FC Barcelona News: 15 October 2013; Lionel Messi Resumes Training, Important Day for Barcelona Internationals

Denis Doyle

Leo Messi back training with squad | FC Barcelona
After a couple of days break, the remnants of Barça's squad were back in training this Monday evening, as Tato Martino put his 11 available first team players through their paces. Leo Messi was the focus of attention, with the Argentinean training with the rest of the players for the first time since he picked up a thigh strain against Almeria.

Spain and Chile both in need of just one point to qualify for Brazil 2014 | FC Barcelona
Eight Barça players can book their places for next summer’s World Cup tonight - Valdés, Piqué, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc and Pedro with Spain and Alexis Sánchez with Chile. Both sides play the final qualifying game needing just a point to ensure qualification.

Neymar: "Leo Messi is a genius" | FC Barcelona
On arriving in China, Neymar Junior revealed: "Everyone at the Club, my team-mates, coaches, employees and fans, is treating me really well". The Brazilian is a big star in China with more than 2 million followers of his Tencent Weibo account (the Chinese version of Twitter – Barça has more followers than any other club in China). The leading Chinese sports magazine, Titan Sport, features a front-page interview with him.

Pamplona and Milan after the international break | FC Barcelona
The first team squad will be back to full strength on Wednesday with the return of the internationals. They have a busy few days ahead with a league match in Pamplona on Saturday and the Champions League on Tuesday. The plan for the week is as follows:

Jordi Monés: "MuscleTech is a unique initiative" | FC Barcelona
This Monday the 5th Annual Meeting of the MuscleTech Network , which will be held over two days in the Auditori 1899 at the Club, got underway . The meeting is being organised by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Centre Tecnològic Leitat and is supported by the Leo Messi Foundation, and participation by the Fundació FC Barcelona and the Fundación Leo Messi.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could bid for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao | Football News | Sky Sports
"He (Falcao) won't come in January but in June, who knows?" Perez said on television show Punto Pelota. "Nothing is impossible and there is a lot of time between now and then, Falcao is a great player and I am aware that he wants to play for (Real) Madrid. I am aware of that, but it's normal. They told me."

Liga - Bernabeu to change name - Yahoo Eurosport UK
"We want to award the project later this month. There are four candidates for the improvements, and if they hurry up then we’ll see if by the summer we can start work on what will be something very emblematic for the 21st century Bernabeu," he told Punto Pelota. Perez acknowledged that negotiations with companies are ongoing to expand the stadium’s name.

Di Maria, Khedira back to Madrid - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Di Maria has been released from duty with Argentina ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with Uruguay on a technical decision, with Coach Alejandro Sabella seen as keen to try out alternatives in his position. Meanwhile, Khedira has been sent home early from work with the German national side, as he is suspended for their closing qualifier away to Sweden tomorrow night.

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