The 2012 World Football Challenge got underway on July 18 with MLS' Seattle Sounders hosting European champions Chelsea. Chelsea won that match, 4-2, and will play their next match in the competition at Yankee Stadium on July 22.
Chelsea will face Ligue 1 runners-up Paris Saint-Germain in the third match of the World Football Challenge on Sunday. While PSG recently signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he will not be with the club for the match. However, defender Thiago Silva will be available. Two of Chelsea's signings, Marko Marin and Eden Hazard have already scored in the World Football Challenge. Both clubs could put out strong lineups on match day and provide plenty of fireworks for the Yankee Stadium crowd in the first match played at the venue. Historic seasons await both clubs as Chelsea looks to become the first team to win back-to-back European championship titles since AC Milan (1989-1990) while PSG will try to claim its first European title.
Both teams have released the rosters they will have available for the match.
|1 Petr Cech||GK||1 Nicolas Douchez||GK|
|2 Branislav Ivanovic||DF||2 Thiago Silva||DF|
|3 Ashley Cole||DF||3 Mamadou Sakho||DF|
|4 David Luiz||DF||4 Milan Biševac||DF|
|5 Michael Essien||MF||5 Siake Tiéné||MF|
|7 Ramires||MF||6 Zoumana Camara||DF|
|8 Frank Lampard||MF||7 Jérémy Ménez||FW|
|9 Fernando Torres||FW||8 Péguy Luyindula||FW|
|12 John Mikel Obi||MF||9 Guillaume Hoarau||FW|
|14 Kevin De Bruyne||MF||10 Nené||MF|
|15 Florent Malouda||MF||11 Ezequiel Lavezzi||FW|
|16 Raul Meireles||MF||12 Mathieu Bodmer||MF|
|17 Eden Hazard||MF||13 Alex||DF|
|18 Romelu Lukaku||FW||14 Blaise Matuidi||MF|
|19 Paulo Ferreira||DF||15 Diego Lugano||DF|
|20 Josh McEachran||MF||16 Alphonse Aréola||GK|
|21 Marko Marin||MF||17 Maxwell||DF|
|22 Ross Turnball||GK||19 Kevin Gameiro||FW|
|21 Gary Cahill||DF||20 Clément Chantôme||MF|
|26 John Terry||DF||22 Sylvain Armand||DF|
|27 Sam Hutchinson||DF||23 Mohamed Sissoko||MF|
|30 Yossi Benayoun||MF||24 Marco Verratti||MF|
|31 Gael Kakuta||FW||25 Jean-Christophe Bahebeck||FW|
|30 Henrique Hilario||GK||26 Christophe Jallet||DF|
|41 Jamal Blackman||GK||27 Javier Pastore||MF|
|45 Nathaniel Chalobah||DF||28 Thiago Motta||MF|
|46 Lucas Piazon||FW||29 Neeskens Kebano||MF|
|47 Todd Kane||DF||30 Salvatore Sirigu||GK|
|48 George Saville||MF||31 Adrien Rabiot||MF|
|49 Patrick Bamford||FW||32 Loïck Landré||DF|
|33 Jean-Eudes Maurice||FW|
|40 Ronan Le Crom||GK|
Managers: Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo; Paris Saint-Germain, Carlo Ancelotti
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Yankee Stadium
TV: Fox Soccer/Univision Deportes
Pitch Dimensions: 110 yards x 70 yards
2012 World Football Challenge Records: Chelsea 1-0-0, Paris Saint-Germain 0-0-0
Last match: Chelsea 4, Seattle Sounders 2, July 18, CenturyLink Field
Chelsea took a 2-0 lead just 11 minutes into the match on goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard. The Sounders capitalized on a giveaway near the top of the penalty area in the 14th minute. Fredy Montero intercepted a lazy pass and beat Henrique Hilario to get one back for Seattle. Montero scored again a couple of minutes after the half hour mark. Marko Marin scored in the 40th minute and Lukaku finished off his brace in the 44th minute to close the scoring.
To see the full schedule of matches in the World Football Challenge, click here.
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