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FC Barcelona News: 16 December 2014; 16 Players in Squad to Face Huesca, Thierry Henry Announces Retirement

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5 B team players in squad to face Huesca | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has called up 16 players for tonight’s Cup game against Huesca, with five B team youngsters included and the return of four fringe first team squad players. The full squad is: Ter Stegen, Masip, Montoya, Pedro, Iniesta, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Douglas, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Samper, Adama, Sandro, Munir and Diange.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Huesca | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona play Huesca on Tuesday in the Spanish Cup. The game is being screened in a wide variety of countries on different channels, but if it’s not being shown where you are, fear not, for you can listen to live English language commentary on Radio Barça and on the international websites. You can also receive constant updates at, on Twitter (@fcbarcelona) and on the club’s usual social networks.

Thierry Henry to retire | FC Barcelona
Thierry Henry, who played at Barça between 2007 and 2010 and has been starring with the New York Red Bulls in the MLS, announced his retirement from the game on Tuesday. The French striker won a host of titles with Barça, most notably the 2009 Champions League as well as two Spanish League titles, a World Club Cup, a Spanish Cup and both the Spanish and European Super Cups.

Messi excited about the Champions League tie | FC Barcelona
The Barça number 10 took the opportunity to have a joke with his friend and team mate in the national side Sergio Agüero who is currently a Manchester City player. "It will be nice to come up against my friend ‘Kun’. I always beat him at FIFA [video game], but we will see what happens out on the field," wrote the Champions League top goalscorer of all time.

10 facts about FC Barcelona's Champions League opponents | FC Barcelona
The draw has brought FC Barcelona and Manchester City together in the last 16 of the Champions League for the second successive season. The English club maintain the same spine of the squad that faced the blaugranes in the previous campaign and are in the round of 16 in the competition thanks to victories in their final two games of the group stage. Here we have 10 things you ought to know about Barça’s next opponents in Europe.

FC Barcelona v Manchester City tickets on sale from Wednesday | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Manchester City meet at the Camp Nou on March 18 at 8.45 PM CET in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 match. Non season ticket holding Barça members will get priority treatment in the purchase of up to a maximum of six tickets each, which go on sale from 10.00 AM CET on Wednesday December 17.

FC Barcelona v Man City - past and present | FC Barcelona
Up until this year, Manchester City and FC Barcelona had never met in an official game – though there had been a number of friendlies between the two sides – but with the Champions League draw again pitting them against each other in the last 32 round, the stage is set for the second clash between the two in the space of a year.

Controversy at FIFA pitch - World chiefs only listen when Madrid do the talking -
There was, though, one crucial detail that differed between the two scenarios. On Saturday it was only Cruz Azul and Western Sydney Wanderers being affected. It didn’t matter to FIFA that it was sending out two sides to re-enact a game of water polo rather than play football. Who are those tiny clubs with their instantly forgettable players to doubt the mighty governing body’s motives? But Real Madrid is different.

Hunter: United won't sign Bale | Sky Sports
Recent reports have suggested that the Wales international would be leaving the European champions to move back to the Premier League next summer, with United the leading contenders to get his signature. However, Hunter has dismissed those stories, saying that the winger does not want a move away from the Spanish capital.

Spanish police make ultra arrests | Football Espana
Spanish Police made a number of arrests on Tuesday morning in relation to the death of Deportivo la Coruna fan Francisco Jose Romero. The Riazor Blues member, known as ‘Jimmy’, died on November 30 after fighting involving over 200 ultras broke out on the morning of the game between Atletico Madrid and Depor.

Lawsuit filed over Levante-Zaragoza | Football Espana
Anti-corruption prosecutor Alejandro Luzon has filed a lawsuit for the alleged fixing of a Levante-Real Zaragoza match in May 2011. Marca reports that charges have been brought against a total of 42 individuals and legal entities, which includes Zaragoza, over the game, which ended 2-1 and saw the Aragonese club stay up at the expense of relegated Deportivo la Coruna.

Deportivo La Coruna beat Elche 1-0 on Monday | Sky Sports Football
Fernandez had seen his position come under the microscope following a six-match winless streak. However, a fine strike from midfielder Luis Farina midway through the first half proved enough to settle what was a tense encounter, with a superb late reflex save from Fabricio denying Elche the chance to snatch a point.

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