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Lincoln Financial Field to host AS Roma vs. Inter Milan in Guinness International Champions Cup

After weeks of speculation, it was finally confirmed Thursday that Philadelphia will be one of the host venues for this summer's Guinness International Champions Cup series of friendlies.

Lincoln Financial Field to host AS Roma vs. Inter Milan in Guinness International Champions Cup

(Hunter Martin/Getty Images file photo)
(Hunter Martin/Getty Images file photo)

This post was originally written on February 20, 2014. It has been updated many times with schedule changes and TV broadcast information.

Philadelphia will be one of the host venues for this summer's Guinness International Champions Cup series of friendlies.

Italian giants AS Roma and Inter Milan will meet at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, August 2. The game will kick off at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, and it will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 2 and ESPN Deportes

Tickets will be on sale to the general public through Ticket Master starting on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. There will be some kind of presale starting on March 3 at 1:00 p.m., but the press release announcing the game didn't say who will get access to the presale. 

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For the second year in a row, the ICC will be constructed as a tournament with two groups of four teams. The two group winners meet in a final at the end.

Group A will have Real Madrid, Manchester United, AS Roma and Inter Milan. Group B will have Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan and Olympiakos.

Here's the schedule of games, kickoff times (all Eastern), venues and TV information:

Group A

Saturday, July 26, 4:00 p.m.: Manchester United vs. AS Roma, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo. (Fox and ESPN Deportes)
Saturday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.: Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan, California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif. (Fox Sports 2 and ESPN Deportes)*

Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan, FedEx Field, Landover, Md. (NBCSN and ESPN Deportes)
Tuesday, July 29, 9:15 p.m.: Real Madrid vs. AS Roma, The Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)

Saturday, August 2, 1:00 p.m.: Inter Milan vs. AS Roma, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. (Fox Sports 2 and ESPN Deportes)
Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.: Real Madrid vs. Manchester United, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Fox and ESPN Deportes)

* - This game was originally set for the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., but was moved on May 9.

Group B

Thursday, July 24, 8:00 p.m.: Olympiakos vs. AC Milan, BMO Field, Toronto, Ont. (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)*

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 p.m.: AC Milan vs. Manchester City, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)
Sunday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.: Liverpool vs. Olympiakos, Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)

Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 p.m.: Manchester City vs. Liverpool, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)

Saturday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.: Olympiakos vs. Manchester City, TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn. (Fox Sports 2 and ESPN Deportes**)
Saturday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.: AC Milan vs. Liverpool, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. (NBCSN and ESPN Deportes***)

* - This game was originally set for Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., but was moved on June 24.
** - ESPN Deportes' broadcast will be tape-delayed at 8:00 p.m.
*** - ESPN Deportes' broadcast will be tape-delayed at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 3.

Final

Monday, August 4, 8:00 p.m.: Group A winner v. Group B winner, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. (Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes)

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