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FC Barcelona News: 14 October 2014; Andres Iniesta Wins Golden Foot, Luis Suarez Scores Twice in Uruguay Friendly

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Andrés Iniesta wins Golden Foot 2014 | FC Barcelona
Andres Iniesta has won the Golden Foot 2014. The FC Barcelona midfielder collected the award ahead of nine other active footballers aged 28 or over to become the first Barça player to ever win an accolade that has been awarded annually since 2003. He collected the trophy at a gala on Monday evening held in Monaco, where he was joined by FC Barcelona’s director of football, Andoni Zubizarreta; his wife, Anna Ortiz; his agent, Ramon Sostres and Joel Borràs of Mediabase Sports.

Rakitic and Halilovic help Croatia to thump Azerbaijan (6-0) | FC Barcelona
Croatia made it three wins out of three in Euro 2016 qualifying with a resounding win over Azerbaijan in Osijek on Monday night. Ivan Rakitic started the match, while Alen Halilovic came on with half an hour to go and the home side already five goals up.

Luis Suárez gets two for Uruguay (0-3) | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez hasn’t lost his touch! He was the star of the show as Uruguay won 3-0 in Oman, playing for 77 minutes and scoring two goals. Despite his forced absence of four months, he’s looking in perfect condition for his return to competitive football.

Luis Suárez ready for reappearance | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has spoken to Barça Magazine in an in-depth interview in which he explains how he has dealt with these four months of forced inactivity following the Giorgio Chiellini incident at the World Cup and gives plenty of clues to his human life outside football.

Luis Suárez - lifelong FC Barcelona fan | FC Barcelona
This month’s edition of the Barça Magazine, available in Catalan or Spanish, features some fascinating photographs of Luis Suárez at FC Barcelona long before he actually signed for the club. They are clear proof that when the Uruguayan spoke of how joining the club was a childhood dream come true, he wasn’t merely feeding clichéd sound-bites to the Catalan media.

Seven new faces in training | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team trained for the second time this week on Tuesday, with seven of the players that have been away on international duty back at the club. Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta and Pedro of Spain and Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo were all there, and both Vermaelen and Rafinha also completed the whole session, although the latter has yet to be declared fully fit.

Barcelona: Trusting new signings and integrating new players is Luis Enrique's pre-transfer ban plan - ESPN FC
Barcelona are currently banned from signing players until January 2016 due to breaching the rules surrounding the signing of international players under the age of 18. While a large percentage of the Catalans' fan base feel extremely hard done by, the undeniable truth is that accepting the ruling by FIFA is the only way forward at this point.

Iranian businessman Hossein Hedayati claims he is set to take over Getafe - ESPN FC
Iranian businessman Hossein Hedayati says he has an initial agreement to buy La Liga club Getafe. Hedayati -- known to some as "the Iranian Roman Abramovich" -- has previously been involved in football in his home country, and now says he wants to invest in a European club.