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FC Barcelona News: 7 July 2014; Claudio Bravo Passes Barcelona Medical, Hristo Stoichkov Speaks About Luis Suarez


Claudio Bravo arrives in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo is here. The new goalkeeper arrived in Barcelona on Sunday and was taken straight to the Camp Nou. At 8.00 PM CET he posed for photographs outside the club offices, where he was greeted by the media and a considerable crowd of fans.

Claudio Bravo passes medical test | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo, the second new FC Barcelona goalkeeper after Marc-André Ter Stegen, passed his medical test this morning before signing his contract to officially become a member of the first team squad. The Chilean arrived at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper at around 9.00 AM CET, and took a series of medical examinations and effort tests.

Replacing Valdés and Pinto, a motivation for Bravo | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo arrived in Barcelona on Sunday and appeared for the traditional picture with the club crest outside the offices. But he also found time to say a few words to Barça TV and "After what I experienced at the World Cup in Brazil, to then come to Barça is an incredible feeling and makes me very happy" said the Chilean keeper.

Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov warns Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over Camp Nou move - ESPN FC
"He is marked for the rest of his life. To play at Barca with what he has done is a problem. Every opponent and the referees and the press will make his life difficult. He will have to play with provocation and media attention, which will leave him in permanent tension."

Semis with an FC Barcelona theme | FC Barcelona
After two days of high-intensity quarter finals, the World Cup has been cut down to just four teams, with plenty of Barça involvement on the pitch. And former FCB manager Louis van Gaal will also be there with Holland, the only side left that has never won the trophy before.

World of sport with Neymar | FC Barcelona
Sports stars from around the world have sent messages of support for the FC Barcelona striker

Marquinhos’ Barca move ‘frozen’ | Football Espana
Barcelona’s move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos is said to have stalled, with no prospect of it going through soon. Mundo Deportivo reports that the Brazilian is currently in pre-season training with his club in Austria and was pictured in an ice bath, a fair representation of the status of his switch to Catalonia, MD say.

Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Argentina become even more reliant on Messi | Zonal Marking
Alejandro Sabella was without Marcos Rojo so brought in Jose Basanta at left-back, and replaced Federico Fernandez and Fernando Gago with Martin Demichelis and Lucas Biglia. Marc Wilmots played Kevin Mirallas rather than Dries Mertens on the right flank, but otherwise the side was as expected. Belgium remain a group of individuals, while Argentina play to the strengths of one individual.

FC Barcelona review of the week | FC Barcelona
A look back at some of the biggest stories from the club over the last seven days

Godswill Ekpolo Promoted To Barcelona B Team |
Last season he trained with the first team on a few occasions. [Godswill] ended the season rather sadly due to an operation on his right thigh after an injury. [Godswill] was promoted to the Barcelona B team alongside Maxi Rolon, Munir El Haddadi, Jose Aurelio Suarez, Joel Huertas and Wilfred Kaptoum.

Gabri back at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Former FC Barcelona first team star Gabriel García ‘Gabri’ is returning to the club as assistant manager to Eusebio Sacristán and Carlos Hugo García at Barça B. The 25 year old Catalan midfielder left the club for Ajax Amsterdam in 2006, where he played until 2009/2010 before retiring in Switzerland.

Di Stefano in 'serious but stable' condition -
Real Madrid icon Alfredo Di Stefano is in "serious but stable condition" after suffering a heart attack, according to doctors at Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid. The 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital Saturday after becoming unwell while eating in a restaurant near Real's Santiago Bernabeu and has been placed into intensive care.

Oblak & Gaitan to Atletico? | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid hope to complete a double swoop from Benfica, signing goalkeeper Jan Oblak and winger Nico Gaitan. Mundo Deportivo reports that the pair could arrive in time to join in with the early days of pre-season training, with the Atleti squad today back under the command of Diego Simeone.

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