FC Barcelona’s pre-season program has been scheduled and revealed. Barca’s official website revealed the plans and pointed out that the club will travel more than 25,000 kilometers for the pre-season friendlies and the Super Cup tie with the Copa del Rey winners Sevilla.
Their schedule features:
The players who are currently not involved in the 2010 World Cup will join training on July 19, 2010 in Barcelona. After spending a few days there, they will go to Oslo, Norway for their first 2010/2011 pre-season friendly against Valerenga.
Barcelona-Oslo-Barcelona: 4,290 km
Barca’s tour of Asia begins with the match against the K-League’s Select XI in the South Korean capital, Seoul on August 4th.
Barcelona-Seoul: 9,612 km
Four days later, on August 8, Catalan’s army and their general Pep Guardiola will march on to China to face Guoan in Beijing.
Seoul-Beijing: 957 km
Following the Asian tour, is the match between the La Liga winners (Barca) and the Copa del Rey winners (Sevilla). The two-legged Super Cup tie will be played on August 14th and 21st (unconfirmed).
Beijing-Barcelona: 8,808 km
Barcelona-Sevilla-Barcelona: 1,602 km
Hence totaling to a massive 25,329 km journey across the world.