Football: Inter join Arsenal in withdrawing from US tour due to Covid-19 concerns

Inter Milan players celebrate after winning Italy's Serie A in May 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

MILAN, ITALY (REUTERS) - Inter Milan have followed Arsenal in cancelling their pre-season tour to the United States for the Florida Cup due to Covid-19 concerns, the Italian Serie A champions said on Wednesday (July 21).

Arsenal decided on Tuesday against travelling to the US for the tournament due to a "a small number of positive Covid-19 tests" at the north London club.

Inter were scheduled to face Arsenal on Sunday, with the winner facing the victor in Everton's game against Colombian outfit Millonarios on July 28.

"FC Internazionale Milano announce that they will not be travelling to the USA for the Florida Cup due to the current risks involved in international travel as a result of the spread of the pandemic, risks that have already caused Arsenal FC to withdraw from participation," an Inter statement read.

Inter, under new coach Simone Inzaghi, begin their league title defence with a home match against Genoa on Aug 21.

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