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FC Barcelona News: 28 July 2014; Barcelona Travel to Training Camp in England, Jan Vertonghen not Joining Barça

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FC Barcelona depart for England | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique and his Barça squad left on Monday morning for their six-day training camp at St George’s Park, the FA’s facility on the outskirts of the English city of Birmingham. With 18 members of the first team and eight from the reserves, the flight is due to land at Birmingham Airport at around 11.50 AM GMT.

Barcelona to train at St George's Park - ESPN FC
Barcelona arrive in England on Monday as their preseason preparations continue with a training camp at St George's Park. Barca, who finished second in the Primera Division last term behind Atletico Madrid, will have sessions at the complex in Burton upon Trent each day from Monday to Friday before flying to France on Saturday.

Seven familiar faces for Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Before becoming Barça first team coach, Luis Enrique had previously managed Barca B, a team that included seven players who will now be working with him at the top level. The seven players are Deulofeu, Rafinha, Masip, Pedro, Sergi Roberto, Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya. Let’s take a look at their time under Luis Enrique’s guidance.

Experienced signings | FC Barcelona
It’s said that experience is a virtue, and if that’s the case then FC Barcelona have made some very astute signings this summer. The new additions all know what it’s like to play football at the very highest level, and several of them captained their previous clubs.

Vertonghen not joining Barca | Football Espana
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has said that while he is flattered to be linked with Barcelona, he’s staying at Spurs. Vertonghen’s name has been mentioned as a candidate to move to Camp Nou as Barca search for a second defensive signing of the summer, but he has told Belgian radio he will remain at White Hart Lane.

Neymar to play in 2016 Olympics? | Football Espana
Barcelona forward Neymar could play for Brazil in the 2016 Olympics, to be hosted by Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic team Coach, Alexandre Gallo, has suggested that Neymar should be called up in an effort to win gold, the set target of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

René Victor Fenouillère, the first French player in FC Barcelona history | FC Barcelona
René Victor Fenouillère was the first French player to wear the FC Barcelona shirt, and he did it at the beginning of the twentieth century. He was born in Portbail (Lower Normandy) on 22nd of October 1882, and after playing for US Avranches, he spent some time in England, where he devoted himself exclusively to the sport of rugby.

Top stories of the week at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The signing of Jérémy Mathieu and his presentation as a new FC Barcelona player, the return of the eight internationals to training after the World Cup, the 2014/15 La Liga schedule, and the agreement to transfer Bojan Krkic to Stoke City are a few of the most relevant stories of the week at FC Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training in U.S. - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo completed his first post-2014 World Cup training session with Real Madrid as the Portugal international stepped up his preseason preparations. Ronaldo was not involved against Inter Milan on Saturday but completed a gym programme before taking part in a separate session away from the rest of the Real Madrid group at UCLA on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid agree deal to sign Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad | Sky Sports
Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign France international winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. The 23-year-old was linked with a big-money move to a host of clubs but Primera Division champions Atletico have won the race for the France international.

QPR midfielder Esteban Granero is close to finalising a move to Real Sociedad | Football News | Sky Sports
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero is in Spain to finalise a permanent move to Real Sociedad, according to Sky sources. The former Real Madrid player was loaned to Sociedad last season, but only made seven appearances due to a knee injury.