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20.05.2010 11:40

Barça to face K-League XI in Seoul


FC Barcelona will play a friendly on August 4 in Korea, and the game was presented this Thursday in the host city, Seoul. Guardiola’s side will play a team picked from the best of the Korean championship.

The event took place at midday CET, and was attended by corporate general director of FC Barcelona, Joan Oliver, K-League president Jung-Hwan Kwag and the director general of Sports & Story, the company organising the match, Tae-Sung Jung.

VS3N1519.JPGAll of them spoke about their pleasure that the game will be going ahead in the capital of the Korean Republic, on August 4 at 20.00 local time, in which the winners of back to back Spanish league titles will be playing the first game of their summer preseason tour of Asia.

Stars against stars

VS3N1369.JPGIn Korea, this is the annual all-star match that in 2008 and 2009 was played against the all-star side of the Japanese championship. “This game against FC Barcelona is a new and magnificent opportunity to show how much our League has grown”, said Jung-Hwan Kwag.

Second visit to Korea

This will not be the first time that FC Barcelona have been to Korea. They first played there in 2004, when FCB were beaten by their hosts, Samsung Bluewings of Suwon (1-0).
Barça to face K-League XI in Seoul
A World Cup stadium
The venue was one of the stadiums used for the World Cup in 2002. The opening game between France and Senegal was played there, as well as Turkey v China in the group stages and Germany v South Korea in the semi finals. The Seoul World Cup Stadium can hold 63,961 spectators.

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