04 February 2011

[National Team U-21] Squad for the friendly Spain-Denmark Under-21

The Under-21 national coach, Luis Milla, has released the names of the players who played the friendly match between Spain and Denmark, which will take place next Tuesday, February 8, starting at 20:30 pm in the Estadio Pedro Escartin of Guadalajara.

Spaih Under-21 List:
ATHLETIC CLUB: Mikel San José Domínguez, Javier Martínez Aguinaga e Iker Muniain Goñi
CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID SAD: David De Gea Quintana y Álvaro Domínguez Soto
FC BARCELONA: Bojan Krkic Pérez, Thiago Alcántara Do Nascimento, Martín Montoya I Torralbo y Andreu Fontás Prat
RC DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUÑA SAD: Adrián López Álvarez y Rubén Pérez del Mármol
GETAFE CF SAD: Daniel Parejo Muñoz
AC MILAN: Didac Vila Roselló
SSC NAPOLES: Víctor Ruiz Torre
SEVILLA FC SAD: Diego Capel Trinidad
VALENCIA CF SAD: Juan Mata García
VILLARREAL CF SAD: Diego Mariño Villar y Mario Gaspar Pérez Martínez
REAL ZARAGOZA SAD: Ander Herrera Agüera.

[Barça B] Nolito and Fontàs, new for Xerez

The coaching staff of the subsidiary has called to play for Xerez field to 18 players most notably the return of Nolito and Fontàs. Thiago, with the first team, and Sergio Gómez, headlines in the last game, have not entered into the list.

For Friday's game (21 h, T and C + Gol League) against Xerez in fourth place in Division II , Luis Enrique has called 18 players. Nolito and Fontàs are the big news. Both traveled to Alicante with the first team on the last day and could not be available to Luis Enrique to play against Celtic (1-1) . In addition, Fontàs was then suspended for five yellow cards. The two return to the list of subsidiary Barca to try to repeat the success that the club B got in the first round against the Andalusian (2-1) .

They have also been invited by the coaching staff of subsidiary Masip and Armando , who missed the last game of B by technical decision.

Without Thiago and Gómez

Who will not be for the match against Xerez are Thiago and Sergio Gómez , both starters against Celta. The first has been trained on Thursday, along with Oier , the orders of Josep Guardiola . And Sergio Gomez has not entered the list for technical decision, just as Benjamin , and will be available to Oscar Garcia to play this weekend with the Youth A.

Three injured

Oriol Romeu , Carlos Carmona and Sergi Roberto are injured . The first is recovering from surgery on the knee meniscus, Carmona is doing recovery work also advanced after a meniscus operation, but in a month could return to the pitch, and Sergi Roberto, who is recovering from injury muscle is in the final phase of recovery, is doing field work and within 15 days would receive the discharge.

Rochina's farewell

It should be noted that since Monday, the coaching staff has no subsidiary and Ruben Rochina , who has gone to Blackburn Rovers .

About Xerez

The coach of Barça B, Joan Barbarà , analyzed the opponents in the press conference before the match against the Andalusians: "At home they are finding out lately matches ahead" . Despite this statement, Barbara has stated: "At the beginning of the championship were more irregular, but is a former first team that now has been adapted to the category . " And is that Xerez is in pole positions in qualifying and have players like Jose Mari and Mario Bermejo their most dangerous men .

Game Day Travel

The expedition will leave for Barca Jerez de la Frontera the same Friday morning . The subsidiary Barca travel by plane to the Andalusian city, which is scheduled to arrive around 12.45 pm. Once played the game in the stadium Chapin , the night will Barça B Jerez and back to Barcelona will not happen until Saturday morning. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Porteros: Miño y Masip.
Defensas; Montoya, Armando, Muniesa, Planas, Bartra, Fontàs y Abraham.
Centrocampistas: Ilie, Dos Santos, Rafa Alcántara y Víctor Vázquez.
Delanteros: Soriano, Saúl, Tello, Nolito y Edu Oriol.

[Former player] Rivaldo marks a golazo in his debut with Sao Paulo

The former Barcelona player Rivaldo debuted today with his new team, the Sao Paulo, and scored a goal in the 3-2 win against modest stakes Linense valid for the Campeonato Paulista.

The 38-year-old who returned this year to Brazil, did not disappoint the 15,000 fans who attended the Morumbi stadium, most motivated by their debut.

Rivaldo scored the tying part in a move that evoked the best of times in Barcelona and the Brazilian national team when they beat a rival defense with a 'hat' and then subtly smooth beat goalkeeper Paulo Musse.

The crowd applauded not only for the goal Rivaldo, for, as promised, the new idol of Sao Paulo slipped the shirt '10 'and generated major attack moves Sao Paulo, who rallied with a goal and sealed Marlos victory with a goal from free kick from goalkeeper Rogeiro Ceni.

The experienced goalkeeper official now added 97 goals and sees the mark nearest one hundred entries, a record for a goalkeeper.

Eric, who opened the scoring, and Alessandro scored the goals for the Linense discount. With the victory, the 'tricolor paulista' added twelve points and placed four of Palmeiras, leader of the regional tournament played in the state of Sao Paulo. (via AS)

Pérez Lasa referee Sporting-Barça

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced the appointment of their members to arbitrate the day 23 in the Liga and the day 24 in the Liga Adelante.

The referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa Basque lead on Saturday 12 February (20h.) the match between Sporting Gijon and Barca. For his part, Antonio Mateu Lahoz collegiate referee Valencia on Sunday 13 February (21h.) the match between Espanyol and Real Madrid.

The complete list of arbitrators appointed to the conference to be held the second weekend of February in First and Second is the following, as announced by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

First Division (Week 23):
Mallorca-Athletic Estrada Fernández (C. Catalan)
Sporting-Barcelona Pérez Lasa (C. Basque)
At. Madrid-Valencia Fdez Borbalán (C. Andaluz)
Hercules-Zaragoza Velasco Carballo (C. Madrid)
Racing-Sevilla Iturralde Glez. (C. Basque)
Malaga-Getafe Ayza Gamez (C. Valenciano)
Deportivo Villarreal Ramirez Dominguez (C. Andaluz)
Levante-Almeria Delgado Ferreiro (C. Basque)
Espanyol-Real Madrid Mateu Lahoz (C. Valenciano)
Real Sociedad, Osasuna Turienzo Alvarez (C. Cast-Leon)

Second Division (Week 24):
Barcelona B Hdez Hernández-Cartagena. (C. Las Palmas)
Tarragona-Salamanca Sanchez Mariscal (C. Andaluz)
Huesca, Girona Del Cerro Grande (C. Madrid)

La Masia: new institutional

The Board has approved La Masia to become the institutional home and social club once young residents move to the new facility in Ciudad Deportiva. It also examines other possible uses complementary to its surroundings.
"A club thrives on emotional and historical references. We must be aware that sporting success have created a second brand as powerful as is already the FC Barcelona, La Masia" underscores the vice president of institutional, Carles Vilarrubí.

The Board approved at its last meeting in Tarrega, to La Masia to recover its representative role and symbolic entity. "La Masia again become the institutional home of the club where we will get to institutions, organizations and other clubs. This is the first image of the institution in the world," Vilarrubí.

Two months of analysis of proposals

Also in Tarrega, as proposed by the department led insitucional Vilarrubí, we decided to study and analyze other proposals for action in this space. "It has created a commission composed of the institutional area, economic, equity and overall direction to move a motion for other activities in La Masia and its surroundings in two months," said the head of the institutional area.

Iniesta, with the group, new session

Barca midfielder Andres Iniesta has been exercised for the first time with the group since that Monday was diagnosed with a sprained shoulder izquierdo.Ha been the first team training after qualifying for the finals of Copa
After the victory against Almeria (0-3) in the semifinal round of the Copa del Rey and the resulting classification of the Catalans for the final, which takes place on April 20 against Real Madrid , the team coached by Josep Guardiola has been exercised in the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper.

The preparatory session has benefited from the presence of Andres Iniesta who, after suffering a sprained left shoulder in Saturday's game against Hércules (0-3) still had not trained with the group. Thursday Iniesta has been exercised with his teammates for the first time all week and it has done in the first session of the three that will Josep Guardiola and his team to prepare for Saturday's league match against Atletico Madrid (22 h) in the Camp Nou .

Three absences

Up to 18 players in the first team, including Andres Iniesta have been exercised on the lawn of a number field of the Sports City. Jeffren and Puyol , who are recovering from their injuries , and Pinto , who has done restoration work on the gym after the King's Cup match on Wednesday, have not been present in the training.

Reinforcements from the quarry

The preparatory session completed the four youth players : goalkeeper Oier Olazabal and midfielder Thiago Alcántara the Barça B, and right-back Albert Dalmau and the left Gerard Deulofeu of Juvenil A. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Former player] Fran Merida: "I like the philosophy of Pep Guardiola

The young Catalan footballer expected to Atletico Madrid offers a good image in the Nou Camp next Saturday against Barca.

Fran Merida had the red and white Thursday to praise what was his home for years, to Pep Guardiola and to his former club. "It's a great team, are a spectacular level. I am a person who likes the philosophy of Pep Guardiola. The FC Barcelona is a great team, makes us enjoy from outside," said Catalan.

The Spanish international sub'21 Atletico Madrid, appealed to the union that exists in the locker room of his team to travel to Camp Nou with courage, which he said: "We have our weapons to win at FC Barcelona."

Fran still has friends in both the city and the FC Barcelona. "I spent eight years in Barcelona, I was a kid, I have great memories, I am grateful to Barca, I was raised there and I have many friends, is a special place, said the Atletico Madrid midfielder. (via SPORT)

Mascherano: “There are important games before the final”

Speaking in a press conference this lunchtime, Javier Mascherano stressed the importance of not losing focus on the work that needs doing before April’s Cup Final, with important La Liga and Champions League games to be played.

The Argentinean midfielder made it clear that: “there’re still two months to go to the final. We’re very happy, but there are important games to play before then, starting with the game against Atletico Madrid this Saturday”. Although he admitted that the possibility of a game against Madrid is clearly an exciting prospect: “it’s motivation enough to play in the Cup Final, who we play magnifies the occasion for the fans and the press and everybody is talking about it, but we can’t think about that if we want to make sure we don’t have problems in the other competitions”.

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Villa: "I hope to get my third Copa del Rey

Asturian striker has previously played two finals, one with Real Zaragoza (2004) and one with the Valencia (2008) and has won both times.

FC Barcelona striker David Villa was very pleased with yesterday's match of his colleagues and emphasized his joy at reaching the final of the Cup in your personal profile social network Facebook. "I'm very happy with qualifying for the final of the Copa del Rey."

The Spaniard has won the Cup twice. The first was in 2004 in Zaragoza and the second in 2008 in Valencia. His dream is to win a third time. "It will be my third final with a different team after playing it with Zaragoza and Valencia and win both times," he said.

In addition, the Asturian striker sent a message of hope for all the Catalans on the end of next April against Madrid. "I hope to continue the streak and be able to play, win and celebrate with you all," said Barca striker.

Bastos: "Barça makes me dream"

Michelle Bastos, Brazilian side Olympique Lyon said that if he got an offer from FC Barcelona, "would not need to think about it"

In a statement obtained by 'Foot Mercato', the Brazilian full-back Michel Bastos spoke about the possibility of joining the discipline of FC Barcelona in the summer and did not close any doors.

The player said that "Barça makes me dream." And if one day he was offered "not necessary or even what I thought."

Bastos acknowledged that before would have to pass through the filter of his wife: "I should ask my wife if she likes the idea. But I know that I would say yes."

"Either way, signing another club in France does not tempt me at all," and dismissed the Olympique Lyon a change in the French League club. (via SPORT)

Pinto: "It is nonsense to talk about the final now '

The player of FC Barcelona José Manuel Pinto has said that thinking "now" in the final of Copa del Rey against Real Madrid was "not necessary" and which has no preference over the stadium for the final. "It is nonsense to talk about the final now. There are still two and a half months ahead, two very important competitions. Right now there is no need to talk about it, remains to be done and work," he said after the presentation of the new sports channel ' '''Esport3 Televisió de Catalunya in Barcelona's Olympic Museum.

In the same vein, welcomed the statement by the coach Josep Guardiola ensuring his place in the Cup final, but said "a lot can happen" until the day of mourning. "What is clear is that eleven more appropriate to decide at that time for the final is still far ahead," he said.

Preferences on the field do not have. We do not care, while offering the greatest possible facilities for the two hobbies to enjoy, "said the enigma of the stadium where the final will be played Copa del Rey.

Finally, would not go to appreciate the "morbid" that awakens the next game against Real Madrid, he was "proud" to be able to play as well as the template with which it shares a dressing room and recalled that a party Saturday are "important "against Atletico Madrid. (via AS)