NEW YORK - Four of the world's most famous football teams - Inter, AC Milan, Chelsea and Club America - will take part in the first World Football Challenge, a six-city round robin tournament in the United States this summer.
The four teams will face off at some of the most recognized stadiums across the U.S., including the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.), the Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), MT&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Md.), Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.), Stanford Stadium (Palo Alto, Calif.) and the new Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas).
Inter will compete against Mexican outfit Club America in the inaugural match of the tournament at the Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California on 19 July.
"We are very proud to take part in an important event like this," said FC Internazionale technical director Marco Branca. "The international spirit is the historic core of our club. The fixtures in the United States are going to be important steps for the preparation of the following season and will give us the possibility to meet our fans in America.
"This is the first time we have played in America in 40 years and we are confident our supporters will cheer for our squad of big champions."
World Football Challenge match schedule:
Sunday 19 July
Club America v Inter at Stanford Stadium (Palo Alto, California)
Tuesday 21 July
Chelsea v Inter at the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Wednesday 22 July
AC Milan v Club America at the Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia)
Friday 24 July
AC Milan v Chelsea at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Maryland)
Sunday 26 July
AC Milan v Inter at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachussets)
Sunday 26 July
Chelsea v Club America at Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
* all times are local to venue