Cristiano Ronaldo to Join Real Madrid for Guinness Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo to Join Real Madrid for Guinness Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo to Join Real Madrid for Guinness Cup

Real Madrid announced that star Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric will join the team for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo will join the team on July 26 while the others joined Wednesday, July 23.

Considered the world’s top player, Cristiano Ronaldo recently won the FIFA Ballon D’or, the award given to the world’s top player every year. In his five years with Real Madrid, he has scored a total of 252 goals.

All four players are returning to the European champions after participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Real Madrid will open the International Champions Cup facing Inter Milan at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California on July 26 before playing AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on July 29.

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The team’s final match in the Group Phase of the tournament will be against Manchester United at the University of Michigan on Saturday, August 2. If the club makes the final of the competition, Los Merengues’ pre-season in the United States will conclude with the final at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Monday, August 4.

The Guinness International Champions Cup is an annual soccer competition featuring eight of the world’s top teams including many of the world’s top players.

The matches are played in key markets across the United States with the tournament culminating in a final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Guinness is the presenting sponsor of the tour, which is now in its second year. The tournament is a property of Relevent Sports.

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