20 December 2011

FC Barcelona returns home after nine days of travel

After 13 hours of travel, the FC Barcelona expedition landed at the El Prat airport with the Club World Cup trophy in hand.

It has been nine days since the team travelled to Madrid, to play the Liga game at the Barnabéu, from there they went on to Japan.

After almost 13 hours of travel time the World Champions’ airplane touched down in Barcelona at 18.00 hrs. The team’s trip, which started with beating Real Madrid at the Bernabéu and finished with the Club World Cup crown, came to an end after nine days away from home.

After disembarking, the team lined up to take the traditional group photograph on the tarmac with the Club World Cup trophy. Then the team travelled by coach to the Camp Nou to say their farewells to the South American first-teamers, who will start their holiday vacation today and return to training on the 29th of December.

The rest of the squad will meet up on Tuesday, starting at 19.00 hrs, for a training session at the Cuitat Esportiva. The team will prepare the Round of 32 return leg of the King’s Cup against Hospitalet scheduled for Thursday (22.00 hrs). It will be a closed door session, José Manuel Pinto will hold a pre-training press conference. (via FCBarcelona.cat)