The World Football Challenge, now known as the International Champions Cup, has been featuring the world's top soccer teams and clubs. This year, some of the most anticipated games are going to be International Champions Cup Manchester United FC games. Hailed as one of the most successful and most famous soccer clubs in the world, Manchester United FC, are the members of the English Premier League. The club is known for its power-packed performance on the field and gained the nickname “The Red Devils” because of this, with “Red” referring to their jersey color. For the upcoming tournament, the demand of International Champions Cup tickets are on the rise. Reserve your seats in advance to catch them live in action. The International Champions Cup replaced the World Football Challenge in 2013. It features the best teams from the CONCACAF and UEFA confederations, with eight teams participating each year. The champion of the 2013 tournamentis Real Madrid FC from Spain.
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This yearly exhibition soccer tournament features teams, mostly from Europe, playing a set of matches in the US. The tournament follows a format in which the eight teams are divided into groups of four. The first series of gamesfeature teams playing against members of their own group.Teams then go on to play teams from the other group. However, this format has been changed in some of the tournaments. In 2013, for example, an Eastern and Western group was picked based on location of the teams. Described as awkward by commentators, the 2013 system has been now replaced with a round–robin format with a team playing one game against each other team in their group. After three games have been played, the top team, from each group, will take part in a final game to determine the International Champions Cup champion.
During 2009 to 2013, when the tournament was called World Football Challenge, it featured teams from the CONCACAF and UEFA confederations, as well as teams from Canada and the US. The number of teams taking part in the tournament varied. Organized under the patronage of Major League Soccer in the US, it also featured MLS franchises, pitted mostly against European soccer clubs. The 2009 winner of the World Football Challenge was Chelsea FC while Real Madrid FC winning the tournament in 2011. In 2013, won again with Chelsea, an English Premier League club, being the runner–up.
This time around, The Red Devils are aiming to clinch the cup. Manchester United was founded in 1878 and it has won has won a record twenty League titles till now. The club plays its home games at Old Trafford, a seventy five thousand plus capacity stadium. Its manager is David Moyes and it is a member of the Premier League in the UK. During the 2012 to 2013 season, it was ranked Number One in the league. The Red Devils have also won eleven FA Cups, twenty FA Community Shields and four League Cups. In UEFA, they have won one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, three European Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, one UEFA Super Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. They also hold the record for being the only Premier League club to win the Premier League title, the UEFA Champions League title and the FA Cup in the same year, a feat they accomplished in the 1988 to 1999 season. They are also the first English soccer club to win the UEFA European Cup.
The history of Manchester United is flooded with notable players and star footballers. Sir Alex Ferguson, who won twenty eight major honors during his tenure from 1986 to 2013, is regarded as the club's greatest member till now. Man U is the third richest soccer club in the world and the second most valuable sports team. The club enjoys mammoth following in all the parts of the world and its games always witness a full house. This is the reason why International Champions Cup tickets should be grabbed well in advance in order to avoid last minute disappointment.