Notre Dame Becomes Focus Of International Soccer This Week

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- For the first time in its storied history, Notre Dame Stadium will be the venue for a soccer game.

European Champions Cup winner Liverpool will meet German side Borussia Dortmund on Friday (July 19).

“Even if you’re not a Liverpool fan or a Dortmund fan, it’s worth going along to watch because you’re watching the European champions. Ninety-five percent go on to be World champions. You can say you’ve actually seen the European and World champions  play live,” former Liverpool player Ian Rush tells WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Kerner.

Liverpool was considered an English soccer powerhouse with a history of success in the 1970s and ‘80s. The club is experiencing a revival, winning the European Champions Cup and finishing second in the English Premier League this past spring. 

Notre Dame Stadium played host to the NHL Winter Classic this year, with the Blackhawks taking on the Boston Bruins. Now, it gets ready to host world class soccer.