Xavi names the 28 players travelling to Saudi Arabia for Tuesday's friendly with Boca Juniors (live on Barça TV+)
This week brings the Maradona Cup, in honour of Diego Maradona on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Argentine superstars death, to be played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday 14 December at 6.00pm CET between Barça and Boca Juniors.
The teams meeting in the Middle East are two of the clubs for which Maradona played. One of the greatest players ever to grace the game passed away on 25 November 2020.
On Sunday, coach Xavi Hernández named the squad of 28 players that he’ll be taking with him: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Riqui Puig, O. Dembélé, Dani Alves, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, L. De Jong, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Jutglà, Gavi, Balde, I. Akhomach, Álvaro Sanz, Comas, Mika Mármol, Matheus and Guillem Jaime.
Ez Abde is not travelling for bureaucratic reasons