English champions Leicester City Football Club will face an acid test early August ahead of its first ever UEFA Champions League participation.
The Foxes will line up against Spanish champions Barcelona in the International Champions Cup (ICC) to hold at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Leicester City under the tutelage of Italian manager Claudio Ranieri shocked the footballing world last season when it won the English Premier League against all odds following months of determination and hard work. However, many claim the Foxes’s resilience could only take them as far as they have gone as much more is needed to play at the big stage. Few people give Leicester a chance to go beyond the Champions League group stage in the coming season. Fortunately for the team, the ICC has offered it the opportunity to test its strength against Europe’s finest.
Come August 3, all eyes will be on Leicester City, as the world waits to see whether the Foxes will prove that their winning mentality can carry them farther than expected. A good result could be the boost Leicester needs to have a great debut Champions League outing.