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Barcelona footballers to return to Burton-on-Trent

Barcelona footballers are returning to Staffordshire to train this July, the club has confirmed:

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Barcelona stars arrive in Midlands for training camp

Barcelona players, including Messi, Neymar and Iniesta celebrating a goal Credit: Joan Valls/CORDON/Press Association Images

Some of the world's best footballers have arrived in the Midlands for a pre-season training camp.

Barcelona will use facilities at St. George's Park in Burton-on-Trent until Saturday.

St. George's Park - the home of Barcelona for the next few days Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Andres Iniesta is likely to be in action as they prepare for the season ahead.

It is one of the first times the team have got together under their new coach Luis Enrique.

The new man in charge of Barcelona, Luis Enrique Credit: Joan Valls/CORDON/Press Association Images

The team will be speaking to the media at a press conference later today.

Barcelona to train at St George's Park

The four-times European Champions will train the home of English football Credit: ITV News

Barcelona's star-studded squad will become the latest side to train at St. George's Park.

The four-times European champions will arrive at the National Football Centre on 28 July and stay until 2 August.

It will be one of the first times Barca have got together under new coach Luis Enrique, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres Iniesta likely to be in action.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with Dani Alves, Lionel Messi and Busquets after scoring against Atletico Madrid Credit: PA

St. George's Park's managing director, Julie Harrington, said:

I am absolutely delighted that FC Barcelona have decided to join us for their pre-season preparations later this month.

This is hugely exciting news for St. George's Park and The FA, and it is a real pleasure to be able to have one of European football's most successful clubs train at our facility.

We look forward to welcoming the players and staff, and helping ensure their visit with us is both an enjoyable and memorable experience.