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FC Barcelona News: 15 January 2015; Eric Abidal Meets With Josep Maria Bartomeu, Six B Team Players in Match Squad

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Six from FC Barcelona B picked to face Elche | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique has opted not to include Bravo, Alba, Alves, Mascherano, Sergio, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar or Suárez, and they stay behind along with the injured Xavi and Vermaelen. That means that Piqué and Rakitic are the only ‘survivors’ from the game with Atlético.

When and where to watch Elche v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona play Elche on Thursday in the Spanish Cup. The game is being screened in a wide variety of countries on different channels, but if it’s not being shown where you are, fear not, for you can listen to live English language commentary on Radio Barça and on the international websites.

Elche CF v FC Barcelona: Match preview | FC Barcelona
With a five goal lead from the first leg, Barça travel to Elche on Thursday night for the second leg of their Spanish Cup round of 16 tie(10.00pm CET) with the clear objective to maintain the positive buzz around the team following their last two wins.

Luis Enrique says the challenge is to keep winning | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona coach has spoken. Luis Enrique appeared before the press in the press room at the Ciutat Esportiva on the day before his side’s Spanish Cup last 16 second leg contest away at Elche. "We are going into Thursday’s game like we would any other," he reminded the awaiting press.

Éric Abidal meeting with FC Barcelona about his future | FC Barcelona
After speaking to Club President Bartomeu, Éric Abidal revealed today that: "I’ve spoken with the President and I hope we’ll have some good news next week. I’ll be talking with him again before the weekend - my idea has always been to be the director of the schools."

Goals galore at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The defeat at home to Celta Vigo last November was a major blow to FC Barcelona, but the first team have responded as they know best – scoring goals. Since that day, they have scored at least three times in every game at the Camp Nou, averaging 4.86 goals a game.

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona stay, but exit rumours will continue amid off-field battles | Eurosport
Watching the problems at FC Barcelona is like witnessing a family argument. Individuals will turn on each other in public or in private. Given that there are so many leaks at the club, combined with an insatiable appetite to print insider stories, what goes on behind closed doors often leaks out anyway.

Liverpool Will Bid for Barcelona Midfielder in Summer | CSAR
Brendan Rodgers’ side are prepared to battle it out with West Ham United for the former Cameroon international who is currently on loan at Upton Park. TalkSport have cited reports from Spain that the Reds want to bring him to Anfield at the end of the season.

André Onana signs for Ajax | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Ajax have reached agreement for the transfer of Youth A keeper André Onana to the Dutch club. The 150,000 Euro deal could rise to 500,000 Euros if the keeper makes it to the Ajax first team. Onana’s current contract with the Club was scheduled to finish in June 2015.

Ronaldo named best-ever Portuguese | Football Espana
Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best player in the history of Portuguese football at the Gala Quinas de Ouro ceremony on Wednesday night. The award was part of the commemorations to celebrate 100 years of the Portuguese Football Federation, which took place at the Casino de Estoril.

David Moyes sent to stands as Real Sociedad eliminated by Villarreal | Sky Sports
Sociedad trailed 1-0 after the first leg and a 2-2 draw in San Sebastian meant they were beaten 3-2, while Moyes was dismissed for haranguing the officials 10 minutes from time. Villarreal had defender Mateo Musacchio sent off with eight minutes left of an incident-packed encounter but they held on to secure a place in the last eight.

David Moyes dines out on cheese puffs after being sent to the stands | Eurosport
David Moyes is obviously finding life a bit tasty in Spain.After being sent to the stands during his Real Sociedad side's 2-2 Copa del Rey draw with Villarreal for a spot of protesting to a match official, Moyes appeared to help himself a consolation cheese puff or two from a willing supporter. He never got a reception like that at Old Trafford where he was accused of taking the biscuit.

Malaga sign Cardiff City striker | Football Espana
Malaga have signed Cardiff City striker Javi Guerra on loan until the end of the season, reports Diario Sur. The Malaga-born player, 32, passed a medical on Thursday morning, with the Costa del Sol outfit agreeing to pay part of his wages for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign.

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