FC Barcelona Coach Xavi Denied Access To U.S., Jeopardizing American Preseason Tour


FC Barcelona head mentor Xavi Hernandez has been denied accessibility to the United States and will therefore not be a part of the Catalans on their future American preseason tour as factors stand.

The Blaugrana flew out to the US at 14.30 CEST on Saturday and will enjoy 4 friendlies over the Atlantic starting with a July 19 come across in opposition to Inter Miami at the DRV PNK Stadium.

The La Liga giants then go west to choose on bitter rivals Serious Madrid in a Las Vegas Clasico at the Allegiant Stadium property of NFL franchise the Las Vegas Raiders on July 24, in what is their first meeting on American soil given that Barca gained 3-2 at Miami’s Challenging Rock Stadium in 2017.

Three days soon after the Madrid showdown, Juventus await at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas prior to the tour finishes in New York on July 30 when the Blaugrana encounter the New York Purple Bulls at the Crimson Bull Arena.

And while it has now been confirmed that Frenkie de Jong will head about the pond following reports that he would be excluded from the trip for not entertaining a transfer to Manchester United, his existing coach Xavi will at the moment not be able to command him through what could be the Dutchman’s remaining outings for the club.

In accordance to Television3, Xavi has been denied an American visa because of to travel actions he carried out when taking care of Al-Sadd – in what was 1st managerial purpose before having more than the reins at his boyhood outfit previous November when earlier coach Ronald Koeman was fired.

While top Al-Sadd in Qatar, Xavi visited Iran far more than a few instances which has reportedly not been seemed upon favorably by US immigration.

Who will now handle Barca in the States seems unclear at the minute, and Xavi appears to be like at chance of not getting in demand for the madien matches of new signings Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.

Though Raphinha arrived in Barcelona from Leeds United midweek and was unveiled on Friday, Lewandowski is on the way to Miami for a medical this weekend and will ideally then indication his agreement to full a €50mn ($50.4mn) shift from Bayern Munich.

In accordance to some retailers, nonetheless, Xavi could finally backlink up with the relaxation of the squad if he obtains specific authorization from US authorities.


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