Quote of the Day: Sandro Rosell

Quote of the Day: Sandro Rosell

There will be €50 million to sign more players. This is the case every year. This is our plan for the future. Technically, as of now we have €50 million plus €15million for Chygrynskiy and €24million for Toure. In total, €89million.”

Sandro Rosell, president of FC Barcelona, when asked about the club’s transfer budget for the next season.

‘Blaugrana’ fever in ‘la Selección’

‘Blaugrana’ fever in ‘la Selección’

Thus proclaimed Madrid-based sports daily Marca in an article presenting the player ratings for Spain’s World Cup semifinal win on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. They are not the first to point out that team that defeated Germany consisted of six players from FC Barcelona, and one who will be playing for the club in the coming season, arguably making it seven out of eleven blaugrana starters.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Paul the octopus takes the football world by storm.

Del Bosque: I want to know if Spain will win against Holland!

Rosell: And I want to know if we will sign Cesc!

Laporta: And I want to know if I will be the next Catalunya’s President!

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Spain 1982 // Spain 2010. And the “Clockwork Orange” better be prepared.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (09.07.2010)

SHOOT IT TO ME

That’s what Puyol told Xavi before the historic goal.

Is an strategy play that they practice at Barça.

The most important goal will be the one which will make us win the final” said “Puyi”.

The happiest SMS sent by Pedro: “Dad! I’m in the starter team!

Wenger doesn’t give up yet. Rosell lands today in South Africa and will meet the coach to try to convince him.

The Front: Sport (09.07.2010)

LA ROJA (“THE RED ONE”) IS BLAUGRANA

Seven Barça players are the Spanish national team’s basis.

The style of this team is so spectacular; it dazzles everyone.

Pep said OK to Barça. Guardiola will sign his new contract after the World Cup. His contract will last one more year.

Rosell arrives today to South Africa.

Barça is negotiating with Filipe Luís.

Video of the Day: Spain squad meets Queen Sofía

Pedro and Busquets’ hotel room robbed before Germany semi-final

Thieves took advantage of the moment to rob the hotel room of FC Barcelona players Pedro Rodriguez and Sergio Busquets ahead of their World Cup semi-final match with Germany on Wednesday, according to a report today in Sport.

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City offers Zabaleta and De Jong for Zlatan

City offers Zabaleta and De Jong for Zlatan

According to El Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona is ready to open negotiations with Manchester City for the services of Barcelona striker and Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic (29). With all the rumors circling around about Barcelona’s cash problems, it seems likely that the board will decide to offload the Swede who is one of the highest paid players in the outfit, despite the fact that it was officially announced that Zlatan will remain a Barcelona player next season.

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Howard Webb to referee World Cup final

Howard Webb has been selected for the honor of refereeing Sunday’s World Cup final in Johannesburg, according to reports today across the football world.

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Offside: ‘Carles Puyol’ on Spain goal

Guardiola looking to La Masia for defensive reinforcements?

Guardiola looking to La Masia for defensive reinforcements?

FC Barcelona official website report that Guardiola is weighing his options as to promoting which Barca Atletic (now Barcelona B) defender for next season. The players now have a unique opportunity to prove themselves in the preseason in order to break through the first team ranks.

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Chygrynskiy: “I will prove you wrong”

Chygrynskiy: “I will prove you wrong”

Ukrainian international defender and ‘new’ signing for Shakhtar Donetsk Dmytro Chygrynskiy (23) is determined to prove the world and especially new Barcelona president Sandro Rosell that letting him go was a huge mistake.

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Video: Arbeloa’s motivator for his Spanish teammates

Video: Arbeloa’s motivator for his Spanish teammates

According to Catalan sports daily Sport, the TV program ‘Punto Pelota’ revealed one of the secrets of the Furia Roja’s locker room.

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Spanish National Team Play Kasabian’s ‘Club Foot’ Before World Cup Games

Spanish National Team Play Kasabian’s ‘Club Foot’ Before World Cup Games

Spain Striker Fernando Torres revealed that ‘La Roja’ play Kasabian’s ‘Club Foot’ in the dressing room before any World Cup match to get the players in the zone.
Read more about that and how he keeps texting Lionel Messi about it, after the jump!

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Kerrison, A Foot in Santos; Henrique Back To Racing

Kerrison, A Foot in Santos; Henrique Back To Racing

Recent reports from Catalunya, specifically from sports daily Sport, have stated that Brazilian footballer Kerrison (21) is on his way to Brazilian club Santos on a deal very similar to the one City agreed with them for Robinho. Meanwhile, another Brazilian, Henrique (21), is headed back to Spanish top flight team Club Racing de Santander, where he will most likely spend the next year on loan unless a permanent deal is agreed upon between both sides.

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Video of the Day: Puyol’s Goal

The lone goal from FC Barcelona’s captain, Carles Puyol, sends Spain into its first ever World Cup final!

Catch another video, after the jump!

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

#1: A return ticket please.

#2: Do you mean a Chygrynskiy?

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

FINALISTS!

We are blaugrana people 1 – 0 Those who will eat Paul the octopus.

Puyol: Well, playing with this national team is so easy; almost every players are culés, we play Barça style and the most important…we don’t know what “CANGUELO”* means!

*“Canguelo” (fear) was a word used by Madrid press to put pressure on Barça when Madrid got closer in La Liga’s classification

[By Request] The Front: As (08.07.2010)

GO SPAIN!*

Tiki-taka and a goal of fury.

Germany 0 – 1 Spain

To the final! On Sunday at 20.30 against Holland.

Del Bosque: “All the players who played have been truly beasts

Mrs Sofía (Queen of Spain): “It’s wonderful; it has been a historic triumph”

Löw: “Spain is the best national team of the world

*Just a little note: “GO” (“Visca”) is written in Catalan. Funny thing for a Madrid based newspaper.


July 8, 2010

[By Request] The Front: Marca (08.07.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (08.07.2010)

The Front: Sport (08.07.2010)

WC ‘Blaugrana’ Report: Spain vs. Germany


July 7, 2010

Live: Germany vs. Spain

Ibrahimovic could be a target for AC Milan

Guardiola to decide Marquez future tomorow

Chygrynskiy: “Pep still believed in me”

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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