08 August 2011

[Selection ] Xavi and Sergio Ramos will not travel to Italy

Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's players and Real Madrid will not travel with the Spanish to Bari, where on Wednesday Spain play a friendly against Italy after being reviewed by the physicians 'Roja' who have seen the problems trail in the soleus and back, respectively.

The expected drop in Sergio Ramos, who presented the medical report that pulls back pain during the preseason and that went to the last match of Real Madrid's Asian tour, has joined the absence of Xavi Hernandez.

Barcelona midfielder also came to Ciudad del Fútbol with discomfort after completing his club's American tour and was reviewed by the doctors of the Spanish team.

After attending an event at Ciudad del Fútbol and eat with their peers in the residence, Xavi back to Barcelona after the doctors have found that is not "in the right conditions to play the match against Italy," by a sore soleus of his right leg.

Coach Vicente del Bosque decided to cover the expected absence of Sergio Ramos calling the left side of Malaga Ignacio Monreal, but do not plan to cover the floor of Xavi Hernandez to face Italy. (via AS)

Week of work ahead of Super Cup clash

With less than a week to go till their 1st official game, FCB are putting the finishing touches to this week’s preparations to ensure they go into the game in the best possible condition. Not till Thursday though, will Pep have a full squad available.


Eleven first team players have been called up for international duty and that means that when the squad come back from their post US Tour rest, Guardiola will only have a handful of players to begin work with. The game between the last two World Cup winners, Italy and Spain, sees Valdés, Piqué, Sergio, Xavi, Thiago, Iniesta, Villa and Pedro in the Spanish squad, whilst Abidal and Alexis will be involved in the France- Chile game in Montpelier and Dani Alves will be with Brazil for their match against Germany in Stuttgart.

There will be a double training day for those players just back from their summer break on Monday, with the exception of Dani Alves, whilst nine of the reserve teams players who took part in the US Tour - Balliu, Gómez, Carmona, Deulofeu, Dos Santos, Cuenca, Espinosa, Armando and Riverola will be part of the squad who are in Tarragona for the Catalan Cup.

The first day that Guardiola will have his full squad available for training will be Thursday, when a session is set for 7 in the evening - leaving him just four days to get them ready for the game at the Bernabeu on Sunday which will set last season’s League and Cup winners against each other for the season’s curtain raiser. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] All ready for the Copa Catalunya

20 FC Barcelona youth players form the Barca squad to the semifinals of the Copa Catalunya (21.45 hours, TV3). Barça search for a title which has not won for four years.


Houses Tarragona, from Monday to Tuesday, the three parties of the final phase of the 22 ª Copa Catalunya . Barca, who contest the second semi-play the first of Espanyol and Nastic - against Girona , will try to regain the throne in a competition in which historically leads the standings with six titles. To do this, Eusebio coach Barcelona B , has 20 players.

These 20 players summoned for the semifinal, nine come from having participated in the American tour with the first team. They Balliu, Sergi Gómez, Carmona, Deulofeu, Dos Santos, Cuenca, Espinosa, Armando and Riverola . The other eleven players mentioned are Oier, Rosell, Ayala, Berjón, Rafa Alcantara, Dalmau, Miño, Grimaldo, Lobato, Gustavo and Dongou . On Monday morning has been the last training session before the game.

Non-presence of the first team players, coupled with the absence of players who are vying for the World Under-20 , require Eusebio align a side that will be very experimental. Anyway, will serve as a part of the development of face at the start of the league in Second A , in two weeks in the field of Huesca .

The party also is the first of the two steps you make Barca to earn his seventh Copa Catalunya . Now, four years ago from the 2006/07 season - the team does not lift the title.

All of Eusebio tonight will face one of his rivals in the Silver Division . The Girona, eleventh ranked last season, has strengthened this summer with experienced players at First and David Garcia (from Espanyol), Ion Vélez (Athletic Club), Juanlu (Tenerife) Garmendia (Numancia). Those of Raül Agne , therefore be a good test for a boat that wants to play again on Tuesday, the day of the final. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

The list:
Oier, Balliu, Sergi Gómez, Rosell, Ayala, Carmona, Deulofeu, Dos Santos, Berjón, Rafa Alcántara, Cuenca, Dalmau, Miño, Espinosa, Grimaldo, Armando, Lobato, Gustavo, Dongou, Riverola.

Iniesta: "I don't know if they have included the chromium of Cesc in the collection"

Andres Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder joked in the presentation of the collection of stickers of the League of Panini, with the possible arrival of his friend Cesc Fabregas, and said he did not know if they "have included" his "chrome collection".


Iniesta was responsible for introducing the stamps of the 2011-12 season, a collection that makes a child and recalled the stories that keeps as a "chrome Romario was impossible to achieve."

In a hotel in Las Rozas and before joining the concentration of the Spanish team in the Soccer City, Iniesta Cesc Fabregas spoke.

"I do not know if they included the chrome Cesc in the collection," he joked. "I do not know what the situation but what is said can not. We must wait and see what happens between clubs and the player. The desire we have shown everyone he already knows," he added.

Five days after the first duel between the great Spanish football, Real Madrid-Barcelona in the final leg of the Super Cup, Iniesta valued the time they arrive and showed utmost respect for his opponent.

"We have tried to prepare as best as possible. Train well and play well. The party is now just around the corner and the team will arrive well to compete. Do not think if we get better or worse, but to look forward and motivation to play us the first title. You should go to win, "he said.

He admitted that the challenge of overcoming Real Madrid again is becoming more complicated. "Every year the teams are better and the evolution of football invites you to improve yourself to be better."

"I hope not as the Supercopa last longer in the former we have a good game and good for the final elimination round. Do not think losing at the Bernabeu. We will try to win," he added.

A Iniesta was given three stickers Whites, those of José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo Pepe to chose one and opted to stay with the three. "I do not personally know and appreciate the three equally. Everyone has a role in the Real Madrid and each is important."

Received remember his chrome collection in a larger size. "Here I go more handsome," he joked. And he admitted to still feeling jet lag after returning from the United States. "It costs back to normal."

The collection of stickers of the League of Panini turns forty years and the last edition more than a million people participated. The goal for this season is to get 300,000 more. (via SPORT)

The first day of Alexis

The Chilean has coached football for the first time under the command of Pep Guardiola alongside Messi, Mascherano and Adriano. Puyol and Maxwell worked the sidelines.


Two weeks ago, on 25 July, was introduced and met most of its peers . Today, however, was the first day of work at the Ciudad Deportiva . Alexis Sanchez has trained alongside Messi and Mascherano . The three, after participating in the Copa America , have begun the new season, and have done next to Adriano, who had already joined the American tour.

At nine o'clock and a very pleasant temperature for train, started the session. Previously, Pep Guardiola has welcomed Messi and Mascherano , and has done a special way with Alexis. He chatted briefly with him and left Lorenzo Buenaventura take charge of the first part of training. Yes, the Barca coach has followed him, carrying the necessary information. The Chilean, good humor, has demonstrated good understanding with their peers.

Puyol and Maxwell, both players have experienced in the field No. 1 Sports City. Puyol , who is recovering from left knee, has made work with Juanjo Brau . Meanwhile, Maxwell , which carries an abdominal overload has also worked in the field with Emili Ricart .

At noon yesterday the expedition arrived in Barcelona Barca after an intense tour and today the staff has day off until tomorrow afternoon. The coaching staff, however, was present at the meeting this morning. Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Juan Carlos Unzué Altimira Aureli , trainers, doctors and recovered. Interestingly, today there were more coaches than players on the pitch. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Neymar: "Barça is the best team in the world"

The Brazilian eulogized FC Barcelona in an interview granted to the web of FIFA.


n an interview to the website of the FIFA player of Santos and Real Madrid's futuristic, Neyman, said that Barcelona "is the best team in the world, is the world's best player in their ranks"

Neymar talks about his fine work in Santos and his debut with the national team of Brazil and the possibility that the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 will be front against FC Barcelona .

About this possible match between Santos and Barcelona, ​​the Brazilian player said: "Facing the Barcelona is very complicated. I think it is a matter of tactics." "I think we have to pray and entrust ourselves to God before taking the field," adds Neymar laughs.

"We will do our normal football, that's the idea. But before thinking about the final in Barcelona, ​​we have to play a game that is very important and can be dangerous too," says the Brazilian.

The player expressed his desire to play against Barca in the World Club "Of course we want to reach the final and if we have to face Barcelona, ​​we will do so as equals. We will do our football." (via SPORT)

Messi, the terror of Bernabéu

Messi started the preseason with the target set in the Super Cup with Real Madrid six days ahead.
There has got six goals in their last four visits, so it's a game of 'little hand' particular.


Leo Messi rejoins the discipline of Barcelona at the right time. The world player of his short vacation ends today with the sole obsession intensively exploit its only preseason week to adjust their set-up ahead of the Super Cup and on his return to Bernabeu to know how you spend.

The Argentine genius has marked his triumphant race no more and no less than 10 goals in 13 games at Real Madrid . Of them, six! have been in his last four visits to the Coliseum merengue. So, if Messi returns to miserable night at Iker Casillas with a goal more, you've got a 'little hand' individual in the Bernabeu . In other words, Argentina is willing to make for the fifth consecutive time in the Bernabeu .

This summer, the competition starts strong for Barca and, consequently, also for Messi . Nothing less than a classic in the Bernabeu on Sunday, with the first leg of the Supercopa of Spain at stake. The title is almost immaterial. What more is that a clash between two giants of Spanish football competitions do not understand children, though this be so if it is an objective analysis.

The sequence of scoring Messi in R. Madrid-Barça 's latest spectacular for the Barca and terrifying for Real Madrid : Leo scored twice in the historic 2-6 that decided the league 2008-2009 , then made ​​another in a classic (0-2) that solved the 2009-2010 League , scored again from the penalty spot (1-1) in the R.Madrid-Barça finished giving hopes for meringues in the 2010-2011 League with two goals and initialed the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League 2010 -11 , the prelude to the fourth major title in the great Barca club competition in the final against ManU .

Working with Juanjo Brau

Messi never wanted to see the Super Cup against Madrid on TV. So he worked individually with the therapist Juanjo Brau in Argentina , with the goal of adequate physical tone about their club mates, which take weeks and have just finished working out American tour. The desire to football Messi not discussed before. The crash ended his participation in the Copa America last July 16 with the displeasure of seeing their team, the albiceleste, again stay away from a great title.

A few days off in Rosario home were enough to pass the bad time, charge the batteries, playing a charity match, put in the hands of Brau and think about revenge, not to Madrid , but with his latest soccer sensation. And what better opportunity to win again in the Bernabéu , a scenario in which, in the classics, even scores the most goals in the Camp Nou : 6 to 4.

Messi will work today with Alexis

"I come eager to train," said Chilean upon arrival in Barcelona, ​​which will coincide with Leo.

To address this Real Madrid next season with his grown, Leo Messi starts today in the Ciutat Esportiva butt. It will do double work session. It landed in Barcelona before the weekend, demonstrating their willingness to be in the Super Cup against Real Madrid . Also landed at El Prat airport yesterday after eight o'clock, the Chilean Alexis Sanchez , after exhausting his few days vacation with yours. "I come eager to train," said closed only signing Barca , who attended the many fans who recognized him before taking a taxi. Alexis was accompanied by his agent Fernando Felicevich .

Today will be the first day match together two of the players called to play a role in destabilizing the template. On a recent visit to Chile to play a charity match, even on vacation, Messi scored the arrival of the ' Boy Wonder 'of' great signing for us. " "As a person I do not know yet, as a player and showed it is in Italy and in the selection of Chile , we will bring a lot to us and will adapt quickly, "predicted the '10 '.

For Alexis will be a fleeting experience. Today will double work session and Tuesday afternoon will focus his country, on Wednesday played in Montpellier against France.

The exodus of internationals will not allow Pep Guardiola work with his staff in full until Thursday. Today, double session, the nine o'clock and seven o'clock in the afternoon and be exercised behind closed doors Messi and Alexis together with fellow newcomer Javier Mascherano and Adriano Correia . Even in Dallas , Guardiola and warned that I would hang "How are Leo and others. (via MD)

Lights and shadows of the U.S. Tour

The priority was to prepare the season and not be obsessed by the Supercopa.


The presence of Alexis Sánchez , Javier Mascherano and, above all, Leo Messi in the team training from this week is the best hope for Barca fans after a tour that has left behind light and shadow. The work of the Barça squad has satisfied the technical, but instead the match performance has shown that the team is still doing something short of preparation, which is a serious handicap in view of the Supercopa of Spain , against Real Madrid whose leg will be played Sunday at the Bernabeu .

The template will stop signs that a good overall season, but may suffer in this first title in dispute. The technicians have chosen to prepare the group throughout the campaign thinking they get obsessed with strong fundamentals Supercopa , which, although playing at the Madrid is far from being one of the main objectives. (via MD)

Cesc, finish off final

Tomorrow is planning a last contact with Arsenal, while the club keeps all your optimsimo.


Except that today the Arsenal show signs of life 'motu proprio' is scheduled for tomorrow yet another contact with Barca to try to once and for all the final step in the Operation Cesc Fabregas '. His signing is pending on the pulse between fixed and variable amounts that maintain both clubs. As has learned MD , the last negative club 'Gunner' have not softened or soften the negotiating strategy of Barcelona , and although it seems contradictory, does not diminish at all optimistic about a happy solution. Conversely, in the floor of the Nou Camp ever believe again that Cesc , who yesterday hung from London a photograph of him with former teammate Philippe Senderos , it will be Barca.

In fact, everything is already well spoken, at least that large numbers are concerned. If the signing does not close is because they want to scratch each other every million euros in its favor. The sum of details give a picture very favorable to the output of a footballer Cesc has not yet played in the preseason, has not ever traveled with his team, is the first summer that Arsenal has openly and publicly negotiated its sale of its captain and in the battle of the emergency situation seems more dire the club ' gunner 'that of Barca, the English need to know what will happen to their captain to act after a market increasingly limited in time. The Catalans, however, have the peace of mind that if a line in your template is well covered that is average.

In the end, as happened before with Alexis Sanchez and Udinese , it comes down to push and pull between what the Barca must pay and what they pay fixed variables. Now, between what brings the club and how much sacrifice of your record player on Barca would be in the 35 'kilos' of fixed. There will be no substantial developments, because the current policy in the Catalan club is looking very closely at what you pay fijo.Sí may be some improvement in terms of varying amounts and the formula in which Arsenal can collect them.

In London, only to sign

After the trip Friday to England to Josep Maria Bartomeu and Raül Sanllehí Catalans as emissaries, the intention of Barcelona is to continue to negotiate but to fly to London . They only go if there are assurances that will finish the job, ie, to initial the signing and official. (via MD)

Andreu Subies: "The great asset of Barça is its workforce"

Should be holidays for Catalan football and its president, Andreu Subies, who visited the MD writing to explain how it addresses the Copa Catalunya. But the death on Thursday of senior vice president of the Catalan Federation, the beloved Jesús Farga, left in the background the ball.


Right now, football should be less for you.

That's right. As president of the Catalan am very sad because it is a great loss, very few people have done so much for the Catalan football like him. But also, personally, I'm very sorry. He was a friend. He and his family helped me. I hope your energy, vitality and love for football has been among us.

He will be greatly missed in Tarragona.

Of course. At the Copa Catalunya, which is the immediate present, but also in the future.

How are you approaching its first Copa Catalunya as president?

Normally, hoping that everything goes well because the Copa Catalunya is the match of the most significant act of Catalan. It's my first Copa Catalunya president, but before and lived five or six, with different teams, different formats and different dates. Let's see if it works and then we discuss possible changes. And we will decide whether official or not. And if it's official, and start looking for the next dates. Planning is essential.

Personally, do you think these are the best dates?

To plan, yes. I have discussed the calendars FIFA, UEFA and League and the club reaching the finals there is no other option. No dates. In August, it is easier to find a couple of days off. Today we can not demand anything from the clubs because when we communicate the date of this issue had already closed the preseason, but for the next time we'll talk with them.

Barca do not play with the best.

We know. Many will be with their selections, but this is something we knew when we chose the date, which was the only possible one. Most important is that we could merge the four teams. It is an important starting point. And no doubt that the club will be competitive and win. B's players will be put forward, regardless of high quality. Last year we were third in seconds and many are winning major championships.

Will a last minute call from Sandro Rosell?

Who should do it is to Guardiola ... No, I will not. I know that will compete, and that's important.

What is your relationship with the leadership of Barça?

We as a director Jordi Mestre. We already knew before the Catalan also. Its mission is to transmit to the board that makes the Catalan, who can explain, we do not have to go after us to speak with the directors of Barca and Espanyol. The idea is to form a steering Barca Catalan minded, participatory and understand our problems. And at times his club achieve specific work with us.

Will you fulfill the contract that the two former presidents of Barcelona and the Catalan signed?

Is a contract a lot of money and you have told us they do not. Look for a formula. Barca's best asset is its workforce, not your money. Two hours Guardiola or its players are a long way, we can help more than money. More service than this is impossible. Together, we will find the system, not participating in the day to day but in great events. They must understand that if you take eighty players from other clubs, they have to return somehow.

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The 'FIFA virus' affect least Real Madrid

Barca's players go to the selection.
In addition, Löw gives rest to Khedira and Ozil, dispensed.


Both Pep Guardiola as Jose Mourinho will not start until next Thursday to prepare the first leg of the Supercopa Spanish Sunday (22.00 pm / La 1, TV3) due to the massive displacement of their international players to participate in friendly selections. However, the impact of 'FIFA Virus 'will be somewhat lower in the Real Madrid of the originally planned. Be nine white players who left to defend his country's shirt on Wednesday, two fewer than the number of Barcelona that is not exercised on the orders of Pep.

Nor should we forget that Joachim Löw has played for the interests 'meringues' to dispense two pillars of the German and Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil to appeal friendly Stuttgart against Brazil . Yes is at this meeting Dani Alves , who did not even happen today by the Ciutat Esportiva and return to the "Seleção" three weeks after completing his trip to the Copa America .

What's more, Xavi was quoted by Vicente del Bosque for the Italy-Spain with seven 'Catalans' more even though he played his first minutes of the summer on Wednesday. At least the travel will not be long to be seen whether Alexis played in France with Chile. (via MD)

The '4' will be for Fàbregas

The club reserves the dorsal to the number four player for the Super Arenys.


Barca are believed to gain the services of Cesc Fabregas ahead of next season and have already taken into account in which will be the first official competition of the season, the Supercopa of Spain.

In the list of numbers that will deliver the FC Barcelona, ​​the number '4 'Cesc Fabregas is intended to or will not master, and the club is making a new player Arenys wink and give samples that have that place in the Barca both club and player want.

Moreover, over the race number four Cesc Fabregas Fabregas wants to look on the shirt, as it always has at Arsenal, the player takes it as an amulet and instead take their diminutive, Cesc, Francesc, has decided to look in a Barca shirt his surname Fàbregas. (via SPORT)

Guardiola only have two days to prepare for the Supercopa

A lack of time is joined by another concern for coach Xavi after returning from the tour with physical discomfort.


Pep Guardiola has given his players party until Thursday. The selections have been much of the Barça squad, so these days in the Ciutat Esportiva exercised only Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano, Adriano, Alexis Sanchez, and players with complaints that need specific treatment. The coach does not have the whole staff until Thursday, when the trial will begin to prepare the first leg of Supercopa next Sunday.

However, the technician will have a concern. And Xavi Hernandez returned from touring with physical ailments that prevent him from playing this Wednesday with Spain. Xavi finished the game against American on Saturday, noting an overload in the soleus muscle that kept him from going out to play in the second half. Guardiola was intended to give more minutes to continue their progression and be intensifying their workloads and minutes on the field. But egarense Guardiola told in the dressing room he had noticed that he was "putting like a stone" the soleus, so by them and doctors, agreed not to jump to the field after the break.

During this preseason has been doing prevention work in their Achilles tendons and specific recovery in the soleus are these problems result from their discomfort in the heels ¿, it seems, are still too tender to play at the highest level. In any case, Xavi also blamed these problems, in large part to the state of the pitch was too hard and dry. And the Dallas Cowboys stadium is as spectacular as overwhelming, but obviously its surface is not prepared to play "football".

This small overhead on the alarm has Barça, especially as the Supercopa final is just around the corner. The template does not walk more than enough manpower to go `risking did arbitrarily.

So Xavi called yesterday afternoon to coach Vicente del Bosque to communicate their status and shuffle the options out there. In any case, is totally ruled out playing Wednesday's friendly against Italy and the only question is if you finally travel to Madrid to do prevention work at the Ciudad Deportiva de Las Rozas, or if you stay in Barcelona to work during these days more fully in their soleus overloading.

In any case, no one doubts that the next Xavi Hernandez August 14 will be at the Bernabeu and will put the five senses to get the best possible conditions for this first official game of the season. (via SPORT)

Keita and Thiago, the favorite in the preseason Pep

The six-up games have served to verify what the players as the template ahead of the Supercopa.


Barça's season come to an end. Pep Guardiola's team will use this week, did despite having once again the setback caused by the choices do make the first leg of the Supercopa of Spain at the Bernabeu. In total, the Barca box has played six games since the template activity returned on 18 July. And although he declared himself how can Mr. Do the conditions were not the most favorable for the preparation of his players, the meetings have served to verify what the men in the most confident now Guardiola.

Seydou Keita has been the player who has played more minutes this season. The Mali is a wildcard for the coach, as he showed last season when he became the player who participated in more games. This summer has been one of the nine Catalans who have played six preseason games. Another of those who have not lost a match is the revelation of the season man, Thiago Alcantara, who was all smiles in recent months. The midfielder is not only the second player with more minutes in the preseason but has been the team's top scorer, with four of the eight goals of the team. The Hispanic-Brazilian condition has released its first team player with an extraordinary level of form.

The preseason has left other positive notes as the units of the Basin and fished Isaac Carlos Carmona. The two subsidiary reinforcements have convinced Mr., who made them participate in all meetings. For its part, has not overlooked the quality and the gall Gerard Deulofeu, despite the few minutes he has played. But all has not been good news. In the notes section negative lesions include Marc Muniesa, Ibrahim Afellay and Jonathan Soriano, who was completing a great season. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] In Tarragona, with many questions

U-20 World Cup, injuries and the tour's first team have left the branch in box to play the tournament.


Barça B faces on Monday night (21.45 h, TV3) to Girona in the second semifinal of the Copa Catalunya "Espanyol and Nàstic another fight for the final square" what takes place today and tomorrow in Tarragona. A few days ago at the launch of the tournament, the club spokesman, Toni Freixa, and moved that the Barca team would travel with the reserves due to the proximity of the return of the American tour of the first team. But still, Eusebio Sacristan have to squeeze your head to make a call of 18 players to move the headquarters of the 22nd edition of the Copa Catalunya.

During these days, Valladolid coach has had only seven players for training sessions, Oier Olazabal, Rubén Miño, Albert Dalmau, Gustavo, Cristian Lobato, Oriol Rosell and Saul. Given that Martin Montoya, Rafa Alcantara and Ilie are injured, the coach must complete the call with team players who yesterday returned from the tour, that is, Jonathan Dos Santos, Isaac Cuenca, Carlos Carmona, Marti Riverola, Armando, Ivan Balliu and Javier Espinosa. The subsidiary is called at 8.30 in the Ciutat Esportiva to train from 9.30. That's when deciding which players travel to Tarragona. Still, not enough to bring 18-man squad, so that Eusebius must have the young Jean-Marie Dongou stage who did not travel to the Netherlands because of problems with the passport, and with another team player Oscar Garcia, Although the Juvenil A return early in the afternoon of the Netherlands.

For its part, the coach of Girona, Raul Agne, despite having won all four preseason games, warned that "whether you come with the subsidiary and the youth will make us run like crazy." (via SPORT)

Keirrison comes to stay

The striker wants to find stability in the subsidiary, although the club has not yet communicated their plans.


A season of stability and goals. It is what sucks Keirrison de Souza, the Brazilian striker who joined Barca in the summer of 2009 by EUR 14 million and still has not played a match with the first team. After three transfers without much luck (Benfica, Fiorentina and Santos), Keirrison will today early in the morning at the Ciudad Deportiva de Sant Joan Despi to put under the command of Eusebio Sacristan and become, if the club does not tell you what Conversely, in subsidiary striker Barcelona holder.

Keirrison and his representative will meet today with Eusebius and in the coming days, Andoni Zubizarreta, to see first hand the plans of the club. The sports management maintains doubts about the player, who is signed through 2014. It has no hole in the first team, but could have it in the subsidiary, which needs a 'new What cigar after Nolito progress and the uncertain future of Jonathan Soriano injured. Zubi `Eusebio communicate what the official position of the club in the coming days. The striker has clearly not wanting to return to Brazil: the ultimate experience in your country has not been satisfactory. The Saints won the Libertadores, but barely had Keirrison minutes.

Something similar happened in his first assignment, to Benfica. Cardozo, Aimar, Nuno Gomes, Saviola and Co. blocked her way. Then, at Fiorentina, he tried an impossible mission to unseat the `new What holds the Italian, Alberto Gilardino, a few months after the World Cup.

Now Keirrison is willing to stay in the subsidiary. Tired of assignments and live football on a roller coaster, want to enjoy a full season continued to be known.

"Barca have their rights and he wants to play here is your club showing your leaders and football coaches in the club, they see you play first hand," they say from their environment. The Second Division meets your needs: a demanding championship, but a lower level than the big European leagues, and in a team, Barça B, with a pattern of offensive play. At 22, does not want to pack.

The player gets physically ready. Has had little vacation and is in perfect condition to start the season with the reserves of Barca. (via SPORT)

Messi, the best reinforcement for Supercopa

Pep Guardiola will have the most destabilizing player in the world Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.


In case anyone still has any doubts ... They are quiet! Well, that if they are fans of FC Barcelona, ​​because if, on the contrary, we speak of the stalwarts of Real Madrid, what would it be very concerned, because the best player on the planet arrives just in time to lead the Barça in the Supercopa of Spain against the eternal rival. The presence of Leo Messi in the dispute of the first game of the season had been called into question almost from the end of last year for his participation in the Copa America and the proximity of the double confrontation against Madrid.
always putting the interests of the collective His own private, Leo has once again demonstrated that it is the great jewel of the heritage of this club. Even the disappointment he suffered in the Copa America with the elimination at the hands of Uruguay in the quarterfinals and the deep disappointment for the Republic made ​​him forget to be discipline and a love Barca, unlike in Argentina , adores him.

In this sense, Argentina ended their participation in the South American tournament on 16 July, just restless, Leo was on the orders of Juanjo Brau to start a preparedness plan in order to be incorporated into an optimal state as possible training with FC Barcelona. Moreover, Pep Guardiola sent their wishes to shorten your vacation one week and raised the possibility of joining the U.S. tour last August 3 in Miami, the technician replied with a firm refusal. Pep wants to have her best assets in full powers and it is clear that it needs rest.
The coach knows the mouths of Brau Leo have not missed a single day of the event and, although yet to take the competitive rate, you can use it with the assurance that your contribution will be very important for the team. Not surprisingly, what happened last season can be very optimistic. After the World Cup ¿10, the bulk of the team formed by the eight world champions joined the preseason and late Leo Messi had to accelerate its overhaul to help the team in the Super Cup also, at that time with Sevilla as opponent.

In the first leg, Pep Guardiola was forced to field a team full of team players and even a young second year as the central Sergi Gomez in the starting lineup. The Argentine jumped lawn Pizjuán the stroke of half, but could not keep the Barça fell by 3-1 after leading 0-1. However, and as with most Spanish internationals at stake, the club was shown in the return at the Nou Camp defeating Antonio Alvarez for 4-0 with a stellar performance from Leo Messi, author of a 'hat-trick ¿.

Between that year and the happy spectacular performances that used to offer the Argentine when he is in front of Real Madrid, Guardiola is clear that Messi will start on the second leg taking place at the Camp Nou on Wednesday August 17 from 23:00 hours and it looks like it could also play starting next Sunday in the first leg in Madrid lands at 22.00h.

Messi's presence is very bad news for Real Madrid that they are already promised very happy after all his victories count for pre-season friendlies. But now comes the moment of truth and that is where the FC Barcelona has proved to be considerably higher than in the past three seasons. And in the current history could repeat itself with Argentina as a great reference. In the last year returned to break the mold with a total of 53 goals, his best ... an amazing figure. The best part is you can still improve.

Sabella's coming tomorrow to Spain to talk to Messi and Mascherano
SPORT advanced as in yesterday's edition, Alejandro Sabella fly to Spain to talk with the Argentine internationals who are fighting the Spanish League. And has a date: tomorrow. How could it be otherwise, one of its highlights is a visit to Barcelona, ​​where the new head of the albiceleste tries to explain his philosophy to the Blaugrana Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano. The Student extécnico know that much of his success on the bench depend on its ability to shine at the 'Flea', which failed and the 'Chechen' nor its predecessor Batista, Diego Maradona. (via SPORT)

David Villa: "If I speak with Cesc I don't ask him when he will come for not returning him even crazier"

'El Guaje' expected to arrive sooner Fàbregas to share feelings in the world's best team.


You lived at the time a case very similar to Cesc Fabregas, and his name was linked with Barcelona for several summers and had to wait almost three to sign.

It's pretty hard. I try to talk with him, not to ask how you are signing because then I become even crazier, but just to cheer him up, try if you need anything, give you advice Me I lived through but he's a strong kid. I hope to have the same outcome as mine and end coming. I think every summer has become more mature and they are getting along better. No single partner, also because we give a qualitative leap, but because I am his friend, I wish the happy ending.

Alexis Sanchez said it was very important call Pep. In your case too?

Yes When the coach the best team in the world you directly to the phone calls and watching the great players they have and tells you to go there, obviously you close all other doors. It happens to everyone. It's an honor for any player arrives culé as Alexis, who have five or six offers much more important, has chosen to play here.

Alves said one day that if Pep ordered him to throw out the window would because it sure is good for the team. Is this the degree of faith it takes to be a championship team?

Yes, it is a virtue that has the coach. Scans very well especially when you note that says something convinces you because you believe he's saying. Anything you say the have to do because you know it will be good for the team and for you.

Villa is the epitome of effort, since very little had to overcome a broken femur to move forward. Have you inherited from your parents?

From my parents, especially. Not in football or in life is not easy. Everything is achieved through hard work. I'm proud of how everything went. I was lucky though that break the femur at age four. I do not notice any sequel, or even emotional because I do not remember. I get flashes and little else.

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[Youth] The Juvenil A, champion of the Tournament PSV

Kids of Oscar García-proclaimed champions of the tournament on Sunday afternoon, after beating PSV 0-1, the host, with a goal from Alex Moreno.


The Juvenil A Barca is the Tournament champions PSV. The team, which began competing on Friday afternoon, has set the PSV after playing five games in the last three days.

Apart from FC Barcelona, ​​seven teams from across Europe have participated in the tournament. This is the PSV, Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam and Twente, all of Holland, Sunderland English, Anderlecht of Belgium and the German Borussia.

The Catalans began the competition on the right foot. The first rival FC Barcelona was Sparta Rotterdam, which saw the Catalans took the victory with a convincing 0-3.

The next morning, the Oscar Garcia tied at one with Anderlecht. Although the Belgians ahead in the first half, the resumption Miguel Angel Sainz, summer signing from Elche, got the equalizer.

The game is over at 13:30 and already 15 hours Barça started another fight. This time it was against PSV in the prelude to what would be the final tournament. The Dutch began with much more force and three minutes into the game and marked the first of six goals that would be in the game. With the 0-4 against, Bakoyock scored the honor for the Catalans. At the end of the game with the score 1-5 in the Juvenil A went to the semifinals as the second group.

This morning, the guys have played in the Oscar Garcia Borussia semifinals, which were won by Babunski 3-1 with goals from Ernesto Cornejo and Sandro Ramirez, who just last year was in the ranks of the Cadete A.

With the victory over PSV Ajax 0-2 in the final match again PSV and Barca. The winning goal has come just in the first half of the match, the work of Alex Moreno, the new Barca player that has come from Vilafranca. After the break, the Catalans have been making the second goal of the game, but goalkeeper Joshua Brenets has prevented and the game ended in the 0-1 final. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Thirst of goals

Up to seven Catalans have been the goal throughout the tournament. Bakoyock, Patricio Gabarrón, Alex Moreno, Babunski, Miguel Ángel Sainz, Sandro Ramirez have scored a goal each, while Ernesto Cornejo has managed three goals and was named the best striker of the competition.

US tour a social success

FC Barcelona’s tour of the United States was an excellent opportunity to promote the club around the world. Of particular importance were the agreements signed with the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fundación Pies Descalzos.



The agreements signed with internationally prestigious organisations has done wonders for FC Barcelona’s international image, but even more for the beneficiaries, who are children around the world in vulnerable situations. In Miami, the FC Barcelona Foundation signed an agreement with the Fundación Pies Descalzos founded by Shakira and which works with disadvantaged children in Colombia and the United States.

The vice president of the FC Barcelona Social Area, Jordi Cardoner, said his fondest memory of his days in the USA is “being with children because it is a world of excitement … It is a world we work with a lot. We basically want to project values to them, for them to be the ones that make use of this tool, sport and football.

In Washington, FC Barcelona presented a collaboration agreement with the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate poliomyelitis in an event that had major media repercussions. The director and vice president of the FC Barcelona Foundation, Ramon Pont, who played a big role in the event, said that “being with Bill Gates’ Foundation is priceless”. He repeated the words of the cofounder of Microsoft, who said “we share the same values as FC Barcelona” and added that “for a club to have a foundation is unusual”.

As well as these two agreements, the Club also visited two of its supporters clubs in Miami and Washington, reinforced its commitments to Unicef in an event in Dallas, met the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and visited the FC Barcelona campus in Miami. Cardoner knows that the club’s amazing successes on the pitch have a lot to do with the increased support in America, and said that “from the Social Area we want to strengthen and consolidate our growth and ensure that when the results are not so good, that this support will not change.”(via FCBarcelona.cat)

Alexis returns to unleash the madness in El Prat

Barca forward landed Sunday in Barcelona and returned to unleash passions to the point that took refuge in a tent for a few minutes.


Forward Alexis Sanchez arrived in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon to get away on the orders of Pep Guardiola.

Chilean striker landed at Barcelona airport at around 20h in the afternoon and, as happened in his first visit to Barcelona, ​​caused much speculation in the present.

Alexis was accompanied by his agent Fernando Felicevich and some relatives of this comment and declined to comment, yes, I was tired from the long journey.

The passion unleashed by the new Barça caused even had to hide quickly in the FC Barcelona official store located at the airport. Felicevich, his agent, had to help their staff suitcase opened up for Alexis through the crowd of fans and media.

Alexis will have this opportunity to practice Monday for the first time with his new teammates.

"Beware Pepe"
The curious note the arrival of Alexis relocated fans at the airport El Prat. One of them approached the player and personally warned the hardness of the center of Real Madrid with a friendly comment. Alexis already warned for the next meeting of the Supercopa of Spain to the eternal rival. (via SPORT)

Wenger: "The situation with Cesc is not resolved"

The Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger continues to lengthen the saga of the summer and can not talk of Cesc signing for FC Barcelona.


"The situation of Cesc is not resolved , but as I said yesterday at the press conference , there is nothing to add. " These are the words used by the Arsenal, Arsène Wenger after yesterday's game against Benfica on the possible signing for FC Barcelona Cesc.

The French coach felt that the negotiations are open and chose not to answer any questions regarding this topic. (via SPORT)

Piqué: "We can win more titles"

The centreback Barca showed his desire to keep adding wins to add to the showcases of Barcelona and discussed some of the keys to good living at the club.


Barca's Gerard Pique central today reviewed the club and hoped to continue adding titles Guardiola's orders in an interview to 'Goal.com'.

Pique analyzed the last successful year of his career and talked about the immediate future. "It will be a long season, which starts with Super Cup against Real Madrid of Spain and Europe with Porto. We want to win trophies for the club museum," he said, adding that "we try to win the league and the Champions and after that, think of the European Championship with the national team. "

The central Barca last season described as "unbelievable" after coming to win the World Cup and crowned champions of Europe and with the club. "It was really special," defined. "Being able to win the league championship for the third consecutive year and win back the Champions League in 2009 after it was an amazing experience," he said.

Piqué considered one of the keys to the success of the club is demanding and the work of Guardiola. "The coach is very demanding, teaches us to read the game and that's why we've had such good results," he said flatly.

Another point in favor of the boat to keep the line current success is the constant search for motivation. "Every year come new motivations. People feel that the latter was the best season in club history but we have the opportunity to keep winning and must stay that way," said Pique. "We know we have many excellent players and want to enjoy for long. That helps. The day that our cycle comes to an end you can really assess what has made this team and whether it was one of the best in the history. Now we believe we can win even more, "he said. (via SPORT)

Messi escapes to Ibiza before returning to the pit


Leo Messi wanted to hurry up their last holiday. Although his intention was to join the American tour in Miami, Pep advised not to fly to the U.S., but to travel directly to Barcelona, ​​where she would work more calmly.

The Argentinian star ignored the recommendations of Guardiola and returned on Wednesday his country to Barcelona to complete its setup. However, besides the intense work being done with Juanjo Brau, Leo also wanted to enjoy some time off before starting a season on Monday promises to be as or harder than the last.

Messi was seen last Thursday in Ibiza, particularly in the restaurant Lover in Cala Llonga, where he went to dinner with teammate Dani Alves, who also is rushing the last days of vacation on the island with his wife and children .

Unlike Messi, finally not have to play any friendly with Argentina, Alves will face Germany in Stuttgart on Wednesday with Brazil. (via MD)