The Barcelona team has arrived in Sydney ahead of Wednesday’s friendly. Xavi has taken 20 players with him for a friendly against the A-League All Stars.
Barcelona striker Ansu Fati has been named in the Spain squad for June’s Nations League games for the first time in a year and a half because of injury.
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Barcelona over their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski and says the club would be bankrupt in Germany.
Alexia Putellas has been named the Women’s Champions League Player of the Season after scoring 11 goals in 10 games for Barcelona Femeni in the tournament.
Barcelona are hoping to seal the signing of Leeds winger Raphinha as quickly as possible. The Catalans could try to use Oscar Mingueza in the deal.
Luis Enrique has been talking about recalling Ansu Fati and says he won’t take any risks and his selection is, “more of a prize than bringing him in for minutes.”