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FC Barcelona News: 20 December 2014; Squad Announced for Córdoba match, Kickoff Times for January Revealed

The squad list for Barcelona vs Córdoba has been announced, as well as when Barcelona will play La Liga and Copa matches next month

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Eighteen to face Cordoba | FC Barcelona
On Saturday night, Luis Enrique announced his final squad for the 2014 season. The game with Cordoba kicks off at 4.00 PM CET on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou. Neymar is back after missing the league game with Getafe and the cup game with Huesca due to trouble with his left ankle.

Luis Enrique says being back at FC Barcelona is 'paradise' | FC Barcelona
In the pre-game press conference ahead of Barça’s last fixture of 2014 against Córdoba in the league at Camp Nou, coach Luis Enrique gave his summary of how the calendar year has gone for him on a personal level: "It has been a brilliant year, so good. I have enjoyed being able to coach at Celta and I have come home. That is Disneyland, paradise."

FC Barcelona kick off times for League and Cup matches announced | FC Barcelona
This Friday kick off times were announced for Barça’s matches during the month of January.

Adieu Henry and Abidal, goals in the Cup and Premier League opposition | FC Barcelona
Two Barça legends hanging up their boots, eight goals in the Cup and Manchester City in the Champions League are just some of the stories making headlines this week at FC Barcelona

Another showing like against Huesca will keep critics off Barcelona's back - ESPN FC
Luis Enrique summed up 2014 on Friday using a very particular Spanish vernacular that is best translated up as "amazing" or "excellent," but it will not have a very happy ending if his Barcelona side fail to beat lowly Cordoba on Saturday and put on a bit of a show for the Camp Nou crowd. The fact is Barca missed a great chance last weekend to put pressure on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga and finish 2014 on the top of the pile.

Bartomeu: We trust Luis Enrique | Football Espana
Josep Maria Bartomeu has thrown his weight behind Luis Enrique after the Coach was criticised in some quarters this season. Speaking at a pre-Christmas lunch, the Barcelona President said he was backing the Asturian to come good and that he was glad to leave behind a 2014 that has been "a difficult year".

Celta Vigo v Almeria - 19th Dec 2014 | Report | Spanish Primera BBVA | Sky Sports Football
Stand-in goalkeeper Julian Cuesta was the hero as Almeria tasted victory in the Primera Division for the first time since September. New manager Juan Ignacio Martinez was dealt a blow on the eve of their game against Celta Vigo with the news number one Ruben Martinez would be out for up to two months after dislocating his elbow. But Cuesta ensured Martinez was not missed by saving Nolito's 73rd-minute penalty as Almeria held on to win 1-0, courtesy of Tomer Hemed's 17th-minute header.

Man Utd now tracking Otamendi | Football Espana
Manchester United are understood to be on the trail of Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, according to the Daily Express. Reds’ boss Louis van Gaal has placed Borussia Dortmund central defender Mats Hummels at the top of his January shopping list, yet could turn to Argentine international Otamendi if that deal falls through.

Ancelotti: I don't know the ref | Football Espana
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti has poured scorn on speculation San Lorenzo are demanding a neutral referee for tonight's Club World Cup final in Marrakech. The Argentine side are thought to have specifically asked for match officials who represent neither South America or Europe after reportedly objecting to the appointment of the Portuguese Pedro Proenca.

‘I’ve not been told Ronaldo is unhappy!’ | Football Espana
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off reports that Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy about not yet scoring in the Club World Cup. The Portuguese failed to find the back of the net during Los Blancos' 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul on Tuesday, but the Coach is backing the attacker to end his mini-drought in tonight's final against San Lorenzo.

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