Ahead of facing Lionel Messi’s boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys next week, Inter Miami are set to make a stopover in Japan to face Vissel Kobe in a preseason club friendly on Wednesday.
The MLS outfit defeated Hong Kong XI 4-1 on Sunday, while the J1 League side registered a 1-0 league win against Gamba Osaka at the weekend.
This will be the first time Vissel Kobe and Inter Miami face each other across all competitions.
With the new MLS season around the corner, the Herons’ boss Tata Martino refrained from risking Messi and Luis Suarez in Hong Kong, much to the dismay of the assembled fans.
Starting the likes of former Barcelona men Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets can be an option here, while Leonardo Campana continues as the main threat up front.
|February 7, 2024
|5 am ET
|Japan National Stadium