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The game's governing body has distanced itself from reports Barcelona are set to visit Malaysia in August

The Football Association of Malaysia has revealed they are unaware of Barcelona's impending visit to Malaysia this August despite reports of a local newspaper.

According to Sinar Harian, the FAM released a statement saying that "nobody contacted them regarding the Spanish club's visit".

A local English newspaper reported that Messi's side are set to visit Malaysia after their series of friendly matches in Beijing and Bangkok through the club's Asia tour.

Barcelona, who are 12 points ahead of second-place Atletico Madrid and 16 points ahead of rivals Real Madrid in the La Liga, are set to go on an Asia tour in preparation for the 2013-2014 season.

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