FC Barcelona held a preseason training camp at St. George's Park in Burton upon Trent for the second time in three years.

Five days of solitude and half a continent away from the blistering Barcelona heat, the Blaugrana squad were at the FA's national training centre in Staffordshire, England to begin the laborious job of getting their well-rested bodies in tip-top shape for the seemingly interminable grind of the looming ten-month season.

You won't see any blood, or tears, but rather plenty of sweat — the perfect addition to an international exercise in team bonding.

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