Samba at the Ciutat Esportiva
Jesús Carrillo / Jordi Clos
Dani Alves and the Brazil squad began their training get together at FC Barcelona's Ciutat Esportiva on Friday afternoon as the national team arrived and will be joined by Adriano Correia on Saturday.
With the Barça players given a holiday until Tuesday the Blaugrana training complex has been taken
over by a new tenant as A Seleção moved in to work for four days. Coach Mano Menezes will oversee
his squad as he continues to build after returning to action following the World Cup Finals. On
Tuesday Brazil will round off their stay in the city with a friendly against the Barça B side.
Adriano called up
The squad that trained on pitch three at the training complex included Diego Alves, Gomes,
Alex, Henrique, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, André Santos, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Rafael, Douglas Costa,
Fernandinho, Hernanes, Lucas Leiva, Ramires, Sandro, Coutinho, Pato, André, Carlos Eduardo, Hulk
Marcelo picked up a knock at the last moment and Barça's Adriano has now been drafted in to
take his place. He will join Alves and Henrique, who is currently on loan to Racing Santander, who
will work on their home ground.