Andrés Iniesta , former captain of FC Barcelona and now in the ranks of Japanese Vissel Kobe , visited the Barça Store that the Barça club has in the Japanese town of Harajuku , about 500 kilometers from Kobe , where Manchego currently resides.
In addition to greeting and photographing himself with numerous fans, Iniesta also saw products that the official store of FC Barcelona still has with him as the protagonist. In fact, Iniesta himself said in his social networks that “it has been nice to find products from the unforgettable moment that we lived in 2009”, in allusion to the ‘ Iniestazo ‘ in Stamford Bridge . “It’s been 10 years and I continue to have challenges every day,” he added.
On the 27th, rival for the first time of Barça
FC Barcelona will face English Premier League veteran Chelsea and the J. League’s Vissel Kobe this July, adding to the list of star-studded club friendlies set to take place in Japan this summer.
The Spanish first-division leader, which last October announced plans to visit Japan and China in its upcoming preseason tour, will play Chelsea at Saitama Stadium on July 23 before traveling west to take on Vissel at Noevir Stadium.
It is arguably the culmination of a partnership which began in 2017, when Rakuten became the club’s top sponsor.
Next Saturday, June 27, Andrés Iniesta will experience some very strange sensations. For the first time, the Manchego midfielder will face off his former team with his current team Vissel Kobe . It will be in Kobe , where Barça will travel to participate in the Rakuten Cup . Before, on the 23rd, and within the framework of the same competition, Barça will face Chelsea .