Will the ‘Three Stooges’ meet again? Kobe-Barcelona, friendly on June 6th

Will we see the world’s best midfield of Xavi, Iniesta, and Busquets again?

Barcelona and Vissel Kobe will face off in a friendly on Saturday at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

Kobe confirmed the friendly with Barcelona on May 9. With the possibility of Iniesta’s retirement looking increasingly likely, local Japanese media outlets, including Sporunichi, have labeled the match “likely to be a retirement match.”

In particular, Sponichi predicts that Iniesta will wear a Kobe jersey for the first half of the game and a Barcelona jersey for the second.

Notably, Barcelona’s squad includes Sergio Busquets and Xavi Hernandez, who are still active players.

While it’s unlikely, if Xavi makes a surprise appearance as a player given that it’s an ‘event match’, it could be the last time we see the midfield combination (known as the ‘Three Stooges’) from Barcelona’s glory days on the pitch.토토사이트

Barcelona’s first-team squad, which would normally be on vacation before the A-match, is also expected to accompany the team on this trip. Along with Busquets, Foster includes key players such as Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Franck de Jong, so it’s not unlikely that they’ll make an appearance.

Barcelona will reportedly return to Spain immediately after the match, with no additional friendlies, to prepare for the A-match period. Vissel Kobe also have a J-League 16R match on the 10th of this month, immediately following the match.

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