Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has a right ankle problem and missed training on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen continued their recuperation from injury, the La Liga club said.
Spanish newspapers and football fans on Thursday mourned the end of an era for their national team after the world and European champions crashed out of the World Cup in a humiliating 2-0 beating by Chile.
Spanish superstar and World Cup winner Andres Iniesta in all likelihood will visit India in the month of August to promote his wine brand in some of the select cities and also meet a clutch of Bollywood stars.
They may have crashed out of the Champions League quarter-finals a week ago and said almost goodbye to their chances of lifting the La Liga last weekend, but FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino is confident his side can defeat Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey.
Reigning La Liga champions Barcelona will need to recover quickly to maintain hopes of retaining their title as they travel to Granada on Saturday just three days after being dumped out the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi blew the La Liga title race wide open when the unstoppable Argentina forward netted a hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win for the champions at 10-man Real Madrid in an action-paced `Clasico` on Sunday.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to become Barcelona`s all-time record goalscorer as they cut the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to four points ahead of their meeting next weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna.