Barcelona’s squad for the International Champions Cup is missing Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
The mercurial No 10 has been given extra time to recover from football’s global showpiece, even though Argentina were knocked out on 30 June.
Barca travel to the US on Tuesday for the International Champions Cup, with the Spanish champions facing Tottenham, Roma and AC Milan over the next 10 days.
Ernesto Valverde will be without Messi, though, while Spain’s Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets also sit out.
World Cup winner Samuel Umtiti, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are all still on holiday, as is Ivan Rakitic, a losing finalist in Russia with Croatia.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 23, 2018
That means Barca will have an inexperienced team for the three matches in the States, with the likes of Sergi Samper, Munir and Marlon joining new boys Clement Lenglet and Arthur.
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