Fresh on the heels of the amazing World Cup action in Russia, football of the highest calibre comes to Singapore in July with three matches of the 2018 International Champions Cup (ICC) being played at the National Stadium on 26, 28 and 30 July. Taking on a new global format, the ICC tournament consists of 27 matches across the US, Europe and Singapore, and – with 18 top clubs fighting for the title this year – a feast of first-class football is guaranteed. Here’s what you can look forward to during the matches in Singapore, including all the fringe activities at Clarke Quay!
Who’ll be playing?
Three matches will be held during the three-day stop in Singapore. Top European clubs Arsenal (England), Atlético de Madrid (Spain) and Paris Saint-Germain (France) will be pitted against each other in the matches; and since these are teams who don’t often encounter one another in Europe, they will all be highly anticipated fixtures.
What’s the schedule?
The first match on 26 July features Atlético taking on Arsenal, and there will be some added interest here, with Atlético recently knocking Arsenal out of the Europa League semi-finals before going on to win the title. On 28 July, Arsenal takes on the champion of Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain, in a rematch of their 2016/ 2017 UEFA Champions League group stage match. The final match, on 30 July, will see Paris Saint-Germain up against Atlético.
How long are the matches?
Each match will begin at 7.30pm and last for about two hours.
What are the F&B options?
Fuel up with hot dogs, sandwiches, French fries, pizza and more from concession stands including Pizza Hut, Kallang Cafe and Little Island Deli. There are also a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer.
House of Football
The soccer frenzy extends beyond the National Stadium to vibrant entertainment hotspot Clarke Quay. From 20 to 29 July (from 5pm on weekdays and from 1pm on weekends), head to the Fountain Square for House of Football and enjoy games, food, music and more. Here are some of the highlights:
Grab a pal and have some fun at the Panna Cage. Playing in a decagonal cage, players need to maintain as much possession of the ball as possible in all directions – forwards, backwards or sideways – before scoring a goal. Try it out one-on-one or in teams of two. Register online. Walk-ins for friendly matches are subject to availability. Or, for something less intense, enjoy a game of foosball instead.
#2 Soccer-themed activities
Look forward to themed nights hosted by La Liga and Paris Saint-Germain. Also, don’t miss visiting Club Houses featuring club memorabilia. There’ll also be a La Liga Spanish Night on 27 July with jersey and trophy display and a special night with PSG eSports on 29 July. While you’re there, catch the Urban Street Team in action during their freestyle performances. Soccer fans can also meet their favourite players during Meet and Greets (stay tuned for more details).
#3 Food & drinks
Get your fill of drinks and grub from Harry’s and Mcgettigan’s during the event, with those two outlets and Red Tail running exclusive ICC promotions, alongside bars beyond Clarke Quay such as Ice-Cold Beer, Muddy Murphy’s, Prince of Wales and Tapas 26.
Get your tickets now!
One-day tickets start from $28. Season passes and family packages are available. Get them at the Sports Hub website now.
Written in collaboration with:
2018 International Championship Cup
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