Official 23-man Spain World Cup roster: Both Valdes and Pedro in!

Official 23-man Spain World Cup roster: Both Valdes and Pedro in!

Yesterday, Catalan new site Sport, based on “inside information,”  published a list of who would most likely be on the final list for Spain.  Today, Spanish National Team coach Vicente Del Bosque released the official 23-man World Cup roster for Spain. Contrary to their information, Del Bosque has included both blaugrana players in his final list. Congratulations to them both!

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FC Barcelona to face Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup

FC Barcelona to face Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup

Sevilla will be the team to face Barcelona in the Spanish super cup next season. The Andalusian team was able to win against Atletico Madrid (2-0) on Wedenesday night in the Copa del Rey final played at the Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana will play the second leg at their home stadium as winners of La Liga, where they will try to defend their title for the second time in a row.

Guardiola’s Motivational Video

Watch the video Pep Guardiola used to motivate his squad before the final match against Valladolid.

Created by journalist Santi Padró, the video was shown to the players shortly before the beginning of the match. The first song heard was this season’s locker room anthem ‘Human’ by the Killers, followed by ‘Waitin’ On A Sunny Day’  by Bruce Springsteen.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

We’ve already signed Villa! And Cesc is on his way! It seems that this year we are signing players properly and fast.

Well of course, considering that who will pay for all this will be the next president…

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Villa(para)rato [Villa for a while]

He’s an extraordinary signing…and, besides, he will make Madrid press talk (about referees helping Barça) for a long time.

Barcelona preparing £70 million for Torres?

Barcelona preparing £70 million for Torres?

Liverpool are bracing themselves for a £70 million bid for their Spanish international forward Fernando Torres (26) from FC Barcelona, according to a report from English sports tabloid The Daily Mirror. Torres is said to be the number one target for Barcelona, who will have a new president in charge after the World Cup. Torres is said to be frustrated at the lack of progress in Liverpool the last few seasons, even more so since they won’t play in the Champions League next season.

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (20.05.2010)

I GO TO THE BEST CLUB I COULD”

Villa arrives today in Barcelona and tomorrow he will be presented.

Barça announces officially that El Guaje, who will wear the number 7, is already blaugrana.

Xavi says that it’s “a 10 signing” (meaning a signing with a “10 out of 10″ marking) and for Iniesta “it’s a pleasure to play along with him”

MD offers Villa’s contract completely detailed and analyzed.

Elections: Salvat defends an alternative to Foster’s project.

[Non Barça Related]

Atletico 0 – 2 Sevilla. Atletico ends without the double. The white-and-red ones fought until the end. Capel and Navas scored to give the victory to Sevilla.

Madrid: Mourinho, next week.

Espanyol: Pandiani, near from coming back.

The Front: Sport (20.05.2010)

“I’VE COME TO THE WORLD’S BEST CLUB”

I’ve chosen Barça because it was the club which has shown more interest and affection.”

David arrives today in Barcelona and will be presented tomorrow.

They already see Cesc in Barça. Some English newspapers even said goodbye to him in Spanish.

Ibra won’t be sold for less than 50 million €.

[Non Barça Related]

Copa del Rey. Sevilla, the champion. Atletico de Madrid 0 – 2 Sevilla.

Settlement for Pellegrini.

Picture of the Day: David Villa Jersey

David Villa, Barcelona's new number 7

No, its not the real one, But we bet it looks like this one.

Credits: AceGhatage. Made from a Gudjohnsen and Dani Alves Shirt, a 100% totalBarça product.

Season Recap: Was this year’s FC Barcelona a better team than last season?

With the Liga title not even a week old, FC Barcelona is already turning its attention to next season. And while it is certainly easy to get swept up with enthusiasm about potential summer signings, there is still plenty to discuss about the campaign that has just drawn to a close. The folks over at Zonal Marking have done just that, comparing Pep Guardiola’s first two years in charge of the team, and coming to a conclusion that might surprise you: this season’s Barcelona team was better than last season’s.

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Pedro breaks another record

Pedro breaks another record

According to FC Barcelona’s official web site, Pedro has had the most successful second season as a youngster coming from the Barca Academy, in terms of scored goals, since 1928.

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Xavi Hernandez delighted with Villa’s signing

Xavi Hernandez delighted with Villa’s signing

According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Xavi Hernandez, at a promotional event, said that Barcelona’s signing of David Villa is fantastic news. He added that Villa is a great football player and goal scorer.

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Help Wanted part II

Help Wanted part II

Here we go again! Once again we are looking for a new round of volunteer recruits with a passion to help make totalBarça move forward. We have reached our maximum potential with our current team and are now looking to expand to make this site the best FC Barcelona news-site out there!

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Pedro in but Valdes out?

Pedro in but Valdes out?

Catalan new site Sport has put out a report that states they have advanced information about who will — and who will not — be included on Vincente Del Bosque’s final 23-man World Cup roster for the Spanish National Team. The official list is to be made public on Thursday.

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Txiki: “Ibra and Bojan are staying”

Txiki: “Ibra and Bojan are staying”

In a recent interview with Barca TV and Barcelona’s official website, Technical Secretary Txiki Begiristain discussed many of the current topics affecting the club. Speaking about Villa’s integration into the team, the possible fates of a number of current players, and also on the spectacular seasons of Messi and Pedro, Txiki’s interview is transribed below, or you can find the original here.

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OFFICIAL: Villa

OFFICIAL: Villa

Barcelona has today officially announced the transfer of Valencia forward and Spanish international David Villa (28).

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Last summer: “I need money” / Today: “I need to blame someone”

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

In Barça, Villa is on his way to come.

In Madrid, another one is on his way to leave. (Pellegrini)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (19.05.2010)

VILLA OK

Barça will pay in total 50 million € for the first reinforcement of the season 2010/2011.

El Guaje (28 years) will sign a 4-year contract + 1 and will be presented this week.

Elections: Rosell unite the non-violent cheering groups.

[Non Barça Related]

Copa del Rey’s final. At. Madrid – Sevilla, 21.30h (TVE-1). Atleti, to get the double if Sevilla lets them to do it.

Today, final judgement for Pellegrini.

The Front: Sport (19.05.2010)

SIGNED!

Villa will arrive to sign in a few hours.

Total agreement. 42 million for the transfer and a 4-year contract with the option to sign for one more if needed.

Presentation: Barça wants to dress him in blaugrana on Friday.

Mercato: Chelsea and City are interested in Ibra.

Touré doesn’t want to go to Arsenal

Márquez has an offer from a USA football club.

The second signing is on his way to come. Cesc asks Wenger to let him come to Barça.

“Fanatics Barça” has been created, which is the association of nine groups of young Barça fans.

[Non Barça Related]

Copa del Rey’s final without the King. Camp Nou, 21.30h (TVE-1)

Van Nistelrooy, Espanyol’s big news. They are talking with his agent.


May 19, 2010

Cruyff’s Corner: I become more and more impressed with this Barça team everyday

The Video: League celebtrations turn ugly in Barcelona

Marca reader’s poll: La Liga ideal starting XI

Fabregas tells Wenger he wants to leave


May 18, 2010

Youth: Clinical Spain beat France 1-2 in UEFA European U-17 Championship

Seluk: “Toure will most likely not remain in Barcelona”

President Laporta confirms David Villa talks in progress

Johan Cruyff: “Cantera is unique”

Joan Oliver: “Four titles = 35 million in reward money”

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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