7 days of intense activity in Asia
Barça leave for Asia on Sunday, where for one week Guardiola will be combining training with two friendly matches and various institutional and commercial duties.
Although they’ll be thousands of kilometres from the Ciutat Esportiva, Josep Guardiola will
not be forgetting the team’s fitness and so work will be carrying on as usual despite being
in South Korea and China.
Travel with Turkish Airlines
The FC Barcelona expedition leaves for Seoul on Sunday at 4.00. They
will be using the club’s airline and spondor, Turkish Airlines. It is their first flight with
this company since the World Clubs Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Gentle day after flight
The flight to Seoul will take 12 and a half hours. When they reach the Korean
capital, they will be transferred to their hotel and will later give a press conference ahead of
the fixture with the K-League All Star team. The first training session should be in the late
Preparing for friendly number one
On August 3, the activity will be more intense. They’ll be having
a double training session, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, the latter in the Sangam
World Cup Stadium, the venue for the game on Wednesday. It kicks off at on August 4 at 20.00 (at
13.00, CET). Guardiola also plans for there to be a training session on the day of the match.
Off to Beijing
With that game concluded, Barça will be jetting off to China, where they have a busy
schedule. On Thursday, there will be a press conference ahead of the match against local outfit
Six sessions before Guoan
unless there are any late changes, will be holding six training sessions in Beijing before the game
in the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium. There will be two sessions every day apart from Thursday
and Sunday, with the team preparing for the second match, which will be against Guoan at 20.00 (les
14.00, CET). Once the game is over, FC Barcelona will be heading back home, arriving in the small
hours of Monday morning.
The time difference between Barcelona and Seoul is 7 hours, and with Beijing it is 6 hours.