Barcelona, Aug 6 (IANS) All of FC Barcelona’s footballers who took part in the FIFA World Cup have now returned to the Catalan club and took part in training on Monday.
Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Yerry Mina and Thomas Vermaelen, were the last players to return from their summer vacation, reports Efe.
“Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was also present, following his arrival on Sunday from the club’s tour of the United States. Recovering from injury, Carles Aleña did specific training,” the club reported on its official web site.
During the past week, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique were the first internationals to join the training, while the rest of the squad were either on vacation or with the Catalan club in its pre-season tour in the US.
France’s forward Ousmane Dembele, who was part of the national team that recently won the 2018 World Cup, rejoined the training of Barcelona on Saturday.
Thus, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde can count from Tuesday on all his players in the training camp.