FC Spartak Moscow may skip Florida Cup tournament over US visa issues

Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow may be forced to skip an international football showdown in Orlando as players have been experiencing trouble obtaining US visas for the trip.

The club’s owner Leonid Fedun said that the US embassy hasn’t yet granted visas to the players and staff members despite receiving all the necessary documents, including supporting letters from the event organizers.

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Unfortunately we have troubles with receiving US visas,” Fedun said. “We have received supporting letters from the tournament organizers and Orlando general administration department. But, despite having all the necessary papers from Spartak, the US embassy hasn’t yet granted visas to us. It’s more likely we will refuse participating in the tournament.

The 2020 Florida Cup which is scheduled to take place in Orlando from January 13 to 20 is supposed to feature Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Palmeiras, along with Colombian side Atlético Nacional and Spartak Moscow.

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