The International Handball Federation (IHF) formally invited FC Barcelona to take part in the Super Globe to be held in Doha (Qatar) from August 25 to 30, 2013.
FC Barcelona accepted the invitation and wishes to thank the IHF for the chance to appear in such a prestigious event.
Barça and seven others
This will be the first time that FC Barcelona has ever participated in the Super Globe, a tournament played by champions of each continent, plus other guest teams.
In 2013, Barça will be joined by European champion Hamburg (Germany), Asian champion Al Rayyan (Qatar),Africa’s top team Etoile Sportive du Sahel (Tunisia), Pan-American champion Taubate (Brazil) Oceania champion Sydney University (Australia) and two other Qatari clubs, El Jaish and the host Al-Sadd (Qatar).
The draws for the two four-team groups will be made over the next few days. The top two in each will meet in the semi-finals, and the grand final will be on August 30 in the Al Gharafa Arena.