It seems that Indian football fans finally have something big to look forward to as Spanish Giant Barcelona’s president Josep Bartomeu confirmed that the club are planninga visit to the country in the next two or three years. This means that within a couple of years time possibly, atleast one of the venues in India will hopefully witness the MSN trie, i.e Messi, Suarez and Neymar in action in front of their eyes.
Something people in the subcontinent did not even consider happening anytime soon.
Several other famous clubs in the likes of Bayern Munich and COSMOS have previouslycome to India but Barcelona’s visit to India will be bigger than any of them considering one of the best clubs in the world right now are set to visit the country.
“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.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.”
“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.”
-Josep Bartomeu told the Hindu
Back in 2011, Messi came to India to play a friendly against Venezuela for the Argentina National team at the Salt lake Stadium in Kolkata. However, this time is going to be much bigger if Barca’s first team does come in fact. Considering the fact that the plans might take time to pan out, we are hopeful that three years down the line MSN will still be intact in the Barca squad.