Arroyo: “We do not agree”

Arroyo: “We do not agree”

Club spokesman Manel Arroyo was on RAC-1 last night to discuss FIFA’s rejection of the club’s appeal, expressing surprise and frustration but also more self responsibility than seen before. “We do not agree with FIFA’s decision. We are surprised and now will go to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Our lawyers are preparing the case because we know this ban is not what Barça deserve. We have demonstrated that to the pertinent authorities.” However he admitted that the club “is ready to find the right way so there is no issues when signing juniors” and that the club “needs to revise its processes and improve what is necessary.” Finally, Arroyo again stressed that the objective of Barça and it’s youth development is to “develop children and people” versus the trafficking of children which the spirit of FIFA’s law is intended to legislate.

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Mascherano: “It is our duty to fight”

Mascherano: “It is our duty to fight”

A motivated Javier Mascherano talked to the press following the team’s morning session on Wednesday and discussed the recent transfer ban, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, the upcoming season, and much more. The Argentine plans on giving his all once again for FC Barcelona, and it appears that the team is ready for what’s coming. “It is our duty to fight in all competitions and get as far as we can.” Read more after the jump.

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The Front: Sport (21.8.2014)

the front sport aug 21 2014

12 DAYS TO SIGN

BARÇA ALREADY PLANNED TO INCORPORATE ANOTHER PLAYER BECAUSE OF THE FIFA SANCTION

“THE MASIA CASE” – They upheld the punishment in both markets without hiring or going to TAS

PLANNING – The club studies wrapping up another player now for the future

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (21.8.2014)

the front MD aug 21 2014

11 DAYS TO SIGN

THE MASIA CASE: FIFA MAINTAINS BARÇA’S SANCTION UNTIL JANUARY 2016

Barça has a week and a half to reinforce or count on the cantera

The resolution is against the spirit of La Masia and the club will resort to TAS

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

SUÁREZ: “I WON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN”

ZUBIZARRETA: “However, if you do make the same mistake, it’s going to be the Barça members who will bite me”

SUÁREZ: “I don’t think they are lacking the desire to”

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Picture of the day: Sign everybody!!

Picture of the day: Sign everybody!!

With the signing ban looming, Luis Enrique and company must look at every available option to shore up the team until 2016.

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Remember La Masia!

Remember La Masia!

After the ruling by FIFA to uphold the ban on FC Barcelona from the transfer market in 2015, many a fan are in a panic about how the team will succeed without access to external talent. Fear not, culés! The team can find answers from within… More after the jump.

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Internationals: South Americans

Internationals: South Americans

Neymar Jr. has been called up by second time around Brazil coach Dunga for friendlies against Ecuador and Colombia in early September. Dunga famously left a teenage Neymar behind for the 2010 World Cup, but with the Barcelona superstar given the medical all-clear after his injury, there was no reason not to pick him. Dani Alves, however, was left out of the Brazil squad for the first time in years as a result of his declining performances for both club and country. Adriano also does not make it and looks unlikely to ever again.

Barcelona teammates Claudio Bravo, Javier Mascherano, and Lionel Messi have all been called up to their respective national teams for friendlies as well.

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Video of the Day: Neymar’s new Hypervenom spot

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Breaking: FIFA reject FC Barcelona appeal

Breaking: FIFA reject FC Barcelona appeal

In an unsurprising announcement (seeing as FIFA imposed the ban themselves), FIFA have rejected FC Barcelona’s appeal concerning the violation of regulations meant to protect children under the age of 18.

In response, Barça have communicated they are to appeal the decision with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The official club communique is below:

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Barça and Rafa Márquez team up for a cause

Barça and Rafa Márquez team up for a cause

The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Rafa Márquez Foundation have established a new partnership through which the ‘FutbolNet’ project will be implemented in Mexico. The project will be centered in the towns of El Salto and Tonala in Jalisco State, where the foundation of the former Barça player has several educational and social centers. Learn more after the jump.

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Messi accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Messi accepted the challenge, nominating his best bud Sergio Agüero as well as albiceleste teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi.

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Piqué & Shakira accept the Ice Bucket Challenge

Gerard Piqué gets a little extra ding on the head for his effort.

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The Front: Sport (20.8.2014)

the front sport aug 20 2014

“I’VE COME TO WIN TITLES”

LUIS SUÁREZ DEMONSTRATES HIS AMBITION AS AN AZULGRANA

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.8.2014)

the front MD aug 20 2014

LUIS SUÁREZ IS PRESENTED

“I’VE REALIZED A DREAM”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

LUCHO’S CLUB: 6

THE LION CUBS: 0

LUIS ENRIQUE: “The president says I am the best signing of the summer… and for the first time since he has been president, I think he’s right.”

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Picture of the day: Look out behind you!

Picture of the day: Look out behind you!

How sweet… Andres Iniesta gets a kiss from daughter Valeria at the Gamper on Monday. But who’s that lurking in the background? Could it be the mustache man?

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Bartomeu: “Our most important signing is Luis Enrique”

Bartomeu: “Our most important signing is Luis Enrique”

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu speaking at 35th Congrés Mundial de Penyes [Supporters' Clubs World Conference] held at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya yesterday, underlined the value of fulfilled promises. “At the end of last season I promised publicly to begin a profound transformation of the football team and the club and we have done this,”  he said.

Bartomeu praised the new coach saying, “Our most important signing this year is Luis Enrique. He brings passion and leadership and sacrifice. He’s a real hard worker and we are expecting great things from him. He has the utmost enthusiasm and always transmits it.”

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Iniesta “It feels like things are going well”

Iniesta “It feels like things are going well”

Andrés Iniesta spoke on Barça TV’s “El Marcador” following the good showing at the Gamper, and was happy with the team performance saying “the start of the season is close now and we are excited, it feels like things are going well” before adding that “it’s been a good pre-season in terms of training and we will be trying to make sure that everything we’ve done is reflected in a good performance next Sunday. We have a great squad which is capable of challenging for titles.” More after the jump.

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Dani Alves accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Dani Alves completes the Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges three others including Brazilian super model Adriana Lima and teammate Lionel Messi. Will Leo accept the challenge?

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August 19, 2014

Zubizarreta: “Suárez was the first name on our list”

Suárez: “I didn’t hesitate”

Players Reactions: FC Barcelona 6-0 Club León

Luis Enrique: “I’ve got a unique squad”

Quote of the Day: A heartfelt farewell

Number of the Day: 4

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.8.2014)

The Front: Sport (19.8.2014)

Picture of the day: Dynamic Duo

Looking into Barça B 2014/15-Part 2

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