Today the Spanish national team met at Las Rozas to celebrate their past achievements at a gala organized by the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF). FC Barcelona players Victor Valdes, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Pedro Rodriguez, David Villa, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique, who were all members of the winning squad from the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, were present at the ceremony.
According to the rumour mill, this could be the latest shirt in the Barca line. As you are probably well aware, the yellow-and-red stripes pattern is reminiscent of the Senyera, the Catalan flag.
Chances are, this jersey is a fake. It bears a striking similarity to an image of Puyol that has been circulating the Internet for years. In addition, it’s very early for any images of possible jerseys to be leaked. However, in the interests of bringing you such interesting news about a possible kit for next season, we decided to go ahead and share.
Could this image be the away jersey our boys will be wearing next season? What are your opinions?
Today Adidas launched the new Spanish Football Federation jersey that will take our players to the UEFA EURO 2012™ in the qualifying games. As a new and special element, this jersey carries the badge that FIFA has conferred today on the Spanish Football Federation as 2010 FIFA World Champions. “This jersey comes from within, comes from the passion for ‘La Roja’, from everything we feel, share, live and dream of, thanks to our team,” claims the Adidas website, adding that “our new red jersey represents the values that account for our new status of World Champions.” The players will wear this shirt for the friendly game against Portugal.
Life’s not been fair to Pique lately. Referees have been flashing him yellows at any given opportunity. Forced to miss matches, he has to watch the game from the stands (two already) and compelled to entertain himself by throwing sunflower seeds. Mentor Milito is out for four weeks at least. Best pal Cesc is still far away in London. What’s troubling Pique here?
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Guardiola wants Villarreal striker for the next season.
Seven goals. His scoring skills and mobility set him apart of the rest.
40 million euros. His buyout clause is cheap but still negotiable.
Messi breaks his own records. He has scored 10 goals during the 10 Liga matches he has played.
[Non Barça Related]
Sporting 0 – 1 Madrid. Higuaín saved Madrid. A goal by the Argentinean 8 minutes before the end of the match prevented the white ones to fail.
Mourinho hid in the VIP stands.
Barcelona B remain in 4th position in the standings with 22 points, despite a heavy loss away to Granada CF on Saturday afternoon (4-1). While the visitors took the early lead through Carmona, their hosts responded with four goals from Geijo, causing coach Luis Enrique to remark after the game that “they were better than us in every phase of play and they are the team who have most limited our ability to get into a game.” Details of the match, along wih Luis Enrique’s post-match comments and the goals from the game are all below.
Bert van Marwijk in a conversation with Algemeen Dagblad has no doubts about the potential of Ibrahim Afellay. It seems that the midfielder”s transfer to Barcelona is imminent. Technical manager Marcel Brands acknowledged on Friday that the Spanish champions have begun negotiations with PSV Eindhoven. “I think Afellay can handle the level of Barcelona,” said Van Marwijk to Algemeen Dagblad.
Read more about the player and catch a video of Afellay in the Oranje jersey after the jump.
Even though Cesc Fábregas, Arsenal’s midfielder, is away from the club where he spent most of his youth career, yet he still follows the news from FC Barcelona closely.
Fábregas congratulated Puyol on his 500th game played wearing the Barcelona shirt, which he reached yesterday against Villarreal. The message was posted on Fábregas’ official twitter site and it said: “Congratulations to @Carles5puyol for his 500 game with his club! Very proud of you. Keep it going!“
After the victory against Villarreal, Guardiola has given the first team a break from training until Tuesday. That day the team will return to work, although the group gathered will be small with many members of the first team away with their national teams.
Last night, Carles Puyol was one of the happiest FC Barcelona players. Not every player can complete five hundred games with a club like Barça.
“This is only half of my career!” joked the Barca captain, satisfied by the three points in a game of enormous effort from both teams. “Villarreal are those rivals that do not give up easily and do not give you respite, they should be proud. The team fought until the end,” evaluated Puyi.
Bojan Krkic no longer wants to only quicken the heartbeats of girls. He is intent on expanding his female fan base by targetting the ladies. He begins the movement in the latest edition of Soccer is Life magazine, in which he shows he has made the transition from boy to man by decking up in a suit with his tousled hair held back. Also, the smile has vanished and in storms a brooding face. We think these pictures are going to serve as wallpaper on the desktops of countless women.
Two more images after the jump.
November 14, 2010
November 13, 2010