SD Eibar's youngsters were the star attraction in Uzbekistan this week. The Basque side's academy took part in a number of activities in collaboration with LaLiga, and faced the local Under-15 team in a match which was broadcasted on national TV.
Various media sources followed the tour, welcoming the team’s arrival at the airport in Tashkent. Hector Cuper, current Uzbekistan manager, also spent an hour taking questions, giving advice and sharing experiences from his time in LaLiga.
On social media, singer and actress Shahzoda posted a photo with an SD Eibar shirt to her 2.3million Instagram followers. She is a reknowned star in Uzbekistan and Central Asia, as recognised in 2011 when she won The Best Artist in Central Asia and Caucasus at the Big Apple Music Awards in New York.
The tour proved a perfect opportunity for the club to boost their international profile, and also helps build LaLiga's ever-growing popularity amongst fans in the region.© LaLiga - Year 2018