Gervinho and Seydou Doumbia among five Roma players sent back to Italy after being denied entry to Indonesia
Five Roma players have been denied entry to Indonesia during the club’s pre-season tour and have been forced to fly back to Italy.
The squad travelled from Australia, where they played friendlies against Real Madrid and Manchester City, and were in Indonesia on Saturday for the final stop of their tour.
The players – Seydou Doumbia and Gervinho from Ivory Coast, Victor Ibarbo from Colombia, Antonio Sanabria from Paraguay and Adem Ljajic from Serbia – were refused entry on Friday night and later boarded a flight to Italy.
No reason was given for the refused entry.
Roma chief executive Italo Zanzi said: ‘It’s an honour to be here in Indonesia but we apologise for our delay.