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FC Barcelona News: 30 July 2014; Javier Faus Reviews 2013-14 Finances, Tickets for League Opener on Sale

Chris Brunskill

Tickets for Elche match to go on sale Wednesday | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s Barça will kick of the 2014/15 La Liga campaign at the Camp Nou against Elche on August 23rd or 24th. Tickets to the debut match of the season will go on sale Wednesday for FC Barcelona members. Tickets will be available to the public starting Thursday.

Today's only training session completed | FC Barcelona
On the team’s third day at St. George’s Park, Luis Enrique welcomed back Sergi Roberto to this morning’s training session after the midfielder took no part in Tuesday afternoon’s training. Barça B youngster Patric did specific fitness work apart from the rest of the squad.

Rakitic positive about progress | FC Barcelona
Following this morning’s session at St George's Park, Ivan Rakitic spoke to the media about the way the preseason is going so far. "It’s all positive and I can sense what a big move I’ve made" he said. "We have worked hard from day one, and if things carry on like this, the fans are going to enjoy what they see this season."

Club record income of 530 million euros | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona closed the 2013/14 season with a club record income of 530 million euros, the first time ever that the end-of-year figure has exceeded 500 million, as revealed today by economic vice-president Javier Faus at a press conference in the Ricard Maxenchs Pressroom.

Training continues at St.George’s Park | FC Barcelona
The first team completed their first double-session day at St. George’s Park. Unlike in this morning’s session, Luis Enrique trained 24 players as Sergi Roberto trained apart from the group. There will only be one session on Wednesday, and it will start at 10:30 AM CET. Pedro Rodríguez will hold a press conference after the session.

Inside view: FC Barcelona's first full day in Birmingham, day 2 | FC Barcelona
The second day of Barça’s training camp in Birmingham included two intense training sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Ivan Rakitic held a press conference after the first session. This 9-minute recap of the day gives the fans a chance to see what it’s like in St. George’s Park.

First full day of work at St George’s Park | FC Barcelona
After travelling to England on Monday, Barça completed their first day of training at St. George’s Park. The day started off with a training session in the morning. The session was briefly watched by students from the English Federation.

Second training session at St George’s Park | FC Barcelona
Barça’ first full day at St George’s Park is under way, and started with a training session in which Luis Enrique worked with the same 25 players as on Monday evening, which include new Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Claudio Bravo's videoblog | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo is the latest player to join the team’s training sessions. He began his training regimen this Monday after his post World Cup holiday. FC Barcelona’s new goalkeeper explained what it’s like to train at St. George’s Park through a videoblog on

Francesco Totti goal secures 1-0 friendly win for Roma over Real Madrid in Texas | Sky Sports Football
Francesco Totti scored the only goal of the game as Roma ended Real Madrid’s hopes of retaining the International Champions Cup with a 1-0 win in Texas. Gareth Bale, who opened the scoring in Real’s penalty shoot-out defeat by Inter Milan, had the first sight of goal as his side started brightly, but he could only direct a Lucas Vazquez cross wide.

Pepe gets himself in trouble in friendly clash | Eurosport
A pre-season friendly between Roma and Real Madrid witnessed another moment of controversy involving Pepe - the king of wind-ups.The clash in Dallas witnessed a form of Clasico reunion when former Barcelona player Seydou Keita refused to shake hands with Pepe and then threw a water bottle at him before the match.

Navas to Madrid today - report | Football Espana
Real Madrid could today announce the signing of Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas, according to reports in Spain. AS claim Navas is travelling to Madrid on a flight that is due to land at 11.30am local time, although there is also a seat reserved on a flight tomorrow in case the transfer is delayed.

Malaga closing in on Ochoa | Football Espana
Guillermo Ochoa wants a move to Spain and Malaga have identified the Mexico international as Willy Caballero’s replacement. Willy moved to Manchester City earlier in the summer while Ochoa has turned down offers to remain in France in search of a switch to La Liga.

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