It’s back-to-work time for the Barça first team. After clinching a famous double by beating Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Final on May 22, the vacations started for some the players. But for a large number of the squad, there was the not-small matter of the Copa America and Euro 2016 with their national teams. This has conditioned the dates when they are due to report back for club duty, while Neymar Jr and Rafinha still have the Olympic Games in Rio before they are back.
The players that were not involved in international competitions will be back under the orders of Luis Enrique from Tuesday 19 July. Those ten will start with their routine medical checks before training starts in earnest on Wednesday. Here’s the full list of which players will be at the club this week, and when the other will be joining them:
19 July: Suárez, Munir, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Mathieu, Masip, Denis Suárez, Halilovic and Samper.
25 July: Arda Turan.
1 August: Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Messi, Bravo, Mascherano, Jordi Alba and Vermaelen.
8 August: Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Digne, Tello, Douglas and Montoya.
Neymar Jr and Rafinha will be returning later due to playing for Brazil at the Rio Olympics