Dani Alves was back with the first team squad this morning, going through a series of medical tests and greeting the rest of the players on his return from his post World Cup break. Leo Messi has his medical this afternoon.
Barca’s international players are gradually making their way back to the Nou Camp after their
exertions in South Africa. Last Monday, Eric Abidal rejoined the squad and today Dani Alves and Leo
Messi make their reappearances in training.
Medical check up
Brazilian Dani Alves began the morning with the medical check up, which
all the players go through on their return to pre-season training, before going over to the
training pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva, where he was able to greet his teammates, though he took no
part in the training session they had been involved in since 09.00.
Messi back this afternoon
This afternoon, Leo Messi will be at the club for his medical check up on his return from his
holidays after Argentina, like Brazil went out of the World Cup in the quarter finals.