Serie A clubs' clash in Nanjing
Italian Serie A rivals Juventus and Inter Milan will stage an International Champions Cup clash for Chinese fans at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center in neighboring Jiangsu Province on July 24, organizers announced yesterday.
“We are happy to participate in the International Champions Cup once again this year and return to China after our great experience in the Italian Super Cup in 2012 and 2015,” Giorgio Ricci, chief revenue officer of Juventus, said. “International development strategy is fundamental for the growth of Juventus, and a key pillar of this strategy is to build our presence in China.”
Nanjing will feel like home for Inter players as Nanjing-based Chinese retail giant Suning Group owns about 70 percent stake in the club.
“Nanjing is a unique place to host such an important match, a city deeply connected with the club and where large numbers of fans passionately support our team in every match we play,” Luca Danovaro, chief marketing officer of Inter, said.
Tickets for the match go on sale on May 20. Log on to snfc.suning.com for more details. This year’s ICC will feature 12 clubs, playing 18 matches across Europe, Asia and the United States.
The clash in Shanghai sees Manchester United play Tottenham Hotspur at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 25.