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FC Barcelona News: 10 October 2012; Eric Abidal Trains in the Pyrenees, Sergio Busquets Banned for Two CL Games

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Seven months later, Abidal returns to training | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday, in Val d’Aran, Éric Abidal trained with a football for the first time since he underwent liver-transplant surgery in April. "I’ve been thinking about training will the ball for a long time. Today is the first day. I’m tired, but happy," he told Barça TV and

Champions League ban for Busquets - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The midfielder saw red in the 88th minute of Barca's 2-0 victory against Benfica in the Group G of the tournament last week. Busquets was given his marching orders for a rash challenge on Benfica captain Maxi Pereira. He will now miss the clash against the Scottish champions at the Camp Nou on October 23 and the return fixture in Glasgow on November 7.

Second joint session with Barça B | FC Barcelona
Today’s was another unusual session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper due to the absence of 15 internationals. Like on Tuesday, and as will be the case on Thursday too, the players that are still in Barcelona trained with the second team.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta hits back at Pepe dive claims - ESPNFC
"Yes, what he said affects you," Iniesta said. "Someone can have an opinion and say it did not seem a penalty to them, but you cannot go further. When someone talks like that about you and your team-mates, you feel offended. I am not an actor. Not me, nor my team-mates."

Barça history: A draw always follows six consecutive victories | FC Barcelona
The 2012/13 Barça team has equalled the record of opening consecutive wins of other famed Barça sides: Guardiola (2009/10), Van Gaal (1997/98), Cruyff (1990/91) and Bellamy (1929/30). Curiously enough, every winning run achieved by Tito’s predecessors ended with a draw.

Belarus v Spain match set for television blackout -
As things stand no Spanish television companies are planning to show the Group I encounter from Minsk after failing to agree a deal with the host broadcasters. They have approximately 48 hours to try and broker a deal or the match will not be shown around the country.

Secret meaning of Ronaldo's new hairdo - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"He told us, as he had on many other occasions that he was looking for something different," Jose and Miguel Siero told Spanish newspaper Marca. "We know him well and we had the idea of shaving a symbol that represents both peace and the calm a warrior experiences after battle. He agreed."

Trochowski to undergo US operation | Football Espana
However, subsequent tests have revealed it is more serious than at first thought after the player was reviewed by Doctor Muller of the German Football Federation and Sevilla’s own medical officer Juan Jose Jimenez. It was discovered that a cartilage in the knee had become detached and the 28-year-old will travel to Denver on Wednesday.

Real Mallorca midfielder Joao Victor ruled out for season with knee injury | Sky Sports
The Brazilian suffered the setback during a 2-1 defeat to Granada on Sunday. He lasted just 15 minutes of that contest before being forced from the field. Medical tests have now revealed the full extent of the injury and Victor has been informed that his 2012/13 campaign is over.

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