World Football Challenge Tickets
The World Football Challenge is one of the fastest-growing football competitions in the world. The exhibition-style international club association football competition brings football clubs from Europe and North America together to compete in a tournament set up. The tournament was first formed in 2009; and took a break in 2010 due to the FIFA World Cup. The goals of the event were to bring some of the top international teams to a US stage so that teams could play in friendly matches and so more American fans could see some of the world’s top football clubs play.
The first year of the World Football Challenge, had each team in the tournament playing three other teams in a round-robin style format. The tournament was held in the United States as a neutral venue. Chelsea Football Club ended up winning the tournament and becoming the competition’s first victor. Even though the first tournament featured only six matches it proved to be a success and a precursor to the World Cup. Although there was some hesitation with the first event, the tournament was wildly successful even reaching capacity at the Rosebowl during the Chelsea and Inernazionale game. The success of the first tournament sparked plans for a much larger second showing of the World Football Challenge.
After the 2010 break, the 2011 World Football Challenge was held, again in the United States but with 13 different squads in participation. The tournament featured 14 different matches in different venues across the United States; and due to the increased number of teams went under a complete restructuring. Real Madrid won the tournament after several rounds of play and remain the reigning champion of the event. The 2012 event will once again be held in different stadiums across the United States and will take place from July-August of 2012.
The tournament is expected to continue yearly, only taking breaks for the FIFA World Cup and no other major tournament. All of the games from previous and current years are expected to be televised by ESPN after the proven success of the first few years of play.