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14 Barça players to feature for their national teams

Valdés, Piqué, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Cesc, Pedro, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Mascherano, Alves and Adriano will play for their respective national teams on Wednesday in friendlies. Alexis Sánchez, who was named to Chile's national team, will make the shortest trip, seeing that his national team is set to play in Madrid. On the other hand, Spain, with nine Blaugrana named to the team, will travel the farthest. The Spanish side will play in Qatar against Uruguay. Carles Puyol could play his 100th match for the Spanish national team.

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06 February 2013 07:49 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- The 14 Barça players named to their respective national team squads will feature in international friendlies this Wednesday. Alexis Sánchez, who was named to Chile's national team, will make the shortest trip, seeing that his national team is set to play in Madrid. On the other hand, Spain, with nine Blaugrana named to the team, will travel the farthest. La Roja will play against Uruguay in Qatar.


Alexis\u2019 Chile and Spain slated to play first

Chile is taking to the pitch first, as the South Americans are taking on Egypt since 18.00 (CET) at the Vicente Calderón.

One hour later Spain will take to the pitch against Uruguay. Xavi Hernández was ruled out due to injury but Valdés, Piqué, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Cesc, Pedro and Villa have all been named for the Spain strip. The team led by Vicente del Bosque will play against Uruguay at 19.00 (CET), in Doha. Carles Puyol could play his 100th match for the Spanish national team.

Demanding fixtures for Argentina and Brazil

Argentina and Brazil will play their respective friendlies an hour an a half later, at 20.30. Argentina, with Messi and Mascherano, will play away to Zlatan Ibrahimovic\u2019s Sweden in Solna. Brazil, with Alves and Adriano, will take on England in Wembley stadium.

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  • Barça players featuring in the Spanish team that won the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup (by FC Barcelona)

  • Barça players featuring in the Spanish team that won the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup (by FC Barcelona)