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FC Barcelona News: 14 July 2011; Wenger Slams Xavi, Sanchez Will Join Barcelona "Soon"

If all go as planed Sanchez will be a Barcelona player this week.
If all go as planed Sanchez will be a Barcelona player this week.

"We have a good enough team to make history" | FCBarcelona
"I'm ready to start" he said at the press conference that he offered at his summer campus, at the installations of the Sanctuari del Collell. Xavi stressed that the team has a squad good enough to continue making history. He is still very hungry.

Transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona will be completed this week - Udinese representative Quique Pina | Goal
"The transfer of Alexis will be completed this week. The negotiations have reached a stage where it's safe to assume that he will sign for Barcelona as there are only some minor details to be taken care of," Pina was quoted as saying by COPE.

Wenger pans 'disrespectful' Xavi | Eurosport
"I believe a mutual respect between the clubs should stop this kind of comment," Wenger told the Guardian newspaper. "It is very disrespectful and it is not the first time that Xavi has been disrespectful to Arsenal Football Club," said the Frenchman.

Argentina v Uruguay and Brazil v Paraguay, in Copa America quarters | FCBarcelona
The Copa America quarter finals have been confirmed, in which Argentina will face Uruguay and Brazil take on Paraguay. The other games are Colombia v Peru and Chile v Venezuela. The Copa America is really heating up. From Saturday July 16, the quarter final matches get under way.

There are no pre-season friendlies with Guardiola | FCBarcelona
On Monday the pre-season begins with five friendly matches, or to be more accurate, in the words of Gaurdiola, with five non-official matches. Pep Guardiola has shown that he wants to win every match. So far, Guardiola’s Barça have played 16 non-official pre-season games and the team have won 12, drawn 3 and have lost only 1.

Big La Liga derbies outside El Clasico | Eurosport
Barcelona and Real Madrid may dominate, but Spanish football isn't only about their big two. The country of the European and World Champions boasts rivalries at every level which attract vast sell-out crowds and mean a huge amount on a regional basis.

Real Madrid's pre-season preparations halted by Nuri Sahin injury | Goal
Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin will have to wait up to three weeks for his Real Madrid debut after the club confirmed the 22-year-old suffered a knee injury during a training session on Tuesday. After recently recovering from a right knee injury, Sahin bruised his left knee during Real's preparations for their tour of America.

Adebayor talks up Real Madrid return | ESPN
"I'm hoping and working towards my dream. I only want to return to Real Madrid. I will wait for his call. [Mourinho] gave me the confidence I needed, made me believe in myself, enjoy football again. We were convinced we could win titles, which was mportant. He created a great environment.

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