Leo Messi to renew Barça contract on Thursday | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi will become the latest player to extend his time at Barça after recent weeks have already seen extensions agreed for captains Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández. On Thursday, the striker, who is currently in Sweden with the Argentina national team, will sign a renewed contract that binds him to FC Barcelona until June 30, 2018.
Abidal returns to training | FC Barcelona
The Ciutat Esportiva was nearly vacant this afternoon as the international break has claimed most of Barça’s first team roster. The four available first team players - Pinto, Tello, Montoya and Abidal - joined the reserve side for a joint session led by Jordi Roura and Eusebio Sacristán.
14 Barça players to feature for their national teams | FC Barcelona
The 14 FC Barcelona players named to their respective national team squads will feature in international friendlies this Wednesday. Alexis Sánchez, who was named to Chile's national team, will make the shortest trip, seeing that his national team is set to play in Madrid. On the other hand, Spain, with nine Blaugrana named to the team, will travel the farthest. La Roja will play against Uruguay in Qatar.
Andoni Zubizarreta: "The essence of Barça is its idea of play" | FC Barcelona
"The essence of Barça is its idea of play", he said, adding that "everything else works from that basis". He also spoke about the state of coach Tito Vilanova’s health. "Tito is fine and undergoing a recovery and rehabilitation process. He is not on the bench, but he’s still working for us from a distance".
Barça-Sevilla scheduled for Saturday, February 23, at 22.00 | FC Barcelona
This afternoon the LFP confirmed the schedule for the Week 25 of La Liga. The match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla will be played on Saturday, February 23, at 22.00 at the Camp Nou. In the first half of the season, Tito Vilanova’s men defeated the Andalusian side by 2 to 3.
Sevilla to secure Medel rights | Football Espana
Sevilla have reportedly agreed to purchase the remaining 50 per cent of Gary Medel’s playing rights from Universidad Catolica. Medel moved to Sevilla midway through the 2010-11 season, with the Andalucians officially purchasing 50 per cent of the player’s contract from Universidad.
Former Real Socidad president repeats doping claims - ESPN FC
Former Real Sociedad president Inaki Badiola has repeated his claims that Jose Luis Astiazaran, his predecessor at the Basque club and current Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) president, was involved in doping practices at La Real.