Fiorentina vs. Chivas: 2019 ICC TV Schedule and Live Stream

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2019

FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 20: Nikola Milenkovic of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Artemio Franchi on January 20, 2019 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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Fiorentina will play Guadalajara Chivas in the International Champions Cup at the SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, on Tuesday.

The seventh annual pre-season tournament kicks off in the United States, with further matches set to be played across the world.

Fiorentina have replaced AS Roma in the competition after the Giallorossi pulled out due to UEFA Europa League commitments. Chivas are the only team from outside Europe to participate at the ICC this summer. 

                

Date: Tuesday, July 16

Time: 8 p.m. local, 9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. BST (Wednesday)

TV: ESPN2 (U.S.), Premier Sports 1 (UK)

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ZAPOPAN, MEXICO - APRIL 27: Jesús Molina #20 of Chivas celebrate the victory of his team on the 16th round match between Chivas and Leon as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at Akron Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Zapopan, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio R
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The ICC has developed into a staple for football fans each summer. Twelve of the top teams in the world will participate this year, with Real Madrid and Manchester United set to feature.

Serie A will provide the most sides this year. Fiorentina are joined by Italian champions Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

La Viola are two-time Serie A winners, but they ended last season in 16th place and missed relegation by only three points.

Like Fiorentina, Chivas are historically a great team in their country but have fallen on harder times in the Mexican league. They came 11th in the Liga MX last term but won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League in a penalty shootout against Toronto FC. It was the second time Chivas have won the competition—the first since 1962.

TRIESTE, ITALY - JUNE 20: Nikola Milenkovic of Serbia looks on during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group B match between Germany and Serbia at Stadio Nereo Rocco on June 20, 2019 in Trieste, Italy. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic could be one of the breakout performers at the ICC. The Serbia international has developed into a top-class prospect and caught the attention of Europe's biggest teams over the past 12 months.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Metro), Manchester United are reportedly considering an approach for the 21-year-old. The Red Devils are chasing Leicester City's Harry Maguire but could switch their attentions to Milenkovic if they miss out on the England international.

The Italians will be desperate to hold on to Milenkovic, who made 34 Serie A appearances last term.

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