Barcelona to visit India in the coming 2-3 years

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu confirms that in the next 2-3 years, FC Barcelona intends to visit the country with their first team.

In an interview with The Hindu, the Bartomeu said, “One of our objectives is to come to India with our first team. Now the dates are very tight. The season ends late and starts early. I am sure we will come to India in the next two to three years. Our board is seriously thinking about it.”

Barcelona is one of the most followed clubs in India, and with their visit in the country, it will surely be icing on the cake. One of the reasons behind their popularity is because of the lethal trio at their disposal. Neymar-Luis Suarez-Lionel Messi has become quite synonymous with the football fraternity who has a huge fan following all over the globe.

Barcelona has soccer schools in India as well, and Bartomeu elaborated further on his plans for the future in India.

“We have 24-26 schools all over the world and it is growing. We go to cities that have huge demand. We would like to teach the kids the way we play. Once they finish, they can play in local leagues.

The object is to make them capable of playing in the local leagues. Not only that, we would like to teach young coaches also. We are also in the process of opening more Barcelona Schools in India,” he added

Bartomeu also spoke about the club’s plans to expand their operations in India: “There is a lot to promote in other countries. We want to get closer to our fans in India. I know cricket is the popular sport, but I also know many people follow Barcelona. We want to come to India to teach young people the concept of FC Barcelona,” he said.


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