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Barcelona Japan tour 2019: 28-player team arrives in Tokyo (Pictures)

Barcelona Japan tour 2019: 28-player team arrives in Tokyo (Pictures): Barcelona’s 28-player team has arrived in Tokyo and is about to start their trip to Japan

Barcelona Japan tour 2019
Between July 20 and 28, the first team will visit the cities of Tokyo and Kobe, where it will play in the ‘Rakuten Cup supported by Scalp-D’, with games against Chelsea FC and Vissel Kobe. Also, for the first time on a pre-season tour, they will be accompanied by the Barça rugby team.

FC BARCELONA JAPAN TOUR 2019

Saturday, 20 July

15:50: Departure of the FC Barcelona expedition on flight KE9912 to Tokyo

*Central European Time

Sunday, 21 July

12.15: Arrival of FC Barcelona expedition at Haneda Airport, Tokyo

Immediate transfer to the Hilton Hotel, Tokyo

16:30: Welcome reception hosted by Rakuten for FC Barcelona at Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, to be attended by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, and members of the Board of Directors

Monday, 22 July

10.30: FutbolNet Festival for Social Inclusion organized by the Barça Foundation and Konami at the Tachikawa Tachihi Arena, Tokyo to be attended by FC Barcelona first vice-president Jordi Cardoner and Barça ambassador Juliano Belletti

16.00: Barça Rugby Clinic at the Waseda Rugby School, Waseda University.

17.00: Training match between Barça Rugby and Waseda Club

17.00: First team Press Conference at Machida Zelvia Stadium featuring two players

18.00: First team training at Machida Zelvia Stadium. Open doors for the first 15 minutes

18.00: Reception with the Barcelona Japan Fan Club at the Hotel Hyatt Regency Tokyo, with Josep Maria Bartomeu, FC Barcelona President, and members of the Board of Directors

19:30: Rakuten Kids Clinic featuring 1st Team players at Machida Zelvia Stadium

Tuesday, 23 July

10.30: Conference on Espai Barça + Catalan & Japanese architecture at the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo, with Jordi Moix, FC Barcelona third vice president and head of ‘Espai Barça’ project

15.40: Visit by Rugby Team to NCCHD Hospital in Tokyo with Jordi Cardoner, FC Barcelona first vice-president, and Oriol Tomàs, Board member, to attend

16:30: Opening of the Fan Zone at Saitama Stadium with Board Member Pau Vilanova and from 17:30, Barça ambassador Juliano Belletti to attend

19.30: FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC at Saitama Stadium. Post-match press conference and mixed zone

Wednesday, 24 July

12.29: FC Barcelona expedition travels from Tokyo to Kobe on chartered train

14.51: Arrival in Kobe and transfer to Hotel Kobe Portopí

18.00: First team training at Kobe Universiade Memorial. Open to the media for first 15 minutes

19.30: Rakuten reception for FC Barcelona and Vissel Kobe, attended by Josep Maria Bartomeu, FC Barcelona President, and members of the Board of Directors

Thursday, 25 July

14.00: Joint training between Barça Rugby with Kobelco Steelers at Kashiwahama Ground, with Board member Oriol Tomàs in attendance

18.00: First team training at Kobe Universiade Memorial. Open to the media for first 15 minutes

Friday, 26 July

11:00: Barça Academy Clinic in Nara featuring representatives of the four Barça Academies in Japan, Pau Vilanova, FC Barcelona Board member, and Juliano Belletti, Barça ambassador, in attendance

17.00: First team press conference at Noevir Stadium featuring the coach and a player

18.00: First team training at Noevir Stadium, open doors for first 15 minutes

Saturday, 27 July

15:00: Opening of the Fan Zone at Noevir Stadium Kobe and attendance of Barça ambassador Juliano Belletti from 16:00

18.00: Vissel Kobe v FC Barcelona at Noevir Stadium. Post-match press conference and mixed zone

Sunday, 28 July

06.50: Arrival at Barcelona airport

* Central European Time

*Training sessions indicated in programme will be partially open to the media. Any other sessions may take place behind closed doors

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