BUSQUETS AND ALBA HAVE NOT TRAVELED
Barça's squad for their friendly against Iniesta's Vissel Kobe
Published:5/06/2023 - 09:56h
Updated:5/06/2023 - 09:56h
As already reported, Barça has made its trip to Japan to end the season with the absence of some important names, However, the culés have traveled with an interesting list of 23 players
The FC Barcelona will put end to the season 22/23 contesting a friendly this next Tuesday 6 June –19.30 h of Tokyo; 12.30 local hour- in front of the Vissel Kobe, team of the ex Barcelona Andrés Iniesta and Sergi Samper, in which it will be the last party of the course for the group of Xavi Hernández, after having achieved again the title of League for the vitrinas culés.
With an announcement of 23 players, and some important absences, the Barça has initiated his trip of 15 hours until the Japanese capital, which will see him land around the 17:00 hours of Spain of this Monday, leaving little less than 24 hours of rest to contest the party in front of the Vissel. Those who have not been part of the expedition, by injury, are Ronald Araújo, Pedri González and Alejandro Balde, with the two first being more a question of caution.
Two names that already have sacked and a debut in door
Likewise, and as it already had announced Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba already have left on holiday and his last party with the Barça was that duel in the Spotify Camp Nou in front of the Mallorca. Both footballers finalise his agreement the next 30 June and will finalise his respective stages in the first team culé, allowing to the club have an important saving with his index cards.
The delegation of the Barça has been headed by Rafael Yuste, vice-president of the Sportive Area and with the players of the first team Marc-André ter Stegen, Dembélé, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Ferran, Iñaki Crag, Christensen, Marcos To., Kessie, S. Roberto, Frenkie of Jong, Raphinha, Kounde, Eric, Gavi and Pablo Tower. The list complete it the canteranos Arnau Tenas, Unai, Marc Guiu, Pau Prim, Dani R and Héctor Fort, as well as the Mexican Julian Araujo, the one who could do his debut like culé after his arrival in winter from the MLS.
🇯🇵 We go us to Japan! ✈️— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_is) June 4, 2023
👥 This is the announcement for the party against the Vissel Kobe pic.twitter.com/f5pxpufkuv
A crash that will be of a lot of commercial and emotional impact
The friendly between the Vissel Kobe and the Barça, that will contest in the Japan National Stadium, with capacity for some 66.000 viewers and will suppose the return of the first Barcelona team to Japan after almost four years. The last visit to Japanese earths was with reason of turns it of pre-season of 2019 and in that occasion the team trained then by Ernesto Valverde played against the own Vissel Kobe, in which it went the first clash of Andrés Iniesta against his ex team.
Now the party will serve like part of the farewell of the mediocampista Spanish of his fans in Japan after an experience of half decade in Asian earths. The player manchego announced that it will leave the Japanese group to initiate a new professional stage, although it will not be able to take advantage of the party to go back to get dressed of Barcelona, neither so at least by some minutes, according to the last informations from Japan.