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12.09.2008 20:04

Guardiola calls up 20 to face Racing


Pep Guardiola has named every player that is available to him, except Rafa Márquez, for FC Barcelona's first home game in the league of the season against Racing Santander on Saturday evening.

The Blaugrana trainer has called upon 20 players for the opening match at Camp Nou leaving out only Márquez.. Martín Cáceres is unavailable because his flight back from Uruguay was delayed due to fog. Albert Jorquera and Gaby Milito are both still sidelined through injury.

Uruguay's Football Federation informed the club's of the twelve of their players that are with European clubs to state that they would all be late in reporting back from international duty due to the weather conditions at the airport and he Cáceres is now expected back in Barcelona on Saturday.

Márquez and Cáceres will both train together on Saturday morning on recovery programmes after their long trips.

Messi trains

QM3D1399.jpgOn Friday evening, the rest of the squad completed the second training session of the day in Camp Nou and Lionel Messi was back in action afte he flew back to the Ciutat Contal from representing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers earlier in the day.

Andrés Iniesta, Samuel Eto'o, Seydou Keita, Aliaksandr Hleb, Thierry Henry and Eidur Gudjohnsen also trained as normal after spending the morning session working in the club gymnasium.
Guardiola calls up 20 to face Racing
The squad
Valdés, Pinto, Puyol, Alves, Piqué, Abidal, Sylvinho, Touré Yaya, Busquets, Keita, Gudjohnsen, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Víctor Sánchez, Henry, Bojan, Hleb, Eto'o, Messi.

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