World Football Challenge

WFC: Xabi Alonso: “cumplimos todos nuestros objetivos”

Real Madrid termina invicto en los Estados Unidos; Izaguirre suena con la Champions
Xabi Alonso: “cumplimos todos nuestros objetivos”
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Xabi Alonso batalla el balon en el WFC

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FILADELFIA – Se terminó la gira del Real Madrid por Estados Unidos con un saldo de cuatro juegos ganados. El último de ellos frente a un Celtic que se prepara para enfrentar la llave clasificatoria a la UEFA Champions League y que planteó el partido con esa intensión. Los escoceses se quedan con la fractura de quijada del juvenil Dylan McGeouch.

WFC: Mission accomplished for Real Madrid at 2012 WFC

Mourinho's men tick off all the boxes during their 2012 US tour
Mission Accomplished
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PHILADELPHIA — When Real Madrid hop on their plane to head back to Spain on Saturday night, Jose Mourinho & Co. can kick back with the knowledge that his club ticked off all the boxes during its 2012 US preseason.

They trained hard. They won all four of their matches in the Herbalife World Football Challenge. And they had only one injury setback.

WFC: McGeouch injury bigger concern for Celtic than loss

Knocked out in midair collision, teenage MF suffers "one of those cruel football injuries"
McGeouch injury concern
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PHILADELPHIA – For a few minutes, the fans at Lincoln Financial Field went deathly silent.

They came to watch a show. This is not what they wanted to see.

Crónica WFC: RM 2-0 CEL… Real Madrid se va invicto tras vencer al Celtic por 2-0

Real Madrid termina invicto en el World Football Challenge con un triunfo de 2-0 ante Celtic
Récord perfecto
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FILADELFIA – Aunque lejos del espectáculo y el glamour de su juego ante el AC Milán, el Real Madrid enfrentó al Celtic escocés en el último juego del World Football Challenge 2012. A pesar de que emociones no faltaron, el partido careció de la vistosidad de otros del equipo blanco durante su gira por Estados Unidos. Al final, el resultado favoreció al equipo español por 2-0 con goles de José María Callejón y Karim Benzema.

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WFC: Real Madrid top Celtic to finish US tour perfect

Callejon, Benzema power win as Merengues end perfect US tour
WFC FINAL: Real Madrid 2, Celtic 0
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WFC: Jose Maria Callejon, Real Madrid

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PHILADELPHIA – Real Madrid were just perfect.

The defending Spanish La Liga champions won their fourth and final 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge match after blanking Scottish champions Celtic Glasgow 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

Young forward Jose Maria Callejon scored his fifth goal of the preseason and Karim Benzema added a world-class finish in the second half as Real Madrid wrapped up their summer tour with a 14-3 goal differential, boding well for their start to the European campaign.

WFC: Celtic to use Real Madrid as Champions League prep

Hoops defender Rogne feels WFC exam will help Celtic ready for Helsingborgs
Celtic prep for Champions League
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WFC: Thomas Rogne, Celtic FC (July 24, 2012)

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PHILADELPHIA – In their opening three 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge matches, Real Madrid have outscored their opponents, 12-3, and are fresh off a 5-1 thrashing of Italian powers AC Milan at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

Those results beg the question: What can Scottish champions Celtic FC do to stop the Spanish goal-scoring machine in Saturday’s final WFC fixture at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field (1:30 pm ET, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes)?

WFC: Scotland's Celtic lay down roots in Philly via academy

Scottish champs partner with local Philly group to establish new academy
Celtic lay down roots in Philly
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WFC: Georgios Samaras, Celtic (July 12, 2011)

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PHILADELPHIA – Legendary Scottish club Celtic FC have been to Philadelphia before.

But this time around, in addition to Saturday's 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge match against Real Madrid at Lincoln Financial Field (1:30 pm ET, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes), the Hoops have established a permanent imprint that will remain in the city long after they go back home.

WFC Preview: Real Madrid vs. Celtic in final La Liga tuneup

Legendary European clubs Real Madrid and Celtic in rare match-up on familiar ground in Philly
Preview: RMA - CEL
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WFC: Real Madrid vs. Celtic (IMAGE w/TV)

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Celtic and Real Madrid may be two of the most renowned names in European soccer, but their encounters have been few and far between.

In fact, Saturday afternoon’s 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge match against Spanish La Liga champions Real Madrid at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field (1:30 pm ET, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes) is the first meeting in 32 years between the two legendary sides.

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WFC: Kempes: Lo que significa el World Football Challenge para EE.UU.

El legendario argentino explica como el Verano de Fútbol apoya al crecimiento del deporte en EU
Kempes: El significado del World Football Challenge
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Mario Kempes

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Llámese World Football Challenge o solo partidos amistosos de verano sin trofeo de por medio, la afición estadounidense ha respondido en masa a los estadios en los que se han realizado los encuentros. Este sábado se disputará el último de estos juegos cuando Real Madrid se enfrente a Celtic en Filadelfia.

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