Faus: “The most important sports project in Europe and the world”

Faus: “The most important sports project in Europe and the world”

Javier Faus, economic vice-president of FC Barcelona, shed light on more details regarding the Espai Barça, the new Camp Nou’s cost, the referendum and the bank debts which revealed that the estimated total cost of the project will be around 600 million euros. Continue reading for more details from Faus’ presser.

The Espai Barça will not revolve only around remodeling the Camp Nou and increasing its capacity to 105,000, as the club will also aim to present a new Palau Blaugrana (basketball arena). Improvements will include a capacity of 12,000, an additional court with a capacity of 2,000, an ice rink, the Social Area, a commercial area, club offices, La Masia and 5,000 parking spaces.

“It is more than a remodelling of the Camp Nou,the Espai Barça is and will be the most important sports project in Europe and the world. No city can boast a project like ours, not London, not Paris, not New York, not Madrid” said Faus.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (4.2.2014)

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TWO GREATS!

RAFA NADAL AND MIREIA BELMONTE, BEST SPORTING PERSONALITIES OF 2013

Heynkes moved with his words dedicated to Vilanova

Xavi encouraged after the Gala: “What happened Saturday was an accident”

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The Front: Sport (4.2.2014)

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NEYMAR ALREADY SHOOTING

HE CAN RETURN IN 9 DAYS

The Brazilian recovers very well from his injury and started training with the ball yesterday

CONFIDENTIAL: THE ECONOMIC EMPIRE OF NEYMAR’S FATHER

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Picture of the day: Roll with it

Picture of the day: Roll with it

A loss is one of three possible outcomes in a football match. It’s bound to happen sometimes. Just roll with the punches, like Sergi Roberto did against Levante in January, and get up again.

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Barça to appeal Alba’s red card

Barça to appeal Alba’s red card

FC Barcelona will appeal Jordi Alba’s red card against Valencia CF after he was shown a second yellow card for, according to referee Pérez Montero, “Knocking down an opponent in a dispute for the ball.” We only hope that justice will prevail so Alba won’t miss any more matches.

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Post-match reactions: Real Zaragoza 0-2 FC Barcelona B

Post-match reactions: Real Zaragoza 0-2 FC Barcelona B

This weekend, FC Barcelona B earned a great away win against Real Zaragoza. Here’s what players and coaches had to say after the match:

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Match Review: Real Zaragoza 0-2 FC Barcelona B

Match Review: Real Zaragoza 0-2 FC Barcelona B

Last weekend was undoubtedly quite bad for any barcelonismo given the first team’s unexpected loss at Camp Nou against Valencia CF. Yet FC Barcelona B managed to fly the Blaugrana flag high, beating a rampant Real Zaragoza 2-0 away and delivering a footballing exhibition in their first ever visit to La Romareda. It is no coincidence that a certain Spanish website called the Barça reserves “the best team that has played at the Romareda this season“. Barça B had everything: possession, speed, high pressing, energy and incisiveness. In fact, were it not for home keeper Leo Franco, the match would have ended as a rout for the next potential Barça stars.

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Video of the Day: Barça Space (Espai Barça)

This quick animation shows what the new Barça Space project will eventually produce. Further details on the project to come at totalBarça shortly.

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Neymar opens up

Neymar opens up

Neymar Senior (Sr), father and agent of Neymar Jr, has been the centre of attention recently after former Barça president Sandro Rosell stepped down. Since all the shenanigans began, Neymar Jr has been quiet about all questions concerning the matter, responding “No comment” every time he was exposed to this topic. The events unravelled later on when current FC Barcelona president Josep María Bartomeu presented the young Brazilian’s contract, and revealed that although the transfer fee was €57 million, the total amount paid for the entire “Neymar operation” was around €86 million. Neymar Sr recently said that he gave the go-ahead for Barça to present the contract for the sake of protecting his family’s image and safety. But ever since, journalists have attacked the Brazilian father with harsh claims, and while Junior has been sidelined because of injury, he couldn’t hold his feelings for long. Read what Neymar posted on his official Instagram account after the jump.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ALVES: “SOMETIMES I GET THE FEELING THAT I’M PLAYING AWAY FROM HOME.”

“What I’m not so sure about is if we should drop fewer points to gain more fans…”

“… or gain more fans to drop fewer points.”

Cartoon by Caye

Neymar’s newest sponsor

Neymar’s newest sponsor

What do Bruce Willis, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas, David Beckham, and Neymar have in common? As of last week, FC Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar, the world’s most marketable athelete, became Police sunglasses latest brand ambassador.

We are very proud of this new and joyous collaboration with Neymar Jr. He encapsulates the Police DNA like nobody else; a young, passionate and very talented star,” said Ennio De Rigo, president of the De Rigo Group, the holding company of Police. Neymar will share the role with female Mexican model Daniela de Jesús.

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Xavi: Goodbye Luis

Xavi: Goodbye Luis

Upon Luis Aragonés’ death, one of the most (if not the most) influential Spanish players of all time, Barça’s Xavi Hernández wrote his tribute to one of the most important coaches of his career. In many ways, Luis Aragonés gave back to Xavi the joy of playing football. Aragonés was made the boss of the national team and he understood that, in order to win, he needed the best players. Here, a text Xavi wrote to say goodbye to this influential character.*

“You are not Japanese. You understand what I say, don’t you?,” he said to me one night. It seems like I’m watching him, in that hotel room, and I know I will miss him, a lot. I loved him very much. And I talked to him so much too.

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The Front: Sport (3.2.2014)

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ANOTHER LIGA BEGINS

BARÇA LOSES THE LEAD AFTER 59 WEEKS

THE DEBATE: Is Barça in a sporting crisis?

THE ANALYSIS: Xavi is not the solution for Martino

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (3.2.2014)

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RED HOT

Atlético takes La Liga, Barça is second after 59 weeks as leader and Madrid remains third

ATLÉTICO MADRID 4-0 REAL SOCIEDAD: Simeone’s men take the glory after wiping out La Real

ATHLETIC 1-1 REAL MADRID: Cristiano was sent off for hitting Gurpegi’s face

CR7 made a disrespectful gesture to Ayza Gámez on the way to the dressing room

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Picture of the day: Near miss

Picture of the day: Near miss

This photo has everything a good action shot should have: Physical movement arrested, anticipation on the faces of the spectators, a scene that is just too fleeting for the naked eye to catch but fascinating in its details when frozen in time.

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Messi: “It was a very bad day”

Messi: “It was a very bad day”

Lionel Messi expressed his thoughts following the 2-3 home defeat against Valencia CF, saying that it was a very bad day for the Catalans. Nevertheless, he assured the fans that he is finally back to his best and is feeling completely fit once again. Continue reading for more from the Argentinean.

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Video of the day: Messi and Federer Gillette ad

Lionel Messi and Roger Federer try on a few different international sports (via bad CGI)  in this new Gillette ad.

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FCB online store now on Nike.com

FCB online store now on Nike.com

Starting this week, the online FCBotiga will be part of Nike.com, and will give supporters a new experience of reading stories about FC Barcelona players and events while they shop. Other than displaying the entire branded seasonal products, the store will offer free delivery and returns for purchases over 50 euros, and well as the ability to personalize shirts and other products.

One of the biggest achievements of the online store integration is the agreement to translate the entire Nike website into Catalan, as a new language option.

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Alba and Mascherano suspended for Sevilla game

Alba and Mascherano suspended for Sevilla game

To add insult to injury, Jordi Alba was sent off in the 2-3 defeat of FC Barcelona to Valencia CF, after collecting two yellow cards. This saw an end to 52 straight matches with no Barça player being sent off.

Because of this, Alba is suspended for next Sunday’s Sevilla game, while Javier Mascherano will join him in staying behind in Barcelona after picking up his fifth booking of the season.

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Stat of the Day: 58.3%

Stat of the Day: 58.3%

Barça may have ended the half way point winter champions, but have had an awful start to 2014. The team has now dropped 7 points from a possible 12 (58.3%).

FC Barcelona ended 2013 strong with five consecutive victories and 2014 was suppose to be a welcoming year with Víctor Valdés and Lionel Messi making their comeback from respective injuries, which theoretically should only have made the team more confident. After a 1-1 tie against Levante CF, a goalless draw versus Atlético Madrid and a home defeat to Valencia, perhaps Barça might have been a little too overconfident.

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February 2, 2014

Player Reactions: FC Barcelona 2-3 Valencia CF

Brace yourselves for “Unlucky February”

Joan Roman, on loan to Villarreal

View Your Ratings: FC Barcelona 2-3 Valencia CF

Happy Birthday Gerard Piqué

Camp Nou streak… over

Martino: “Now we start a totally different Liga”

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (2.2.2014)

The Front: Sport (2.2.2014)

Picture of the day: Keeping up appearances

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