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FC Barcelona News: 9 December 2013; Xavi, Iniesta and Tello Return to Training, Everton Could Extend Deulofeu Stay

Denis Doyle

Sandro Rosell and Carles Rexach present the best coach trophy for the 2012/13 season to Tito Vilanova | FC Barcelona
Last Saturday, President Sandro Rosell and Carles Rexach handed over the Miguel Muñoz trophy as best coach for the 2012/13 season to Tito Vilanova, the award that was won in the Trophy Gala of the newspaper ‘Marca’.

Xavi, Iniesta and Tello back in training | FC Barcelona
Although they have yet to receive the medical all clear after their respective injuries, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Cristian Tello were all back in training with the rest of the squad this Monday morning. Xavi has been suffering from a calf strain in his right leg, which kept him out of the Cartegena game - a match that Iniesta also missed with a hamstring problem.

Week of Champions and La Liga at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Barça go into the penultimate week of the year, at the Camp Nou, with two very important matches, when Glasgow Celtic are the visitors in the Champions League, then Villareal in La Liga. It’s a heavy week for Tata Martino’s squad, and they will train every day. On Wednesday, they take on the Scottish team, with Barça needing just one point to end up top of their group.

Vote for Messi and Piqué in the UEFA best team of the year | FC Barcelona
Up until Thursday 9th of January, all those who wish to can vote for the UEFA best team of 2013, via the UEFA web site. This week the list of candidates for the best eleven was published, which includes two FC Barcelona. Leo Messi, who is amongst the best forwards, and Gerard Piqué, one of the 12 pre-selected defenders.

Everton could extend Gerard Deulofeu's loan from Barcelona | Sky Sports
"He has surprised me and everyone that he is ready now and wants to help the team," Martinez said. "We have an agreement that the loan could be extended an extra year as long as the parent club do not need the player."

Former FC Barcelona player Oriol Rosell wins the MLS Cup | FC Barcelona
From La Masia to the United States of America, from FC Barcelona to Sporting Kansas City. This is the trajectory of the former Barça youth academy player Oriol Rosell, a 21-year-old midfielder. Rosell claimed the Major League Soccer Cup title after his team defeated Real Salt Lake in the final of the tournament (1-1, 7-6 on penalties). It is Sporting Kansas City’s second title in club history.

Cani signs Villarreal extension | Football Espana
Villarreal midfielder Cani has signed a contract renewal on Sunday that will see him stay with the club until 2017. The 32-year-old has been with the Yellow Submarine since 2006, where he has played over 300 games. And the Madrigal team revealed today that the veteran had agreed an extension that will see him stay for another four years.

Copa del Rey: Valencia and Espanyol held away from home in first legs | Football News | Sky Sports
Valencia were unable to break down Gimnastic away from home and had Jonas sent off in the closing stages of a goalless stalemate, leaving them with plenty of work to do at the Mestalla to secure a place in the last 16. Segunda Division side Jaen also impressed in a 2-2 draw at home to Espanyol, coming from behind after David Lopez opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Ronaldo to return in Copenhagen clash - Yahoo Eurosport UK
The Portuguese hasn’t featured for Los Blancos in their last three games, missing wins over Galatasaray and Real Valladolid with a minor injury concern and then the weekend Cup draw at Xativa through suspension. Confirmed on Friday by Carlo Ancelotti and the club as available next week, the 28-year-old has indeed returned to the matchday squad, named in the travelling party for the team’s closing Champions League group stage game away to Copenhagen.

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