FC Barcelona will start the pre-season on July 4th and on the 13th they will play their first friendly against Olot, before the American tour
Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls, their rivals in Yankee lands before the Gamper against Roma
The 2022-23 League will start on the weekend of August 13 and 14 and the charity Barça-City will be played on the 24th
FC Barcelona will start the 2022-23 preseason on Monday, July 4, with the usual medical tests in the morning and the first training session in the afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despí. On Monday the 11th, the team’s internationals who have recently played matches with their respective national teams will join the training sessions. The Europeans have started a new edition of the UEFA Nations League, while Ronald Araujo played friendlies with Uruguay.
Barça will play its first friendly match of the preseason on Wednesday, July 13, against Unió Esportiva Olot, coinciding with the centenary of the club from La Garrotxa. The match will be played at the Estadi Municipal de Olot at 7:00 p.m. and the match will be the first between the two clubs since 1980.
Three days later, on the 16th, the team will travel to the United States to play four more friendlies. There they will face two clubs that promote the European Super League and two American teams: Inter Miami CF on Tuesday 19 in Miami (01:30 a.m. Spanish time on Wednesday 20), Real Madrid on Saturday 23 in Las Vegas (time to be determined), to Juventus on Tuesday 26 in Dallas (time to be determined) and to the NY Red Bulls to close the American tour in New York on Saturday 30 (01:30 a.m., Spanish time in the early hours of Sunday 31) . As far as the friendly against Real Madrid is concerned, it will be the second classic to be played outside of Spain after the one in Miami in 2017, which was Neymar’s last game as a Barça player.
Likewise, on Saturday August 6, the Barça team will play the Joan Gamper Trophy against AS Roma at the Camp Nou (9:00 p.m.) and the 2022-23 League will start on the weekend of the 13th and 14th. The weekend of 20 and 21 will take place the second day. All in all, on Wednesday the 24th at 9:00 p.m. Xavi Hernández’s men will play a charity friendly against Manchester City, a team led by former Barça coach Pep Guardiola, at the Camp Nou in order to raise funds for the investigation of the ALS, a degenerative disease suffered by the former goalkeeper and former Barça coach, Juan Carlos Unzué.
The following day, on Thursday 25 August, the draw for the group stage of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) starting at 6:00 p.m.
The last weekend of August, on Saturday 27 or Sunday 28, Barça will play the third day of the League.
The draw for the 2022-23 League calendar, which will define the order of play for all the First and Second teams, will take place this Thursday, June 23, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Luis Aragonés Hall of the Ciudad del Fútbol de las Roses. Therefore, Barça will already know its definitive calendar for the summer of 2022.