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Barcelona to play summer match in Kuala Lumpur

Spanish giants will meet Malaysia XI at Bukit Jalil Stadium in August

  • Reuters
  • Published: 14:52 April 18, 2013
  • Gulf News

Kuala Lumpur: Spanish giants Barcelona will play a friendly against a Malaysian XI at the 100,000 capacity Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, organisers said on Thursday.

Barcelona managing director Antoni Rossich announced the August 10 fixture alongside Asian Football Confederation Vice-President Prince Abdullah Ibn Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah in the Malaysian capital.

It will be the four-times European champions’ first fixture in Malaysia, where they will face a side led by the country’s national team coach K. Rajagopal.

Tito Vilanova’s side, who are closing in on another La Liga title and Champions League honours, have already announced plans to play in China (August 3) and Thailand (August 7) during their pre-season Asian tour.

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