- Barcelona players will have their names in Chinese for El Clásico
- The La Liga champions revealed the move was in commemoration of the Chinese New Year
- Barca have also concluded plans to tour China and Japan at the end of the season
Barcelona squad members will wear special jerseys for El Clasico against Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
According to a statement from Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Co. will wear shirts that will have the players' names in Chinese alongside the usual characters.
Interestingly, the special gesture is in commemoration of the Chinese New Year, and it is the first time that Blaugrana will have additional characters on the back of their match jersey.
Already, shops within the city, who received supplies of the strip jersey with the players’ names in Chinese have commenced sales.
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Meanwhile, a special video from Barcelona featuring the quartet of Messi, Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti congratulating the Chinese on their day, is also included in the pack.
Barcelona are expected to tour China and Japan for pre-season at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
The La Liga giants’ are optimistic the marketing decision will play an important role in increasing the club’s fans base across the Asian continent.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lionel Messi is ready to stage a comeback from a knock and tackle Real Madrid on Wednesday night after completing Barcelona’s training session on Tuesday.
Messi suffered knock in Saturday’s La Liga clash with Vancia that ended in a 2-2 draw. But the Argentine star, who was tipped to sit out tomorrow’s game at the Nou Camp is now likely to play a role in the contest.
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