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24.07.2007 14:30

First Minister Watches Training

Sergi Nogueras / Vanessa Forns

Alex Slmaond, the First Minister of Scotland, visited the FC Barcelona squad on Tuesday to watch them train as they continue pre-season preparations at St. Andrews.

During the Blaugrana's second training session a very special visitor oversaw proceedings as the First Minister watched the players being put through their paces from the sidelines. Mr. Salmond was there to witness a full size game between the sides made of the squad and the coaching staff.

A signed shirt

entrenomati24-7-07-12.jpgGreeting Mr. Salmond was Barça director Josep Cubells who explained what the plan for the season was and introduced the politician to the rest of the assembled board members. Once the training session finished, all the players made their way over to sign a team shirt that was presented to the First Minister as a gift from the club.

entrenomati24-7-07_x1x.jpgMr. Salmond also had the chance to meet and speak to many of the players and enjoyed shaking hands and saying a few words to each of them, spending the longest time talking to Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry.
First Minister Watches Training
Ear tests
Following training on Tueday morning, all the Barça players underwent had lactic acid extracted from their ears as part of the medical tests that they all have to undergo throughout pre-season. The exam is used to measure the fatigue levels of each player and will be carried out on a regular basis as the season approaches.

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