International Break Round-Up

International Break Round-Up

With the International break over, we look at how FC Barcelona players fared  with their respective countries. Below is the round-up for the International break. Read more…

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Bartomeu: “Say it ain’t so, Jorge”

Bartomeu: “Say it ain’t so, Jorge”

Leo Messi’s recent comments about his future at the club startled many people, team president Josep Maria Bartomeu among them. So he picked up the phone and called Leo’s dad to get some clarification. Find out what Jorge Messi said after the jump.

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Mascherano: “You can’t doubt Messi”

Mascherano: “You can’t doubt Messi”

Lionel Messi’s recent comments hinted that his time at FC Barcelona may come to an end in the near future, and so when Javier Mascherano entered the press room Wednesday, he had to deal with a lot 0f Messi-related questions. “I’m not here to talk about Leo. I don’t think he has said anything odd. He said what all footballers think. In football – or in life – you can’t map out what will happen in six or seven years, because you don’t know.” More from El Jefecito after the jump.

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Medical: Sergi Roberto cleared to play

Medical: Sergi Roberto cleared to play

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has been given the medical all-clear to return to action after a groin problem that had kept him out of the team’s matches against Ajax and Almería. The La Masia graduate is now training with the group normally and is available for selection for the Liga match against Sevilla on Saturday.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (21.11.2014)

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Mascherano, to the rescue, rationalizes Leo’s words

“MESSI IS HAPPY AT BARÇA”

“It’s impossible to discredit one of the world’s greats”

“I won’t resign and I want to return to excellence”

“This month we must win it all”

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The Front: Sport (21.11.2014)

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“WE PLAY FOR EVERYTHING IN THREE MATCHES”

Barça’s dressing room considers the games against Sevilla, Valencia and PSG as key.

The challenge is for Madrid to not gain more of an advantage and to equal Bayern and Chelsea in Europe

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

FIFA VIRUS

QATAR CONTROVERSY

NUÑEZ TO PRISON

MESSI UNSURE

SEVILLA, VALENCIA, ESPANYOL & PSG COMING

LAPORTA COUNTERATTACK

LUIS ENRIQUE: “And to think that during the break… …it was supposed to be peaceful”

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Picture of the day: Lights, camera, action

Picture of the day: Lights, camera, action

Xavi Hernández is one of the first team players to recently film a video for the FC Barcelona Foundation’s BarçaKids project. The videos promote the five key values of the program: Strength, respect, team work, modesty and ambition.

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Training with all 23 players

Training with all 23 players

Thursday’s training session was probably a strange one for Barça coach Luis Enrique. Not because anything strange happened at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, but because it was the first time in months that ‘Lucho’ was able to have a session with all his players. Read more…

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Golazos made in La Masia (15-16 November)

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The Front: Sport (20.11.2014)

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BARTOMEU SPEAKS WITH LEO’S FATHER AND IS CALMED

THERE IS NO ‘MESSI CASE!’

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.11.2014)

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RAKITIC

“I WANT IT ALL”

“With Messi, I would play on the moon”

“Luis Enrique has his idea and we are going for it”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WILL MESSI LEAVE BARÇA?

BARTOMEU: “Are you worried about what Messi said, Zubi?”

ZUBIZARRETA: “Take it easy, pres. Maybe Leo does go, but we have Vermaelen, Douglas, Montoya…”

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Picture of the day: Surprise at training

Picture of the day: Surprise at training

Javier Mascherano, who started in the friendly match between Argentina and Portugal in Manchester, England on Tuesday night, showed up Wednesday morning for training in Barcelona. My admiration for ‘El Jefecito’ continues to grow. The man’s got spirit.

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Adama Traoré renews until 2018

We have seen a lot of La Masia players leave through the back door. Last summer saw a mass exodus from Barça B, yet it now seems that Barça have learned their lesson. Adama Traoré, arguably the most promising player in Barça B’s squad, has renewed his Barcelona contract until 2018. Read more…

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On this day…Dinho destroyed Madrid

Time flies. It’s been nine years already since Ronaldinho raided the Santiago Bernabeu in a show that cemented the Brazilian’s legacy.

Those were the days my friend…

Medical: Vermaelen returns to training

Medical: Vermaelen returns to training

Barcelona center back Thomas Vermaelen returned to full training this week, according to reports in Sport. In participating in the training session the Belgian defender completes a two month recovery from the muscular injuries that kept him out of theBelgian world cup squad, and that have put the brakes on his Barcelona debut.

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FC Barcelona museum won’t change name

FC Barcelona museum won’t change name

Former FC Barcelona President Josep Lluis Núñez has been jailed for 26 months after being convicted of bribing tax inspectors. Despite his imprisonment in Quatre Camins, the club does not plan to change the club museum name that in 2000 under the presidency of Joan Gaspart was renamed President Nuñez museum.

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Clash of the titans

Clash of the titans

Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo faced off on Tuesday in an international friendly that pitted Argentina against Portugal. Portugal emerged with a narrow win, courtesy of a Raphael Guerreiro strike at the death. Both international superstars had relatively quiet games, with Messi substituted at the end of the first half.

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The Front: Sport (19.11.2014)

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WORRISOME MESSI

He’s not so emphatic about his future

“I always say that I want to stay at Barça, but sometimes everything is not the way you want”

“During the last year the criticism came, for me too”

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November 19, 2014

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.11.2014)

Picture of the day: At your service

11 against Ebola

Special Encounter for Rakitić


November 18, 2014

Denis Suárez: “Puyol is following what we are doing”

Bakero: “Messi is still the best, but he’s only human”

“Things change in football” – Messi hints at Barça exit!

Adriano: “The League is not a two-horse race”

Quote of the Day: Go get him Leo!

The Front: Sport (18.11.2014)

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