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FC Barcelona News: 12 September 2013; Barça Internationals Return to Training

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Tata Martino works with full squad | FC Barcelona
The first team squad continued preparations for Saturday's league game against Seville at the Camp Nou, with all the international players back home safe and sound. Tata Martino led the session, in which Leo Messi took a full part, as did Sergio Busquets and Dani Alves.

FC Barcelona internationals: stats and facts | FC Barcelona
Eleven FC Barcelona players were involved in international football this week. All of them got to play and FCB players produced five goals. There were also four members of Barça B on international duty, and here we look back at their achievements.

Lionel Messi plans to play rest of Argentina qualifiers - ESPN FC
Lionel Messi, who scored two penalties to help Argentina beat Paraguay and become the first team from the CONMEBOL qualifying zone to secure a 2014 World Cup spot, said he wasn’t aware that Barcelona had any plans to ask him to skip the rest of Argentina’s qualifying matches.

Messi and Neymar star for their countries | FC Barcelona
Argentina’s Leo Messi and Brazil’s Neymar both played for their countries on Tuesday night and both played important roles in winning their games. The international break now over, the two players will be heading back to Barcelona to start preparing for Saturday’s 20.00 kickoff against Sevilla.

FC Barcelona celebrate the National Day of Catalonia | FC Barcelona
Catalonia celebrates the National Day of Catalonia this Wednesday, September 11, with a series of events that started off with the traditional floral offering at the Rafael Casanova monument in Barcelona. FC Barcelona was represented at the event by vice-presidents Carles Vilarrubí and Jordi Cardoner.

Cruyff: I won't go to Camp Nou while Rosell is there -
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has announced that he will not go to Camp Nou while club president Sandro Rosell is still in office. The Netherlands icon spent a total of 13 years at the club, serving as both player and coach but is known not to see eye to eye with the 49-year-old.

Five more spectacluar goals from La Masia teams | FC Barcelona
While the juvenil teams have officially started their seasons, the rest of the Barça youth squads are still in preseason. Juvenil B defeated Prat by 2-1 in the Liga Nacional, and they’re at the top of the table. The rest of the teams, while they prepare for the season, continue to offer up spectacular goals.

Ronaldo welcomes Bale to Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Bale joined Carlo Ancelotti's Real from Tottenham in a deal worth around £86million on September 1 following protracted transfer discussions. The Welsh winger shook hands on Wednesday with Ronaldo - who was reporting back at training following the international break - with questions now surrounding in which game Bale will make his debut for the Spanish side.

Ozil father - Mesut made a scapegoat at Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Mesut Ozil's father has accused Florentino Perez of leaking negative stories about his son's off-pitch behaviour to quell criticism in Spain that Real Madrid were wrong to sell the German to Arsenal for €50 million.

New Atleti stadium for 2016-17 - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The club first revealed plans in December 2011 for construction of the 70,000 all-seater stadium, to be named La Peineta and replace the club’s home since 1966, the Vicente Calderon. Whilst it was launched in tandem with Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, that the Spanish capital have been unsuccessful has not stopped Atleti pushing on with their project.

Atleti renew Juanfran to 2017 | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have announced that full-back Juanfran Torres has renewed his contract with the club through to June 2017. The former winger, who has been converted to a more defensive position since moving to the Vicente Calderon in January 2011, has agreed a two-year extension to his current deal.

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