Fans of the beautiful game unite! The league season may be over, but there is still some football left to witness for those who appreciate a nice sprinkling of history and tradition mixed with skill and technique. Yes, it is the final of the The Copa Del Rey, featuring one of the best team of the last decade, FC Barcelona playing against Athletico Bilbao. Here is the chance to grab your Copa tickets!
Also known as the ‘The Kings Up’, the Copa Del Rey is the Spanish annual football competition that is also the oldest starting in 1902. Its full name is ‘Championship of Spain- His Majesty the King’s Football Cup’. It was started on the idea of the Carlos Padros, who later became the President of Real Madrid. The idea was to commemorate the coronation of King Alfonso XIII. Since then, the cup has changed names a number of times, but it has maintained its prestige and attraction with all domestic teams fielding their best teams to win this cup
Copa! Schedule 2017-18
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group A, Red Bull Arena - NJ, tickets for 07/07 TBA at Red Bull Arena - NJ, Harrison, NJ
- Fri Jul 7 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group B, Nissan Stadium - Nashville, tickets for 07/08 TBA at Nissan Stadium - Nashville, Nashville, TN
- Sat Jul 8 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group C, Qualcomm Stadium, tickets for 07/09 TBA at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
- Sun Jul 9 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group A, BBVA Compass Stadium, tickets for 07/11 TBA at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
- Tue Jul 11 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group B, Raymond James Stadium, tickets for 07/12 TBA at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- Wed Jul 12 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group C, Sports Authority Field At Mile High, tickets for 07/13 TBA at Sports Authority Field At Mile High, Denver, CO
- Thu Jul 13 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group A, Toyota Stadium, tickets for 07/14 TBA at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
- Fri Jul 14 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group B, FirstEnergy Stadium - Cleveland, tickets for 07/15 TBA at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
- Sat Jul 15 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group C, Alamodome, tickets for 07/16 TBA at Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
- Sun Jul 16 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal, Lincoln Financial Field, tickets for 07/19 TBA at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- Wed Jul 19 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal, University Of Phoenix Stadium, tickets for 07/20 TBA at University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- Thu Jul 20 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal, AT&T Stadium, tickets for 07/22 TBA at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- Sat Jul 22 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal, Rose Bowl - Pasadena, tickets for 07/23 12:00PM at Rose Bowl - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
- Sun Jul 23 2017
The original inaugural competition of Copa! featured teams from Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao. In a throwback, to those times, this year’s final pits two of the founding teams, Barcelona versus Athletic Bilbao.
No one would be able to deny the fact that Athletic Bilbao has had a breakout season under Marcelo Biesla with runners up place in the Europa League. Winning the Copa would be the perfect icing on the cake for a stellar year. Taking a team with limited resources to the finals of the Europa League and then to the Copa is no mean feat when footballing giants like Madrid have fallen by the wayside. However, Bilbao will have its work cut out when it faces one of the best sides, not only in Spain but, according to a majority of pundits, in the world.
By their own lofty standards set over the last 4 seasons, Barcelona has not had a very good year. They lost to Chelsea in the Champion Leagues semi final. And to make matters worse, they lost the Spanish La Liga title to their most bitter rivals Real Madrid after three year domination. After so many dominant seasons in which they won practically every competition they entered, Barcelona have no silverware for this year. Moreover, it is not the barren stretch which worries Barcelona. In fact it is the loss of their coach who brought the remarkable turnaround, Joseph Guardiola, who is set to leave at the end of this season. The former Barcelona midfield legend will be instructing plays by the sidelines for the last time as a Barcelona coach in the Copa final. His players will be more than determined to send their coach off on a winning note. And they would strive to add to their 13 trophies won so far under Guardiola’s four year stint.
Do not miss this historic moment and buy the Copa! tickets now. Also on display will be the best player on the planet, as Lionel Messi aims to add to his record breaking tally of goals in a single year. Be there to witness the miracle that this young fleet footed Argentine brings to the field. Traditionally, the Copa has been kind to Barca with the Catalan team winning it the most number of times at 25, followed by Madrid at 18. Be there to find out if Barca makes it number 26. Seats are running out, so avail this opportunity to witness the historic occasion and see the beautiful game played by some of the most gifted player of this generation. No matter which team or player you idealise, if you love football, you need to be there. Buy your Copa! tickets today.