Kolkata to host Barcelona vs Inter Milan ?

Messi came to Kolkata to play a friendly against Venezuela (AP)

It is reported in TOI that Kshatriya Sports Management (KSM) are trying to get Barcelona and Inter Milan to play an exhibition match in Salt Lake stadium on 19th May, 2012. According to the CEO of Kshatriya Sports Management, both the clubs and several of the world class players including Messi has agreed to participate in the match.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola: Kolkata Calling?

Now the main challenge is to see whether the organizers can arrange the needful in such a short time. The match is scheduled on the 19th of this month. The organizers are in talks with big sponsors and the administration.

KSM says that the picture will be clearer in 2-3 days to come. If it fails to happen in Kolkata, the match would happen in Spain. But Barcelona are strongly in favour of Kolkata.

This match is supposed to be Pep Guardiola’s farewell match. Pep had announced earlier about leaving the affairs at Barcelona FC after they failed to qualify for the final of UEFA Champions league.

Incidentally, 19th May is also the day when the final of UEFA Champions league will take place.

If this happens, this will be one of the most high profile games witnessed by Indian fans in India. Indian football fans will keep there fingers crossed and hope that football of the highest quality happens in their own backyard.


  1.  it is going to change the present, future and is going to be legendary match in the world of football in  INDIA…

  2. f its tru i also expct dat d tkkts vud b much EXPENSIVE dan d ARGENTINA vs VENEZUELA match as BARCA and INTER are quite BIG,well KNOWN nd EXPENSIVE than d INTERNATONAL teams. bt still i’m gonna see d no matter vats d price

  3.  These are great efforts by such football loving entrepreneurs! The govt must support such initiatives and the sponsors must now understand that India need football! Change the game!

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