Back to work at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The 2018/19 preseason for the first team got under way this Wednesday with the usual physicals and medicals for the 15 players called up by Ernesto Valverde.

With those players who have taken part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia not yet available, the list of blaugranes back for preseason is as follows: Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Cillessen, Munir, Sergi Samper, Douglas, Marlon, Nelson Semedo, Denis Súarez, Paco Alcácer, Lucas Digne, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, A.Ortolá and Aleñá (recovering from injury).

After Wednesday’s preliminaries, Ernesto Valverde has called his squad together for Thursday 12 July at 10.00am CEST and then again the same day at 7.00pm for a double training session. In the coming days the rest of the squad who have been competing in the World Cup will join up with their team mates.

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