World Football Challenge: Juventus, Sporting Clube de Portugal in Toronto
NEW YORK — Storied Italian club Juventus FC and legendary Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Portugal will square off as part of this summer’s Herbalife World Football Challenge at BMO Field in Toronto.
The match — which is the 13th announced so far in the WFC — will take place on July 23 (7 pm ET).
Juventus are also slated to face Mexican favorite Club América on July 26 at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., while the match in Toronto will be Sporting’s only match of the tournament.
Juventus boast 27 Serie A league championships all-time and two European Champions’ Cup/UEFA Champions League crowns. The current roster includes a wealth of talent that helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup, including goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, striker Luca Toni and fellow forward and team captain Alessandro Del Piero, who boasts 490 appearances with the club since 1993.
Sporting Clube de Portugal, meanwhile, have won 18 national championship titles and 15 national cups, while also appearing in UEFA Champions League matches 17 times, and in eight UEFA Cup Winners' Cup matches.
They’re led by forward Hélder Postiga, who has 40 caps with the Portuguese national team, and central defender and captain Daniel Carriço.
Ticket information is available at WorldFootballChallenge.com.
2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge schedule
|Jul 13||NE Revolution vs. Manchester United||Gillette Stadium||Foxboro, MA||8 pm|
|Jul 16||Club América vs. Manchester City||AT&T Park||San Francisco, CA||8 pm|
|Jul 16||LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid||LA Memorial Coliseum||Los Angeles, CA||10 pm|
|Jul 18||Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Manchester City||Empire Field||Vancouver, BC||10 pm|
|Jul 20||CD Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA||11 pm|
|Jul 23||Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United||Soldier Field||Chicago, IL||5 pm|
|Jul 23||Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal||BMO Field||Toronto||7 pm|
|Jul 23||Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia, PA||
|Jul 24||LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City||Home Depot Center||Carson, CA||
|Jul 26||Juventus vs. Club América||Citi Field||Flushing, NY||7:30 pm|
|Jul 28||Juventus vs. CD Guadalajara||Carter-Finley Stadium||Raleigh, NC||8 pm|
|Jul 30||Barcelona vs. Manchester United||FedEx Field||Landover, MD||7 pm|
|Aug 3||Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara||Sun Life Stadium||Miami, FL||8 pm|
|Aug 6||Barcelona vs. Club América||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, TX||4 pm|