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11.06.2010 13:52

Barça to play Valerenga in pre-season


FC Barcelona will play a friendly in Oslo on July 29, 2010 against Valerenga Fotball before heading off on the tour of Asia.

The Blaugrana director general Joan Oliver announced the added fixture will complete the club’s pre-season schedule. “The game against Valerenga fulfils the pre-season programme which is complicated by the World Cup and the Spanish Super Cup,” he explained.

Third place

Valerenga is an historic club that was founded in 1913. Arguably, their most successful era came in the 1980’s when they became the kings of Norwegian football. They have won the league title on five occasions the cup four times, with the last coming in 2008.

mohammed_abdellaoue.jpgAfter playing 14 games of the current league season the team, coached by martin Andersen, lie in third place with 25 points with only Rosenborg and Tromso above them. As well as several homegrown stars Valerenga count on the services of four foreign players while Oslo-born Mohammed Abdellaoue is the star with seven goals so far this term.

On tour

After the game against Valerenga the Blaugrana will travel to Asia on tour. Once there, Barça will play their first game against a Korean K-League select team in Seoul on August 4 and then meet Guon FC in the Olympic Stadium in Beijing four days later. “Barça will earn around €2 million from each game,” Oliver added.
Barça to play Valerenga in pre-season
Norwegian delight
Valerenga showed their delight at securing the prestigious friendly against Barça by labelling the team as “the best in the world” on their official club website. Coach Martin Andersen was also pleased and stated that it was a “fantastic opportunity” for his players.

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