RFEF gala at Las Rozas

RFEF gala at Las Rozas

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.

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2010-2011 Away Shirt?

2010-2011 Away Shirt?

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?

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Iniesta: “There was never any doubt that Villa would adapt”

Iniesta: “There was never any doubt that Villa would adapt”

FC Barcelona’s  diminutive midfielder Andres Iniesta recently sat down with El Mundo Deportivo and talked a lot about the World Cup and how it has affected his life over the past four months.

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Offside: Villa in new Spanish jersey

Offside: Villa in new Spanish jersey

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.

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Caption this: Pique at training

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?

Give us your best shot after the jump!

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Preciado: After the match, I must state my words…it’s not fair to call Mourinho a “rotter”…it’s pretty much closer to the truth to describe him as a “very lucky rotter”.

Video of the Day: Thank you Leo!

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (15.11.2010)

FLYING WITH MESSI

2 weeks before El Clásico, Leo and Barça fly at supersonic speed.

His average is 1.2 goals per match after his double against Villarreal.

Rosell: “There are no words to describe Leo

[Non Barça Related]

Sporting 0 – 1 Madrid. Mou, in the shadow.

The Front: Sport (15.11.2010)

AIM: ROSSI

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.

Barça B: Granada CF 4-1 FC Barcelona B

Barça B: Granada CF 4-1 FC Barcelona B

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.

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Van Marwijk: “Afellay can handle the Barcelona level”

Van Marwijk: “Afellay can handle the Barcelona level”

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.

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Andres Reveals All

Andres Reveals All

In a recent article for Four Four Two magazine, Barca’s miniature maestro Andres Iniesta dished the dirt on his team-mates, giving the fans a glimpse into life behind the scenes and beyond. Below is what the number 8 had to say.

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Fábregas congratulates Puyol through Twitter

Fábregas congratulates Puyol through Twitter

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!

No training until Tuesday

No training until Tuesday

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. 

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Puyol: “This is only half of my career!”

Puyol: “This is only half of my career!”

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.

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Statistics: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal

Statistics: FC Barcelona vs Villarreal

FC Barcelona overcame one of the toughest sides in La Liga  and gave a warning sign to archrival Real Madrid. Messi again shattered records. A few statistics after the jump.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Messi: “Well, it hasn’t been such a hard bone to gnaw!”

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Welcome, Mister Messi 3-1 “Villarriba” and “Villabajo”*

Leo Messi in a game of the cinema: “Villarreal’s Executioner”

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Offside: Bojan Krkic in Soccer is Life

Offside: Bojan Krkic in Soccer is Life

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.

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The Front: Sport (14.11.2010)

GRAND GAME OF BARÇA AND MESSI

Barça 3-1 Villarreal

Recital by Guardiola’s team, who slept as the leader

Not even the horrible refereeing by Diego Ferriero could stop the blaugrana

Messi scored two goals, the first of them by flicking the ball with grand majesty over the goalkeeper Diego López


November 14, 2010

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (14.11.2010)

Quote of the Day: Pedro

Txiki Begiristain signs for Chelsea

Post Match Review: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

Breaking News: Barça Confirms Afellay Transfer Negotiations

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

Rate the Referee: Barcelona – Villarreal


November 13, 2010

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

The Result: FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal CF

Live Match Chat & Streams: FC Barcelona – Villarreal

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