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Coach Luis Enrique wants the Uruguayan player to enjoy playing time before the ban imposed by FIFA expires, so he can be available to play against Real Madrid
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will enjoy playing time on Wednesday, when Barcelona B faces the U-19 Indonesian National Team. Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique wants him to be in top form when the player's ban is lifted, so, tomorrow the Uruguayan will have the chance to take the pitch against the Asian team.
"Luis Suarez needs to be on the pitch, and so do we. If Luis is fit to play... Read the rest of the article »
Coach Martino may reconsider Tevez's return with the National Team, and spoke about how his days with Barcelona were harder on him.
Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino spoke at a press conference about his time as Barcelona's head coach, while talking about a possible call up for Carlos Tevez, absent from Argentina's National Team for the past two years.
Alejandro Sabella's replacement remembered how hard it was to get his players performing the way he wanted:
"I was amazed they had never heard about me or what... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blaugranas dominated Athletic Bilbao but couldn't score the go ahead goal until the 78th minute, having Neymar off the bench to solve things for them.
Barcelona showed its class, its power, its ball control. But they failed to show their scoring ability until Neymar broke the lock in Athletic Bilbao's net. The Brazilian star came off the bench to score twice, giving Barcelona the lead in La Liga standings.
The man of the match prior to Neymar's antics was Athletic's keeper Gorka Iraizoz, denying shots by young Munir El Haddadi and Pedro. The... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian star will take a leave of absence and focus on playing with Barcelona after enduring severe criticism for his performance during the World Cup
After missing last week's friendly match against Germany, Julio Grondona Jr confirmed the former Golden Ball winner will be taking a leave of absence from his duties as a player for Argentina. Arsenal de Sarandi's owner shared in an interview he spoke with Messi, who told him the reasons why he wants to take some time off Argentina's National Team:
"His absence is understandable. He was... Read the rest of the article »
Officers were concerned after a parent named his newborn Messi Daniel Varela, passing a bill that forbids any similar action from now on.
If you're about to become a father, hail from Rosario, and have Lionel Messi as your favorite player, it may be a risky proposition to name your kid after the Argentinian superstar. Government officers in Messi's hometown passed a bill forbidding any parent to name his newborn Messi, after a man named Hector Varela did so two weeks ago.
Officials from the city of Rosario, Argentina, felt it... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker will have to wait to make his debut with FC Barcelona in an official match, which could happen on October 26th against Real Madrid.
Luis Suarez has been finally cleared to play with his National Team. Following his four month ban from any football-related activity, FIFA authorized the player to take part on friendly matches with the Uruguayans.
According to sources, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) intends to call up Suarez for next month's friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Oman, but had to ask permission to do... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique hasn’t been pleased with Neymar’s behavior on and off the pitch, and this sanction may be used to set an example to other top players.
According to sources, Neymar Jr. was fined by Barcelona for interrupting his warmup exercises to sign a boot for a fan. During last Sunday's match against Villarreal, Neymar was warming up near the stands, where he saw a fan with a boot and a marker. After jogging, Neymar approached the stands, took the boot and signed it. This was considered a lack of concentration by coach Luis Enrique, who reported... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona’s superstar has been ruled out of the game against Germany due to an injury to his right leg, even missing the all-star match organized by Pope Francis.
After Lionel Messi’s performance during the last World Cup, and rumors indicating a bad relationship with new Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino, his decline from the upcoming match against Germany started a heated debate on the real reasons why Messi chose not to play with his National team.
The official version states Messi came down with an injury on Barcelona's latest victory against... Read the rest of the article »
“I’m ready to play for FC Barcelona.” Those were among the first words that the 24-year-old said in press conference on Friday.
The former Sao Paulo defender gave his first words as Barcelona player in a press conference organized by the club on Friday. Douglas Pereira dos Santos signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona in a deal worth $7.2 million and he will be wearing number 16.
“As soon as I saw this shirt I realized how much I am going to have to do here,” said the Brazilian.
“I’m... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian midfielder arrived from Liverpool in 2010, being recognized as one of the most versatile players with Los Blaugranas
Javier Mascherano and FC Barcelona will extend their relationship for at least four more years. The midfielder signed today his new contract, valid until June 2018 with an extension clause for one more, depending on the player’s performance.
The club and “El Jefecito” had agreed on terms prior to the World Cup held in Brazil, but with La Liga already started, Barcelona insisted... 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 »
Barcelona are set to welcome back first team manager Tito Vilanova, after a lengthy absence the Catalan coach is expected to make his return in the near future and Barcelona has marked the good news with some fine performances recently.
The Catalans made a dream beginning to the 2012/2013 campaign which marked their best ever start in La Liga, the Spanish giants captured 28 out of a possible 30 points in the first ten games. Barcelona continue to play the beautiful football they are famous for, but under Tito they have displayed persistence and desire which has helped them to be more ruthless.
However the Spanish technician... Read the rest of the article »
The Catalan giants will be hoping to pull off a massive comeback against Milan in order to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Match Day Update - Mar 13 15:00 EST
Champions League Starting XI confirmed for Barça vs Milan.
Valdés; Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Alves; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Villa & Pedro.
Abiatti; Abate, Mexes, Zapata, Constant; Ambrosini; Montolivo, Boateng, Flamini, Niang; & El Shaarawy.
FC Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
Since their debut in the UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have faced Italian teams on several occasions. In this article, we bring you rare facts you probably never knew.
1) Lionel Messi has played approximately 790 minutes of normal time against Italian teams in his career so far, whereas Ronaldo has played a bit more than 1020 minutes up to now.
2) Messi and Ronaldo both faced Italian teams for the first time in the Champions League in 2005. Although he did not score a goal or made an assist, the then-Barcelona starlet enjoyed a 4-1 win over Udinese; while... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of Barcelona’s crunch match against AC Milan in the Champions League’s last 16 on Wednesday, we look at Messi’s best moments in his career so far, at this stage of the competition.
Bad injuries in the 2005/06 and 2007/08 seasons did not allow Messi to get the best out of the Round of 16. Blows against Chelsea and Celtic respectively restricted the player’s contributions to his team’s operation in the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Nonetheless, the Guardiola era gave the Argentine a new path to follow; one that would let him showcase his abilities and... Read the rest of the article »
The other semi-final is scheduled to be aired live on February 27th at 4:00pm (EST), also on beIN Sport.
The return leg of the two Copa del Rey semi-finals have been scheduled.
The first semi-final will be a highly anticipated broadcast by the global sports media as well as soccer aficionados. Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona. The local kick-off time will be 21:00 and will be aired locally on Canal Plus. Fans in the US can tune in to the Copa del Rey Clasico on beIN Sport and... Read the rest of the article »
The first leg of the first semi-final for the 2012-13 edition of the Copa del Rey takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu at 3:00PM (EST) on January 30th, 2013
The first El Clasico of 2013 between rival clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will be played today in Madrid with a local kick-off time 9:00PM (3:00 PM NY Time). This vital Spanish Cup match will be viewed by millions of soccer fans world-wide. Sports broadcasters are welcoming this extraordinary clash, sure to capture the imagination of the sports world.
Ten of FIFA's 11 best footballers play... Read the rest of the article »
Rumours that Victor Valdes is nearing the end of his Barcelona career have intensified following reports that the club is yet to offer a new contract to the goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Valdes has been quick to retort as he told the media according to Tribal Football:
“I want to make it clear that I have not declared anything about my future. When it is time I will.”
However, agent Gines Carvajal was keen to give out more details on this transfer-related matter. Explaining the situation to reporters, he stated:
“We have not sat down... Read the rest of the article »
Fresh from their massive triumph in midweek, Barcelona will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga on Sunday when they come up against fourth place Malaga at La Rosaleda.
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There were doubles for Alexis Sanchez and David Villa on Thursday in Barca’s 5-0 win over Cordoba. Yet, the two forwards could miss the challenge against Los Boquerones for fitness reasons. Following the full availability of newly-crowned Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Pedro – who were all absent in the Copa del Rey this week... Read the rest of the article »