The Spanish giants haven’t gone on a summer tour since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and were forced to stay much closer to home during the previous two summers. However, that will change in 2022 as more and more things around the world return to normal.
The upcoming pre-season will put Barcelona in a better position to challenge again, with solid fixtures serving as an early indicator of where Xavi will take the team.
Now, Xavi will conduct his first pre-season under the command of the Catalan giants after being appointed only in November last year, with several new faces set to join the squad.
While some are away on international duty, the rest of the players have already begun their summer break. All the information you need on Barcelona’s upcoming pre-season is below.
Where is Barcelona going for the 2022/23 pre-season?
Barcelona visited the United States for their last pre-season tour in 2019 and will return in 2022.
In addition to training and match practice for the players, expanding the club’s reach in North America is crucial.
This squad will play in Miami and New York in July, as well as play the Joan Gamper Trophy, though the opponent has yet to be selected.
Barcelona pre-season 2022/23 confirmed fixtures
The club have confirmed their friendlies, with some of the fixtures against MLS side Inter Miami, followed by a match against another MLS team, the New York Red Bulls.
- 13th July – Olot vs Barcelona (6 PM BST)
- 20th July – Barcelona vs Inter Miami (12:30 AM BST) – DRV PNK Stadium, Florida
- 24th July – Barcelona vs Real Madrid (TBC) – Allegiant Stadium, Nevada
- 27th July – Barcelona vs Juventus (TBC) – Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
- 31st July – Barcelona vs New York Red Bulls (12:00 AM BST) – Red Bull Arena, New York
- 6th August – Barcelona vs AS Roma (8:00 PM BST) – Camp Nou, Barcelona (Joan Gamper Trophy Final)
How to watch Barcelona pre-season 2022/23
Live coverage of Barcelona’s pre-season matches is provided by the club’s online channel Barça TV+, available to subscribers.
Barcelona pre-season tickets
Tickets for Barcelona’s pre-season tour will be made available in due course.
When does Barcelona’s 2022-23 season start?
Following the release of the LaLiga Primera División football fixtures, Xavi’s FC Barcelona team will face Rayo Vallecano in the first LaLiga game of the 2022/23 season on 13th August 2022, at Camp Nou.
All of the other competitions’ dates are also set. The Champions League begins on 6th September 2022, the Copa del Rey begins on 19th October 2022, and the Spanish Super Cup is held in Saudi Arabia from the 11th to 15th January 2023.
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