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FC Barcelona News: 31 July 2014; Training Continues in England, Gamper Trophy Game Kickoff Time Changed

Chris Brunskill

Day of intesity and rest in St. George's Park | FC Barcelona
Under an overcast sky, the team trained on St. George’s Park main training pitch. Patric didn’t take part in the session, but Sergio Roberto did. It was an intense session, and it was closely watched by England’s national women’s team. After the session, Pedro remarked: "Luis Enrique knows what I can offer."

Inside view: Single-session day in Birmingham, day 3 | FC Barcelona
Barça’s third day at St. George’s Park was marked by a single session, which took place in the morning. The session saw a very active Luis Enrique intensely manage the team.

Luis Enrique talks about Sir Bobby Robson on the 5th anniversary of his death | FC Barcelona
"He meant a lot to me, in my first year at the club, in 96/97. It was his first, and his last, year at the club, alongside Mourinho. I played in lots of positions for him, and many games, and I have great memories of that year, and I only have positive things to say about that time".

Gamper kick off time brought forward | FC Barcelona
The Trofeu Joan Gamper will kick off at the revised time of half past eight local time and will be the first chance for the Camp Nou faithful to cast an eye over Luis Enrique’s new side after their intensive pre-season, as they take on Rafa Márquez’s Club León side, with the ex-Barça man making his return to the Stadium.

Messi offers Grandona condolences | Football Espana
Lionel Messi has offered his condolences on the death of the President of the Argentine Football Association Julio Grandona. It was announced yesterday that Grandona has passed away at the age of 82 and the Argentina captain used Facebook to pay tribute to the veteran administrator.

Pedro: "Luis Enrique knows what I can bring" | FC Barcelona
Pedro Rodríguez is starting his sixth season in the first team squad and after he spoke earlier this summer to Andoni Zubizarreta to clarify his future at the Club, he’s excited about the prospects for life under new boss Luis Enrique: "the Club has confidence and faith in me. I’ve worked under Luis Enrique before, he knows me and he knows what I can bring. That was important in keeping me at the Club which has given me everything".

Rafa 'Rafinha' Alcántara's videoblog | FC Barcelona
One of Barça’s new players this season is Rafa Alcántara, who returns to the team after a one-year loan with Celta. The player was under the orders of Luis Enrique at Barça B and in Vigo. The midfielder believes that the team’s training camp in St. George’s Park is a positive experience.

PSG reject Barca’s Maquinhos bid | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to let Marquinhos join Barcelona and have turned down a €43m offer, it has been claimed. AS cite reports from the Brazilian Press that say Barca made the offer, only for it to be summarily dismissed by the French club.

American man sues Ronaldo in ‘CR7′ trademark battle | Eurosport
In a complaint filed Monday in Rhode Island federal court, 43-year-old fitness enthusiast Christopher Renzi said he had received letters from lawyers for the Danish company JBS Textile Group demanding he give up the trademark because it had "imminent plans" to enter the U.S. market with Ronaldo's CR7 underwear.

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