Relevant Sports, promoters of the International Champions Cup, have announced that the 2020 edition of the summer tournament has been cancelled and postponed until 2021. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were set to face each other in a pre-season El Clasico in Las Vegas but they will have to wait until 2021 for that specific match to happen. In the end, Madrid and Barcelona will lose around €18 million.
Most European leagues are expected to take place in the summer if the current Coronavirus pandemic slows down. That forced the International Champions Cup to be cancelled and it looks like the pre-season for the 2020-2021 campaign will be very different from what we’ve seen during the last few years.
Other events initially scheduled for the summer like the 2020 UEFA Euro or the 2020 Olympic games have also been postponed until 2021 in order to make room for the leagues and continental competitions to happen.