FOXBOROUGH, MA – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced that Italian powerhouse AS Roma and five-time reigning Serie A champions Juventus F.C. will compete at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 30 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken. The match is set to kick off at 4:00PM ET on ESPN.
AS Roma and Juventus F.C. currently sit atop the Italian Seria A league. The two clubs have developed a strong rivalry budding from past success. Juventus F.C. is in position to secure its sixth consecutive Serie A title while AS Roma is looking for its first since 2001. Each club features some of the most heralded stars in Italian football history. AS Roma features Francesco Totti, who has spent the entirety of his 25 year professional career with the club, while Juventus is led by Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and his 612 club appearances.
As the home of five-time conference champions the New England Revolution as well as five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium serves as host venue for the International Champions Cup having already hosted a number of international friendlies, including matches featuring the United States Men’s National team, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, and Spain. Additionally, the stadium has featured international friendlies, including Barcelona, Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Chelsea. It’s also no stranger to international tournaments, having hosted matches for Copa America Centenario in 2016, the group stage of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2015.
Tickets for the AS Roma v. Juventus F.C. matchup will be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 4. Fans can visit www.internationalchampionscup.com for all information regarding tickets and venues.
“The International Champions Cup is thrilled to be bringing two iconic Italian clubs to Boston” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. “Roma and Juventus represent the best of Serie A, with Juve reaching legendary status on par with some of the great teams in Boston. Having hosted many international soccer matches, Gillette Stadium is the perfect venue for this ICC match and we expect the city of Boston to come out in full support of these two fine clubs.”
“We’re thrilled to bring the International Champions Cup with two great teams here to Gillette Stadium,” said New England Revolution President, Brian Bilello. “This is a tremendous opportunity for all sports fans in New England to witness a world-class tournament and we are looking forward to a great atmosphere.”
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. 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.
AS Roma, founded in 1927, has won the Serie A three times, with the last coming in the 2000-01 season. The Rome-based club also lays claim to nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. Also known as “I Giallorossi,” the club features captain, all-time leading goal scorer and the most capped player in the club’s long history, Francesco Totti. This year’s roster also features vice-captain and Italian national Daniele De Rossi as well as the clubs current leading goal-scorer, Bosnian striker Edin Džeko. The club recently reached the Round of 16 in the 2016 Europa League while chasing fellow International Champions Cup participant and domestic rival Juventus F.C. in Serie A. The club plays its home matches in Stadio Olimpico, which also acts as the host stadium for fellow Serie A club Lazio and the Coppa Italia final. For more information on AS Roma, please visit www.asroma.com.
Juventus F.C., also known as “Juve,” was founded on November 1, 1897 in Turin, Italy. Since then, the club has dominated Italian football with a record 34 Serie A championships. The awards continue with a record 11 Coppa Italia Cups, seven Supercoppa Italia Cups and two European cup/UEFA Champions League championships. Famous for their black-and-white striped uniforms, the 2016-17 Juventus F.C. squad continues to carry on the club’s legacy in pursuit of a sixth consecutive Serie A title. The current roster features a strong defensive unit, led by Italian nationals Gianluigi Buffon who has 612 total appearances for the club, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. Brazilian Dani Alves rounds out the back while German midfielder Sami Khedira mans the midfield. Argentine goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain leads the attack along with Croatian star Mario Mandžukić. The club plays its home matches in Juventus Stadium where is unbeaten since August 2015. For more information on Juventus F.C., please visit www.juventus.com.
For the second consecutive year, Heineken is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 International Champions Cup. In addition to Heineken, the 2017 tournament features a leading line-up of sponsors, including Ally, Nike, Orlando, Chevrolet, AON, Groupon, VividSeats, Gatorade, and Xyience. Additional partners will be announced in the coming months. 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.
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