Watch Barcelona Vs. Leicester City Stream Live: International Champions Cup Test For Surprise English Champions

The miracle English Premier League Champions Leicester City face their most significant test since lifting the trophy, when they take on Spanish La Liga kings Barcelona F.C. in an International Champions Cup match that will stream live on Wednesday — a match that the Foxes would like to win, if only to prove that they belong among Europe’s elite clubs.

Leicester City’s superstar, Jamie Vardy, is expected to make his preseason debut for the English champs, who overcame 5,000-1 odds to win the most improbable league title in English football history last season. After England’s humiliating exit from the 2016 European Championships last month, Vardy has been recovering from wrist surgery.

Leicester City faced French champions Paris Saint-Germain in their most recent preseason friendly outing — and absorbed a 4-0 drubbing.

But facing Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, and the elite Barcelona squad may prove an even sterner challenge for Leicester City.

But in addition to the return of Vardy, the Foxes may also receive a lift from the planned debut of Poland international prodigy Bartosz Kapustka, signed for £7.5 million — about $10 million in American cash — only this week.

The 19-year-old was the breakout player for his national team in the 2016 Euros.

Barcelona will also feature several of their international superstar players, including Messi, Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Turkey international Arda Turan.

Missing from the Barcelona side, however, will be enough players to make up an all-star roster of their own, including Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Ivan Rakitic, Thomas Vermaelen, Jordi Alba, and Douglas Pereira.

To watch a free live stream of the Barcelona vs. Leicester City International Champions Cup match from Stockholm, Sweden, click on one of the two videos below — or see the streaming links at the bottom of this article.

Kickoff time is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time at Friends Arena in Stockholm, on Wednesday, August 3. For fans in the United Kingdom, the live stream gets underway at 7 p.m. British Summer Time, while viewers in the United States can log in at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11 a.m. Pacific.

For Leicester City, the showdown against Spanish champions Barcelona will be their last preseason friendly before Sunday’s FA Community Shield match when the league champs face FA Cup winners Manchester United in the traditional opening match of the English season.


Barcelona will take on Liverpool Saturday in one more preseason warm-up match before opening the Spanish season a week later in the annual Spanish Super Cup match pitting the La Liga champions against Span’s Copa del Rey winner, Sevilla.


To watch the Barcelona Vs. Leicester City International Champions Cup match stream live from Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link or download the WatchESPN app to watch the clash between two of Europe’s most powerful teams on mobile devices.

Fans without an ESPN cable subscription with access to WatchESPN can view the match live via the Sling TV internet TV streaming package at this link. The package, which carries a variety of channels, including ESPN, which carries the 2016 International Champions Cup Barcelona Vs. Leicester City match, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the streaming service after watching the Barcelona Vs. Leicester City International Champions Cup match stream live online.

A Spanish-language live stream of the Barcelona Vs. Leicester City International Champions Cup showdown is also available via WatchESPN at this link.

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