Melbourne is the place to be in July of 2016 if you are a football fan in Australia. Italian giants Juventus and English super heavyweights Tottenham Hotspur will visit Melbourne for a bite in the cherry of the International Champions Cup (ICC) 2016.

As reported by the Herald Sun, ICC 2016 will be a four-team tournament, with the fourth team to be confirmed later in February.

The inaugural tournament, which started earlier this year featured another Italian giant AS Roma saw 221,000 spectators make way for the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The tournament is played annually and held during the last week of July,. Earlier this year, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid made way for Melbourne and a stunning crowd of 99,000 people watched them at the MCG hammering EPL giants Manchester City 4-1.

A-League champions Melbourne Victory was announced to be the local side who will be featured in the tournament. The decision was a result of overwhelming supporters’ feedback to feature a local team into the tournament, which will see the local stars of Australian football lock horns with the international sensations.

Victory coach Kevin Muscat was delighted with the news and is already eager to feature alongside the likes of Paul Pogba and Harry Kane.

"It's a massive feather in the cap of the football club that we've been recognised as the club that they want involved in that tournament. We've seen what a success it was last season," Muscat said as quoted by

“The International Champions Cup is fast becoming a flagship date on our calendar of events and the 2015 installment of the ICC shows it's a hit with visitors and a boost to the economy,” Victorian sports minister John Eren added.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that Tottenham visited Australia. Earlier in the year back in May, the English football club defeated Sydney FC 1-0 in a friendly match played at the ANZ Stadium.

The tournament will kick off on July 23 when Melbourne Victory will lock horns with Juventus at the MCG.

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