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Portland to welcome some of the best teams in the world to Providence Park for the Women’s International Champions Cup.

NY/NJ Gotham FC v Portland Thorns: Championship - 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Women’s International Champions Cup has confirmed that Portland Thorns, the Houston Dash, Olympique Lyonnais, and FC Barcelona Femení will participate in the 2021 WICC in Portland, OR.

The tournament, as previously reported by Steven Goff, will be hosted by Portland Thorns FC. It will take place from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21 at Providence Park.

The Thorns qualified for the tournament by winning the 2020 NWSL Fall Series. Houston won the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, Olympique Lyonnais won the French league and the 2020 UEFA Champions League, and Barcelona won the Spanish League and the 2021 Champions League, qualifying for the WICC.

Lyon is the current holders of the WICC title which they won in 2019. This is the first appearance in the competition for the other three teams.

The tournament will consist of four matches. The matches will be played as doubleheaders. Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona will play on the first matchday and the Thorns will take on the Dash.

The winners of the first set of matches will play in the final and the losers will play in the third-place match on the same day.

The WICC matches will be broadcast on ESPN. Tickets will be available in June on the ICC website, and will be announced at a later date. Fans can now register for the presale at internationalchampionscup.com.