Inter officials visit Bahrain ahead of friendly

Officials from Italian Serie A club Inter Milan arrived in Bahrain on a one-day visit to assess the Kingdom's preparations to host its friendly against the Bahrain national team on 6 January. Inter's team manager Guido Sussini, accompanied by physical fitness trainer Ivan Carvini, met with Bahrain Football Association vice-president Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The meeting was also attended by officials from SP Middle East which is promoting the team's training camp and the friendly match.

The Italian officials also visited National Stadium, Al Ahli, BFA grounds and the General Organisation for Youth and Sports' physical fitness gym at the National Stadium which will be used by the team during their stay, Gulf Daily News reported.

Inter Milan's tour will be held during a 10-day Bahrain football festival from 1 to 10 January marking the BFA's 50th anniversary and is part of Bahrain team preparations for the upcoming 18th Gulf Cup scheduled from 17 to 30 January in Abu Dhabi. Inter is scheduled to arrive on 2 January.