For the first time ever the Super Match hits Iceland and it’s also the very first time for Premier League teams to meet in Iceland.
In the Super Match, two of the world’s greatest football teams face each other and this summer we’re delighted to bring Manchester City and West Ham to Iceland at Laugardalsvöllur Arena on the 4th of August, kick off 14. Reykjavík City supports the event.
”We are very excited to announce that two top clubs from the Premier League are awaiting the Icelandic football fans this summer” says Guðni Bergsson the President of the Fotball Association of Iceland.
“We are really looking forward to this exciting game against West Ham, and visiting the spectacular city of Reykjavík. Iceland is a beautiful country, and it is going to be a real pleasure for us to take our team out there to experience the scenery and culture, meet the people and entertain the fans. We know that English football is loved by the fans out there, and we’ve had a fantastic welcome when we’ve played there in the past.
This match will be a fantastic occasion, and we’ll be looking to put on a great show for our supporters. Manchester City and West Ham played out some brilliant matches last season and this game will be no different – it will be the culmination of our pre-season preparations, and will be hugely important for us to tune the team in readiness for the new season,” says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
“It is fantastic that we will make history by becoming the first Premier League clubs to face each other in Iceland, and we are really looking forward to visiting Iceland, where there is a very big West Ham following. Iceland captured the imagination of everyone with their fantastic performance at the European Championships last year and, although the country is small in population, they have a huge love for football.
It is also the perfect fixture for City and ourselves, because we have great respect for each other and will both be looking for the same positives from the game, in terms of fitness and preparation for the start of the Premier League season a week later,” says Slaven Bilić manager of West Ham.
The announcement was made at a press conference held in Reykjavík 14th June and tickets will go on sale Thursday, 22th June.
Tickets will be available at: http://thesupermatch.com
The Super Match organizes high-level international football matches across The Nordic countries.Teams such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Galatasaray have all participated in previous editions of The Super Match. In these exhibition matches, fans get a unique opportunity to experience the sports superstars live, connecting teams and supporters across borders.
Originally posted on www.visitreykjavik.is