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Archives: Barcelona

Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi Benefiting From Luis Suarez’s Four Month Ban

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Since the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied Luis Suarez’s appeal of his four-month ban, Barcelona’s new manager Luis Enrique still has to wait a little over one month before he can field a first-team squad that boasts the forward combination of Lionel Messi, Neymar … Continue reading

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Suffers Leg Injury In Barcelona’s 1-0 Win Against Villarreal

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, suffered a leg muscle injury as confirmed by his club FC Barcelona after their 1-0 win at Villarreal earlier today. He will undergo further testing on Monday to judge the severity of the injury. “The former … Continue reading

Why FC Barcelona Could Use a 3-4-3 Diamond Formation

Posted on by Abhijeet Gupta
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The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Season Preview: Expectations Are High Despite Dodgy Defense

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Fresh from spending somewhere in the region of £130 million, Barcelona has been slapped with a double transfer embargo ban meaning that they can’t buy any players during the next two windows. Their transfer strategy this summer was plotted out … Continue reading

Barcelona Considers Spending Spree to Snatch Marco Reus And Juan Cuadrado Before Transfer Embargo, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Fresh from the news that its appeal against a two-window transfer ban was rejected by FIFA, Barcelona is considering signing Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund and Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, according to reports emanating from the Catalan press. The transfer ban … Continue reading

FIFA Reject Barcelona’s Appeal Against Transfer Ban; Club Decides to Appeal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA has announced that it has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against the sanctions imposed on the club over breaches of rules around the transfer of under-18 players. According to the ruling, Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the … Continue reading

Luis Suarez To Play In Barcelona Friendly On Monday, Says Luis Enrique

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will “get some minutes” during the club’s friendly at the Camp Nou on Monday. The Catalan club is scheduled to play Leon FC in the Joan Gamper Cup, which is held … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Takes Part In First Training Session With Barcelona [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Suarez has completed his first day of training with Barcelona. The Uruguay international was awarded a partial victory yesterday when his four-month ban from all football-related activities was amended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The court … Continue reading

Luis Suarez’s Appeal Rejected And Ban Is Upheld; But Player Can Train

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Suarez’s four month ban from soccer has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). But the player has been permitted to train with his teammates and be involved with promotional activities at Barcelona. “The sanctions imposed … Continue reading

Court Of Arbitration For Sport Will Announce Luis Suarez Decision On Thursday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced that Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will learn the result of his appeal for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at 2pm BST (9am EST) on Thursday. CAS said in a statement: “The … Continue reading

Barcelona New Signing Thomas Vermaelen Suffers Hamstring Injury And is Out Indefinitely

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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Barcelona has revealed that new signing Thomas Vermaelen has been sidelined indefinitely with a right hamstring injury. The 28-year-old passed a vigorous medical on Saturday before signing a five year contract with the Camp Nou outfit. However, the club has … Continue reading

Official: Thomas Vermaelen Joins Barcelona On A Five-Year Deal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona have announced the signing of Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen on a five-deal for a fee understood to be £15 million. The former Arsenal centre-back had fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and had been rumored to be a … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Ban Expected To Be Reduced, Appeal Heard Today

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Suarez has arrived in Switzerland to have his appeal against the four-month ban on a football-related activity imposed by FIFA heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Reports from Spain say that Barcelona have helped prepare the striker’s case since the … Continue reading

Thomas Vermaelen Set For Barcelona After Manchester United End Interest

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Defender Thomas Vermaelen is set for a move to Barcelona following the news that Manchester United have ended their interest in the player. Reports coming from England are saying Arsenal wanted Chris Smalling as part of the deal for the … Continue reading

Speculation of Juan Cuadrado’s Transfer To Barcelona Continues To Gain Momentum

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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As teams around Europe are preparing for the upcoming season to begin in a couple of weeks, Barcelona are still looking quality players that will fit new manager Luis Enrique’s preferred system. Fiorentina’s utility man Juan Cuadrado has been heavily … Continue reading

Xavi Retires From International Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old alerted the media to his decision during a press conference this morning. “I’ve taken the decision to leave the national team. My time there has … Continue reading

Barcelona President Believes Club’s Image ‘Has Suffered’ Over The Past Twelve Months

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who ascended to his position midway through the 2013-14 season, believes his club’s image has been tarnished due to the controversial transfer of Neymar from Santos last summer. The club was also given a 14-month … Continue reading