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15.07.2009 12:23

London schedule


Details of the football first team’s trip to London from 21 to 26 July for the start of preseason 2009/10 have been announced. The squad leaves for the UK on Tuesday.

The FC Barcelona squad will be at Camp Nou on 20 July for preseason medical check-ups.

On the 21st they will set off for a six-day training camp in London featuring two Wembley Cup games against Tottenham (24 July) and Al-Ahly (26 July).

Travelling on Tuesday

13-04-09_WEB_VIAJE_06.jpgAt 3.30 pm on Tuesday the team leaves Camp Nou for El Prat airport and the 4.30 pm flight to London Luton where they will land at just before 6 pm. They will then go straight to the Danesfield House Hotel & Spa.

Double training

On both Wednesday and Thursday there will be morning and evening training sessions at the Bisham Abbey Sports Centre, just over a mile from Marlow in the Buckinghamshire countryside on the banks of the River Thames.

The morning session will begin at 10 and last 1 ½ hours while the evening one will run from 6 to 7.15 pm.

First game Friday

Barça’s first preseason game will be in the Wembley Cup against Spurs at Wembley on Friday with kick-off at 8 pm. Josep Guardiola will give his first post-match press conference of the season once the game has finished. The players will train in the morning from 10 to 11.30 and leave their hotel for Wembley at 5.30 pm.

Further preparations

sessio240708_x7x.jpgOn Saturday there will be another double training session, in the morning from 10 to 11.30 and in the evening from 6 to 7.15.

Second match and back to Barcelona

Sunday will be a busy day as at 11 am after breakfast the squad will head for Wembley again for a 1.30 kick-off against Al-Ahly in the Wembley Cup.

After the game the team will return to Barcelona, flying out of London Luton at 5.30 pm and arriving in the Catalan capital at 8.30 pm.
London schedule
After the UK, the US
Once the team have come back to Barcelona after their training camp in the UK, they will set off on their US West Coast tour which is to run from 29 July to 9 August. Barcelona is to play three friendlies against Los Angeles Galaxy (2 August), Seattle Sounders (6 August) and Chivas Guadalajara (9 August).

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