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Barcelona arrive in South Africa for friendly match

La Liga champions Barcelona arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday (May 16) ahead of a friendly against South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns. The match is part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.

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