Andrés Iniesta gets his annual physical on Monday. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Arda Turan and Sergi Roberto bide their time on the first day of the preseason. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona's 2015/16 season kicked off early on Monday morning when a total of 13 first team and three Barça B players underwent their annual physicals at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Masip, Douglas, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suárez, Sandro, Munir, Halilovic, newcomer Arda Turan and Iniesta, who missed the final gathering of the Spain national team, all passed. Goalkeeper Suárez along with Samper and Gumbau were the Barça B players who also took part.

The players underwent analytical, cardiovascular, and strength tests. The first workout of the preseason will be in the afternoon at 7.00pm CET.

More players on Wednesday

On Wednesday, 15 July, players who competed with their national teams at the end of last season will begin arriving, including Piqué, Bartra, Rakitic, Sergio, Pedro, Jordi Alba and Aleix Vidal. Vidal, who was signed in June, will be meeting with his new teammates and the coaching staff for the first time.

The remainder of those players who competed with their national teams this summer will progressively return for the preseason.

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