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Neymar Jr. and Dani Alves to join Barcelona squad on Thursday

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As the new season gets closer to begin for Barcelona, the squad is finally shaping up.

The 24-man group and the coaching staff have already left the United States after a three-game tour, and when they return home for training, two happy Brazilian faces will join them. After enjoying an extended period of vacation because of their participation in the Copa América, Neymar Jr. and Dani Alves return to the team on Thursday.

All players from the U.S. tour will get Thursday off, so Neymar and Alves will train alone that day, which will be basically spent on medical tests. Marc-André ter Stegen, the only member of the North America tour who wasn't tested by team doctors, will join the two Brazilians.

The whole squad will join Dani and Ney on Friday, and the team has three training sessions together before the final preseason trip. Barça will go to Florence, Italy, to play Fiorentina on the final friendly match of the International Champions Cup.

There are now only three players left to join the squad. Copa América finalists Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Claudio Bravo return on Monday, and they'll get ready to play the Joan Gamper trophy before the real season starts.