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Barça twins with Perpignan rugby team players

The USA Perpignan team visited the Camp Nou and exchanged photos, good wishes and shirts with the Barça players. They were all clearly impressed later on when they visited the Nou Camp installations.


18 January 2011 11:01 PM



Barcelona (FCB).- There\u2019s a great mix of nationalities in the Perpignan team and the expressions of admiration for the Club and the team came in a variety of languages, but all the players were well impressed with the facilities and the stadium. "We\u2019re very happy to be in Barcelona, it\u2019s very important for our club\u201D, according to Perpignan captain Nicolas Mas, on his arrival at the Stadium, where the players mingled with visitors for the Tour del Camp Nou Experience, who were themselves surprised at the size of the players in their midst.

Fans of the team

Lock Olivier Olibeau follows Barça closely and reckons it\u2019s \u201Cfantastic\u201D to watch the team at the Nou Camp \u201Cthey make it look so easy\u201D, something his Argentinean front row colleague  Rimas Álvarez-Kairelis agreed with, though he naturally enough had words of praise for his compatriot Leo Messi: \u201CI love everything he does with Xavi and Iniesta . At Perpignan, like at Barça, we are all equal and the most important thing is not the individual, but rather the team as a whole\u201D.

Twinning agreement

USAP and Barcelona made history with their twinning agreement and the best way to celebrate was to bring the two squads together. This morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper  the players posed together for photos, whilst Éric Abidal broke the ice with his countrymen and Carles Puyol, Xavi and Valdés posed with  Perry Freshwater  and Henry Tuilagi, as Michel Joffrey and Jérome Porical clicked away with their mobiles.



Game set for April 2nd

USAP are due to play a game at the Nou Camp on April 2nd and Álvarez-Kairelis commented: \u201Cthere are a lot of fans who want to see us play here and we are happy that we will be able to\u201D. Many of the players were happy enough today after meeting some of the world\u2019s best footballers.


  • Barça twins with Perpignan rugby team players (by FC Barcelona)

  • Barça twins with Perpignan rugby team players (by FC Barcelona)