European champions Real Madrid, having already made waves in the summer transfer window, begin their preseason in the United States with a tricky first game against Italian giants Inter Milan in California.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled for a 3 pm local time (3.30 am IST, 12 am CET). The preseason game will be shown live in the US on Fox Soccer and ESPN Deportes, with TeleCinco Espana covering the match in Spain. The game can be watched via live streaming online in the US HERE or HERE. International viewers can catch the action live online HERE. North Africa and Middle East viewers can live stream the action HERE.
Carlo Ancelotti's men have already gone about strengthening their lineup by signing World Cup sensation James Rodriguez and World Cup winner Toni Kroos for a combined fee of over £80 million.
A couple of departures are expected, but Real Madrid are also expected to be stronger than last season, especially in the attacking department, with the attacking quartet of Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo already setting the tongues wagging.
Out of those four only Bale will be a part of the match against Inter at the California Memorial Stadium, though, as the rest, including Kroos, recuperate from their exertions at the World Cup. Ronaldo, however, will join up with his teammates for the latter part of the tour.
"We had a good time here last year and this year we think the facilities are fantastic again," Ancelotti said of Real's trip to the US. "We're playing strong teams and that is good preparation for the season.
"We're at the beginning of an era that began last year. We won two titles and it was very important to us. This season the squad is even more competitive and we have the drive and desire to keep winning titles.
"This year we could do better and I'm very confident because we did a lot of work to strengthen the team last year and implement a system. We can start better than we did last season because we had problems at the start because we had not yet adapted our system."
Real Madrid face two sides from Italy during this tour with the Spanish giants also taking on Roma next Wednesday. Real's Italian manager believes the two matches will give his team a good workout as they look to get into peak condition before the start of La Liga at the end of next month.
"Both teams have signed some big names, but at this point of the season we all want to prepare well and the result is not too important," he added. "Roma signed [Juan] Iturbe, which improved the squad, and Inter have made some good signings."
For Inter manager Walter Mazzarri, this match and the rest of the International Champions Cup will be about gaining some confidence going into the new season as they look to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last time around in Serie A.