Puyol misses Asia tour

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has been left out of the club’s Asia tour as he recovers from a knee injury.

The defender went under the knife earlier this summer after suffering from recurring knee trouble.

And the club have decided to leave the veteran out of the trip to Thailand and Malaysia.

The Blaugrana play games in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur over the next week, but first make a pit-stop in Tel Aviv.

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