Spanish cities almost shut down in August as the country takes a holiday. Most shops close for a month and those fortunate enough to be in employment stop work and head for the coast.
In football, training sessions are rescheduled to early morning and late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day. Barca and Real Madrid may have thought that they were escaping the heat with their American pre-season tours. Instead, they experienced a heat wave.
At least Barca's third and final game was in the air-conditioned bliss of Dallas's stunning Cowboys Stadium. It was the only time a much-changedRead More »from Silly season nearly over in Spain