Spanish football team FC Barcelona will play Romanian Dinamo Bucuresti in a friendly match set to take place this Saturday, August 11, starting 20.15, at National Arena.
FC Barcelona is bringing to Bucharest a star-studded team, including Argentinean Lionel Messi, Spanish Gerard Pique, Xavier “Xavi” Hernández i Creus, Andrea Iniesta and Brazilian Dani Alves.
The full list of players that will be present in Bucharest, as announced by the Catalan club on August 7, includes: Victor Valdes, Jose Manuel Pinto, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Carles Puyol, Xavi, David Villa, Andrea Iniesta, Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Ibrahim Affelay, Adriano, Andreu Fontas, Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, Tello, Ilie Sanchez, Sergi Roberto, and Rafinha.
Over 500 constables will be on duty tomorrow in Bucharest to ensure order and public safety is kept for the match, according to a press release of the Bucharest Constables unit. They will be present on the fans’ routes to and from the sports arena and around and inside the venue. Football fans that will be present at the match were recommended to come to the stadium starting 17.45 to ensure entrance is made easily.Access to the sports venue is allowed only through the Basarabia Boulevard, Maior Coravu street and the Pierre de Coubertin Boulevard.
Romanian sports news site gsp.ro had previously reported that Columbian singer Shakira would also be present in Bucharest for the match.