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FC Barcelona News: 22 January 2014; Andres Iniesta Remains Out of Match Squad, Three Kickoff Times Announced

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Tata Martino named 18-man team for Cup clash against Levante | FC Barcelona
Tata Martino has named 18 footballers to the team for tomorrow’s Cup clash with Levante. Dani Alves and Carles Puyol, both of whom missed the league match against the Valencia-based side, are back in the team, while Andrés Iniesta, who trained apart from the group today, will miss the match.

Tata Martino expects similar approach from Levante | FC Barcelona
"It’s true that they have a different team from the other day, five footballers [who played on Sunday] won’t be there tomorrow, but we expect the same approach from Levante," he said in this afternoon's pre-match press conference. The manager revealed that he conferred with his players in order "to find a way to break Levante’s defence."

#Messi399. Did you know...? | FC Barcelona
Messi’s official debut with the first team was on October 16, 2004 in a deby game at Montjuic when he came on on 82 minutes for Deco. He was just 17 years, 3 months and 22 days old. His first goal came against Albacete at the Camp Nou in week 34 of the 2004/05 league season.

From 1 to 400: Messi's most memorable matches at Barcelona -
The numbers are astronomical. At just 26, Lionel Messi is on the verge of making his 400th official appearance for Barcelona, placing him 10th on the list of players who have turned out most for the Catalan club. And in those games, he has hit an amazing 331 goals so far.

New Camp Nou project cost set at 600 million Euros | FC Barcelona
The Project for the new Camp Nou will cost 600 million Euros, 420 of which will be for the new stadium, 90 for the new Palau and the other 90 for the parking spaces, the Espai Barça and the new Mini Estadi amongst other items.

Barcelona warned against "risky" Camp Nou stadium renovation costs - ESPN FC
"I do not know if this is necessary, or whether the club can take on a 600 million euro investment," Castells said. "We are taking a big risk with the club's financial situation. It is a bold move when you consider the size of the investment. I would think very carefully about it before voting yes."

Moix: "It's an exciting project, which is sustainable and necessary" | FC Barcelona
The Board Member in charge of Patrimony, Jordi Moix, believes the new project for the development of the Camp Nou is Moix believes the new Camp Nou is "exciting, sustainable and necessary". He explained that if the project is approved in the referendum of April 5/6, the new Camp Nou will "definitively consolidate our prime asset in the best possible place to help us continue to be a reference for the whole world".

Dates and times of league games against Seville, Rayo and Real Sociedad confirmed | FC Barcelona
The LFP have announced the kick off times for the league games in weeks 23, 24 and 25.Barça will visit the Sanchez Pijuan on Sunday 9 February to play Seville at 9:00 PM CET. Six days later - Saturday February 15 - Rayo Vallecano visit the Camp Nou, with the kick off set for 8:00 PM CET.

British press focus on FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona institutional vice-president Carles Villarrubí will participate in a symposium this Tuesday in London organised by the Generalitat’s Governmental Delegation to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Members of the British press core, Catalan correspondents to London and the UK are expected to attend.

Manchester City v FC Barcelona: applications from January 27th | FC Barcelona
Starting next Monday, January 27, at 10:00 AM CET, through Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 PM CET, the process to request a ticket for the match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium will open. Club members can request a ticket at

Manchester City qualify for the final of the Capital One Cup (0-3) | FC Barcelona
Manchester City qualified for the final of the Capital One Cup this Tuesday evening. The Citizens defeated West Ham United by an aggregate score of 9 to 0 in the semi-finals. In the first leg, FC Barcelona’s Champions League rivals won 6-0 and tonight they won 0-3 thanks to goals from Negredo (2) and Agüero.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone wants permanent Thibaut Courtois deal - ESPN FC
Asked if he would pay 26 million euros for Courtois, who said earlier this month that he wants a swift decision on his future, Simeone replied: "Definitely. For me, any price for Courtois would be cheap. He is a young guy who has a huge future ahead of him and is on course to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Karim Benzema scores as Real Madrid take first leg lead over Espanyol | Sky Sports
Real Madrid earned a narrow first-leg lead in their Copa Del Rey quarter-final against Espanyol, winning 1-0 at Estadi Cornella-El Prat. Karim Benzema scored the only goal in the 15th minute, heading home at the far post after Alvaro Arbeloa's cross was flicked on.

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