Inter have canceled their plans to travel to the United States for the Florida Cup as a precautionary measure due to growing coronavirus concerns.
The Nerazzurri’s announcement follows Arsenal’s statement on Tuesday as both clubs made the difficult decision to change their pre-season plans.
The two sides would meet on July 25 before facing Everton or the Millonarios on July 28 in Orlando.
A statement from the club on its official website Wednesday stated: “FC Internazionale Milano announces that it will not travel to the United States for the Florida Cup due to the current risks associated with international travel due to the spread of the pandemic, risks that have already induced the ‘Arsenal FC to withdraw from participation “.
Last season’s Scudetto winners reunited on 8 July, but this time under the leadership of new manager Simone Inzaghi after Antonio Conte left the club by mutual agreement in May. And their pre-season preparation didn’t start in the best way, as they managed to beat the Swiss side Lugano on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
– Inter (@Inter_it) July 18, 2021
Inzaghi’s men begin their home title defense against Genoa on 21 August and have strengthened their positions in this transfer window: Hakan Calhanoglu has arrived from local rivals Milan, Matteo Darmian has been permanently transferred from Parma and the central defender Zinho Vanheusden has signed from Standard Liege.