The Catalan club are travelling to Kuala Lumpar with a full squad for the match on August 10th.
Barcelona will travel to Kuala Lumpar for the friendly match against a Malaysian XI next week with a full strength side.
Barca released their squad list for the match at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on August 10 Alexis Sanchez, Alex Song, and Javier Mascherano all included alongside superstar Lionel Messi.
Better yet for Malaysian football fans, the La Liga champions are bringing along the players given extended breaks following their exploits in the Confederations Cup earlier this summer meaning Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Gerrard Pique will also be making the trip.
But the stand-out name amongst the crowd, currently dwarfing even Messi, is new signing Neymar, who could make his second appearance in the famous blue and red strip following his unofficial debut in a 2-2 against Lechia Gdańsk on July 30.
The friendly is also projected to drive RM115 million into the local economy after the organisers, Malaysia Major Events, said in a statement they expected 80,000 supporters to be in attendance, with 8,000 travelling from Spain.
And the journeying Catalan natives will be able to sample the the diversity of Malaysian culture after the event was specifically arranged to take place during Aidilfitri.
“Malaysians and football are inseparable. We are happy to see the greatness of the spirit of the football hit the country and we will continue to bring the mega sporting event here,” CEO of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Zulkefli Sharif, told Sinar Harian.
Barcelona will arrive in Malaysia on August 8th before Saturday’s game, which has a proposed kick-off time of 20:45.