Barca could lose Marc Guiu for up to a month

Barca could lose Marc Guiu for up to a month

Marc Guiu will continue to train with the first team throughout the week. This Monday he trained under the orders of Xavi Hernández and will continue to do so until Saturday, when FC Barcelona face Real Madrid in the Clasico.

Guiu will be at the coach's disposal for the games against Shakhtar, on Wednesday in the Champions League at Montjuïc, and Saturday's game against the eternal rivals, also at the Lluís Companys.

However, from Monday October 30, he will be in training with the Spanish U17 team to prepare for the World Cup, which takes place from 10 November to 2 December in Indonesia.

The coach, Hernán Pérez, will provide the call-up list this week, maybe even this Tuesday, somewhat conditioned by the participation of the Spanish teams in the UEFA Youth League.

In any case, the training camp is set for next Monday in Las Rozas and the Federation's ambition is to fight for the world title after a European Championship in the summer with good sensations, losing to France in the semi-finals in an evenly matched game.

Marc Guiu was one of the top scorers of the tournament, with four goals, and is a benchmark for the 'Rojita'. Hernán Pérez will not call up the team's other star player, Lamine Yamal, as he is already in the senior national team, which has two official matches against Cyprus and Georgia in November.

Another permanent fixture for Pérez is Pau Cubarsí, the defender who is making the difference at Barça Atlètic. Other Barça players who could be on the list are those who took part in the last European Championship: Héctor Fort, Pau Prim and Juan Hernández.

FIFA does not oblige clubs to release players as the World Cup is played outside the international windows, but Xavi has given his approval in the case of Guiu and Cubarsí, who are the players closest to the first team.

Xavi understands that playing in a tournament like this is part of a player's growth process. He himself lived an experience of this kind in the U20 World Cup that he won with the national team when he was coached at Barça by Louis van Gaal.

Moreover, in the case of Guiu, Xavi already knows that from next week he will have many of the injured players back. Lewandowski and Raphinha are in the final stages of their recoveries, so he will be able to count on them soon.

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