In a press release, the Italian champion invoked “the current risks associated with international travel in a context of a pandemic” to justify his withdrawal.
Earlier today, Arsenal also waived the “Florida Cup” due to “a small number” of positive Covid-19 cases in their delegation.
“Due to a small number of positive cases of Covid among the group due to go to the United States tomorrow (Thursday, Editor’s note), we were unfortunately forced to forfeit the Florida Cup”, wrote the English club in a statement.
“This difficult decision was motivated by the need to ensure the health and well-being of our players and our staff,” continued the Gunners, without specifying the number of cases, their severity, or whether players were concerned .
Arsenal were to meet Inter Milan this weekend to open the Florida Cup, a friendly competition in which Everton and Colombian team Millonarios must also participate.