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FIFA's decision to uphold Barcelona's transfer window ban has forced the Blaugrana to seal a Marco Reus deal before this summer window shuts close
According to the latest transfer rumors, La Liga giants FC Barcelona are preparing an emergency bid for German superstar Marco Reus in an attempt to bring him to Camp Nou, amid FIFA's decision to prohibit the Catalan side from any business in the next two transfer windows.
The Blaugrana, who were handed this punishment back in May only for it to be suspended after submitting an appeal, are preparing... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will not be able to bring in new players to Camp Nou until January 2016 after FIFA decided to uphold the Catalan side's two-transfer window ban
La Liga giants Barcelona's hopes of having their two consecutive transfer window ban overturned have evaporated after FIFA ruled the punishment will stand.
This decision by football's governing body to uphold the sanction comes five months after the ban was initially handed to the Catalan side, which was suspended due to an appeal from Barcelona.
The club was thus permitted to dive into... Read the rest of the article »
Despite claims from Liverpool that they received the full release clause for former striker Luis Suarez, Barcelona insist they paid far less for the Uruguayan
La Liga giants Barcelona pulled out all the stops to lure former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to Camp Nou, paying big money to sign last season's English Premier League top-scorer.
Despite being involved in yet another biting incident during this summer's World Cup, sinking his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, the third strike for the South American forward in his professional... Read the rest of the article »
Luis Suarez made his debut in Barcelona’s shirt after his ban from all football-related activity was recently lifted by FIFA.
It couldn’t have been a better night for FC Barcelona. The ‘blau-granas’ get their first title of the season and keep the Joan Gamper’s trophy at home after thrashing Mexican club Leon 6-0. Morevoer, Neymar scored twice and he looks fully recovered from the back injury that he picked against Colombia playing for the Brazilian national team during this year’s World Cup.
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More than a month after Juan Zuniga's horrendous tackle ended Neymar's 2014 World Cup run, the 22-year-old Barca ace nominates the Colombian defender for the Ice Bucket challenge
Barcelona superstar Neymar is the latest footballer to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to undergo the Ice Bucket challenge.
Nominated by Los Blancos' Brazilian defender Marcello, the Selecao ace accepted the challenge, submerging himself in ice water, before passing on the gauntlet to others.
In a video... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will face Mexican side Leon in the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou on Monday, the 18th of August.
The Uruguayan star was slapped with quite a harsh punishment after he was seen biting Italian international Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup which saw him being banned for four months from all football related activities. However upon his appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport eased the terms and the former Liverpool star can now train with his teammates, which also means that the 27 year old... Read the rest of the article »
The former Liverpool star was authorized to train, but will remain suspended from every competition until October 26th.
After being suspended for biting Giorgio Chiellini during this year’s World Cup, Luis Suarez was able to train with Barcelona for the first time since the club announced he had been transferred from Liverpool.
The Uruguayan player and Premier League’s top scorer last season expressed his gratitude for everything Barcelona did to support him.
“I am very grateful to the... Read the rest of the article »
The Chilean will play Monday against León for the Joan Gamper trophy, and will be starting against Elche in La Liga
Suspense is over, at least for now, concerning Barcelona’s starting goalkeeper. Since Marc-André Ter Stegen suffered a lower back injury, former Real Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo will be Barcelona’s starter for the next matches.
Bravo showed confidence about the role he is going to take, and thanked his coach Luis Enrique for the opportunity.
“It feels really... Read the rest of the article »
Luis Suarez might be thinking, ‘Thank God it’s Friday!’ The £75M signing finally got a taste of how it is like to train at his new club, Barcelona.
On Thursday, the world of football anxiously awaited the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concerning Suarez’s appeal against his four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The verdict fell and although the ban stands, it allows the Uruguayan star to take part in training sessions and other non-competitive football activities.
As... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican defender will face his former team playing for Mexican champ León. After this game, Marquez will join Hellas Verona
Rafael Marquez will play his last game for León at Camp Nou. The Mexican back-to-back champion will play for the Joan Gamper trophy, starting FC Barcelona’s home season. The club informed on their website they will pay tribute to the Mexican defender, who played seven years for the blaugranas.
“FC Barcelona has a special tribute prepared for a player who served the club so... Read the rest of the article »
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today made the highly anticipated announcement regarding the decision over Luis Suarez's four-month ban appeal.
The countdown to the verdict was widely followed on Twitter with Barca fans optimistic about a favourable result. At 15:00 in Lausanne, it was made official. Luis Suarez's four-month ban stands. However, there is a sense of relief for the Catalans as the Uruguayan striker has now been allowed to train.
Reacting to CAS' verdict, FIFPro released a statement:
"FIFPro is disappointed... Read the rest of the article »
Will Luis Suarez be able to play a number of games with Neymar and Lionel Messi before El Clasico on October 25, 2014? The answer will be known very soon.
It has certainly been a very boring and worrisome summer for new Barcelona star Luis Suarez as he awaits the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision concerning his four-month ban which included a £66,000 fine and a nine-match ban at international level.
Suarez was slapped by FIFA with a lengthy ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a group stage match at the 2014 FIFA... Read the rest of the article »
Neymar is indeed reaching 100 per cent fitness. The Brazilian superstar is back in training with Barcelona’s squad.
Last week, Neymar returned from his extended World Cup holidays – or more precisely, from about six weeks of rehab. Upon his return to training, the Barca number 11 player had to complete specific exercises alone.
The 22-year-old’s comeback would appear as a great consolation for the Catalans whose latest signing, defender Thomas Vermaelen, is out indefinitely after suffering a hamstring... Read the rest of the article »
Thomas Vermaelen is officially gone from Arsenal and has become a Barcelona player. As the Blaugrana welcomed their new defender, Twitter reacted.
Already on Friday, Barca announced on its official website that they had reached an agreement to sign the ex-Ajax and Arsenal skipper on a five-year-deal. The Spanish powerhouse described Vermaelen as “a natural leader” who has “an impressive physique”, “is excellent with the ball at his feet and reads the game well.”
The 28-year-old Belgian passed his medical... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will continue their preparations for the new season as they go against Finnish outfit Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi at the Sonera Stadium on Saturday, the 9th of August.
After a disappointing outing last time out which saw the Spanish side suffer a 1-0 loss at the hands of Napoli, the Catalans will be hoping to turn things around by putting a positive performance against the Finnish side.
The Spanish giants enjoyed much possession in the opening minutes and did create a number of goal scoring opportunities. However an error from new signing Claudio Bravo saw... Read the rest of the article »
Liverpool's quest for the 2014/15 English Premier League title and their return to Champions League football will go on without one of their most experienced players, goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
Brendan Rodgers has been busy all summer, signing new players to boost the Liverpool squad, following the lucrative transfer of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. However, Spanish veteran Pepe Reina has no place in Rodgers’ 2014/15 club football season plans.
Pepe Reina was formed at Barcelona. He played in the C and B teams before being promoted in the senior side in 2000. After two years at the... Read the rest of the article »
According to Spanish reports, the Blaugrana are considering the Bayern Munich defender as an option this summer.
Only a handful of football players can say that they have won two of the sport's most coveted prizes--the World Cup and the Champions League.
Even fewer can claim to have done so within the span of just a couple of years, but thanks to Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina in this year's final, there are quite a few still currently playing that come to mind.
For Bayern Munich's die Mannschaft... Read the rest of the article »
After guiding Argentina all the way to the World Cup final, Lionel Messi enjoyed extended holidays with partner Antonella Roccuzzo and his son Thiago. La Pulga is now back… with something new!
Having failed to win a single trophy in 2014, there is no UEFA Super Cup or Supercopa de España clash on the Blaugrana’s list of fixtures this summer. What they have lined up are club friendlies as their competitive season starts on August 24th with a home game against Elche.
The Catalans are currently getting used to playing under Luis Enrique who replaced Tata Martino as coach... Read the rest of the article »
La Furia Roja playmaker Xavi has decided to retire from international football after one World Cup trophy, and two Euro crowns. Here, we look back at his career with the Spanish national side
One of La Furia Roja's most gifted midfielders, a world-class playmaker, Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from the Spanish national side at the age of 34.
The Barcelona star announced this revelation in a press conference for his Catalan side, calling an end to 14 years with the European nation.
Xavi made his debut at the age of 20 back in 2000, featuring in a game against... Read the rest of the article »
Napoli and Barcelona will meet in a preseason friendly at the Stade de Genève on Wednesday, the 6th of August.
New manager Luis Enrique will be hoping for a win on Wednesday after a disappointing outing last time out against Nice. The French side took an early lead against the Spanish giants as Dario Cvitanich expertly converted a penalty in the 21st minute. However his opener was cancelled out by Xavi’s equalizer in the 68th minute who also struck from the penalty spot.
The Spanish veteran however... Read the rest of the article »