Found August 01, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Barcelona's star-studded squad will take a break from its regular preseason schedule to visit Israel and the West Bank this weekend on a two-day ''Peace Tour.'' The Spanish champions are due to arrive in Israel on Saturday afternoon, only hours after playing a friendly against Brazilian club Santos at the Camp Nou the night before. Lionel Messi and new signing Neymar are expected to be among the players who will lead two football clinics with local children. When the trip was first announced in February, Barcelona chairman Sandro Rosell said he hoped to center events around a peace match between Barcelona and a mixed Israeli-Palestinian team. But the proposed game was canceled after Palestinian Football Association chairman Jibril Rajoub objected to it. Instead, the team will hold workshops with Israeli and Palestinian children as well as meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem...
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