Rosell heads Barça trip to Russia
Club President Sandro Rosell is travelling with the squad to Kazan - his first trip with the team since taking over earlier this year.
The party also includes vice-president Carles Vilarrubí and board members Jordi Moix, Eduard Coll,
Javier Bordas, Silvio Elías and Josep Ramon Vidal Abarca. Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta,
Head of External Relations Manel Estiarte, Footballing Director Raül Sanllehí and head of relations
with UEFA Amador Bernabéu also make the trip.
The squad left the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper -where they trained this morning -
at 12.15 and caught a 13.20 flight to Kazan. The flight will take five and a half hours and the
players will be taken straight to their hotel on arrival.
Most of the squad are repeating the trip they made last year to Kazan, but in contrast to
last season when the game was played in early November and the players had to deal with a
temperature change of 22º in Barcelona and -5º in Kazan, today’s forecast for Kazan is a
maximum of 17º and a minimum of 11º.