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Ivan Perišić is currently on the transfer radar of some of Europe's biggest clubs heading into the new football season, however his sights are set on a different #sport entirely this week with the Inter Milan winger making his beach volleyball debut at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series.
Perišić has shone in earning over 50 caps for Croatia alongside a productive club career for the likes of Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Inter.
This week, though, he partners Niksa Dell’Orco in Pool A at the Major Series including a Centre Court clash on Thursday evening with Americans Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner plus a Friday game against Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb.
His Wednesday debut opposite Brazilian Fort Lauderdale Major winners Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa was delayed by a dramatic storm, the Thursday morning match resulting in a 21-10 21-10 opening defeat.
Afterwards Alvaro said: “It was a pleasure to play against him. I’ve seen him score goals in soccer so this was different".
“We love soccer in Brazil, so to share something with him was awesome for us. All kids want to be a soccer player but today he wanted to be a beach volleyball player.”
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