17 June 2011

[Selection Under-21] Milla tries to go up him the morals to Bojan


Luis Milla, under-21 coach, spoke with Bojan Krkic at the end of training, a ten-minute talk in which he attempted to lift the spirits of the Barca striker.

It was undisputed in the starting team during the European qualifiers and Denmark has moved to another inferior role. After not playing a minute in the win against the Czech Republic, Bojan he looks crestfallen.On Friday, Miller decided to talk to him.

The coach is committed to a single striker, Adrian Lopez has been in both games, and plays the position where the selection sub'21 Bojan, far left, has placed first in Jeffrén Suarez and on the second day in Iker Muniain.

That undermines the confidence of Bojan who has received the technical explanations.The coach will come away from the desired physical form and sample workouts are not successful in the auction.

With the confidence that the whole block is at the front, it is likely that you have your chance to Ukraine during the second half of the match which will decide whether Spain agrees to the semifinals, and if they do get together with England and his first goal a place for the London Olympics in 2012. (via SPORT)

UEFA will be hard to force the players yellow cards

UEFA general secretary, Gianni Infantino, announced that players who seek a yellow card on a voluntary basis will be sanctioned for two matches from next season.

Infantino said that players who behave well will have to meet one-match ban added in addition to the warnings required by accumulation, explaining the decisions taken during the two-day meeting of the Executive Committee of UEFA in Nyon (Switzerland).

These include approved a proposal to recognize the international players that play a hundred games or more with their national teams, with a distinction in form of a bracelet or medal.

It was also decided to revise the dates of the European Championship 2013 sub'21 in Israel, rather than play 15 to June 29 will be played from 5 to 18 to avoid clashing with the FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Brazil 15 to 30 June.

The Executive Committee, which will not meet again until Sept. 22-23 in Limassol, approved the membership of other committees for 2011-2013 UEFA and its organs of justice for 2011-2015.

Also welcomed its three new members, the Swiss Peter Guilléron, Bulgarian and Russian Borislav Mayaylov Sergey Fursenko, elected at the Congress last March in which Michel Platini was elected president for a second term until 2015. (via SPORT)

Pedro: "It was a very tough season"


On Cesc said "it's a great player, known to the selection. Is a leader in his team and wish I could come."

The Tenerife International of FC Barcelona , Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma 'Pedrito' , acknowledged today in Tenerife where he spent his vacation, "has been a very tough season and now it rest , enjoy the beach, family and friends. "

Speaking to Radio's Canary Autonomic Pedro discusses his life "changed to sporting" in recent years because their participation in the team has been far greater: "I have caught and lived experience important moments that have made ​​me grow" but made ​​it clear that it is still the same person.

"Those who know me well know that I have not changed. I am privileged to what is happening to me and it is good that people recognize me and appreciate my work," she said.

The Tenerife Barcelona explains that the "teach you values ​​and lifestyles, to apply it not only within the field but also outside. That's something that helps you to mature and very few teams in the world can offer you "he said.

As for its successes , has managed to eleven titles in just three years, explained that "belong to one of the best teams in the world, play in the national team, share a dressing room with stars from the world, is very nice and it helps you win. I'm very happy with how things went, "he said.

The last title, the Champions League won in Wembley , said he had "never played a final owner, and if a goal scoring help up something wonderful, something that does not forget and that makes you feel fulfilled."

Pedro, who has joined the club of players who have played over a hundred games for the club FC Barcelona, ​​is not satisfied because we still want to keep learning.

"In that sense I have many players that I look for, like Xavi, Valdes, Puyol and Iniesta, who spent many years at the club, remains a reference and still have ambition to win things," he said.

As for being mate Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez , players who are interested in his team, said that Cesc "is a great player , known to the selection. is a leader in his team and wish I could come , "and in the Chilean argued that "a quick end, which faces very well and if Barcelona is set in it is because it is a great player," he said.

Regarding the status of the equipment of their land, a CD Tenerife in two years fell from first to second B said that left him "very sad" the further decline.

"You always want to see the team of their land as high as possible. I wish I could be at first. This year has been very difficult for them and wish them luck, make a new team for next season and as soon as possible may be in the place that they deserve, "wanted. (via AS)

Rosell participates in 22ª Managerial Trobada in Pirineo


The president of FC Barcelona this morning attended a talk on the internationalization of local businesses that have been held in La Seu d'Urgell.

The president of FC Barcelona, ​​stressing the importance of the House in the current model club, is satisfied that it can grow beyond the boundaries closer: "With new technologies we can reach many people. We want to export the feeling that Barcelona has Catalan roots, so I want to build players at home. Out want to be perceived as the kids club, because life does not change club. "

In an act framed in the 22 th Trobada Business in the Pyrenees, Sandro Rosell has shared business ideas with Juan Jose Ibarretxe (lehendakari 1999 to 2009), Josep Piqué (Minister-President of the Circle of Economy, Pangea XXI and Vueling) and Angel Simon (CEO Agbar), in a discussion moderated by President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, Manuel Campo Vidal.Laporta has also agreed on the Seu d'Urgell to the President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Three years of the Guardiola era


This Friday is the third anniversary of Josep Guardiola’s presentation as first team manager. On June 17, 2008, a project began that has gone on to make history.

“I cannot promise titles, but I am sure the people will be proud of us”. Those were the words of a young coach of just 37 years, who had just taken Barça B up to Division 2B. He had achieved everything as a player, but was only just starting out as a professional coach. It was Josep Guardiola, but three years after pronouncing those words, he has achieved recognition as the architect of the best Barça team ever, and one of the best teams ever to grace the football world.

Sala París was the place where Guardiola told the press and fans about his ambitions. Despite his modesty, he said his desire was to build a winning club, and that he was convinced of his possibilities. “I feel strong and ready, if not, I wouldn’t be here. I have no fear and the challenge doesn’t frighten me. We know it won’t be easy, but I’ll persist”.

Guardiola said little about techniques or tactics, limiting himself to saying “the most important thing is to win and all styles are good for winning. I know what style I want and want to transmit. I’m a fan of attacking football because of the way I was trained and I believe a lot in talent in hard work.” He certainly managed to keep his word.

Guardiola promised no titles, just work, commitment and dedication. Neither did he ask for patience, because he knows Barcelona is a team where the players and coaches are judged on results. He didn’t need to. The team responded to perfection by winning a historic treble in his first year and going on to shine in the most brilliant period in club history. (via FCBarcelona.cat)


10 titles out of 13
Josep Guardiola has an extraordfinary record at the heklm of the first team, having won 10 titles out of a possible 13:

3 Leagues
2 Champions leagues
2 Spanish Supercups
1 Clubs World Cup
1 Spanish Supercup
1 Copa del Rey

Roma, ready to be Bojan


It seems to begin to realize the intentions of the Roma on Bojan. Walter Sabatini has publicly praised the player and will travel to Barcelona next week to close its recruitment by an assignment.

With the hiring of Luis Enrique, Roma stated that they did not want to copy the style of FC Barcelona but if future reference and that fits well in the Italian style and what better way to do that by attracting players from Barcelona and one entity that is more likely to sign the striker Linyola, Bojan Krkic.

And the newly appointed Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is willing to come to Barcelona next week to get the player to take Rome. The team knows the situation of the player and the club hopes to convince an assignment or offering an option to buy with easy access to the club.

Sabatini, the player has publicly praised the project and wants to introduce the player to be reluctant to leave despite the club can see with good eyes the cession to Rome: "It's a great player," said Roma coach secretary. "I could fit into some early mecáncia the game and be the bearer of knowledge in the field," he added. (via SPORT)

Udinese knows that he should sell Alexis this summer


After a campaign almost unique, the crack is listed so high that only you can download.

Alexis Sanchez , one of the reinforcements he wants Barca will secure a major market operations of summer 2011. He knows very well the family Udinese Pozzo . The skillful Chilean striker, voted best player in Serie A in Italy by La Gazzetta dello Sport 'is at a market virtually unique as friuliano club player. The Udinese have completed a historic season, which has qualified to play prior to the Champions, placing his crack in a quote so high that it is normal to be declining further.

The situation at this time is very advantageous for Udinese summer because there is still much to do, but with each passing day the thing will change because he knows that once the competition starts you are interested in having already crossed your crack. The Barca wants to Chilean author of 12 goals and 11 assists in the Italian league, but as well as with the rest of its objectives "not go crazy", as confirmed yesterday Laporta Sandro Rosell .

In favor of arrival at the Camp Nou 22 years of playmaker priority is the desire of the player playing as Barca and can exert pressure to achieve it. Against the auction is being set up in recent weeks about her figure, with Inter and Juventus of Italy and great bidding for his signature and, above all, the derby Manchester maximum danger for everyone else.

Manchester derby

Mundo Deportivo reported yesterday that Manchester United are willing to pay 35 million euros for the 'Wonder Boy', but his neighbor, the City , for money will not be. Yesterday, Attilio Lombardo , a former Sampdoria player and now technical assistant Roberto Mancini at Manchester City , told 'The Third' trust, "to sign" to Alexis. (via MD)

Pau Gasol: "I think Cesc will play in Barça"


Los Angeles Lakers power forward said on his twitter that he believes the next year, Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will play in FC Barcelona.

The pivot of the Lakers and former player of FC Barcelona, ​​Pau Gasol threw a question to his Twitter followers: Who do you think Cesc Fabregas will play next season?

And after a few minutes and read the responses of their followers, Pau Gasol was pronounced: "I see that most believe he will play in the club" and added "I also believe that is where you want to play." "We'll see what happens," he said. (via SPORT)

Zoran Vekic, said: "Bojan likes the Roma"


The Italian team "confirms" his interest in Barcelona striker
The formula of the agreement could be a "sale-purchase"


Again Zoran Vekic and again talking about the possible marriage between Bojan and Rome : "I confirm: Rome wants it." As we moved Mundo Deportivo , the Italian club's interest Barca striker is more than one of the many songs sirens typical summer transfer market. And especially since Luis Enrique came to the Transalpine capital , his new club has stepped up efforts to Bojan follow him. Although the player insists that "a Barcelona player" and not give up , chances are that the desired first signing Lucho is realized.

Vekic added, according to Il Corriere dello Sport , the fact that a club like Roma are interested in it "can not not like. Bojan is the need to play in Barcelona and is covered by great players. My client likes Rome much , but it is clear that we must talk to the club "said the agent, however, is not the official agent of the player.

The intermediate players is clear the situation and, in turn, would have found the formula to Bojan view, next year, the shirt 'Giallorossi': "I think there will be no problems between the two clubs reach an agreement. That could be an assignment option . " It's clear. And if a few days ago had been wiser Vekic stating that Bojan and Rome would be " a perfect marriage . " Today his statements sound more convincing, also because the silence of the Barca players and their families about Vekic statements supporting the hypothesis that Bojan will probably have decided that Rome is the best option for professional development. Especially since "Lucho" sits on his bench. (via MD)

Real Madrid issued a statement responding to Sandro Rosell


The white club has made public through its website.

Real Madrid has issued a statement via their website which responds to statements by the president of Barcelona .

Sandro Rosell , on the morning of Thursday, has threatened to break the institutional relations with the white club, if a repeat of the unfortunate episodes of the season just ended.

In response, the Madrid stipulate that:

"The Real Madrid CF regrets the unfortunate events of the president of FC Barcelona , which means they are motivated by the pressure on the board by a determined and close media environment that demands an aggressive attitude towards our club.

It is incomprehensible that in this statement the president of FC Barcelona made ​​serious and false insinuations in relation to certain information on doping that have nothing to do, either in origin or in its materialisation, with Real Madrid CF news, as all know, our club denied at the time, immediately and categorically, in the medium in which they occurred.

We must remember also that it was the board of FC Barcelona , in the aforementioned media pressure, which in an unprecedented event in the relations between clubs, went to UEFA to present a stunning accusation against the coach of Real Madrid CF.

Despite this unprecedented and these statements by the president of FC Barcelona , and for the sake of football, Real Madrid CF will continue to work to maintain the best relations with FC Barcelona , as usual with all clubs Spain and the world.

Finally, to reiterate the firm commitment of Real Madrid CF for sportsmanship and the values ​​inherent to the sport, especially with regard to fair play and the fight against racism unequivocal, essential elements of sport and example for all the world's children. " (via MD)

Puyol returns home to continue recovery


As he himself has posted on Twitter, returns to Barcelona after four days of break Ibiza.

Yesterday holidays are over, the captain of FC Barcelona, ​​Carles Puyol, on the paradise island of Ibiza.
Thanks to the Twitter social network, fans of Barca players have been able to see first hand movements that Barca `5 What has been done for land Ibiza with his girlfriend, Malena Costa, and the recovery of FC Barcelona, ​​Juanjo Brau , also accompanied by her partner.

And is that the La Pobla off left knee surgery last June 1, the therapist has not been separated from his side for a moment. The day after surgery, Brau devised a recovery plan that Puyol has been held every morning and every evening along these days and, as captain, will remain in Barcelona.

"I continue my recovery plan with morning and afternoon but changing scenario, now in Ibiza to disconnect a bit," Puyol ¿`tweet on 13 June, on his first day on the island.

"Already in Barcelona to continue the recovery ..." was the comment left yesterday on the popular social network to announce his return to the Catalan capital after spending four days in Ibiza dream.

Yes, the change of scenery does not imply a change in the recovery process Barca since the plan of work carried out by the physiotherapist Blaugrana will remain until next July 1, Brau day when travel to Argentine land for monitor and ensure the physical welfare of Leo Messi throughout their participation in the Copa America.

Chances are that the early return to Barcelona Puyol comes marked by a check-up that made the doctor Ramon Cugat, who masterminded the operation of the left knee with Ricard Pruna blaugrana to determine the evolution of affected area after more than fifteen days of physical work and relax. (via SPORT)

[Selection Under-21] Jeffren, 'barber' in the Under 21


Jeffren Suarez, one of the international dispute Barca European Under 21, devotes her free time to cut hair to their peers. The first pass through their hands were Muniain and De Gea.

Betfair punters are convinced that Cesc Fabregas will eventually wearing Barca. The continuity of the Catalan Arsenal pay 2.38 euros per euro bet, his arrival at the club, to 1.6 to 1. (via SPORT)

[Youth] Barça passes to the final of World cup Under 17

Juvenil B, plagued of cadetes, it knocked Real Madrid in the penaltis and tomorrow it is measured Corinthians.

Barca than Real Madrid again and again, no matter the age or talk about football or basketball. Yesterday was in Torrejón, in under-17 World Cup semifinals, which ended with victory Blaugrana in shootout 2-2 after arriving in the 90th minute.

Plagued by cadets, the Juvenil B of Sergi Barjuan was better in the first half and went ahead with goals from cadete Simón Colina (10') And Cristian Herrera (44'). Real Madrid drew with many of Shepherd and Pit, but the club entered the final on penalties with a great performance of goalkeeper Ondoa cadet. The final morning in Móstoles to the Corinthians (20.00 h). (via SPORT)

Victor Valdés: "I do not worry Madrid"


Barca goalkeeper has said in the ceremony of the 'Premios Ciudad de Gavá 2011" do not want to know about the white club.

Barça goalkeeper, Victor Valdes , who has received the 'Premios Ciudad de Gavá 2011', said the ceremony for the award that does not know anything about Real Madrid and the controversy arising from the relationship between white body and FC Barcelona .

"I do not worry Madrid , I do not mind the relationship with Madrid and I care little what they have said, "says the Catalan keeper.

Regarding the possible signing of Cesc Fabregas by Barca , Valdes believes that "the quality of Cesc and profile type Xavi and Iniesta would be very positive for the team, but not up to us to come. " (via MD)

Villa: "Rosell defends his team and players"


The Asturian assured that the president "makes that that better he knows, to defend to his team and the players", when having announced the possibility to break up the institutional relationships with the blanco.

In a press conference this afternoon at La Felguera locality Asturian town of Oviedo, before receiving the award for best athlete Asturian 2010, the Barcelona striker and the Spanish considered "tricky" to pretend " detract from the successes "of the Catalan side in recent years.

Villa admitted he had not heard the statements of Rosell, but even so, he was "confident" that the president "did what he always does and what he does best, which is to defend his team and the players."

The Spaniard footballer was "satisfied and very happy" to have contributed to the titles won by Barcelona and hoping to improve performance and make "a lot of goals" in the coming seasons, with both his team and with the Spanish team.

Villa told she was "quiet" at times last season in which he had a "goal drought", because I knew the coach, Pep Guardiola, "trust" in him and had the "support" of their peers and their friends.

"It's very hard to be all the time, day in and day out, the highest level, but the coach has always trusted me, marked or unmarked goals," he said.

After winning the European Championships and the World Cup with the Spanish team and the league and the Champions League with Barcelona, ​​Villa said his goal is to "keep improving" and hopes to continue wearing the red shirt of the national team "during many years. " (via SPORT)

Wembley to host Champions League final again in 2013


Today Thursday, uefa.com has announced that Wembley will once again be the venue for the Champions League final in 2013. Amsterdam will host the Europa League final and Prague will replace Monaco as the venue for the European Supercup.

Wembley Stadium, where Barça recently defeated Manchester United (3-1) to win the Champions league and also where the club won the title for the first time in 1992, will again host the final in 2013. UEFA announced this today, saying that the British capital has been chosen because the oldest football association in the world, the FA, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. That means the stadium will host two finals in just three years, the 2012 final in between being in Munich.

Amsterdam and Prague also have events to look forward to in 2013. The Dutch city will be the venue for the Europa League final (in 2012 it is in Bucharest), and Prague will host the European Supercup, after Monaco has hosted every edition since 1998. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Thiago sounds for Chelsea


The English team would be interested in acquiring the Barca midfielder though his future would depend on the arrival of Cesc at Barca set according to the 'Daily Mail'.

According to the English newspaper 'Daily Mail', Chelsea would be following in the footsteps of FC Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcántara, in order to acquire his services for the next season.

The future of the midfielder, who is contesting the European Championship with the Spanish Under-21, was linked to signing Cesc Fabregas from Barca entity. If the club ends up clocking the Arsenal midfielder, Thiago would be willing to ask for a transfer and change of pace next season.

Thiago last season played a total of 17 games with the first team, which was available in 1,000 minutes of play. (via SPORT)

Botia going to cost 20 million ... even for Barca


Barcelona will pay the buyout Alberto Botia, 20 million euros, if you want to gain the services of Sporting Central after midnight last met the deadline by which the Catalans could playoffs the player for 1.8 million euros.

Barcelona has one more season to recover in this case Botía paying 2.5 million euros, but that option may be exercised only between May 15 and June 15, 2012 and if to do so before the clause should pay termination as any other club, which rises to 20 million.

The continuity of Botia is a relief to be able to keep prices as the defensive line that was instrumental in the reaction of Sporting last season when the club finished as the third gijonés fewest team behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. The possible departure of one of the two left-back Jose Angel or Canella no concern to the technicians and in any case the Sporting pierce only one of the two and Manolo Preciado has absolute confidence in both to the point that has rotated throughout the season.

In the section on additions Sporting midfielder is confident that Ricardo Leon reach an agreement to disengage from his current club, Tenerife, to let the player move intended to forgive the portion of the tab and monthly season owed to that by the time Richard is not willing. Between Sporting and the player is an agreement in principle so as Ricardo achieves lower Gijón Tenerife club announced his arrival to become the second boost Atletico for next season after the Uruguayan side of Damian Suarez, who is plans to present next week.

Diego Castro's replacement at left is the main concern of the coaching staff at Sporting and although his first choice is the Sevilla Armenteros, who last season played on loan at Rayo Vallecano, will soon know your can count him as the Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral, want to do preseason with him before deciding to stay or not the equipment. (via SPORT)

Perarnau: "Cruyff is the father of this Barça and Guardiola the heir"

The book is divided into six chapters: ball skills, language club, school, scouts and work of the road between La Masia and the Camp Nou.

The exatleta Olympic and journalist Martí Perarnau has affirmed that "if a genealogical tree of FC Barcelona was made, Laureano Ruíz would be the grandfather, Johan Cruyff the father and Guardiola the heir."

The presentation in Madrid of the Castilian edition of his book "Path of Champions', explained the system Perarnau working with the quarry Barca and commented that Pep Guardiola, coach of the first team, referring to the characteristics play of his team, he confessed to be "a cult football."

The explusmarquista Spain's high jump has exposed the contents of the six chapters of "Trail of Champions', which deals in the beginning, the idea of ​​the Catalan club to" dominate the ball. "

Perarnau explained that "the second chapter deals with the language club, the third school of La Masia, the fourth of the work of scouts all over the world and fifth in the road between La Masia and the Nou Camp."

The final chapter provides a list of fifty young Catalans who are called to succeed in the future. (via Marca.com)