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Sandro Rosell with Hiroki Nakano and Japan supporters' club's delegation

Sandro Rosell has received on Saturday the president of Penya FC Barcelona Japan, Hiroki Nakano, at the floor 37 of Mandarin Hotel. The FC Barcelona president was accompanied by Pau Vilanova, chief director of the Social Commission, and Josep M. Barnils, director of the Social Commission and responsible for the FCBarcelona fan clubs abroad.

Vilanova: "The club has a great diffusion"

Rosell has talked to the delegation of the Penya FC Barcelona Japan and spoke about the evolution of the Penya, which has grown spectacularly in recent years. Nakano himself said that when they created the fan club 10 years ago "there were only 3 people." Far away remain this amount as, currently, the organization has 105 members. And, as Pau Vilanova said, "the club has a great impact and diffusion in Japan."

For Nakano it is clear why they feel this passion for Pep Guardiola's team: "It is because of the top-quality football he plays." The president of the Penya FC Barcelona Japan said that the Japanese country "is learning about football and, time after time, you get to know more and more and you understand the better top-quality football our players play." Nakano is clear about it: "If you have knowledge about football, you come to Barça."

Japanese fans also wanted to honour his beloved player, Xavi Hernandez, with a figure that has been given to Sandro Rosell. Hiroki Nakano said the award is dedicated to the midfielder because "he is a symbol of the club," and added that "the way he plays is our image of the blaugrana club."

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