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FC Barcelona News: 24 December 2012; First Team Begins Holiday Break, David Villa Not for Sale In January

Jasper Juinen

First team on holiday until January 2 | FC Barcelona
Following a job well done with away victory at Valladolid, the FC Barcelona players are off on holiday. They have no further games until the weekend of January 5 and 6, and so from this Sunday they will be able to get some well earned rest until January 2, the day of the first training session of 2013.

The Next Live Streaming: Training open to public on January 4th | FC Barcelona
The session will be open to all Barça fans and tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Offices in the Boulevard at the Club from December 29th until January 3rd. The price of a ticket for non-members is 5 Euros, whilst members get in free. Tickets will go back on sale on the day of the session itself, from the ticket offices at gates 9 and 14.

Barcelona insist they have no plans to sell Arsenal target David Villa in January | Sky Sports
"In January we will keep Villa and it is important to remember that Barcelona is a club that habitually does not accept offers for star players in Janaury," Zubizarreta told Canal Plus. "David is a player that brings goals and intensity to the team. "Now he has recovered from a serious injury I believe that he is offering a good level on the field.

Messi ends 2012 with 91 goals | FC Barcelona
With two games yet to play before the halfway stage, Barça have already secured the honorary ‘winter’ title for the nineteenth time. On 11 of the previous 18 times that they have done this, they have gone on to become league champions.

You have to seize your chances at Barcelona, says Tello -
"It rarely happens that you enter the game and score straight away. The goal returns the confidence the club has shown in me. "I'm playing in the best team in the world and with the best strikers," he added when asked about the amount of competition he faced.

Dropped Madrid keeper Iker Casillas vows to fight back - ESPN FC
"The coach decides which team he thinks is best for each match, and you need to accept the decision," Casillas told La Sexta television. "I'm not used to being a substitute, but above Iker Casillas or any player is the team. What I need to do is continue training and try to recover the confidence of the coach.''

Osasuna ‘deal’ angers Depor | Football Espana
Deportivo have hit out at the Hacienda [tax office] for being inflexible in renegotiating its debt, pointing to double standards with Osasuna. The Galicians have had a majority of their assets for the season seized by the Hacienda, as they look to recoup money owed to them by Augusto Cesar Lendoiro’s board.

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