Barcelona to play Chapecoense in ​Joan Gamper Trophy on August 7th

Barcelona has announced that the 52nd edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy will be held at Camp Nou on August 7th, 2017.

This year’s invitees are Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that was involved in a tragic plane accident last November fall while on its way 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.

Barça 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.

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