This year’s event marks the fourth edition of the tournament that celebrated its premiere in 2009 on the occasion of the festivities for the 100th anniversary of the Audi brand. Held at two-year intervals, the Audi Cup has since become established as one of the most important tournaments in preparation of the European soccer season. Real Madrid CF will be competing in Munich under the banner of the four rings for the first time. The other two teams will be announced immediately following the end of the European league seasons at the beginning of June.
The time-tested format of the Audi Cup has remained unchanged. On Tuesday, August 4, the two semi-final meetings will be held. The losers of these matches will be playing for third place on Wednesday, August 5, before the winners meet in the final. The kickoff times on both days will be 18.15 and 20.45. As a result, the spectators at the Allianz Arena will be seeing all four clubs on both match days. The winners’ well-deserved reward: the 60 centimeter tall aluminum trophy designed by Audi.
Arjen Robben, Mario Götze, Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos or Iker Casillas – these are just some of the big names in the participants’ squads that will be breathing life into the ‘In close touch with the best’ motto of the Audi Cup again this year.
Tickets for the Audi Cup can now be purchased at www.audicup.com. One-day tickets giving spectators the opportunity to watch two games live start selling for as little as 20 euros. Information about the Audi Cup and Audi’s commitment in soccer is available at www.facebook.com/Audi.Football as well.