The lineup for the 2021 Florida Cup is complete, with Arsenal FC, Everton FC, Inter Milan and Millonarios FC set to take the pitch for a pair of double-headers at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL on July 25 and 28. Tickets are now available HERE.
The first night of action — Sunday, July 25 — features an exciting set of matches, including a contest between 2020-21 Serie A champions Inter Milan and 2020 FA Cup winners Arsenal of the English Premier League. The evening’s other match will pit fellow Premier League club Everton against Colombian powerhouse Millonarios FC.
The two winners will then meet for the Florida Cup title on Wednesday, July 28, with the remaining two clubs facing off in the night’s other match. Single-day tickets for either date include both contests and start at $44 plus taxes and fees. Two-day passes, featuring four top-tier international club matchups, start at $90.
Inter Milan enters the Florida Cup having won the Serie A title for the first time since 2010. Overall, Inter have won 19 Serie A titles, including five straight championships for the Nerazzurri from 2006-10. Arsenal have won four of the past eight FA Cups in addition to 13 top flight titles.
The last meetings between Inter and Arsenal came in 2003, when the sides met in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Both matches were high scoring affairs with Inter winning 3-0 in London and Arsenal winning 5-1 in Milan.
Everton, meanwhile, have spent more seasons (118) in England’s top division than any other club and have won the Premier League nine times. The Toffees have also won five FA Cups, and the current roster features a pair of beloved Colombian stars in midfielder James Rodriguez and defender Yerry Mina.
Millonarios FC, based in Bogota, are one of Colombia’s most successful and historic clubs and have won the top Colombian league, Categoría Primera A, 15 times. In 2018, Millonarios also defeated Atlético Nacional 2-1 on aggregate to win the Superliga Colombiana title, the club’s most recent major championship.
The facility hosted three matches during Copa América Centenario in June 2016, and in 2017, Florida Citrus Sports partnered with the International Champions Cup to bring Paris Saint-German FC and Tottenham Hotspur to Orlando for an exhibition. Orlando City SC of MLS played its home matches at Camping World Stadium from 2013-16.
Longtime Florida Cup supporter Universal Orlando Resort returns as a major partner in 2021 and will welcome participating teams, select media and traveling fans throughout the event at Universal’s three epic theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay – and its extraordinary resorts collection.
A pair of original Florida Cup partners, Adidas and Lennar Homes, will also return this year. AdventHealth joins as the latest Florida Cup partner and will provide medical support to participating clubs throughout the event.
For tickets and additional information regarding the 2021 Florida Cup, visit www.FloridaCup.com.
Mikel Arteta, Manager, Arsenal FC said:
“We’re very pleased to see our pre-season plans ramping up with the announcement of our trip to the United States to take part in the Florida Cup. The tournament features three good sides that will provide strong opposition, and the training and matchday facilities in Orlando will provide a first-class environment for our preparations for next season.”
Giuseppe Marotta, CEO Sport, FC Internazionale Milano said:
“We couldn’t be happier to add a pair of Florida Cup fixtures to our training schedule as we continue our Scudetto celebrations in the U.S. along with our first team. The entire Club is excited for the upcoming trip to Orlando for a challenging pair of matches, and the organization is eager for the opportunity to celebrate alongside our many American supporters.”
Enrique Camacho, President, Millonarios FC said:
“We are incredibly excited to play in this year’s Florida Cup alongside three of Europe’s most recognizable and accomplished teams, including Everton and stars James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina. It is a fitting challenge and a momentous occasion as we celebrate 75 years of history in Colombia, and we are hungry to compete in front of our fans in Orlando.”
The Florida Cup is the largest annual international soccer event in the Sunshine State, the Florida Cup is a global platform that combines sports, music and entertainment. In 2020, the event’s live attendance exceeded 40,000 people, with an international TV audience reaching over 5 million unique viewers. Across social networks, content posted by official event pages and shared worldwide reached more than 100 million people. For more information on the Florida Cup, visit FloridaCup.com.