The eight FC Barcelona players that won the World Cup last month trained on Tuesday evening alongside Lionel Messi, Éric Abidal, Martín Cáceres and a selection of players from the club’s impressive B team.
After returning from a late holiday earlier this week the Spain stars are working hard to
rediscover their rhythm and fitness as the rest of the squad are some time ahead of them in the
Eight and seven others
While the remainder of the squad had the evening off the World Cup
winners were put through their paces Víctor Valdés, David Villa, Sergi Busquets, Pedro, Andrés
Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué and Xavi were joined by the youth team starlets.
Goalkeepers Oier Olázabal and Rubén Miño were joined by Andreu Fontàs and Víctor Vázquez as
coach Pep Guardiola continues to look to give the young players more and more experience at the
José Manuel Pinto worked on his own once again as he looks to recover
from a muscle injury that kept him out of the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup encounter with
Sevilla at the weekend.
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Éric Abidal is is the only of five players not to be punished by the French Football
Federation’s Disciplinary Committee.The FC Barcelona defender attended a hearing in Paris on
Tuesday into the France squad’s behaviour at the World Cup Finals and several players were
castigated. Nicolas Anelka was given an 18-match suspension, while Patrice Evra cannot play for his
country for five games, Franck Ribéry for three matches and Jérémy Toulalan one encounter. The
Committee chose not to punish Abidal after taking his explanation into account.