Crazy ball Barcelona’s pre-season tour this time was a bit disrupted, not because of the Spanish giants, but Xavi Hernandez as coach was denied entry to the United States.
As usual, a number of big clubs in Europe are pre-season ahead of the new competition season. Barcelona as planned to the United States for 17 days and play some friendly matches.
The Spanish League club departed from Barcelona airport, all players and staff escaped on the plane. For Xavi Hernandez, however, was arrested. Incidents like these are obviously very rare, especially for a top football coach who runs a giant team.
The public and fans, of course, wonder why Xavi Hernandez was denied entry to America. A number of news items have also surfaced related to the ban on the access of the Barcelona legend.
But reported by Mirror, that Xavi was denied entry because he had been to Iran three times before. Suddenly it really became a very serious concern.
The reason is that Iran is a country that has had strained relations with America in recent years. But the news says he paid a visit while still at Al Sadd, where he was previously a player and coach. Therefore, it caused a delay in departure.
Due to evidence that he regularly visits the country, it is reported that Xavi Hernandez will remain in Catalan local time until Monday (18/7).
This news can, of course, affect the preparation of the Catalan football club a bit, especially if he really can not accompany his foster child. Barcelona will kick off their tour against Inter Miami in Florida on July 20, before Real Madrid take on the fight four days later in Las Vegas.
After meeting Inter Miami and Real Madrid, the La Liga giants will meet Juventus on July 26 in Dallas. For the final game, they will face the New York Red Bulls on July 31st.
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