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FC Barcelona News: 17 February 2015; FIFA Confirm Barcelona Can Buy Players, Barça Agree New TV Rights Deal

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Barcelona can buy new players this summer, say FIFA | Football News | Sky Sports
FIFA say, although it would go against the spirit of the ruling, there is nothing to stop the Catalans from talking to potential targets or clubs - or even purchasing players - this summer as long as those new recruits are not registered before January 2016.

FC Barcelona press release | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona Board of Directors, in a meeting on Monday at the Club’s offices, have agreed the cessation of their audiovisual rights to Telefónica de Contenidos, S.A. for the season 2015/16. FC Barcelona with this agreement is backing a leading global company in their sector and with a clear agenda of innovation. Telefónica, for their part, include this agreement in their global television and content strategy.

FC Barcelona's eleven consecutive wins in detail | FC Barcelona
They say that in football things can change from one day to another. There were 38 days between the 5-0 rout of Elche and Sunday’s win by the same score against Levante, where Barça have bounced back from the setback of defeat to Real Sociedad by winning an impressive eleven consecutive matches. The team has not put together a winning streak like that since 2008/09, when Josep Guardiola was the man in charge.

FC Barcelona are in position to win it all, says Iniesta | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta recently told that his team are motivated to achieve all the objectives that have been set for this season. "We're in a position to win it all. It's all right there and we have a great team," he said. "We're coming off a down year, and that has really served as a motivator for us. We're going to try and make sure this season ends happily, with titles in our pockets, and with the fans having fun again," he declared.

Fifth game in which Neymar, Messi and Suárez all score | FC Barcelona
It’s the fifth time that Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez have scored in the same game. The three strikers all found the net against Paris Saint-Germain in the 3-1 Champions League victory at Camp Nou, the 5-0 win over Elche in the Cup, the 3-1 victory over Atlético in the league and in the recent 5-2 win at San Mamés against Athletic also in the league.

Pedro reaches 300 games with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Pedro Rodríguez has reached 300 official games after appearing against Levante on Sunday. He debuted with the first team in the 2007/08 season under Frank Rijkaard, replacing Samuel Eto'o for the final three minutes of the match against Murcia at Camp Nou.

LFP investigating Barca anti-Ronaldo chants | Football Espana
Insulting chants aimed at Cristiano Ronaldo during Barcelona’s win over Levante are being investigated by the LFP, it has been reported. AS say the League’s representative at Camp Nou on Sunday included in his match report the allegation that a section of the home support sang ‘Cristiano is a drunk’ during the 5-0 win.

Atlético drop away from the leaders, Real Madrid stay top | FC Barcelona
After their impressive 4-0 demolition of leaders Real Madrid flung Atlético right back into the title chase last week, all that good work was undone by an uninspiring performance at Celta Vigo on Sunday night. The Galicians won 2-0 thanks to second half goals from former Barça man Nolito and Orellana. Coach Diego Simeone shouldered the blame, saying after the match that he had got his team selection all wrong.

FC Barcelona welcome in the Chinese New Year | FC Barcelona
The Barça first team players have took it upon themselves to engage on a personal level with the Club’s Chinese fans who are currently celebrating the beginning of their new year. Two of the first team captains, Xavi Hernández and Sergio Busquets, as well as Ivan Rakitic, Pedro and Sergi Roberto all send a message in Chinese to celebrate the entrance of the Year of the Goat, the animal that represents tranquility and consistency in Chinese tradition.

Report: Osasuna in match-fixing allegation | Football Espana
Osasuna could find themselves at the centre of a match-fixing probe relating to four matches in La Liga last season, according to Marca. The Pamplona side were relegated to the Segunda at the end of the previous campaign, but the newspaper alleges their demotion came in spite of attempts to illegally preserve their Primera status.

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