Inter Milan cancel preseason USA tour after Arsenal does same
A corner flag bearing the Inter logo pictured during the Serie A match. Press Association

Inter Milan cancel preseason USA tour after Arsenal encounter COVID-19 issues

On Tuesday, Premier League club Arsenal confirmed the cancellation of their preseason United States tour because of "a small number" of positive COVID-19 cases within their traveling party. 

Reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan were originally scheduled to face Arsenal in Orlando this coming Sunday as part of the Florida Cup competition but announced Wednesday they also won't be making the trip. 

"FC Internazionale Milano announce that they will not be traveling 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 F.C. to withdraw from participation," Inter said in the prepared statement. 

The winners of Arsenal-Inter were set to play the victors of a contest between Everton and Millonarios. Everton confirmed earlier on Wednesday they're still heading to Florida. 

Per Andrew Cesare Richardson of ESPN, Florida Cup organizers explained in a Tuesday statement: 

"We will be in communication with fans who purchased tickets to see Arsenal in Orlando regarding their options." 

Organizers were also able to somewhat joke about the matter.

Inter begin the defense of their league title versus Genoa on Aug. 21.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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