Inter Miami and Lionel Messi to embark on first international tour to face Hong Kong Team

Inter Miami and Lionel Messi have finally confirmed their first-ever international tour against Hong Kong Team in February 2024 following weeks of speculation and rumors. The move comes after Miami’s previously planned trip to China was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. A proposed friendly against Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr and Cristiano Ronaldo also fell through after reports from 90min.

Managing owner Jorge Mas expressed his excitement about visiting Hong Kong and Asia for the first time, emphasizing the club’s vision to be a global club. The friendly match against players from the Hong Kong First Division League at Hong Kong Stadium on February 4 will feature Messi, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Luis Suarez showcasing their skills.

David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, highlighted the city’s sports scene and expressed his pleasure at bringing the team to play their first international tour match in Hong Kong. Despite finishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference table in 2022, Inter Miami is looking to raise its performance under head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, with heightened expectations for the upcoming season.

In addition to competing for MLS Cup and US Open Cup glory, Inter Miami will make its first-ever appearance in the revamped Concacaf Champions Cup. The team’s participation in international competitions will be a significant step in showcasing the club’s talent and potential on the global stage.

Furthermore, the club has signed a deal with Apple TV to offer MLS Season Pass, allowing fans to watch all the action from the 2023 Major League Soccer season. This development provides an opportunity for fans to engage with the club’s journey and progress through the upcoming season.

The anticipation is high as Inter Miami prepares to embark on an international tour and looks forward to engaging with new and existing fans in Hong Kong and across Asia. This initiative is aligned with the club’s commitment to establishing a global presence and promoting the passion for football in new regions.

With the participation of legendary players like Messi and the club’s focus on expanding its reach, Inter Miami’s journey to Hong Kong and Asia marks a significant milestone for the club’s growth and aspirations. The upcoming friendly match and the club’s continued engagement with international events demonstrate Inter Miami’s commitment to establishing itself as a prominent force in the global football landscape.


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