Abidal, greeting Guardiola. / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ (FCB).

Barça’s first team squad was almost back to full strength for this Wednesday's training session at the Cuitat Espotiva Joan Gamper as regulars Pinto, Maxwell, Keita and Fontàs were joined by the eight Spanish internationals; French international, Abidal; Brazil's, Dani Alves; and Spain's Under-21 player, Thiago Alcántara.

After having played their World Cup qualifiers, the South American internationals, Messi, Mascherano and Alexis Sánchez are scheduled to return to training in the coming hours.

Cuenca and five Under-17 players

To train with a full squad, Barça’s technical staff called up Isaac Cuenca and five Under-17 players: Miguel Bañuz, Pol Calvet, Alex Moreno, Alejandro Grimaldo and Brian Oliván. The injured players Pedro, Adriano and Afellay continued to work on their recuperation programmes.

Barça’s first team will train again on Thursday at 18:00 h.

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