Barcelona vs Juventus friendly cancelled after virus ravages Blaugrana squad

  • Barcelona have cancelled their upcoming friendly with Juventus
  • La Liga champions have yet to play a friendly this summer
  • A viral outbreak among the squad has seen the friendly called off
Barcelona's friendly has been cancelled
Barcelona's friendly has been cancelled / David Ramos/GettyImages

Barcelona have confirmed that their upcoming friendly with Juventus has been cancelled after a large part of the Blaugrana dressing room fell unwell.

The La Liga champions were due to get their United States tour underway against Juventus in the early hours of Sunday morning, but have now cancelled the game.

"FC Barcelona hereby informs that the game against Juventus FC, scheduled for today, July 22 at 7:30 PM at Levi’s Stadium, as part of the Soccer Champions Tour, has been canceled," a statement read.

"A significant part of the Blaugrana squad has viral gastroenteritis."



Reports in Spain have claimed that around ten members of the squad have been taken unwell, leading to Barcelona cancelling the friendly.

The focus will now be on their next scheduled friendly, which comes against Premier League side Arsenal on July 27.

Xavi's side also have dates with Real Madrid and AC Milan, while they may need to rearrange this fixture against Juventus as it is part of a pre-season tournament, the Soccer Champions Tour.

There's also the annual Joan Gamper clash to look forward to, with Tottenham Hotspur the opponents for this season's affair.

The game will be played at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, where Barcelona will play all their home games this season while their famous Camp Nou home is redeveloped.


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