Tuesday, 26 July 2011

0 Emirates Cup 2011: Arsenal joined New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint-Germain and Club Atlético Boca Juniors

Arsenal Football Club has confirmed participants for 2011 Emirates cup which will kick-off Saturday 30th July. The three invited teams are unique in one way or another have something special to excite Arsenal fans at Emirates Stadium and around the world. The major league soccer side, New York Red Bulls will bring Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry. Thierry Henry played 369 games for Arsenal FC, scored 226 goals and assisted 92. At Emirates he won 2 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cup, and 2 Community Shield while at Arsenal before he moves to Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain, one of top League one clubs in France and Club Atlético Boca Juniors from South America which is regarded as the most successful club of all time in Argentine and South America.
The Emirates Cup competition will involve two matches for each team, three points for a win and one for a draw. In case of tie in points and goal difference, goal scored and shots on target will be rewarded and used to decide the winner.

Emirates cup history preview 2007-2011
Tournament was inaugurated in 2007 and scheduled to be played at Emirates stadium as a two day tournament. The first edition,in 2007 featured hosts, Premier league club Arsenal FC, Serie A champions Inter Milan, League one side; Paris Saint-Germain and La liga club Valencia two day tournament.

In 2008, the second edition featured the premier league host club, La liga club; Real Madrid, Serie A club; Juventus, and Bundesliga club Hamburg.

2009 host was joined by La liga Atlético Madrid, Scottish premier league club; Rangers, and League one Paris Saint-Germain.

2010 edition of the Emirates Cup featured the Barclay’s Premier leagues host, Arsenal FC and AC Milan, Celtic, and Lyon as invited teams. The coming 2011 Emirates Cup edition will feature, Boca Juniors, Paris Saint-Germain and the Major League Soccer team, New York Red Bulls.
Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Winner
2007 Arsenal Paris Saint-Germain Valencia Internazionale Arsenal
2008 Hamburg Real Madrid Arsenal Juventus Hamburg
2009 Arsenal Rangers Atlético Madrid Paris Saint-Germain Arsenal
2010  Arsenal Celtic Lyon Milan Arsenal
2011 Arsenal  Paris Saint-Germain New York Red Bulls Club Atlético Boca Juniors ???

Emirates Cup 2011 match schedule:
Saturday 30th July
New York Red Bulls v Paris Saint-Germain (2pm)
Arsenal v Boca Juniors (4.20pm)
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Sunday 31st July
Boca Juniors v Paris Saint-Germain (2pm)
Arsenal v New York Red Bulls (4.20pm)

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