Camp Nou

Next Game

Barcelona v Roma

Wednesday, 05 August 2015, 21:00

Friendly Match

Artemio Franchi

Last Game

Fiorentina 2 - 1 Barcelona

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 20:00

Int Champs Cup North America

Barca to visit St George's Park

Barcelona arrive in England on Monday as their pre-season preparations continue with a training camp at St George's Park.

Last Updated: 27/07/14 at 18:19 Post Comment

Luis Enrique: Brings a strong squad for training camp in England

Luis Enrique: Brings a strong squad for training camp in England

The Spanish giants, who finished second in the Primera Division last term behind Atletico Madrid, will have sessions at the complex in Burton-upon-Trent each day from Monday to Friday before flying to France on Saturday.

Newly-appointed boss Luis Enrique has named a 26-man squad for the trip which features the likes of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Pedro - all part of the Spain squad that was eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage.

Alex Song and new signing Ivan Rakitic, who suffered the same fate with Cameroon and Croatia respectively, are also involved, but Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, beaten finalists at the tournament in Brazil with Argentina, are not, with their post-World Cup breaks continuing. Dani Alves of Brazil, a defeated semi-finalist, is also missing.

Gerard Deulofeu has been named in the party having returned to Barca after a season-long loan in the Barclays Premier League with Everton.

And in terms of other players recruited this summer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo - out in the last 16 in Brazil with Chile - and Jeremy Mathieu are included as well, but Luis Suarez misses out due to the suspension the Uruguay forward is serving for his bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Suarez, who has joined from Liverpool for £75million, was handed a four-month ban from all football-related activity by FIFA in June.

Neymar is also absent following the back injury which ended the Brazilian's World Cup.

Barca's next pre-season friendly is on Saturday evening in France against Nice. They then travel to Geneva to face Italians Napoli on Tuesday, August 5, before taking on HJK Helsinki in the Finnish capital and then Mexican outfit Club Leon at the Nou Camp.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Liverpool have no interest in Barcelona's Adam Traore

Despite reports to the contrary, Liverpool are not interested in signing Barcelona winger Adama Traore.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company