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Why did Sergi Roberto not represent Barça in LaLiga FIFA tournament?

Published:22/03/2020 - 11:00h

Updated:22/03/2020 - 11:00h

In the middle of the break due to the coronavirus, LaLiga has returned with a FIFA tournament, which has the presence of most of its teams. Sergi Roberto could not represent Barça due to a problem with the sponsors

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The coronavirus has detained almost completely to the world of the football, that looks for solutions to restart when before his activity. In the last days have produced numerous meetings to reorganise the calendar of the season, and while it advances in matters like the signings, the players procure to keep his fitness and desconectar what can in a marked period by the confinement.

One of the most successful initiatives of the stop is the tournament of FIFA of LaLiga, promoted by the commentator and communicator Ibai Flat. Through the social networks connected to the 20 groups of the First Spanish Division, that engaged to choose to a representative for a championship issued through diverse platforms and allocated to obtain profits that will devote to the battle against the pandemia.

In the tuit that gave birth to the competition, Sergi Roberto aimed of the first, although finally it has not been able to participate. After the previous phase that contested the Friday, the Saturday celebrated the eighth of final, in which the one of Reus had to confront to the Eibar directed by Edu Expósito, that won previously to the RCD Espanyol of Adrián Embarba. After an initial postponement, confirmed the nonappearance of the Barcelona.

The presence of the Catalan vetoed by the agreement that joins to the FC Barcelona with Konami and his Pro Evolution Soccer, direct competition for the video game developed by EA Sports. In principle, the youngster went to present to personal title, but when the project took form, LaLiga decided to support it and this turned him into a direct reference to the club, what could end in a conflict with one of his sponsors.

Finally, and although in words of Ibai looked for solutions during all the afternoon, agreed withdraw the candidature barcelonista, and the classification was direct for the Gipuzkoan group. Of this form cleared ahead of time the possibility of a meeting crashes in semifinals, in which the midfield player could have found with a direct rival like Marco Asensio and his Real Madrid.

The RCD Mallorca neither participated in the tournament of Ibai

Although the decision of Sergi Roberto and the Barça knew to last hour, the drop anticipated of the RCD Mallorca already did to suspect to the fans, that smelt that it could repeat a situation like which affected to the Balearic. These, that also had chosen to a member of his staff, cancelled his participation before starting the tournament because, like the culés, also are linked to Konami and to his PES.

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