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FC Barcelona News: 7 November 2015; Lionel Messi Nominated for Award, Three Nominated for Golden Boy 2015

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When and where to watch this weekend's La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal | FC Barcelona
After a midweek victory in the UEFA Champions League, FC Barcelona face a new test in La Liga when Luis Enrique's squad host Villarreal at 4:00pm CET on Sunday at Camp Nou. Currently tied for first place with Real Madrid, the Catalans will look to provisionally move ahead of their archrivals, which play at Sevilla later in the evening.

The first team ready for visit of Villarreal | FC Barcelona
All set for the visit of Villarreal. Luis Enrique’s squad this Saturday carried out their final training session before Sunday’s 4.00pm CET home league clash with Villarreal. The squad trained at the Camp Tito Vilanova at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in a session that consisted of all the available first team players plus Gerard Gumbau and Sergi Samper from the B squad.

FC Barcelona quiz: Villarreal edition | FC Barcelona
Test your knowledge of past history between the Catalans and the Yellow Submarine with the following 10 questions.

Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez, the deadly duo | FC Barcelona
Game after game, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez are delivering the goods. They just can’t stop scoring, and against Villarreal on Sunday at 4.00pm CET, they will have the chance to extend on their remarkable return of 23 goals between them this season.

Messi’s cup final goal among ten candidates for FIFA Puskás Award | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi’s spectacular slalom goal to open the scoring in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao is one of the ten candidates for the FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. It is now down to users of and to vote to decide on the three finalists, which will be announced when voting closes on November 30.

Sandro, Munir and Halilovic nominated for Golden Boy 2015 | FC Barcelona
The two first team strikers and the Croatian on loan to Sporting are among the 40 candidates to be named the best under 21 player of the year. This is the second year in a row that Sandro and Munir have been in the running for the prize, but last time round it ended up being scooped by Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, who has of course since moved on to Manchester City.

Chelsea Manchester United Barcelona dominate Golden Boy list - ESPN FC
Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona players dominated the list of nominees for the European Golden Boy award, which released its 40-player shortlist on Friday. The Golden Boy award, won by Raheem Sterling last year, is given to Europe's best player under the age of 21.

Five FC Barcelona players named to Spain list | FC Barcelona
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has announced a list of 24 players for a pair of upcoming international friendlies. The first match will be held on 13 November against England at the Estadio José Rico Pérez in Alicante, while on 17 November Spain will travel to Brussels to face Belgium.

FC Barcelona demands respect | FC Barcelona
Once again Camp Nou staked its claim. Minutes prior to the match between FC Barcelona and BATE Borisov, a 45 square metre banner was unfurled with a clear message: Respect. As on other occasions, the second tier of the sideline stands was the place where the micro-perforated banner was displayed, just when players from both teams were taking the field, while the PA system played the Barça Anthem.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta says flag punishment unfair - ESPN FC
UEFA have held that the estelada pro-Catalan independence flags are political symbols, which are not allowed inside stadiums during Champions League games, leading to combined fines of €70,000 through recent months and talk of further punishments including partial or full ground closures.

Deco says Barça can repeat as treble-winners | FC Barcelona
On the occasion of the presentation of the documentary "More than a treble" at Camp Nou, the former FC Barcelona player, Anderson de Souza, also known as Deco, spoke to Barça TV and for about the current season.

November 7 and 8: What's on at FC Barcelona this weekend? | FC Barcelona
There’s plenty of hot FC Barcelona action going on this weekend. The football team have a high profile game at the Camp Nou against Villarreal, but there’s a lot more going on this Saturday and Sunday in both football and other sports. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, here’s a guide to this weekend’s highlights. Note that the handball team is not playing this weekend due to international matches.

The first team's day out at PortAventura Resort on social networks | FC Barcelona
Instead of a workout at the Ciutat Esportiva, the players were taken to the famous theme park in Salou, Tarragona. Check out some of the things they've been posting around the web!

Luis Enrique surprises the team with a family visit to PortAventura theme park | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona squad got quite the surprise on Friday — a day of fun at PortAventura, a theme park located to the south of Barcelona, the idea for which came from their head coach, Luis Enrique, and which was very well received by the team. The coaching staff’s philosophy holds that unconventional days like these are part of the team’s training.

Ambi Pur, new sponsor of FC Barcelona in Asia | FC Barcelona
Ambi Pur and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement which makes the brand of air fresheners a new regional sponsor of the Club in six countries and territories throughout Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Éric Abidal presents French Rugby Union Final to be played at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
One of the strongest club rugby union championships in the world, the Top 14 features some of the greatest players in the game, including several members of the All Black team that won the World Cup last weekend: Dan Carter (Racing 92), Ma'a Nonu (RC Toulon), Colin Slade and Conrad Smith (Pau). It also includes RC Toulon, winner of the last three editions of the European Rugby Champions Cup (formerly the Heineken Cup).

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