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FC Barcelona News: 21 January 2014; Andres Iniesta Returns to Full Traning, Plans Revealed for New Camp Nou

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Andrés Iniesta back in training with the rest of the squad | FC Barcelona
The first team squad trained at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning following Sunday's draw at Levante. The players who figured at the Ciutat De Valencia had a light session. All eyes were on Andrés Iniesta, who joined the rest of the players and seemed to have recovered from the knock on his knee that kept him out of the Levante trip.

Andrés Iniesta, world's best playmaker 2013 | FC Barcelona
Iniesta recieved 38 points more than second place Mezut Ozil who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer, and 45 more than Juventus' Andrea Pirlo. Barça's Xavi Hernández,who won teh award for four seasons between 2008 and 2011, was this year placed fifth.

FC Barcelona make it 58 straight weeks at the top of the league | FC Barcelona
Despite the draw at the Ciutat de València, Barça extended their ocupation of the top spot in La Liga to 58 straight weeks. Atletico Madrid’s dropped points at home to Seville (1-1) means that the two stay level on points, with Barça leading on goal difference.

Messi’s 399 appearances in detail | FC Barcelona
An interactive factsheet about the Barça striker’s achievement: matches, titles, goals...

Busy week of Cup and League action | FC Barcelona
For the third week on the run, Barça face a busy programme of games, with two matches over the next seven days – the first leg of the Spanish Cup quarter finals against Levante on Wednesday and the visit of Malaga in the league on Sunday. The players will also train every day but Wednesday this week at the Ciutat Esportiva, with Sunday’s session at the Camp Nou.

Tickets for Barça v Levante Cup game from 5 Euros each | FC Barcelona
The Club have reduced prices for this game and FC Barcelona Club members can buy tickets from five Euros, with the general public able to buy them from nine Euros. Tickets can be purchased through the usual channels, the Club website,Ticketmaster and the Club ticket offices.

Sandro Rosell asks judge to call him to give statement over Neymar transfer | FC Barcelona
"I want to state again that the transfer cost 57 million and that’s it. With all respect to the judge, I’m asking him to accept the legal action and call me to declare immediately so I can tell him what I know. There is nothing to cover up, it was all perfectly above board and completely legal".

A new stadium built on the same structure | FC Barcelona
On Monday, the first details have been revealed of what the new Camp Nou would look like. The board has presented a proposal that, according to the studies that have been conducted, will enable a new stadium to be built over the current structure, ultimately creating the same kind of stadium that would have resulted out of starting from zero. The Camp Nou would remain in Les Corts, but would look very different both on the inside and outside.

Referendum on new stadium to be built over existing structure on 5/6 April | FC Barcelona
Following the extraordinary meeting of the Club's Board of Directors President Sandro Rosell revealed the unanimous decision to submit the proposal to build a new stadium on top of the current structure to a members' referendum, set for 5 or 6 April.

Full press conference on the new Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The full video of Monday night's press conference after the extraordinary Board meeting concerning the new project for the Camp Nou. President Sandro Rosell,vice president Javier Faus and Board Members Jordi Moix and Toni Freixa all spoke at the press conference.

FC Barcelona launch Memorial Space | FC Barcelona
This January, FC Barcelona will be launching a Memorial Space with a provisional space with capacity for nearly 500 urns, illustrated with representative images of the Club and housed in the Les Corts cemetery. The project was presented this Friday by Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, board member responsible for installations and security, together with Santi Bach, Executive Officer of Giem Sports.

Ramos a doubt for Madrid | Football Espana
Real Madrid could be without Sergio Ramos for the Copa del Rey game against Espanyol on Tuesday. Coach Carlo Ancelotti told a Press conference that the centre-back has been struggling with a knee injury and he may not be risked at Cornella-El Prat.

Cristiano Ronaldo gets top honour from Portuguese president - ESPN FC
The Portugal captain was awarded a medal and ribbon making him an official of the Order of Prince Henry at a ceremony Monday in Lisbon's presidential palace. Ronaldo says it is "a moment of great pride" that gives him "the motivation to keep working, and even harder in the future."

Athletic too strong for Valladolid | Sky Sports Football
Ibai Gomez scored twice in what ultimately proved to be a comfortable run-out for Athletic, once Marino's resolve had been broken and the early setback of an Oscar goal overcome. Oscar De Marcos and Ander Herrera heaped further misery on 18th-placed Valladolid, who would score again late on through Valdet Rama, while Bilbao used the three points to leapfrog Villarreal and reach fourth place in the table.

Valencia 'agree Vargas deal' - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Marca says Vargas will move to the Mestalla on a season-long loan deal for a fee of €1.5 million (£1.2m). Should Valencia want to keep Vargas past the end of this summer, reports say a fee of €3m (£2.4m) will be due to Napoli. Los Che Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has publically confirmed both his interest in Vargas and his hope the club sign a striker, with the deal expected to be ratified soon.

Rochina joins Rayo on loan - Yahoo Eurosport UK
The former Barcelona B product injured his shoulder in the opening-weekend draw at Derby this season and has barely featured for Rovers since coming back from three months out on the sidelines. There were high hopes that Rochina, 22, could play a big part in Blackburn's future but he spent time out on loan at the end of last season too and with the Sky Bet Championship club despite to clear its wage bill, his move is no real surprise.

Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o planning to return to Mallorca - ESPN FC
"I’ll always like Barcelona, but I personally prefer Mallorca," Eto’o revealed to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. "My son has pressured me to finish my career there, my son is from there. I have signed on at Chelsea for the entire season and will try to enjoy it and later on, I will go to Mallorca."

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori joins Granada on loan | Sky Sports
Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori has completed a loan move to Spanish outfit Granada. The 20-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer when they paid Sporting Lisbon around £7million to finalise his capture.

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