Rafinha has returned to the group and Luis Enrique has had all 23 available players
Barça's first team continues the requirement of the first week, back at work on Thursday and training in two sessions at the Ciutat Esportiva. Luis Enrique could have had 23 available players because Rafinha could participate normally after doing specific work in yesterday training where the 7 internationals joined the group.
The main attraction of the day was Sergio Busquets, who received the congratulations from his teammates for his 27th birthday. The Catalan is now one of the most veteran players of the team and this year celebrates the 8th season in the first team. The midfielder was chosen last season as one of the team captains along with Iniesta, Messi and Xavi. The transfer of Xavi to Qatar, has caused that in the next weeks the team will have to choose a new captain.
To those voting of the captaincy, normally is expected to have all the staff and have yet to return the internationals that played Copa América Cup and the European Under-21. This is the case of Dani Alves, Neymar, Bravo, Mascherano, Messi and Ter Stegen.
Looking ahead to Friday, the team is expected to make a double session and free day on Saturday. Starting next week, the team will begin the tour at the United States where the first opponent will be Los Angeles Galaxy on July 22 at 5 pm Catalan hour.