Serie A’s plan to host a tournament in America during the upcoming World Cup in Qatar have been shelved.
Back in February, Lega Serie A unveiled plans to host a 20-team tournament in Florida involving all the Serie A teams, with players who hadn’t been called up to the World Cup taking part. Fans were confused and divided about the idea, with some appreciating the idea of seeing their favourite teams live, whilst others pointed to the already packed schedule.
As reported by Corriere della Sera, Serie A’s plans to host this tournament in America have been totally shelved, with organisational difficulties and financial concerns being citied as to the reasons why. There is also the possibility that FIFA raised issue with the idea.
Serie A are still trying to appeal to the American market and a temporary exhibition is currently taking place on Madison Avenue in New York, called ‘Calcio is Back’. Next week, the Metropolitan Museum will host the Serie A gala, an event which will be attended by a number of familiar faces such as Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Cannavaro.
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