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02.02.2008 12:38

Rijkaard names 18-man squad


Frank Rijkaard has called up all the available players in the FC Barcelona squad, apart from Sylvinho for the game against Osasuna on Sunday in Camp Nou.

The Dutch coach has named an 18-man squad for the encounter and he recalled Eidur Gudjohnsen, José Edmílson and Oleguer Presas. While Sylvinho is the only player that has ben rested, Rijkaard is unable to use Carles Puyol, Santiago Ezquerro and Albert Jorquera as they are out with injury. Samuel Eto’o and Touré Yaya are still away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Oleguer celebrations

archivar_13.jpgThe final training session before the game took place behind closed doors on the Camp Nou pitch on Saturday morning. Before the start of the session, Rijkaard called all the players together to wish Oleguer a happy 28th birthday.

The squad

Valdés, Pinto, Zambrotta, Oleguer, Thuram, Milito, Edmílson, Márquez, Abidal, Xavi, Iniesta, Deco, Gudjohnsen, Ronaldinho, Henry, Bojan, Giovani, Messi.
Rijkaard names 18-man squad

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Milestone for Ronnie
Ronaldinho will play in his 200th game for Barcelona if he appears against Osasuna. In the five seasons he has been at the club the Brazilian superstar has scored 92 goals.

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