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FC Barcelona News: 29 December 2013; Study Shows Barça the Most Liked Foreign Team in Brazil

David Ramos

Study places Barça as the best liked foreign club in Brazil | FC Barcelona
A study reveals that Barça is the foreign club with the most followers in Brazil. One in four Brazilians follow Barça, a figure that today could be even higher, since the study was carried out in July, just around the time when Neymar signed for the Catalan club .

FCBEscola helps make football popular in India | FC Barcelona
After three years of hard work, FCBEscola in India is a reality. It was the most difficult challenge facing the FC Barcelona official school, which already has two centers in Delhi at full performance, after overcoming hundreds of obstacles, and is helping people to get to know football in a country where soccer is neither played nor followed on a grand scale.

2013 Summary: This was October at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Victory in the Clásico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the mosaic in honour of Tito Vilanova; nominations for the 2013 Ballon d'Or, and victory in the Roller Hokey Super Cup... Check out our interactive summary of October.

2013 Summary: This was November at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Messi, once again, wins the Golden boot, the team score goal number 5,000 in the league and they complete their 500th match in European competitions. Cesc Fàbregas chats with fans on Facebook, the new fields at the Ciutat Esportiva, Barça renew their contract with Unicef until 2016. Check out our interactive summary of November.

Inside View: The International Press Room | FC Barcelona
Do you know how the press correspondents who follow Barça work? In this Barça TV report we discover how the media and journalists in the Camp Nou actually do their job.

The 10 most popular tweets of the year in @FCBarcelona | FC Barcelona
Neymar’s signing and presentation, the Clásico against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, and the comeback against Milan in the Champions League head up the most popular tweets of 2013 in the @fcbarcelona account.

Humble Guardiola hails 'Messi era' -
The former Spain internatioinal led the Blaugrana to a historic treble in his first season in charge at Camp Nou and went on to win a total of 14 trophies during his reign between 2008 and 2012. However, when it was put to the 42-year-old during an interview at the Dubai International Sports Conference that this spell of sustained success will be remembered as the Guardiola era, he humbly replied: "One could more say that it was the Messi era."

The best Masia teams' goals (December 21-22) | FC Barcelona
Enjoy all last weekend's best goals from FC Barcelona's Academy teams.

Manchester City defeat Crystal Palace, go top of the Premier League (1-0) | FC Barcelona
Barça’s rival in the Champions League closed out 2013 with a hard-fought victory against Crystal Palace (1-0). The Citizens dominated the match from the start but they were unable to break through the visiting team’s defence until the second half. Manchester City are now the Premier League leaders (Arsenal are set to play this Sunday).

Xabi Alonso ready to negotiate new Real Madrid deal - report - ESPN FC
Xabi Alonso has now agreed to negotiate a new contract at Real Madrid, Marca has claimed. Alonso, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and recent reports had indicated that he was intent on moving abroad, with Italian champions Juventus believed to be the favourites for his signature.

Real Madrid make stand against Ultras - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have confirmed plans to remove the club’s Ultras Sur from their usual place in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, replacing the controversial fans grouping with a group of young, enthusiastic and better behaved supporters.

Atletico Madrid sure Diego Costa will stay | Sky Sports
Costa has scored 19 goals in 17 Primera Division games so far this season and has been linked with big-money moves to both Arsenal and Chelsea. But Caminero believes the Brazilian forward, who has committed his international future to Spain, will stay in Madrid.

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