No summer tour for Barça, according to Sport

As only a few players will be available, the club will try to avoid unnecessary fatigue

No summer tour for Barça, according to Sport
No summer tour for Barça, according to Sport

As only a few players will be available, the club will try to avoid unnecessary fatigue

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This coming summer will be very intense for Barça players. European internationals have ticked the days from the 10th of June to the 10th of July as the Euro 2016 will be played in France. The South-American internationals, between the 3rd and the 26th of July will play the Copa America Centenario. Finally, between the 4th and the 20th of July the football competition of the Olympic Games will be played in Rio de Janeiro.

Given the loaded summer ahead, the dressing room of Camp Nou has put pressure to avoid another tour this summer. Even though it might damage the economic area, the training planning was decided, according to Albert Masnou from the daily Sport, and the first team won't travel to United States nor to Asia. The coach as well as the players consider that a pre-season including a tour with so many travels ends up being a heavier weight and they rely on the results of the seasons in which there was no tour.

The Board, says Masnou, accepted the players' plan, if the results prove them right. As an alternative to large summer travels, they will try to organise games in Europe with express trips: there are already proposals for West Ham new stadium's inauguration or from CSKA Moscow.