Inter Miami adds a stop in Japan to its preseason schedule

FORT LAUDERDALE.- The preseason tour of Lionel Messi and the Inter Miami continues to grow, the team revealed on Friday that they added a stop in Japan to the calendar.

Inter Miami will face the league champion Japanhe Vissel Kobeat the National Stadium of that country on February 7, in what will be the fourth match of the tour that includes matches in Saudi Arabia —including a stop to confront his rival Cristiano Ronaldo— on January 29 and February 1, as well as a duel against a team made up of professional players from Hong Kong on February 4.

Among the players of the Vissel Kobe this Andres Iniestawho was Messi’s teammate in the Barcelona next to Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba which are also in the Inter. Iniesta won the 2010 World Cup with Spain next to Busquets.

Inter Miami has announced five preseason matches so far, four between Saudi Arabia-Hong Kong-Japan and another in El Salvador on January 19.

The team will begin preseason training at the beginning of January and the regular season of the Major League Soccer will start in February.

Drastic change from Inter Miami:

After a successful debut tournament for Messi with the InterMiami, in which he led them to their first title as a professional team, there are many expectations regarding what the Argentine could do in command of the team from the very beginning of the campaign in the MLS.

Likewise, it is expected that interest in seeing the “Pulga” play will continue to grow in the USA, which would increase public attendance at the stadiums each time the South American visits them. The possibility that the Inter Miami dispute some commitment in the Hard Rock Stadiumhouse of the Miami Dolphinsit is also expected that it can be completed in 2024.

FOUNTAIN: With information from AP