FC Barcelona trained at the Nissan Stadium on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s Club World Cup semi-final against Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, who beat Mexican side America in the last round.
The main news was that Neymar was on the pitch continuing with his recovery from a groin strain. He did some running with Juanjo Brau and was also able to do a little bit of work with the ball.
Judging by the intensity and the rhythm, everything indicates that Neymar would be available for a hypothetical final on Sunday, although it’s head to decipher whether he would be available to start or to take a place on the bench.
The rest of the squad trained as normal, although only the first part of the session was open to the media – as is normal.
Neymar’s fitness has been one of the main talking points at the Club World Cup so far and, for that reason, Luis Enrique was asked a lot questions about the 23-year-old in his press conference before training.
Although he didn’t reveal too much, the Barça boss made it clear that he will not take any risks. Neymar will only play if he is in the right condition to play.