Sep 24, 2008, 8:26 AM
The teams will begin their pre-season tour to the United States as part of preparations before the start of the new football season in their respective leagues as well as the champions league due to resume soon.
England Powerhouse Chelsea who stunned the entire football world by historically winning their first-ever European crown on May 19, will play Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain as part of this year’s World Football Challenge on July 22.
Chelsea’s game with French side PSG according to US-based television sports channel Fox Soccer, will be the “first soccer game at the new Yankee Stadium.
That encounter will eventually pave the way for another big showdown as Spanish champion Real Madrid battle with the Italian giants AC Milan on August 8.
Fox has also reported that more than 20,000 tickets are still up for grab between Chelsea’s encounter with PSG, which is 11 days away.
“I am anxiously waiting to see some of the greatest footballers in the world and I can’t definitely wait to see the likes of Ronaldo, Kaka, John Terry, Iker Casillas and others.
“I am glad it has coincided with my off-work days,” says a football loving Gambian fan based in the US, who preferred to remain unnamed.
Chelsea that has already lost the services of champions league title hero Didier Drogba to the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of his contract, will also proceed to other sides of US where they are expected to continue their build-up to the new season.
Jose Mourinho and his Madrid charges will also face Los Angeles in Las Vegas later in August.
Pointsport will report on the exhibition games as our reporter who is in the United States has already booked his tickets hoping to join the crown that will witness what is likely to produce exciting games in European football.