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International Champions Cup (ICC) suspended, Madrid lose out on funds

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This year’s edition of the ICC – International Champions Cup has been suspended due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The ICC tournament which was set to hold this summer has been suspended, the organizers have announced.

The tournament was set to see a host of heavyweights partake in this year’s edition, with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG among the top names.

The announcement by the ICC will also come as a financial blow to some of the partaking clubs, particularly the duo of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

This year, the main attraction was expected to be a Clasico in Las Vegas as the debut of a new stadium on the city’s strip.

That will have to wait until next year with Real Madrid expected to miss out on €18m. Barcelona could also lose out on a similar account, as quoted by Marca.

The ICC announced that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will mean this year’s edition has to be suspended.

The statement by the organizers revealed they were gutted about the decision and only took this as a last resort.

Some of the games were to hold in the United States, which has heavily been affected by coronavirus recently.

Although, some other games were scheduled to hold in China where things have stabilized, the organisers decided to suspend it all completely.