Preseason Tournaments

Preseason Tournaments

AFC Asia Preseason

Preseason Tournaments held in Asia in the 1990s included the Merlion Cup in Singapore, the Dunhill / Merdeka Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hong Kong’s Carlsberg Challenge. These tournaments often featured top European Club and National Teams playing during preseason tours.

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International Club-Country Tournaments held in Asia

International Tournaments held in Asia

Kirin Cup (Japan – Editions)

President’s Cup (South Korea – Editions): 

Sharjah Tournament (UAE – Editions):

Merlion Cup (Singapore – Editions):

Merdeka / Dunhill Tournament (Malaysia – Editions): 

Carlsberg Challenge (Hong Kong – Editions): 

CONCACAF North America Preseason

Preseason tournaments held in USA include the International Champions Cup featuring top European and South American teams which has been held over the past few years; the United Soccer Association, a preseason league where European and South American teams (including Shamrock Rovers and Glentoran) played as American-based teams over the summer of 1967; and the International Soccer League from 1960 to 1965, an extended preseason tournament, again featuring top European and South American teams.

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CONCACAF Soccer

FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Qualifiers

International Club Tournaments held in CONCACAF

International Tournaments held in CONCACAF

Marlboro / US Cup (USA – Editions)

Soccer Bowl (Trinidad & Tobago – Editions)

Final: Trinidad & Tobago 1 League of Ireland XI 0

Pacific Coast International Championship (Editions): 

International Champions Cup (Results):

International Champions Cup (Women’s) (Seasons): 2019

United Soccer Association

UEFA Europe Preseason Tournaments

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European Pre-Season Tournaments

Preseason Tournaments (Europe, South America, CONCACAF, Asia); International Leagues held in USA & Canada; World Club Preseason Friendly Tours.

International Tournaments held in Europe

Rothmans International Tournament Malta (Editions):

Makita International Tournament (London – Editions): 

Maspalomas Tournamemt (Las Palmas – Editions):

CONMEBOL South America Preseason Tournaments

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South American Pre-Season Tournaments

Preseason Tournaments (Europe, South America, CONCACAF, Asia); International Leagues held in USA & Canada; World Club Preseason Friendly Tours.

International Tournaments held in South America

CSF Summer Octagonal Tournament (Editions): 

Quadrangular International Tournament (Editions):

 1991 (Pending Review)