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  1. Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break

    Vermaelen

    Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break according to the doctor who operated on the defender.

    The Belgian took part in his first training session with the club on Wednesday after being sidelined for nearly four months following surgery on his damaged hamstring.

    Vermaelen’s match fitness is nowhere near what it needs to be, but his surgeon feels the defender could return to the Barcelona squad within one or two weeks.

    After the operation, it was thought Vermaelen would be out of action for four to five months. So a return during the doctor’s timetable is not out of the…

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