Monday, July 21, 2008
Fabregas joins Barcelona…. in Uzbekistan!
Everyone berated Alexander Hleb for predicting that Cesc Fabregas will eventually join Barcelona.
It seems that his prophesy has come true in quite a strange way and much sooner than everyone anticipated.
You may have heard that Samual Eto’o of Barcelona has been invited along with some other colleagues of his to visit Uzbekistan as guests of local club Kuruvchi.
This is part of an agreed cooperation between Barcelona and Kuruvchi with the aim of improving the technical level of the local players especially the youngsters and to help promote football in the country.
The youngsters in particular did not miss the opportunity to applaud their heroes.
They were part of a 10.000 strong crowd that turned up to attend the classes and play the beautiful game along with the Barcelona stars and…Cesc Fabregas!
"It was a feast. They are not any players they are champions of Europe," reported the Kuruvchí spokesman, who are current leader of the Uzbek league.
The original Barcelona contingent was to include Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernandez. However Xavi pulled out at the last moment due to his mother’s deteriorating health.
And somehow Cesc was invited to take up his place. The Spanish press is reporting that this was as part of Barcelona’s cooperation with Kuruvchi.
May be Alexander Hleb knew what he was talking about!
On the other hand the explanation that may be given is that the delegation was of Spanish internationals….