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Bhutia and Co to give La Liga clubs a miss

sports Updated: Jun 18, 2009 23:30 IST
Abhishek Hore
Abhishek Hore
Hindustan Times
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The revered Nou Camp might play host to Bhaichung Bhutia and Co during their month-long stay at Barcelona.

According to national coach Bob Houghton, the Indian players might get a chance to train at the Nou Camp since Mini Stadio, the training ground located next to Nou Camp, is under renovation.

"The club's main training facility is 20 kms from the Nou Camp and the small ground called Mini Stadio is under renovation, so we might just get to train there," Houghton said on Thursday.

On the team's plans during the tour, Houghton said: "We will try and play four to five matches against local clubs. We are trying to get one more match at least."

Asked if they are playing any La Liga club, Houghton replied in the negative. "There is no point playing Valencia, Barcelona or Athletico Madrid and then losing 0-5 or 0-6," the 62-year-old Briton said.

"Our aim is to prepare for the Nehru Cup (starting August 18) and iron out glitches if any," he said.