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FC Barcelona News: 15 November 2011; Adriano Injured, Barca to Sign Neymar?

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Looks like this international break hasn't been so kind to us.
Looks like this international break hasn't been so kind to us.

Well, it has been confirmed, Adriano Correia injured himself while on duty with Brazil's national team. The rupture on his right leg's biceps muscle will rule him out for seven to ten days. Javier Mascherano also had to leave the Argentina - Bolivia game early due to a calf injury and is doubtful for La Albiceleste's next match. There have been no news on what's the status of Alexis Sanchez, but he is in the squad that will face Paraguay.

Barcelona's Sandro Rosell: Pep Guardiola's contract is ready, he can sign it whenever he wants - Goal.com
"We are doing everything possible for Guardiola to continue," he told Al Jazeera. "For him, the door of our office is always open and the contract is ready. "He can choose to sign for a year, two, three of four. Or even if he wants, he can sign for one year with an option for another one, or an option for two more.

Barcelona Agree Deal to Sign Neymar: Nou Camp Side Beat Real Madrid In Starlet Chase | CaughtOffside
And according to El Confidencial, that deal was signed after Barcelona President Sandro Rosell was able to confirm an agreement that the 19-year-old will head to the Nou Camp in three years’ time. That is reportedly against Pep Guardiola’s wishes, with the Barcelona boss believing Lionel Messi and Neymar will struggle to play on the same side.

Javier Mascherano a doubt for Argentina - Colombia clash - report - Goal.com
Former Argentina captain Javier Mascherano could miss Tuesday's key World Cup qualifying clash versus Colombia as he struggles with a calf injury sustained against Bolivia. The Barcelona midfielder was taken off in the final minutes of Friday's 1-1 draw complaining of severe cramp in his right leg.

Gio van Bronckhorst: "Messi is the public face of Barça now and for many years" | FC Barcelona
At the end of the 2006/07 season, Gio van Bronckhorst announced that he was leaving the Club after four years at the Camp Nou to rejoin his first club, Feyenoord. Gio them went on to retire from the game after the 2010 World Cup Final. Now assistant coach to Ronald Koeman, Gio gave his view of the current Barça set up, with particular praise for Leo Messi and Josep Guardiola.

Barça's possible Club World Cup rivals | FC Barcelona
Tunisia’s Esperánce, Mexico’s Monterrey, and Qatar’s Al-Sadd are FC Barcelona’s possible opponents in the World Club Cup semifinal in Yokohama. The quarterfinal draw will take place in Nagoya next Thursday, November 17th; the winner of that playoff will face Barça in the December 15 semifinal.

Barca coy on Bale interest | Sky Sports
Barca coach Pep Guardiola is thought to be a big admirer of Bale and his ability to play at both left-back and as an attacking midfielder makes him an attractive proposition for the European champions. However, Rosell is refusing to confirm any interest in Bale and believes the club could be priced out of a move for the former Southampton youngster if they did express an interest in the player.

The David Villa dilemma - why Spain need the Barcelona striker back to his best ahead of Euro 2012 - Goal.com
Vicente del Bosque has a problem. Although blessed with the finest generation of midfielders his country has ever seen, the Spain coach is running out of world-class strikers. Fernando Torres hasn't looked like a top-notch forward for some time now. And on current form, David Villa does not, either.

Del Bosque: Defeat no cause for alarm - Yahoo! Eurosport
"We did not have necessary finesse playing the final ball but everything else we did pretty well and we therefore shouldn't alarm ourselves, although we should not ignore it either." Spain's relatively poor run in friendlies contrasts with their perfect record of eight wins in eight in qualifying for Euro 2012, when they will seek to defend their continental crown.

Spain's PP would seek accord on TV cash - Yahoo! Eurosport
Spain's centre-right People's Party plans to push Real Madrid and Barcelona to find consensus with their La Liga rivals on a more equitable distribution of income from television rights, according to PP policymaker Miriam Blasco.

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