LONDON: Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday canceled their pre-season friendly against France in Troy due to British isolation requirements.
Anyone coming to the UK from France must be isolated at home or in other accommodation for five or 10 days under British government rules.
“Both clubs have explored all avenues for playing the game, but recent UK government changes to the segregation rules for travelers returning from France have made it very difficult to overcome the necessary restrictions,” City said.
The promotion 1-page Trojes are part of the same Abu Dhabi-owned City football team, which includes the Major League football team New York City and the Spanish team Girona.
City’s first-team squad will now continue pre-season production in Manchester with no plans to change the friendship.
They play in the second tier Preston North End behind closed doors in a friendly on July 27 in front of the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in London against FA Cup-winning Leicester City on 7 August.
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