Everton Pull-Out of Indonesian Pre-Season Tournament

By Community | July 24, 2012

Everton FC have confirmed they have pulled out of the Java Cup in Indonesia later this week.

The Blues were due to play a Malaysia XI and then a Galatasaray side, ed but when the Turkish side pulled out only to be replaced by the Indonesia Under 21?s, no rx many people suspected something was afoot.

Some sources indicated that a lack of funds from the organisers might be to blame, cialis but a club spokesman explained, ”Club officials here in the UK and our forward planning/security team deployed to Jakarta at the weekend have repeatedly asked for clarity and assurances from the organisers on the issues but unfortunately have not received the answers we required in the timeframe necessary to ensure our participation.

“We are grateful for the support today of the Indonesian government in this matter, however the unresolved issues mean that the risk of travelling was too great.

“This decision was not taken lightly and we apologise for the obvious inconvenience caused to our supporters who have made, or were planning to make the trip and to our Indonesian fans who were looking forward to seeing Everton in action.

“The first team squad will now stay in the UK and continue their pre-season preparations.”