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Charlotte to host International Champions Cup soccer game

Charlotte will be among the cities hosting a game in this year’s International Champions Cup, officials said Tuesday.

Bank of America Stadium is expected to host a game between Manchester City and Liverpool, two of the top teams from the English Premier League as part of the eight-team Guinness International Champions Cup, an official with the city said prior to Tuesday's announcement.

The lineup of teams for the cup was announced Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami and also includes Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma and Olympiacos.

The second-year tournament will be played from July 26 to Aug. 4 in 13 U.S. cities, and culminate with the championship match Aug. 4 at Sun Life Stadium.

The field includes five of this season’s Ballon d’Or nominees, including winner Cristiano Ronaldo, and finalists Luis Suarez, Yaya Touré, Robin van Persie and Gareth Bale. The teams have combined for 150 domestic league titles and 27 UEFA Champions League titles.

Last year’s ICC final between Real Madrid and Chelsea drew a crowd of 67,273. April Bethea of The Charlotte Observer also contributed

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