Hiroki Abe in a training session of Barça during the asian pre-season tour


Hiroki Abe and Leo Messi, biggest absences of Barça in the start of the asian pre-season tour

Published:22/07/2019 - 21:29h

Updated:22/07/2019 - 21:29h

FC Barcelona started its asian pre-season tour, and there are two players off for the next fixtures. The japanese miss the absent Leo Messi and also could lose Hiroki Abe because of an injury

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The FC Barcelona has initiated his turn Asian of pre-season, and already prepares his next commitments. The Catalans have to assist to several institutional and commercial acts during his stay in Japan and besides will participate in the Rakuten Cup, a championship organised by one of his sponsors and in which they will confront to Chelsea and Vissel Kobe in two friendly of preparation.

The Barcelona group could lose for the first of these appointments to the local idol, Hiroki Abe, absent in the last session of trainings. After arriving the Sunday to Tokyo and make in the morning of the Monday a session of mobility and estiramientos in the installations of his hotel, the expedition barcelonista has exercised on the lawn in the afternoon, whereas the youngster has made specific work.

The international Japanese has been separated by some annoyances in the hip that drags from his première in the trainings of the filial, in which it suffered a haphazard crash with one of his mates. The attacker has participated already in some of the events that the culés have made in his country, but aims to lose the première in the terrains of game because of these physical problems.

The Japanese fans could lose the debut of the recently arrived in the Saitama Stadium, where the pupilos of Ernesto Valverde will go in in action in a duel against the English in which there will be diverse proofs and a first taking of contact with real fire, after several marked weeks by the market of signings, the holidays and the tournaments of selections. His evolution will mark if it has to return to Barcelona or will arrive to time to measure to Kobe, although the perspectives are optimistic and his ailment no revestiría gravity.

The Japanese fans dump with a Messi absent

To the one who also miss the followers culés in Japan is to Leo Messi, that keeps on being an icon in spite of being on holiday. The one of Rosario participated in the Glass America and enjoys now of some free days, before returning to the call of the club and go back to the trainings shortly before the official presentation of the team, that will make , as it is usual, with the celebration of the Trophy Joan Gamper.

In the temporary shop that the Barça has opened in Harajuku, in the neighbourhood of Shibuya, his T-shirt is of long the most sold, something that has special importance when treating of the centre neurálgico of the fashion in Tokyo. 80% of the sales correspond to the elastic with the dorsal '10', that situates sobradamente above other referents like Luis Suárez or Gerard Hammered. The trade, that opened the past 13 July in collaboration with Rakuten, has to disposal of the local fans merchandising of the first team, and will close his doors the next day 28.

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