Thursday, July 31, 2008
Checho & The Boys Have Landed
Thanks to P2BN for alerting us on this great news. So it is now confirmed that the Atomic Flea will fly to join the rest of the Under-23 squad in Shanghai. Now, I just hope Barca will respect his decision.
Meanwhile the rest of the squad arrived today in Shanghai, where the team will play some of its group stage games. Coach Sergio BATISTA and his boys arrived at Huating Hotel at 12:35pm. As the first Olympic soccer team to arrive in Shanghai, they were welcomed by ZHAO Wen, the city's vice mayor.
Checho was given welcoming flowers at the hotel as hundreds of soccer fans watched. All 17 players (minus MESSI that is) were present after a week of training in Japan. They may kick practice at a training camp in Songjiang District later today, but the plan had not been confirmed.