Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inter Milan and Panathaikos to play in Toronto

The World Cup is only on for a few more weeks, but there's going to be plenty of pretty exciting soccer in Toronto after that. In addition to the regular Toronto FC schedule and Manchester United - Celtic on July 16 [Noah Love, Posted Sports], it was announced earlier this week that The Score and Lexxec Corporation will be bringing UEFA Champions League winners Inter Milan to Toronto [The] to face Panathinaikos FC, who won the Greek Super League and the Greek Cup last season. The match will be at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

This should be a tremendous fixture. Individual players who will participate can't be confirmed yet, but Inter can draw from a roster that includes Brazilian stars Julio Cesar and Lucio, Argentine striker Diego Milito, Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o and the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder. Panathinaikos doesn't have quite as renowned of a lineup, but they're one of the most accomplished Greek sides and they do have some pretty impressive names on their roster, including French striker Djibril Cisse, Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva and Argentine winger Sebastian Leto. It should be well worth checking out.

Thanks to Jamie Uyeyama of Top Cheddar for the tip.

[Cross-posted to The 24th Minute]

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