Real Madrid today announced that star Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric will join the team for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo will join the team onÂ July 26Â while the others will today, July 23.
Considered the world’s top player, Cristiano Ronaldo recently won the FIFA Ballon D’or, the award given to the world’s top player every year. In his five years with Real Madrid, he has scored a total of 252 goals.
All four players are returning to the European champions after participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Real Madrid will open the International Champions Cup facing Inter Milan at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California onÂ July 26Â before playing AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas onÂ July 29. The team’s final match in the Group Phase of the tournament will be against Manchester United at the University of Michigan onÂ Saturday, August 2. If the club makes the final of the competition, Los Merengues’ pre-season in the United States will conclude with the final at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium onÂ Monday, August 4.
While the match in Michigan, which is set to break a United States soccer record for attendance, is sold out, tickets for the remaining matches featuring Real Madrid are still available.
For tickets for the match in Berkeley, California, fans can visitÂ internationalchampionscup.com.
Tickets for the match between Real Madrid and AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX are available online atÂ www.internationalchampionscup.
About the Guinness International Champions Cup
The Guinness International Champions Cup is an annual soccer competition featuring eight of the world’s top teams including many of the world’s top players. The matches are played in key markets across the United States with the tournament culminating in a final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Guinness is the presenting sponsor of the tour, which is now in its second year. The tournament is a property of Relevent Sports.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations. Relevent is a division of RSE Ventures founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Insignia Sports & Entertainment, and Relevent Sports.