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FC Barcelona News: 19 July 2014; 23 Player Make Trip to Face Recreativo Huelva in First Preseason Friendly

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23-man squad for first match of the 2014/15 season | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has called up 23 players for the first match of the 2014/15 season. A total of seven first team players and 16 Barça B players will make the trip to Huelva for the match against Recreativo. The friendly will mark the 50th anniversary of the Trofeo Colombino.

Recreativo de Huelva v FC Barcelona: Barça set to make their 2014/15 debut | FC Barcelona
The match, which will celebrate Recreativo’s 125th anniversary, will feature seven first team players and 16 Barça B players. In the end, Rafinha was unable to make the squad due to the minor injury he picked up in training, while Adriano, who is out of action for 4 to 6 weeks, also didn’t make the team.

Houllier explains Messi Golden Ball | Football Espana
"I understand you are all surprised as you only remember the second half of Lionel Messi in the final," Mundo Deportivo reports Houllier as saying. "We in the committee looked at all the games and judged who was most important for their team. He also played in the final, which is one of the conditions for the award of the prize.

Supercopa dates set | Football Espana
The dates for this season’s Supercopa have been confirmed with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to meet on August 19 and 22. La Liga is due to resume on August 23 and as a result, the Madrid clubs will delay their first League games of the season until the following Monday, August 25.

Juventus close to signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid | Sky Sports
Juventus are on the verge of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in Italy. Gazzetta dello Sport and Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport claim the Spain Under-21 international is set to join the Italian champions on a £17.5million transfer deal.

Chelsea complete Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis deal - ESPN FC
The Blues announced they had reached an agreement for the defender on Wednesday and they have now tied up the transfer. The Brazil international, 28, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, after Jose Mourinho sought to replace Ashley Cole, who has left for Roma on a free transfer.

Liverpool striker Iago Aspas joins Sevilla on season-long loan deal | Sky Sports
The 26-year-old will be officially presented at the club's Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Monday, with the two clubs agreeing terms earlier this week. The deal gives the Spanish side the option of offering Aspas a three-year permanent contract once the loan deal expires.

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