International players’ schedules fill up | FCBarcelona
FC Barcelona’s international players will be performing in a number of competitions, including the Copa America, European Under-21 and World Under 19 championships before they begin their summer breaks.
Barcelona play by Fifa's new rules and English clubs must wise up | The Guardian
While Barcelona may well be the best club side the game has seen, it is important to understand that if they are impossible to beat it is because they are better than everyone else at playing by the new rules. They are not exploiting referees, simply taking advantage of that fact that if you can move the ball around quickly and accurately it is now extremely difficult for opponents to get a foot in cleanly and legally.
Don't put your shirt on Barca being football's saviours | Independent
Last year they fell for the charms of Sandro Rosell and ousted Juan Laporta, who had built Barcelona into the force it is now, tripling its revenue to almost €400m annually. One of Laporta's ideas had been to make Cruyff, a Barca hero, honorary president of the club. Rosell immediately had it revoked. Such tit-for-tat political feuding is a regular feature of the soap opera that FC Barcelona has become.
World Cup winners take Champions League too | FCBarcelona
Barça began the season with eight World Cup winners in their team and coach Pep Guardiola admitted he was unsure how they would react, but they came through with flying colours to win the Club’s fourth Champions League title.
Giuseppe Rossi is ready to join Barcelona - Villarreal's Joan Oriol | Goal
"Rossi could bring plenty to Barcelona, quality, experience and youth. He is a player who fits the Barcelona profile. I think he is the best player they can sign. "He would easily adapt there and he would take on the competition well at Barcelona. He knows the risks of moving there."
USA 0-4 Spain: Goals from Cazorla, Negredo and Torres provide easy win for World Champions | Goal
Spain recorded an emphatic 4-0 win over the USA in an international friendly in Foxborough, Massachusetts thanks to a blistering first half appearance. A Santi Cazorla brace either side of Alvaro Negredo’s fine strike in the opening 45 minutes dispelled any repeat of the American’s heroics in the semi-finals of the 2009 Confederations Cup.Fernando Torres completed the scoring in the second half.
Pedro Leon will leave Real Madrid despite wanting to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu - report | Goal
Pedro Leon will not be at Real Madrid next season after he was told that he would not be required at the Santiago Bernabeu. Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the former Getafe winger was not part of his plans for the forthcoming campaign, as the former Chelsea boss looks to trim down his squad.
Valencia sign Alves from Almeria | Eurosport
Valencia have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves from relegated Almeria on a four-year contract. The 25-year-old, a Brazil international at youth level, is reunited with former Almeria coach Unai Emery at the Mestalla, and arrived on the day veteran keeper Cesar Sanchez ended his links with the east-coast side.
Coke signs for Sevilla | LFP
Coke, assuming he successfully passes the medical, is now a Sevilla player, as the club from the Andalusian capital confirmed. Rayo Vallecano's now ex-captain will sign for four seasons and will have a buy-out clause worth 18 million Euros.
Sociedad appoint Montanier | Sky Sports
Montanier told the French club of his intention to leave for Spain after the final game of the season, when their top-flight survival had been guaranteed. The 46-year-old spent two years at Valenciennes, guiding them to a 10th-placed finish in 2009/10 before coming 12th last season.
Malaga not willing to meet Marseille's valuation of Lucho Gonzalez - report | Goal
Malaga are not prepared to meet Marseille's asking price of €13 million for Lucho Gonzalez but could up their interest in Lyon's Jeremy Toulalan instead. Having already secured former Real Madrid frontman Ruud van Nistelrooy for next season, the Spanish club are eager to boost their midfield ranks with the capture of Gonzalez, who announced his desire to leave the Ligue 1 club despite being contracted there until 2013.
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