The Barça squad, which almost did not shoot after the national team break, starting this Tuesday in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) His participation against the Mexican Ministerial Club in the 16th edition of the Super Globe (Club World Championship). For the first time in Super Globe history 12 teams will compete in the tournament. Barça, who has won the competition five times, is in Group D together with the Mexican team and Esperanza de Tunisia, which they will meet next Thursday.
While the 17 players in the team are distributed according to their national teams, Carlos Ortega left Barcelona this Monday with just four players: Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Aleix Gómez, Aitor Ariño and Artur Parera. The rest of the team membersThey will come from France, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal and Brazil. In this way, the azulgranas will make their debut in the competition without being able to train on the match stage.
The Monterrey Ministers made their debut at the Super Globe as the North American and Caribbean Confederation (NACHC) champions, becoming the first Mexican team in the competition’s history. Its roster consists almost entirely of Mexican internationals, including left-handed winger Luis Avalos and left-back Yael Urbina, top scorers, Brazilian center Bruno Machado and goalkeeper Lionel Gloria.
Besides Barça, the current European championAlso, African champion Egyptian Al Ahly; Asian champion Kuwaiti Al Kuwait; Australia and Oceania champion University of Sydney; Ministerial club, champion of North America and the Caribbean; and Taubate (BRA) champion of South and Central America. Tunisian Esperanza, winner of the Arab Champions Championship; SC Magdeburg (Germany), the current champion of the competition; Mudhar and Khaleej (Saudi Arabia), I am the host clubs; and Kielce from Poland, runner-up in Europe and winner of the EHF Europa League, Benfica (Portugal) round off the list of exhibitors as guests.
Barça, which will fight for their sixth title, will try to take back what they lost (33-28) in the final against Magdeburg last year. points to Kielce of his possible rival Talant Djushebaev in the semi-finalsIt will be a repeat of last season’s Champions League final.
The winners of each group will play the semi-finals on October 22. The winner of group A will meet the leader of group B, the leaders of group C and D will complete the other semi-finals. The final will be held on October 23.
The competition will start this Tuesday and the groups for the first stage are:
– Group A: University of Magdeburg, Sydney and Kaleej
– Group B: Al Ahly, Benfica and Mudhar
– Group C: Kielce, Taubate and Al Kuwait
– Group D: Barça, the Ministerial Club and the Hope of Tunisia.
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