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15.09.2007 12:42

Everyone available included

Anna Segura

Bojan Krkic has been included in the first team squad for the first time by Frank Rijkaard for an official game as the Dutchman named all 18 players at his disposal for the trip to play Osasuna this weekend.

Following the break in the league for international games, Barça travel to Pamplona for the encounter on Sunday in the Reyno de Navarra. Rijkaard has named all the players that are fit and the list includes Krkic as well as Eidur Gudjohnsen, who has been named for the first time this season after recovering from an injury.

New faces

WEB_09.jpgKrkic's inclusion sees the 17-year-old travel with the first team for the first time to an official encounter. The club's youth team product returned from the Under-17 World Championship this week, after spending almost six weeks in Korea with the Spain side. Krkic did participate in the Blaugrana's mini tour of Scotland in early August and impressed.

Gudjohnsen is another new face for the game as the Icelandic international was only given the green light to play again on Monday after recovering from the knee injury that saw saw him sidelined in pre-season.

Five players out

WEB_04.jpgOne player who is missing is Leo Messi as he returned from playing in Argentina's friendly against Australia in Melbourne with a calf injury. Samuel Eto'o, Edmílson and Carles Puyol are the other three players missing. While the rest of the squad enjoyed a final training session on Saturday, Messi continued working on his individual recovery programme.

Rafael Márquez could also not been included in the squad after he was sent off in Barça's last league game against Athletic Club two weeks ago, having received two yellow cards. The Mexican did participate in training, however.
Everyone available included
The squad
Valdés, Jorquera, Oleguer, Thuram, Milito, Sylvinho, Zambrotta, Abidal, Xavi, Deco, Iniesta, Touré, Gudjohnsen, Ezquerro, Giovani, Henry, Bojan i Ronaldinho.

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