Messi and Inter Miami officially cancel China tour: why?

Messi and Inter Miami officially cancel China tour: why?


Inter Miami has officially canceled its planned trip to China to play two friendlies due to bureaucratic and commercial issues with the company organizing the games.

The news had surfaced earlier but the club did not issue an official statement until Wednesday.

Inter Miami wrote in a statement: "Tour organizer NSN has informed Inter Miami CF of the cancellation of its China tour due to unforeseen circumstances in China."

"Inter Miami's goal remains to expand its global reach by playing in front of incredible fans around the world; the club will continue to explore future opportunities with NSN to achieve this goal."

The first sign that the tour was in danger was the change of venue against Qingdao Hainiu. Organizers in China cited various reasons for the changes that led to the cancellation of the entire tour.

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The development is likely to come as a relief to star Lionel Messi, as it saves him from traveling as much and gives him more playing time ahead of a crucial match against the Argentina national team in the upcoming FIFA window. time.

Argentina will host Uruguay and then face Brazil in their next two South American qualifying rounds for the 2026 World Cup.