2012 World Football Challenge: Real Madrid, Celtic To Meet At Lincoln Financial Field

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 13: Real Madrid CF captain Iker Casillas (3rd L) addresses their fans beside his team-mates Alvaro Arbeloa (L), Sergio Ramos (2nd L) Karim Benzema (C) Pepe (2nd R) and Mesut Ozil after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Two of the world's most prestigious soccer teams, Real Madrid and Celtic, will meet in August at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field as part of the 2012 World Football Challenge.

Two of the world's most prestigious soccer teams will meet in August at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that Spain's La Liga champion Real Madrid and Scottish Premier League champion Celtic will meet on August 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET at "The Linc" as part of the 2012 World Football Challenge.

"We are thrilled to have two international soccer powerhouses playing at Lincoln Financial Field this summer," said Eagles COO Don Smolenski. "Last year’s match between Real Madrid and the Philadelphia Union brought a great deal of fanfare and showed the passion this city has for the sport. We expect to build on that excitement by having two of the most decorated soccer clubs in the world, both reigning champions of their respective leagues, go up against each other. It should make for an entertaining afternoon of soccer."

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