Abidal and the 8 Barça players on duty with the Spanish national side, returned to training this Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday, with the arrival of the Argentinian and Brazilian players, Guardiola will have the whole squad at his disposal.
Little by little the first team welcomed back the international players, who over the last few days
have been concentrated with their national teams. This afternoon, Barça’s Spanish
internationals, Valdes, Puyol, Pique, Thiago, Xavi, Busquets, Pedro, and Villa, and Abidal, who was
away with France, all joined in the training session led by Guardiola.
All the international players trained normally, alongside the five players, Keita, Iniesta,
Maxwell, Fontàs, and Pinto, who weren’t on international duty. Also at the session were a few
young players from the reserves, Kiko Femenia, Muniesa, Gustavo, Deulofeu, and Masip. The players
who played for their country on Tuesday evening did a light recovery session.
Thursday, the South Americans are back
The only players left to return to Barcelona are the Argentinians and Brazilians, who played
this morning. Messi, Mascherano, Adriano, and Alves, are all expected to be involved in training on