The Front: Sport (09.06.2010)

DECIDED!

Ibrahimovic will not stay in Barça. The striker is not in Guardiola’s planning for the next season.

Touré to City. The English club will increase their offer for the blaugrana midfielder and the transfer is getting closer.

Guardiola has been fined 15.000€!

Barça Elections: The second debate was light.

Spain 6 – 0 Poland. A made in Barça recital. Iniesta had to be substituted for precaution, he felt some discomfort on his leg.

Pedro to sign his contract renewal today

Pedro to sign his contract renewal today

Catalan sports paper Sport report that FC Barcelona forward and Spanish international Pedro Rodriguez (22) will sign his contract renewal today. The deal will see an increase in Pedro’s wages and will also see him stay with the club until 2015.

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Spain routs Poland 6-0; Villa and Pedro score

Spain routs Poland 6-0; Villa and Pedro score

The Spanish national team routed Poland 6-0 in their final friendly before the beginning of the World Cup on June 11. Two blaugrana squadmates were on the scoresheet: David Villa and Pedro Rodriguez.

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The Pictures: Spain National Team, Part 2

The Pictures: Spain National Team, Part 2

As Spain plays their last friendly against Poland in Murcia before heading to the World Cup tournament proper, we here at totalBarça thought you might enjoy more pictures of the predominantly blaugrana Spanish National Team in training. Feel free to add your comments about the pictures, about Spain’s game as it happens, or about the World Cup in general (just click on continue reading).

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Guardiola fined for referee criticisms

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been fined 15,000 euros by the Spanish Liga disciplinary committee for comments he made about referee Clos Gomez, according to stories breaking in publications across Spain and Catalonia today.

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Dimitri Seluk expects Yaya Toure to join Arsenal

Dimitri Seluk expects Yaya Toure to join Arsenal

Yaya Toure’s (27) agent, Dimitri Seluk, recently held an interview with TV station Rac-1, in which he talked about Wenger and Arsenal’s interest in Toure, and how things have changed with Manchester City, claiming that they talk big, but in the end they appear to be bankrupt. This appears to be one of his reasons for why he believes Toure will join Arsenal instead of Manchester City this summer.

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Piqué: ‘Cesc is more important to Wenger than I was to Ferguson’

Piqué: ‘Cesc is more important to Wenger than I was to Ferguson’

Catalán sports daily El Mundo Deportivo interviewed FC Barcelona and Spanish International central defender Gerard Piqué (23).  The original interview can be found here.

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Victor Valdes on Informe Robinson

Victor Valdes on Informe Robinson

Dear readers,

Under normal circumstances we would not present a video with a long transcript.  However, due to the unavailability of the people who have the technology to create the subtitles, we chose to do so now because it is worth your time to at least read the transcript of part two of this moving story about FC Barcelona and newly capped Spanish International goalkeeper Víctor Valdés.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

I’m not sure yet about what’s bigger…Mourinho’s arrogance or Madrid’s debt!

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Manel Fuentes, one of Catalunya Radio hosts:

After the first debate between the candidates they all have made clear that “the soci mustn’t be deceived“*….but yet some try to do it.

* This sentence was said by the former Barça president Núñez and it’s one of his more popular sentences.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (08.06.2010)

TOURÉ MAY BRING CESC TO BARÇA

Arsenal wants Yaya and would accept him to lower the price for Fàbregas.

Barça could add about 10 million € to complete the operation.

Van Gaal thinks about Chygrynskiy to reinforce Bayern.

The last test before the World Cup. Spain – Poland (22h, TVE-1)

The Front: Sport (08.06.2010)

TOURÉ PARTICIPATES IN CESC OPERATION

The Ivorian accepts going to Arsenal.

The midfielder’s signing for Barça could be accelerated during the next hours.

Touré’s transfer would lower the price Arsenal demands for Cesc, 60 million €.

Robinho says yes  and scores many goals with Brazil. The Brazilian winger would like a swap with Ibrahimovic.

Elections: First debate: All of them against Sandro Rosell.

The last test for la selección (22h/TVE-1).

Picture Of The Day: It’s Going To Be A Red And Blue World Cup

Picture Of The Day: It’s Going To Be A Red And Blue World Cup

Note: If you would like this picture as your wallpaper, click Here to view the original.

Manchester City Offer Robinho – Ibrahimović Swap

Manchester City Offer Robinho – Ibrahimović Swap

Reports in British tabloid The Daily Mail indicate that Manchester City are stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Barcelona striker and Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimović (28).

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Barça Atlètic to meet Sant Andreu in the final round

Barça Atlètic to meet Sant Andreu in the final round

Two more games are left in the battle for promotion to the Second Division A. Barça Atlètic’s final opponent is a team they know well, not only a local rival but one they have already encountered twice this season in the league. The two Barcelona-based teams will face off beginning this Saturday in the Miniestadi. The following is a translation of FC Barcelona’s official report on the pairing. The original is here.

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OFFSIDE: Veron, “Messi Has Yet Again Won Another Trophy!”

OFFSIDE: Veron, “Messi Has Yet Again Won Another Trophy!”

Messi, as we know him on the field, is a magnificent player that possesses a fast paced dribble, sublime technique, explosive changes of pace, and great timing that turns him into a one man show. On the field Messi is anything but dull, and his gallery of individually won trophies, as well as those won with Barcelona, just go to show that. But Veron has added another trophy, that of the loudest snorer!

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

The Front: Sport (07.06.2010)

Manchester City Proposes a

SWAP

Robinho for Ibra

Barça views the operation favorably because they already considered the Brazilian in the winter

Alves to renew until 2014 – the negotiations between the player and the club could conclude soon

[Non Barça Related]

Nadal, No. 1 – He won his 5th title in Paris and recovered the leadership of the world

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (07.06.2010)

Cesc, 48 hour limit

Txiki will go to London with a better offer and with the intent to present him on Wednesday

[Non Barça Related]

No 1 – the Great Nadal returns

He wins his 5th Roland Garros and recovers the World throne

OFFSIDE: Messi among the most attractive men in the World Cup

OFFSIDE: Messi among the most attractive men in the World Cup

These days, football is not just a sport that the men gather to watch; it is enjoyed by many women around the world, too, who follow the sport with the same passion and knowledge of the game. But as with their male counterparts who enjoy scenes of the female fans cheering on their teams, or seeing photos of the WAGS, the women are not above appreciating some of the “finer” aspects of the players on the field. In a recent poll taken by ElitePartner.de in Germany, the single women expressed their views on who are the most attractive players in the 2010 World Cup. So, girls, who do you suppose was number one?

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June 6, 2010

Messi: ‘I want this to be Argentina’s World Cup and mine’

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

La Liga celebration: Ibrahimovic

The Highlights: Barca Atletic 3-0 Real Jaen

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (06.06.2010)

The Front: Sport (06.06.2010)

The Video: Thiago Alcantara vs Real Jaen

Valdés: “Signing Villa is one less problem for me”

Quote of the Day: Joan Laporta, FC Barcelona president

Play-offs, Second Round: Barça Atlètic 3-0 Real Jaén

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