Iniesta available to play against Rayo / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

This Monday, Andrés Iniesta was declared fit by Barça's medical staff. After missing the AC Milan (2-3) and Getafe (1-0) games because of a contusion on his left thigh, Iniesta is back with the squad for tomorrow’s game against Rayo Vallecano, the first of three consecutive games at the Camp Nou.

Training with 23 players

The 20 first team players available to Josep Guardiola, including Iniesta who got the medical all-clear after the session, and 3 Barça B players, Cuenca, Tello and Carmona took part in this afternoon’s training session. The only absentee was the injured Ibrahim Afellay. The team trained on Field 1 at the Ciutat Esportiva, they will train one last time tomorrow, at the Camp Nou, before the match against Rayo Vallecano.

FIFA anti-doping control

Several members of FIFA’s Medical Services were present at today’s training session. FIFA personnel performed urine-based anti-doping tests on the Barça players ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Unlike in 2009, FIFA regulations call for anti-doping controls, the organisation warned all teams involved that they would conduct anti-doping controls before the end of year competition.

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