This is a summary of the blog FC Barcelona 2010 where you can follow the build-up to the elections on a daily basis. The blog can also be followed through facebook and twitter. You can click on the links to read the full story. You can also read previous episodes of this weekly here.
Instead of a recap of election news, we thought it would be fitting to feature, in this last installment of Elections Weekly, a summary of the candidates’ position on the relevant subjects and issues of club policy that were tackled during the campaign, and highlighted in the series of presidential debates held this week.
FC Barcelona official website report that Barca Atletic defender and Spanish youth international Marc Bartra (19) has officially signed his contract renewal with the club. The agreement between the club and the player means that Bartra will now remain at the Camp Nou until 2012 atleast, and will also have a buyout clause of €30 million.
According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Barcelona player Thierry Henry might not be going anywhere this summer and could stay with the club for another year. The impression was that Henry was going to leave Barcelona at the end of the season to play in the United States. However, the future of the French player might not be that clear.
FC Barcelona and French defender Eric Abidal (30) started in central defense for his team’s first World Cup match, while teammate forward Thierry Henry (32) was on the bench. The Barça players’ team faced Uruguay and familiar (to Henry and Abidal) forward Diego Forlán, who plays for la Liga opponent Atlético Madrid.
Read some brief notes about the match after the jump, and add your own thoughts on the game.
FC Barcelona and Mexican central defender Rafael Márquez (31) took on host nation Republic of South Africa in the opening match of the 2010 World Cup. The enthusiasm of the grand opening was subdued a bit by the tragic news that the 13-year old great granddaughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela was killed in a car accident hours before the start. The thoughts and prayers of the totalBarça staff go out to the Mandela family.
With the World Cup officially kicking off today, what better way to start off than with one of the official anthems of the tournament. Here’s hoping that all of Barcelona’s players have a great World Cup, filled with beautiful, thrilling football and no serious injuries!
ROSELL STILL LEADS
The debate was focused on Sandro.
Cesc, the last try. Barça doesn’t surrender and will try to sign Cesc before the elections, on Sunday.
Starts an exciting World Cup. “La Roja” starts its way to the
glory as the favourite and Xavi will dye his hair if Spain wins the World Cup.
Alves praises Messi: “I wouldn’t bear all the nation’s weight like he does“
Barça Basket: Big surprise in “el Palau”, Barça was defeated (0-1 global score)
30 MILLION € MORE FOR CESC
Barça will invest all the money they will earn with Toure’s transfer in signing Cesc.
Barça did not expect to have Toure’s transfer money to spend, so this will make the operation easier.
The player and Txiki agree with Wenger to finish off the negotiations once started the World Cup.
Let’s get the World Cup. Spain travelled to South Africa as the favourite.
Elections: There will not be any pact in the last moment. All the candidates ruled out to make a pact with other candidate 48 hours before the elections.
Rosell chatted in Sport: “I’m not alike Florentino” Sandro answered the questions he was asked through internet.
This is the first in a series of articles that will track Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the World Cup. As the tournament unfolds over the next month, you can expect match previews, reports and highlights, tactical analysis, and even sordid rumors and innuendo. Other totalBarca writers will be following other national teams in which Barcelona players feature prominently. Cheers, and may the best team win [as long as it's Argentina!].
totalBarca has created a private league on the official fantasy football league of the World Cup 2010, the Mcdonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy League. Here, the totalBarca team, fans and viewers will play and compete against each other in this gala event. You can create your team here: http://en.mcdonalds.fantasy.fifa.com/M/home.mc
After you finish building your team, join the totalBarca league. The league code is: 364416-127247
The World Cup launches on Friday, June 11th, and it has a decidedly blaugrana flavor to it. FC Barcelona sent 14 of its players to South Africa to take on the world and, in some cases, each other, in the greatest event on Planet Earth. Mexico and Barça player Rafa Marquez opens the month-long proceedings as Mexico takes on hosts South Africa. The group stage ends on June 25, when Brazil takes on Portgual and Spain faces Chile. Below is a blaugrana World Cup schedule. Consult your local listing for game times.
With the World Cup officially kicking off on Friday, we present you with this song/video by Shakira celebrating the event soon to take place in South Africa. The video contains a few very special cameo appearances by none other than Barça’s very own Pique, Alves, Marquez and Messi. You can also catch these same players in the making of video posted below.
The midfielder has renewed his contract, which now lasts until 2016.
In Barça until he will be 36 years old. He signed what could be the last contract signed by Laporta.
Pedro also renewed his link with the blaugrana club, which lasts now until 2015.
Xavi can become the player who has worn for longest the Barça jersey, since he made his debut when he was just 18.
Cesc tries for the last time convincing Wenger.
Rosell: “I want to be everyone’s president.” Sandro wanted to pay tribute to Manel Vich*, “the socio’s voice.”
Iniesta, ready to play. Barça’s midfielder went through a medical test and got permission to play.
Basket Barça, to get their 5th cup. Xavi Pascual’s team wants to make this season perfect by winning la Liga. Barça – Caja Laboral (20.30, La 2)
*Manel Vich is Camp Nou’s speaker.
June 10, 2010
June 9, 2010