12 January 2012

[selection; Euro 2012] Spain will focus on Gniewino (Poland)

The Spanish International will focus on the Polish city of Gniewino , less than 2,000 inhabitants , situated some 70 kilometers north of Gdansk , where he played his first three matches of the Euro against Italy, Ireland and Croatia.

The UEFA confirmed the headquarters to the respective federations and training camps. The selection runs Vicente del Bosque will train in Gniewino Municipal Stadium, and will be staying at the hotel Mistral Sport of the town. Thirteen finalists were chosen Poland as their headquarters during the tournament. (via MD)

Pep, thereby challenging position for January

It has four low to try to eliminate the Madrid of Cup and close the gap in the League.

Unless major surprise tonight at the Reyno de Navarra , the Barca will face a huge demand schedule for the remainder of January and with the position. Upon completion of proceedings against Osasuna - the 4-0 first-leg must be sufficient to access the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, Barca will expect a tough tie with Real Madrid in the Cup and three league games , one home-game Betis and two away-game and Villarreal followed.

With the almost certain departure of full-bac Maxwell Paris Saint Germain, plus the absence of Seydou Keita by the dispute of the African Nations Cup and the injuries to David Villa and Ibrahim Afellay, Pep Guardiola will only have 19 first team players, including Isaac Cuenca in a decisive month for Barça aspirations of both the Cup and the League.

Accustomed to give more minutes for less common in the Copa del Rey , the difficulty of a rival Real Madrid as Pep Guardiola force to do a few rotations and, therefore, are its players suffer a higher burden of games this month January. Furthermore, the absence of Seydou Keita and Maxwell or the same Afellay, who has always given minutes in the Copa del Rey, neither team would allow refreshing even wanting. Except surprise, the only thing that will keep the non-regular in the team against Real Madrid will be the goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto after last season and in the very final act against targets in the Mestalla stadium.

With five points of disadvantages with respect to Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola can not dispense much in the league, as a new misstep could mean goodbye to the league championship. Of course, unlike previous seasons, and despite the aforementioned low Pep now can boast about having two players per position fully guaranteed thanks to the signings of Cesc and Alexis and the rise of Thiago Alcántara.

Yet, despite the four low (Maxwell, Keita, Villa and Afellay), Guardiola will branch weight reinforcements to complete their calls. Sergi and Robert Montoya, already entered in the call yesterday to travel to Pamplona today, there are two options to cover absence of Maxwell-squad while playing for right-or Keita. Other alternatives are Jonathan dos Santos, who has already told Pep often as much as right side midfielder, Tello as a winger or striker Jonathan Soriano, although the presence of the latter is conditioned by age, because if you play with the first team can not return to the subsidiary.

Despite the fact that Guardiola League matches shall not abuse refozar squad for his team so as not to weaken further and avoid the specter of relegation to the Second Division, Eusebio players have clearly shown that you can count on them. A good example is the Champions League match against BATE Borisov in the Nou Camp where Barcelona thrashed by the presence of twelve homegrown. (via MD)

[Barça B] Cuenca, closer to renewal

As Barça is losing troops, the role of youth players is growing. One of them, Isaac Cuenca, has already become the first team member for the remainder of the season as Barça has decided not to sign to offset the losses of the injured Villa and Afellay. And Cuenca, out of contract next summer and has offers important, Barça wants to renew as soon as possible. (via MD)

Maxwell, transferred to París Saint-Germain

FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed to transfer Maxwell to the French club. Paris Saint-Germain will pay 4 million euros for the Brazilian fullback.

FC Barcelona wants to thank Maxwell for his effort, predisposition and contribution to the team’s athletic successes during his time at the Club.

Maxwell arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2009 from Inter Milan to play left back. The Brazilian has won a total of 10 titles as a FC Barcelona player in his two and a half years with the Club – three Spanish Super Cups, two European Super Cups, two League titles, two Club World Cups and one Champions League. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça is already in Pamplona

The expedition of Barça has come to Pamplona and is in the team hotel after an hour by road from the airport bus Vitoria.

The squad of FC Barcelona and is in the team hotel in Pamplona, ​​where tonight is expected to dispute the second leg of the knockout round of the Copa del Rey against Osasuna.

Barca took a trip by bus about an hour in duration from Vitoria to Pamplona. Previously they had landed in Vitoria, as expected, after ruling Pamplona as the primary option. The only exception was the twenty-minute delay with the flight landed at the airport in Vitoria, after an hour just travel.

The flight was uneventful and, despite the dense fog, there were no problems when landing, because the airplane has an automatic landing system that facilitates it. (via SPORT)

Malaga-Barcelona will be played on Sunday January 22 at 18h

Barca will test their strength at home against Malaga on Sunday January 22 at 18h, as reported Thursday the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP). unveiled on Thursday the hours of the first game of the season , delayed by the strike of footballers.

Barça played a few hours before their arch-rivals Madrid , who will receive the Athletic at 21:30 h. Espanyol-Granada opened the day on Saturday 21 to 18h. (via MD)

[Liga BBVA. 1ª jornada]

Saturday, January 21:
18:00 Espanyol-Granada
18:00 Racing-Getafe
20:00 Real Sociedad-Atlético de Madrid
22:00 Betis-Sevilla

Sunday, January 22
12:00 Osasuna- Valencia
16:00 Rayo Vallecano-Mallorca
18:00 Málaga-Barcelona
19:45 Levante-Zaragoza
21:30 Real Madrid-Athletic Club

Monday, January 23
21:00 Villarreal-Sporting

[Former player] Rivaldo will play in Angola

The former Barcelona player has no plans to leave football and its 40 years has a new destination, the Angolan Kabuscorp.

The tireless former FC Barcelona, ​​Rivaldo, is about to embark on a new adventure in football, in this case in Angola. According to the Angolan club president do Girabola Kabuscorp, Bento Kangamba, is waiting to make official the signing and submitting to the hobby forward.

Rivaldo, who is way cumplit 40 years of age, his contract ended this season with Sao Paulo and admitted his desire to continue playing football. According to the chairman of Kabuscorp: "All the clubs we are trying to reinforce Angolan, we could not miss this opportunity. We are committed to sign Rivaldo. Talk a lot about his age, but is a quality player with great experience and we hope as early as Angola, "said Bento.

Rivaldo has become a globetrotter a whole world of football, going for the last twenty years by clubs like Corinthians, Palmeiras, Deportivo La Coruña, Barcelona, ​​Milan, Cruzeiro, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Bunyodkor and Sao Paulo. With the Brazilian team won the Copa Amercia in 1999 and 2002 World Cup. At the individual level, received the Golden Ball in 1999. (via SPORT)

Arsenal wants Abidal in the January

Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger is determined to make an offer for Abidal in the winter market.

According to published British digital media, Arsenal would provide 4.1 million pounds (about 5 million euros) to ensure the French defense procurement, which is released in June.

Although talks between Abidal and FC Barcelona are still standing for a supposed renewal of Gaul, their minimal participation in recent games has shot the rumor mill, pointing to his departure imminent.

Abidal has four and a half seasons at Barcelona but it seems Wenger as short-term solution to their problems on defense, with almost the entire line injured.

Manchester City and PSG would also be interested in acquiring the services of Abidal, but in England say the Catalans rather work for Wenger. (via SPORT)

Osasuna-FC Barcelona: Pamplona, first

Barça visits the Reyno de Navarra with the goal of defending their 4-0 lead. As a precaution, Dani Alves will miss the match, Iniesta and Maxwell for technical reasons.

Even though many consider Barça’s passage to the next round as a foregone conclusion after the 4-0 at the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona will undoubtedly face an uncomfortable match tonight. With Madrid looming in the quarterfinals, Barça must first overcome Osasuna at the Reyno de Navarra, an impregnable stadium since April. Barça boss Josep Guardiola knows this and issued a warning to his team ahead of the Cup tie, “there is still work to be done.”

Passage must be secured without Alves or Iniesta. The Brazilian felt discomfort in his right leg in the last training session and has been left out of the squad as a precaution. Guardiola explained on Wednesday that Iniesta would not travel to Pamplona because finished the game against Espanyol (1-1) with discomfort in his ankle. His place on the team, and Maxwell’s, who could be transferred to PSG, will be taken by Barça B players Cuenca, Montoya and Sergi Roberto.

If the match seems like it will be uncomfortable, that’s because it will be. It’s a good rule to measure match difficulty by. Everyone outside of the Club believes FC Barcelona is already in the next round. However, past experiences demand prudence. A year ago, in the same Cup round against Betis (playing in Segunda A at the time), Barça, despite the 5-0 from the away leg, went 2-0 down at the start. The game ended 3-1 for Betis. No one has forgotten how close Betis came to knocking out Barça, the players have learned their lesson.

It’s also worth noting that Barça will face a very eager Osasuna. Osasuna hasn't scored any goals while conceding 12 at the Camp Nou this season, the Navarros will be motivated to exact a certain level of payback on the Catalans this evening. Furthermore, Mendilíbar’s men have not lost at the Reyno de Navarra since Aprtil 17th. However, the Osasuna manager will be without the injured Echaide, Rubén, Roversio, Damián, Raitala, Masoud and Kike Sola; Andrés Fernández, Sergio, Annunziata, Timor, Ibra and Nino will miss the match for technical reasons. Mendilíbar has named six reserve players to his squad for tonight’s match (Satrústegui, Postigo, Hermosa, Torres, Loe y Omwu). (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Jordi Alba, closer to Barca

The left side of Valencia, in the best position to reinforce the band.
Barca has extended its interest and Jordi does not renew the club 'che'.

FC Barcelona is slowly moving strings of face to ensure maximum competitiveness of its workforce for the next season. And where it seems you have to do or if it is reinforced in the left wing of his defense. In that post, Jordi Alba (22 years) is today the best position in the list of possible reinforcements.

Yesterday, finally, was seen for the transfer of decision Maxwell Scherrer at PSG , which the Barca loses one of its three left-backs from now on. Another, Eric Abidal , still unfinished deciding to accept the renewal offer that has put the club on the table. In addition, the French international is already 32 years, an age that invites you to go looking for a release of collateral and that sooner or later, can aspire to provide the excellent level that has so far 'Abi'. Adriano , the other player who can act as a left winger, is justifying his move (it was the first signing of Rosell as president), but also is showing some muscle weakness.

With this scenario, the FC Barcelona is doing a market survey to find a player who can accomplish what is asked in the team of Guardiola to defend band. In the bottom step Andreu Fontàs are more central to its physical side, Marc Muniesa, with whom he has not had too Pep, and the young Alex Grimaldo, with great projection but only 16 years. Thus, it follows that FC Barcelona are combing the market. And looking at the portrait-robot of the player who would fit into the scheme of Pep, Alba meets many of the features required. As Dani Alves, the young defense of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat has a sharp attack-minded. It is lightweight, making it easy for a quick transitions, but also tough and brave at the time of going to crash. It also has a point in their favor: he 'sucked' Barca style. And is that Jordi was formed in the cantera azulgrana and although he was cast in 2005 alleging among other reasons it was 'short' has historical photos attest to his assignment to the FC Barcelona youth teams.

Alba and their representatives already know the interest of FC Barcelona . An interest that is coming from last season (MD published it on 8 July) and has been consolidated in the current campaign performance given the large hospitalense, which has led to the selection. A Jordi Alba who has a contract with Valencia until 2013 but that time is dragging its feet in the interest of the club 'che' to renew until 2017. The good offers from big clubs and, above all, his great enthusiasm for returning to the ship through the front door are holding back its signature. In the club azulgrana know. Certainly, Josep María Orobitg and Pep Setvalls was done with its agents in Valencia but they deny any linking with a movement in favor of Barça. This is

The PSG has also sounded out Adriano
Taking advantage of the negotiations that the PSG held responsible these days with Barca Gallic leaders also asked about the option of being able to bring another player who loves to Carlo Ancellotti: Adriano. The response from the offices of the Camp Nou as Pep Guardiola revealed yesterday in his press conference was blunt: "Adriano is not moving." Adri has other girlfriends as the City. (via MD)

Thiago Silva-Jordi Alba: Two luxury for the Barca defender

The Valencia full-back and Milan centre-back could become the first embodiments of Pep, which seeks to bolster their defense.

Barca reinforcements for next season will be aimed to bolster the team's defensive line, according to early plans of the coaching staff and the secretariat of club sports Blaugrana. Two names stand out in the list of candidates to reinforce the Barcelona next summer, the full-back of Valencia Jordi Alba and Milan's Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva, curiously author of last goal Guardiola's team have conceded at Camp Nou. Both respond to the profile you want to coach your staff: players with good deal of the ball, able to adapt to Barca style and acting in several different positions, in addition to providing a negligible share goal.

Jordi Alba, senior international brand, could be the future of the Barcelona left-back if successful the interest Barça has slipped to Barca player environment. With contract until June 2013 and a clause of 20 million euros, the full-back of Valencia, 22, can become a priority for Barca, according to the sporting needs of the team.

The left lateral position is probably most in need: Maxwell has already closed its incorporation into Paris Saint Germain and Eric Abidal, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has not yet signed their renewal. The club estimates that Barca would pay between 12 and 15 million euros to take the player: Valencia has redeemed the debt that had accumulated over the equity of the new Mestalla stadium, so the club president Manuel Llorente did not is much needed liquidity and a few months ago. The representative of Guardiola, Josep Maria Orobitg, has been meeting with the agent of Alba, José Tárraga, an image captured by the daily `Superdeporte what contributes to pay the interest of Barca in the player, though no official business Orobitg on behalf of the club, of course.

However, Barça can be another pitfall: Alba is in the middle of negotiations to expand and improve his contract. Alba Valencia and have bespoken a new five-year contract. If you are just closing, the company would not imply the `no Do Barca and clubs and players could include a clause that would facilitate his departure from Valencia in the event that a club called the Mestalla offering a substantial amount of money.

The other on the table name is Thiago Silva, centre-back for 27 years. The Brazilian arrived in Milan in December 2008 in exchange for 10 million euros, after an erratic stage for several European teams (Porto and Dynamo Moscow). With contract until 2016 at San Siro has become one of the fundamental pieces of equipment and profile Massimilano Allegri also fit well with the team's needs: powerful in the air, well out of the ball, and adapted playing on the left side of the axis of the Milan defense and forceful in defending. However, it is as versatile as Mascherano or Abidal, who last year were recycled to become central.

Thiago Silva himself has sent several messages letting public want for Barça, stressing his admiration for the Blaugrana style and his willingness to enter into negotiations if the club blaugrana knocks on your door. "I've spoken with Barça," he admitted in June last year, "but now they should talk with the direction of Milan," said the Brazilian.

Figures from the 'operation Silva' could they be around 30 million euros, an amount too high for Barça, you should find cheaper alternatives for the signing, for example by including a player on loan, not to mention the background 'case of Ibrahimovic'. FC Barcelona has yet to receive a portion of the 24 million they agreed that both clubs at the output of Swedish striker. (via SPORT)

Cup with Messi

The focuses, the glamour and the prizes were behind. The ball, the competition arrives... What the crack likes it.

The newly crowned best player of 2011, Leo Messi, will be tonight at Pamplona despite being almost a match process. FC Barcelona has secured the jump to the quarter-finals (won 4-0 at Camp Nou), but the Argentinian star, for many stars it is, is one that always wants to play. Do better on grass than in the galas. Prefers the ball and competition prizes and glamor.

The Cup is played with Messi. And is that the club, as stated by José Luis Mendilibar, coach of Osasuna, after the first stake, "or does not trust his own shadow."

The '10' of Barca is eager to play again, especially after the 1-1 in Cornella-El Prat, which was off why the thrust of local picture. A bad night can have any, even him.

Messi wants to return to power and nothing better than tonight's game in which, on paper, should be white glove being convicted (or near) the classification of Barca, you already know that will be crossed to reach the quarter with Real Madrid.

Proof that Osasuna, while not giving up the victory, not thinking to reach the next round was the presence of up to six team players in the squad: Satrústegui, Postigo, Beautiful, Roberto Torres, Raoul Loe and Manu Onwu. Of course, in several rows discarded Reds first team not to mention a legion of injured ...

Messi, on the other hand, returns to a tournament in which total 27 appearances and 19 goals. The last two, precisely in his last appearance, against Osasuna at the Camp Nou last week. The Argentine, who hunts of the 235 goals the legendary César (take 211), it tries to target to loop the loop: mark in all competitions on home soil, foreign or neutral. Currently only missing score in Champions at Camp Nou and, as a visitor, in the knockout tournament. And today I could get it. The feat might be historical if Barca reached the final of the Champions Cup and the Argentinian star and scored on both. In this way, would have marked in the league, Champions League, Cup and Supercup of Spain (home and away) in the European Supercup and the Club World (neutral venue).

The challenge was scoring in six contests (and has) and now do so in all possible scenarios. So far has made ​​eight of twelve. Today could be nine. Would lack scoring away from Camp Nou in the Champions League and the Champions League final itself and the Cup

Pep has Montoya and Sergi Roberto to grieve tonight. Cuenca also, which only works with the first team. All could have today a new opportunity in a field where Osasuna do not know the KO. (via SPORT)

Di Stefano, "How do I care about the Ballon d'Or of Messi?"

"Messi is an immeasurable talent. He has shown the whole world".

The honorary president of Real Madrid , Di Stefano, had been characterized so far by the estate would always have to preside at the White House, hence his recent remarks surprised.

Di Stefano has praised the play of Barca , but has downplayed the success of Leo to achieve the three gold balls in a row with these words: "What do I care that Leo Messi has three Ballon d'Ors? I have two, and one is 25 years. It is a merit of all partners. is given for winning games, but do not think that one wins the game. " Some statements made ​​after the presentation of the Advisory Board of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) is part of that.

A tone somewhat surprising, since Di Stefano always had words of praise to Leo, who went on to say that he delighted with his goals, "as long as the check is not to Madrid", and "has a immeasurable talent. He has demonstrated to the world. "

Di Stefano has refused to comment on the potential to enter the crossing of the Copa del Rey that might bring back two great classics, but it has been suggested that the public understands the whistles to Cristiano Ronaldo , "because the public has the right to what you want because it is paid. always right and what you want is the effort of player. "

Messi has a Ballon d'Or more than Di Stefano. The honorary president of Real Madrid, born in Barry (Argentina) won two Ballon d'Or the years 1957 and 1959 , for three consecutive Leo Messi has achieved. Of course, both are the only Argentine players who have achieved this distinction, since Diego Maradona never got it. (via MD)

The fog covers the Reyno de Navarra

The movements seem to Pamplona gafes for Barca. Last year was a strike, this year is the fog.

This is the concise message that has hung in Twitter the user pamplonesa @ maaaitt, and it is a sample of the sensation that there is in Pamplona the late-night of this Wednesday.

The point is that the club should travel this Wednesday morning flight to Pamplona to play night match of the Copa del Rey. Some sources indicate that the forecast for Thursday morning are better, but others indicate that the fog can be maintained. The only reality is that you can see in the video that accompanies this information. The evening of Wednesday, the fog was intense in the field of Osasuna.

"If we see problems talk to Carlos (Carlos Naval Officer of the team) and change the travel plan. The only certainty is that at 10 pm we will be playing the game," said Pep Guardiola in the press conference prior the meeting.

"Let's see if they do not? If you arrive on the day with the fog that is, to see if they stay on the road. That would be better, to fall by the wayside, unable to land," said Jose Luis Mendilibar laughs , Osasuna coach, also in the press conference after the meeting.

In short, will have to see what happens this Thursday morning and if the club has trouble traveling or not ...

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Keirrison can return to his roots

The Brazilian Keirrison, who is currently injured Coritiba could sign for the club that excelled.

The FC Barcelona player, ​​Keirrison, who is currently on loan at the club Cruzeiro could change. The Brazilian striker is currently injured and once he recovers, the player may change clubs assignment and return to Coritiba club that excelled in 2008 with 21 goals in the Brasileirao.

Keirrison has already been given in four des clubs that played for FC Barcelona, ​​Benfica, Fiorentina, Santos and Cruzeiro. Now, according to comments on the Folha de Sao Paulo the player would be assigned to a Brazilian club, which would take the form of the player. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Oier will renew as third goalkeeper

The technical secretariat wishes to reinforce the goal with the rise of homegrown one of the goals to work regularly with Valdes and Pinto.

The Barca goalkeeper suffer a slight restructuring of the forthcoming campaign. The club has advanced negotiations with Oier Olazabal to ensure continuity for the next three seasons with the aim of consolidating as the third goalkeeper in the first team. Thus, Pep Guardiola, renewing the event of termination, would work assiduously with three goalkeepers instead of two that is used today.

In fact, Guardiola has insititucionalizado call this season three goalkeepers in the movements of the Champions League. Oier has accompanied the team in European games at home and in the World Club. The technique relies on the indurrara, who had trained in his first coaching experience at Barca B in the Third Division and is satisfied with his progress and his willingness to work. The best proof of the confidence of the coaching staff at the branch target can be seen with the long renovation that you have put on the table, so if fruitful, would finalize the contract in 2015.

Oier is gaining weight in the first team since the subsidiary is part of the rotation this season instituted Eusebio Sacristan. The Valladolid has decided to give a margin of seven games each of the gatekeepers. Ruben Miño was first placed under the sticks, Oier followed in the next seven games and now it's the turn of Jordi Masip. To continue the same policy, Masip should continue in goal in games against Las Palmas and Xerez. (via SPORT)

Schweinsteiger: "We will only be the best in the world if we beat Barça"

The Bayern Munich midfielder praised a number of Barca players and called the Catalan side as "the best team in the world".

The German international Bastian Schweinsteiger on Wednesday praised Xavi and Iniesta and called his companions and Bayern Munich fans saying that "we will only be the best if we beat Barca," in remarks published by the Goal.com website.

The midfielder Teutonic in recent seasons compared with other great midfielders of the old continent, with Xavi and Iniesta without going any further, highlighted the potential of the 'players' Barca and said that the need to defeat Bayern Guardiola to become the best team and be a claim for new signings.

"Xavi and Iniesta are great players and play the best team in the world. We must try to beat the best team in the world and so Bayern will aim to have the best players in the world," said Bayern midfielder so ambitious. (via SPORT)

[Official] Initial agreement with PSG for the transfer of Maxwell

The player will travel to Paris, with the Club's permission, to finalize his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have come to a preliminary agreement to transfer Maxwell to the French team. The Brazilian will travel to Paris this afternoon, with the Club’s permission, to finalize the details of his new contract with PSG.

Once Maxwell and PSG resolve the Brazilian’s contractual details, he will undergo a medical exam and the transfer will become official.

The left back arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2009 from Inter Milan. The Brazilian was presented as an official Barça player on July 17th, and a month later he made his debut for the Catalan team in the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club on August 23rd. That Super Cup was the first of 10 titles he won as a Barça player in his two and a half years in Barcelona. While at Can Barça, the Brazilian won three Spanish Super Cups, two European Super Cups, two Leagues, two Club World Cups and one Champions League.

Maxwell closes out his Barça career after playing 89 matches with the Barça jersey: 57 in the League, 17 in the Champions League, 11 in the Cup, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup and 1 in the Club World Cup. Maxwell’s last game with FC Barcelona was in the semifinal of the Club World Cup in Japan against Al-Sadd, in fact, he scored one of Barça’s four goals. That was the second time he had scored for his team, his first was in the 2011/12 Copa del Rey tie against Ceuta. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Jonathan Soriano is grateful for the praise of Pep Guardiola

The Catalan of the branch don't play with the again 'B' in the event of ascending to the first team.

The Barcelona B forward, Jonathan Soriano has been very grateful for the praise that he dedicated Pep Guardiola in a recent press conference. "I'm very happy because the best coach in the world speaks well of me. Whatever happens, always be grateful to Guardiola, "stressed the Catalan. As for the possibility of rising to the first team, Soriano has been cautious: "Although I hope to know what the decision, my work is in the subsidiary that is where I have the tab." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça will display the World Club Champions logo in Pamplona

Throughout 2012, the first team shirts will carry the FIFA logo. Fans can acquire the shield at FCBotigues and official Nike outlets.

FC Barcelona will display, on Thursday in Pamplona, ​​in the Cup match against Osasuna, the World Club Champions logo, awarded to the winners of the FIFA Club World Cup. Barça can wear this distinction on their shirts in all games played until after the end of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. The gold emblem, which will include the Club World Cup and the inscription "World Champions 2011," will be located above the Qatar Foundation logo.

This is the second time that FC Barcelona shirts will carry the champion's shield, after they premiered it after winning in Abu Dhabi. Past winners of the FIFA World Club Cup have also been privileged to wear the gold insignia on their shirts. Released for the first time after the FIFA World Club Championship of 2007, the insignia has been worn by clubs like AC Milan, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and FC Barcelona, in their case twice.

Fans who purchase the Barça shirt will also be able to incorporate the FIFA logo, at an added cost of 5 Euros. Those who wish to add it, but already have the Barça strip this season, will also be able to acquire the emblem at FCBotigues and official Nike outlets, amongst others. (via FCBarcelona.cat)