Xavi’s trip to US pre-season tour delayed by visa issues

Barcelona, Spain, Jul 16 (EFE).- Barcelona’s coach Xavi Hernández was unable to accompany his team Saturday for pre-season tour in the United States due to visa issues.

“Xavi does not travel with the expedition for administrative and passport reasons”, the club said. He is expected to be able to do so “in the coming days.”

The Spaniard needs special permission to enter the United States as he visited Iran on several occasions during his spell at Qatar’s Al Sadd.

The 28-player expedition will land tonight in Miami at the beginning of the tour in which they will play four friendlies against Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls. EFE


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