Sergio Busquets back training with squad | FC Barcelona
The first team squad - less the internationals - were back in training this Monday morning after a couple of days break. The session was led by Jorge Pautasso, who was able to count on the nine available players plus Sergio Busquets. The Catalan midfielder took part in some of the session, as he continues his recovery from the thigh injury which ruled him out of the Spain squad.
Barcelona sign partnership deal with UAE’s United Arab Bank | GulfNews.com
FC Barcelona vice president Javier Faus stressed the importance of the GCC region to the Spanish club after announcing a three-year partnership with United Arab Bank at Mirdif City Centre on Sunday. As an official partner of Barcelona, United Arab Bank will create a range of customised Barca-themed products and offers, starting with a prize draw for 14 winners to watch the team play at the Nou Camp.
Liga - Barcelona's Puyol 'will be back in three weeks' - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The centre-back had knee surgery over the summer, with many suggesting that the Blaugrana would sign a defender as cover for the captain. That however, was not the case, and Seirullo has insisted that the Spain international will be back to his best. "Puyol is likely to be back in three weeks," he told Mundo Deportivo.
Tata Martino's footballing philosophy | FC Barcelona
Since he arrived at the Club, Tata Martino has given a number of press conferences and statements that have made clear his footballing philosophy He has stressed his insistence on pressing to get the ball back once it is lost, the need for a vertical style, rotations and communication with the squad.
Rosell: "I hope we can soon announce Iniesta’s contract renewal" | FC Barcelona
Rosell told the fans that talks are at an advanced stage to prolong Iniesta’s deal with FC Barcelona, which currently expires in 2015. "Iniesta is one of the cornerstones. He should have his rightful place behind Messi". Rosell also revealed that he has been trying to persuade Víctor Valdés to stay at the Club.
Song and Cameroon take a step closer to World Cup Finals | FC Barcelona
Cameroon won their last game in the group stages of the World Cup qualification stage, which ensures a place in the final round of qualification, which will involve a home and away tie against one of the other 9 teams who have got through to the play offs
Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale Real Madrid fee ‘incomprehensible’ - ESPN FC
"You need to ask that question in a year's time," told Canal Plus. "Ten years ago, they bought me for 75million euros and I said I wasn't worth it. "Today, I tend to say a player is not worth that. Two clubs agree on a price and no-one is forcing the other to do anything. That's football. Unfortunately, it's incomprehensible with what's happening today to pay so much.
Cristiano Ronaldo a doubt for Madrid's Villarreal clash - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Portugal’s friendly against Brazil in Boston on Tuesday and is also a doubt for Real Madrid’s La Liga game at Villarreal on Saturday. Ronaldo played at less than 100% fitness in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast -- but still scored a hat-trick to turn a 2-1 deficit into the 4-2 win that keeps Paulo Bento’s side two points ahead of Russia in Group F.
Marcelo, Isco cast injury doubts for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Marcelo is a doubt for Real Madrid's trip to Villarreal on Saturday after suffering a thigh injury during Brazil's 6-0 rout of Australia, while midfielder Isco is also struggling to recover from an injury problem.