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July 31, 2017

The 52nd edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy will be held at Camp Nou on August 7th, 2017, FC Barcelona has announced (kick off 8.30pm CET). This year’s invitees are Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that was involved in a tragic plane accident last fall while on its wat to the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia. The Joan Gamper game traditionally serves as the official unveiling of the team each season in front of the home fans.

gamper2017Barça previously announced its invitation to Chapecoense for this year’s Gamper to help pay tribute to the 71 people who died in the accident on November 28th, 2016, as well as their families. Barça hopes to help Chapecoense rebuild institutionally and recover the competitive level it had before the tragedy.

Chapecoense will be the sixth Brazilian side to take part in the Gamper competition. Prior to them, Internacional de Porto Alegre, Vasco de Gama, Santos, Flamengo and Botafogo have all also taken part in the tournament. The only Brazilian side to win the trophy was Internacional Porto Alegre who were victorious in 1982/83. The latest match against a Brazilian team was in 2013 with FC Barcelona beating Santos 8-0.

Where:  Camp Nou (C. d’Aristides Maillol, 12, Barcelona)

When: 7th of August, 2017, 8:30 pm

Where to buy the ticket:  or Camp Nou box office

Tickets Price:  From 39 to 84€

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