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Archives: Barcelona

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

Koke Admits: “It Was Difficult To Say ‘No’ To Barcelona”

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier this summer, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke was targeted by La Liga giants Barcelona as a possible replacement for some of the club’s aging stars. Xavi Hernandez had turned 34 in January and Andres Iniesta just reached his 30th birthday … Continue reading

Bojan Looks To Finally Realize His Potential At Stoke City

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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It’s amazing to think that Bojan Krkić is only 23 years old.  He burst on to the scene, making his Barcelona debut against Egyptian side Al-Ahly when he was just 16 and even scored in that game too. However, after … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Could Train With Barcelona In 2 Weeks Pending CAS Hearing

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has fast-tracked Luis Suarez appeal against his four-month ban from FIFA which banned the striker from all football-related activity. Suarez is set to appear before the CAS on August 8. That is when … Continue reading

Why Tiki-Taka Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Sleeping

Posted on by James Ferrier
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“Tika-Taka is dead.” The phrase was used a lot during the Spaniard’s World Cup campaign. Finishing third in the group, conceding seven and scoring just four left people mourning the style of play called tiki-taka. The style of play is … Continue reading

An Age of Extremes – Tiki-Taka and Counter-Attacking Soccer

Posted on by Rayyan Dabbous
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Let’s face it, we live in an age of extremes – and it’s not only due to our unseasonal, severe weather. As soccer continues to evolve in a bizarre, exponential way, seeing that 18 year olds can be sold for … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Could Have His FIFA Ban Lifted By The Court of Arbitration for Sport

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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News coming out of Spain today reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to review the appeal of Luis Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup Group D encounter with Italy. If Suarez’s … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Could Make His Barcelona Debut in October el Clasico

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The 2014-15 La Liga schedule has been released and most fans of the Spanish league quickly scanned the fixtures to see when Barcelona and Real Madrid will be facing off in the first El Clasico of the season. The first … Continue reading

Barcelona’s £16million Signing of Jeremy Mathieu Is Bad Business For The Blaugrana

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for £16million. The move displays the Catalan club’s continued deficit in the quality of defensive footballers compared to their attacking counterparts. The 30-year-old was a left-back for most of … Continue reading

Sevilla Loanee Iago Aspas Believes Luis Suarez Has Been “Treated Like A Murderer”

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Iago Aspas, on loan at Sevilla from Liverpool, told the Spanish radio station Cadena Cope that he understands why his former team-mate Luis Suarez has been banned from playing. However, even though this latest offense is Suarez’s third time biting someone, … Continue reading