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Barcelona to tour Asia in pre-season



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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.