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OL to make International Champions Cup debut against Benfica

Published on the 05 July 2018 à 20:30 by YM

In addition to the Portuguese side, Lyon will also take on Inter Milan and Chelsea in the prestigious preseason tournament.

OL will participate in the sixth edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC). Founded in 2013, this prestigious preseason tournament attracts some of the biggest clubs on planet football.

More world-class teams are lined up for this year's event, which runs from July 20 to August 12 and will see OL take on Inter Milan August 4 in Lecce (Italy), Chelsea August 7 in London (England), as well as Benfica - their first opponent of the competition -  August 1 in Faro (Portugal).

The format of the tournament has been changed this year to designate a single winner after 27 games between 18 teams are played over three continents.

These showdowns against elite European opposition at the ICC will be the highlight of the Lyon preseason, which will begin on July 13 with a friendly against Swiss club FC Sion.

For the latest news and information on how to buy tickets for the tournament, visit the ICC's official website:

Olympique Lyonnais are selling tickets to season ticket holder and members of the OL supporters' program for the following matches:


. International Champions Cup (ICC) .

  • Wednesday, August 1: SL Benfica - OL in Faro (Estadio Algarve, 9pm local time)
  • Saturday, August 4: Inter Milan - OL in Lecce (Stadio Via del Mare, 8pm local time)
  • Tuesday, August  7: Chelsea - OL in Londres (Stamford Bridge, 9 pm local time)


. OL summer schedule .

  • Friday, July 6 to Friday, July 13: training camp in Saillon (Switzerland)
  • Friday, July 13: Sion - OL in Savièse (7 pm CET)
  • Saturday, July 21: OL - Fulham in Bourgoin (9 pm CET)
  • Wednesday, July 25: Huddersfield - OL in Huddersfield (8:45 pm CET)
  • Saturday, July 28: OL - VfL Wolfsburg in Bourg-en-Bresse (7 pm CET)
  • Wednesday, August 1: SL Benfica - OL in Faro (9 pm CET)
  • Saturday, August 4: Inter Milan - OL in Lecce (8 pm CET)
  • Tuesday, August 7: Chelsea - OL in London (9 pm CET)
  • Weekend of August 11: OL - Amiens (Matchday 1 in L1)