He Inter Miami who leads Lionel Messi announced this Thursday that he will play a friendly match in Hong Kong he February 4 as part of preparations for the next season of the North American league (MLS).
At a stop on an Asian tour, the squad he leads Gerardo Martino will face a combination of the best players in the first division of Hong Kong in a stadium with capacity 40,000 spectators.
“We are delighted to visit Hong Kong and Asia for the first time”he said in a statement Jorge Masmanaging owner of Inter Miami. “From the beginning we set out to be a global club at Inter Miami. This is a wonderful opportunity to do just that,” he added.
“Throughout my career I spent a lot of time in Asia. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to bring Inter Miami to play our first match of our tour in this fantastic city.”he said on his side David Beckhamco-owner of the franchise.
The franchise of the MLS had already announced in October a mini-tour of two friendly matches in China which was later canceled by its promoters due to “unforeseen circumstances in China”.
In addition to the duel in Hong KongInter is considering holding other friendlies to maximize its presence in American soccer. Messichampion of the past world with Argentina and winner of eight Golden Balls.
An appointment already scheduled will be against the selection of The Savior on January 19 in the capital of the Central American country.
The resounding landing of Messi put Inter on the world map, which was then the worst team of the course in the MLScatapulting him to lift his first title in the Leagues Cupjoint tournament with the Mexican league.
After that success, physical problems for the Argentine star and other key pieces of the team prevented them from fighting for qualification for the playoffs. MLSwhich will conclude with the final on Saturday.
The premature removal of Inter brought an unusual competitive break in the career of MessiSince the MLS It usually launches its new season at the end of February or beginning of March at the earliest.
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