Jordi Blanco and Carlos Nava | ESPN DigitalReading: 3 min.
Barcelona and Santa Clara.— The Barcelona announced this Saturday with a post on social networks that they will cancel the match against Juventus within the Football Champions Tour as several players from the Barcelona squad are suffering from viral gastroenteritis.
“Fc Barcelona announces that the match against Juventus FC has been postponed today, July 22nd at 7:30pm at Levi’s Stadium for the Football Champions Tour. A key part of the Barcelona squad is suffering from viral gastroenteritis,” Barcelona wrote on Twitter.
Saturday’s game against Juventus was the first game of the US Soccer Championship Tour, which was to be played at Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.
Barcelona announced the cancellation of the match on their social networks before the game organizers officially announced the cancellation. The Spanish team didn’t even travel to the greater San Francisco area, as they were scheduled to travel that same Saturday morning, hours before the game.
The Blaugranas had access to press and activities with their official supporters club in the Los Angeles area on Friday.
On the other hand, Juventus arrived at the venue for the first match on Friday night. As of 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, neither the Italian team nor the organizers had commented on the cancellation issue.
A source said the organization was surprised, as were many fans who traveled to the California Bay Area to watch the game.
Barcelona still have to play against Arsenal, Real Madrid and Milan in this Soccer Champions Tour. Nothing was cancelled.