As part of Inter Miami’s plan to capitalise on the signing of Lionel Messi, the team has scheduled two matches for the following month in China. Messi is a seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award.
The Major League Soccer playoffs were out of reach for Miami, thus they will wrap out their regular season schedule with a match against Charlotte on October 21.
This means that the club will not have any games scheduled throughout the month of November; however, several of the players, including Lionel Messi, will be working out in order to stay in form for the World Cup qualifiers and national team games that will take place at the end of the month.
The team will play two teams from the Chinese Super League in exhibition matches, the first of which will take place on November 5 against Qingdao Hainiu, and the second of which will take place against Chengdu Rongcheng three days later.
Xavier Asensi, chief business officer at Inter Miami, said, “We are very excited to continue to expand our club’s global reach, bringing our team to play in front of incredible fans across the globe.” “We are very excited to continue to expand our club’s global reach.”
“This is a special opportunity to share the passion as we reach new audiences and put ourselves on display in new places and we’re looking forward to beginning this adventure.”
Following Messi’s transfer to Miami in July, the club saw a dramatic surge in the number of social media followers it had across the world. Meanwhile, on the pitch, the squad won its first trophy by claiming the League Cup in August.
The hectic schedule eventually caught up with Miami, and because Messi had to miss a number of games, the team’s push for the playoffs was hampered.