International Champions Cup Inter Milan FC
The International Champions Cup began in 2013 as a successor to the World Football Challenge and features soccer clubs from the US playing those from Europe. The tournament's format includes eight teams divided into groups of four. Teams in a group play a series of matches against each other and then against others teams. The two teams who win the first two matches make it to the final whereas the other teams play against each other. The 2013 edition of the tournament featured a Western and Eastern group, based on location, though not in the well-known round–robin format. The tournament saw winners of the first round of matches playing against each other. The same applying to the losers who were not immediately disqualified.
For the 2014 tournament, this format has been changed. This year, matches such as International Champions Cup FC Inter Milan will be played in a round–robin format with teams randomly grouped instead of by location. Each team in a group will play all other teams in each group and after three such games, the top ranked teams from each group will play each other in the final. In 2013, Spanish soccer club Real Madrid won the tournament with Chelsea, a member of the English Premier League, emerging as the runner–up. The International Champions Cup FC Inter Milan game this year will feature a club from Italy nicknamed The Black and Blues. Founded in 1908, this soccer club is one of the foremost in the world and is over a century old. It plays home games at the Giuseppe Meazza, an eighty thousand capacity stadium, and is owned by International Sports Capital. Eric Thohir is the president of the club with Walter Mazzarri as its head coach. Inter Milan FC is a member of Serie A, the premier Italian pro soccer league, and is consistently ranked at the top of said league.
Inter Milan FC, known at home as FC Internazionale Milano, is the only soccer club in Italy to have spent their whole life as part of Serie A, the top soccer league in Italy. The team has won a mind blowing thirty national trophies, including the Serie A title eighteen times, the Coppa Italia seven times and the Supercoppa Italiana five times. The club also holds the record for consecutive league titles, at five, won from 2006 to 2010. Inter Milan have also won the UEFA Champions League cup thrice, with two of them won consecutively and the latest won in 2010. The club also managed to score the continental treble, after winning the Champions League title, the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia.
Inter Milan has also won two Intercontinental Cups, three UEFA Cups and one amazing FIFA Club World Cup. They share a stadium with AC Milan, their biggest rivals, and matches featuring both are often dubbed as Derby della Madonnina. This derby is one of the most followed in international soccer. Inter Milan, one of the most valuable soccer clubs in the world, has also emerged as the runner–up in the Serie A championship thirteen times, added to their total of eighteen wins. The club has also won the Intercontinental Supercup, the European Cup thrice with two runner–up finishes, the UEFA cup thrice, the UEFA Super Cup once and runners–up at the Amsterdam Tournament thrice. Altogether, a team to cheer for this year at the International Champions Cup, after purchasing International Champions Cup FC Inter Milan tickets.