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18.12.2009 17:30

22 ready for the final


The squad trained on the eve of the Clubs World Cup Final, with only the injured Andrés Iniesta missing. Messi and Keita trained as normal.

The countdown to the final has begun, and Barça prepared for the game with Estudiantes on their usual training field. FIFA only allow teams to train once in the actual stadium, and Barça have already done that before the semi final.

2009-12-17_ENTRENO_008.JPGAll the players took full part, including Messi and Keita, apart from Iniesta who stayed in the hotel recovering, having spent the morning on the beach in front of the hotel with Milito and Messi.


There was a special guest at the session, none other than Andoni Zubizarreta, who kept goal in Barça’s first assault on the Intercontinental Cup (1992). Zubi is in Abu Dhabi as a commentator, and like other members of the media, watched the first fifteen minutes of the session. The Basque also had a chat with old pals Pep Guardiola and Juan Carlos Unzué.
22 ready for the final

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Barça trained today to the sound of a group of fans outside the ground who sung the Barça anthem non-.stop throughout the session

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