FC Barcelona confirm squad for Japan pre-season tour

FC Barcelona have confirmed their 26-man squad for their pre-season tour of Japan.

The La Liga champions face two games in Japan, against Premier League side Chelsea and J-League club Vissel Kobe – and a reunion with former players Andres Iniesta and David Villa.

They will return to Spain, after two weeks in the Far East, to face Arsenal in the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 4, before completing their pre-season schedule with two games against Napoli in the United States.

Manager Ernesto Valverde has opted to rest a number of players involved in the Copa America, with Brazilian international Rafinha passed fit following an injury scare. 

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Arthur Melo are expected to join the squad for the games in August after an extended break ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

FC BARCELONA SQUAD FOR JAPAN TOUR

GOALKEEPERS: Marc Ter Stegen, Neto, Inaki Pena

DEFENDERS: Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Jean-Clair Todibo, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo, Guillem Jaime

MIDFIELDERS: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Rafinha, Carles Alena, Frenkie De Jong, Oriol Busquets, Riqui Puig, Monchu, Alex Collado

FORWARDS: Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Carles Perez, Hiroki Abe

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