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Inter Announce Squad For China Tour

icc-chinaInter have announced their 25-man squad that will fly to China to take part in this year’s edition of the International Champions Cup and there are a few surprises.

Keepers: Handanovic, Carrizo, Berni;

Defenders: Andreolli, D’Ambrosio, Dimarco, Montoya, Murillo, Nagatomo, Juan Jesus, Ranocchia, Santon, Popa;

Midfielders: Brozovic, Hernanes, Gnoukouri, Guarin, Kondogbia, Kovacic, Pedro Delgado;

Forwards: Icardi, Longo, Palacio, Shaqiri, Baldini.

The main surprise here is obviously the inclusion of Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international has been involved in many rumours about his seemingly imminent departure from the club, but his inclusion in this summer tourney may mean he is not going anywhere – at least until Inter return from China.

Mancini also had to exclude several players for various reasons: Biabiany, Vidic, Puscas, Camarà, and Dodo were left behind because of their injuries, while Taider and Joao Miranda couldn’t travel due to issues with their visas.

Inter will take on Bayern Munich on Tuesday for the Audi Football Summit Shanghai. After that they will face AC Milan in the first seasonal Derby on Saturday and finally they will play against Real Madrid on July 27. The final two matches are part of the Chinese section of this year’s International Champions Cup series.

Inter matches in China:

Inter vs. Bayern Munich: July 21st, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, China

Inter vs. AC Milan: July 25th, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Shenzhen City Stadium, Shenzen, China

Inter vs. Real Madrid: July 27th, 8 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. CET / 8 p.m. local; Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China