Mascherano and Piqué were the main candidates to fill the place left by Xavi
Election day at the Ciutat Esportiva Barca before training on Tuesday morning. The staff members had to decide who would be the 4th team captain following the departure of Xavi Hernandez and Javier Mascherano has been chosen.
One of the captains, Sergio Busquets, has been commissioned to count the votes and transmit it to his mates. In these images recorded by TV Cuatro, you can see how Busquets appears on the training pitch with the results in hand and showing it to the other players. Then, the paper goes to Joan Barberà, one of Luis the assistant coaches.
After the applause to Javier Mascherano, Piqué, one of the candidates to be captain, smiles and looks not affected by the decision. Luis Enrique already told a press conference: "There are many ways of being captain..."