Internazionale from Milan will replace Galatasaray in the LG Amsterdam Tournament on 4 and 5 August in the Amsterdam ArenA. The Turkish FA have recently decided to start the league in Turkey a week earlier. That means that the club would have to play their first league matcht during the weekend of the tournament. Tickets already purchased remain valid. Information about the giving back tickets will follow as soon as possible.
Tournament organiser The International Event Partnership reacts: “We are sorry for the supporters of Galatasaray, who cannot see their club in action, especially because their was great interest for the matches they would play against Manchester United and Porto. However, the fact that Internazionale was very willing to replace them, shows that world-class teams accept an invitation for this event, even at short notice.''
The Italian Cup winners, last February the opponents of Ajax in the UEFA Champions League, are eager to take part in the LG Amsterdam Tournament, it being the perfect preparation for next season's European adventure.
On Friday 4 August at 19.00 hrs, Manchester United face Porto, followed by Ajax against Inter at 21.15 hrs. On Saturday 5 August at 19.00 hrs, it's Porto - Inter after which Ajax and Manchester United will close off the LG Amsterdam Tournament at 21.15 hrs.