- The Barcelona team has arrived at its destination some two hours late and without Xavi or Lewandowski, for the time being
- Laporta leads a large expedition of eleven directors, who will participate in the many scheduled events
The FC Barcelona expedition has arrived in Fort Lauderdale (Florida) around eight in the afternoon, two in the morning Spanish time, some two hours late compared to the scheduled time, to begin the tour of the USA. The plane that transported the Barcelona team together with directors and companions has traveled an hour and a half late due to administrative problems. A strong storm greeted the team in Fort Lauderdale, leading to a bumpy landing. After landing and passport control, transfer by coach from the airport to the concentration hotel, where a group of fans was waiting.
Without Xavi, the maximum technical manager is his ‘second’, Òscar Hernández, along with Sergio Alegre. Both will direct the work sessions on the field until Xavi can join, who will have live information on everything that happens in the training sessions that he cannot attend: at least those on Sunday and, very possibly, those on Monday, since your visa problems will not be solved on a public holiday.
The list of players:
Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Dembele, Pedri, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Nico, Jordi Alba, Ferran, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Eric, Aubameyang, Gavi, Inaki Pena, Pjanic , Collado, Kessie, Christensen, Raphinha, Arnau Tenas, Pablo Torre, Balde, Ez Abde and Casado. Lewandowski will join in the next few days.
Landing of directors
Joan Laporta leads the expedition of directors, a numerous expedition: Rafa Yuste, Elena Fort, Josep Ignasi Macià, Miquel Camps, Joan Solé, Joan Soler, Jaume Cubells, Àngel Riudalbas, Xavier Puig and Juli Guiu. For certain specific events, some more will travel from Barcelona, but not all of them will stay for the entire tour and they will only play two games.
Tomorrow the training sessions and also the institutional acts begin , with a reception by Spotify and a welcoming act by the organizers of the US Tour 2022.