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Soccer Season In Florence



The International Champions Cup will begin July 11th with LA Galaxy playing against Club América in Canada. The soccer tournament consists of a total of 17 matches throughout the summer. Florentines have an opportunity to watch their own soccer team play in their home stadium this summer.

On August 2 the Fiorentina team will be playing against FC Barcelona at 7:00 p.m. at the Artemio Franchi Stadium. The Fiorentina team will be playing a total of 4 matches in the soccer tournament. The first in on July 21 against Paris Saint – Germain in New Jersey; July 24 against SL Benecia in Connecticut; the game against FC Barcelona on their home turf and on August 5 against Chelsea in London England. Tickets are not yet on sale, however will be available closer to the date of the soccer matches at http://ustix.2015.internationalchampionscup.com.

The Fiorentina FC soccer team was formed in 1926 and is part of the Italian Serie A league. They have won two Italian Championships in the past, one in 1955-56 and one in 1968-69. They also have won six Coppa Italian trophies and one Italian Super Cup, along with the UEFA Cup. Where the sport of soccer is very important to Italians, for example the Calcio Storico just last month that happens every year, their stadium is very important too. The Artemio Franchi Stadium held some of  the matches of the 1934 World Cup along with soccer preliminaries for the 1960 Summer Olympics which was held in Rome. It is also known to hold many concerts and therefore many celebrities have step foot there — Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, etc. The team is nicknamed, “Viola” and they stand out by their distinct rich purple color that they have on their uniform.

Leah Meyers