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FC Barcelona News: 26 March 2015; Camp Nou to Host Copa del Rey Final, Thomas Vermaelen Continues to Train

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FC Barcelona observes official three day mourning period for plane accident victims | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has joined the three days of official mourning declared in memory of the victims of the plane accident involving the Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Tuesday. The Catalan, Barcelona City and Club flags are all being flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for the victims.

Camp Nou will be the venue for the Spanish Cup final between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao | FC Barcelona
Camp Nou will be the venue for the final of the Spanish Cup which will be played on Saturday 30 May between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona. The Spanish Football Federation has made public the decision this Wednesday on where the final will take place.

Dani Alves works out with the team | FC Barcelona
On Thursday morning, FC Barcelona completed their third workout of week. Head coach Luis Enrique conducted a session consisting of 11 players, 10 from the first team and goalkeeper Ortolà, from Barca B. The majority of the players are away with their national teams this week. The big news of the day was that Dani Alves trained with the group after working out individually on Tuesday and Wednesday.

10 players in training | FC Barcelona
Barça’s skeletal first team squad trained for the second time this week on Wednesday morning. Luis Enrique had just nine first team players under his orders - Masip, Montoya, Xavi, Suárez, Douglas, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Mathieu and Vermaelen, who were joined by B team keeper Ortolá.

Timelapse video of the Clásico buildup | FC Barcelona
Three hours in just one and a half minutes. This accelerated time lapse video follows Sunday's events at the Camp Nou from six in the evening through to kick off and features all the preparations for the Clásico before the gates open, the stadium filling up with the 98,760 crowd and the massive mosaic that greeted the players as they came out onto the pitch.

An historic Clásico for FC Barcelona's digital platform | FC Barcelona
The Clásico at the weekend between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is only an experience to be had at Camp Nou. The social networks witnessed Barça’s global impact and the victory once again showed the Club’s projection around the world.

Blaugrana to appeal in Neymar case | Football Espana
Barcelona are to launch an appeal against the decision to send current club President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to trial. AS reports that the pair are due to appear in court over alleged irregularities and tax fraud in the signing of Brazilian star Neymar from Santos in June 2013, while a recent development in the case has seen prosecutors ask for prison sentences and fines for both men.

Xavi Hernández's memory test: Goals | FC Barcelona
A game and a season. That is all the information that Xavi Hernández has in a quiz that sees the Barça midfielder tested on his 751 official appearances with the team. The blaugrana captain watches the build up on an iPad and when the action is frozen, he has to guess how the move ended and the result of that particular game.

FC Barcelona presents new official app | FC Barcelona
Today marks the inauguration of FC Barcelona’s new official app that is now available for mobiles and tablets running iOS and Android. With totally renewed design and content, this free app puts Barça in the pocket of its fans and takes over for FCBWorld, which had over two million downloads and more than 200,000 active monthly users.

Instagrammers group enjoy exclusive visit to Camp Nou Experience | FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou opened only for a small group of people. This is the dream of many Barcelona fans that came true Wednesday for an exclusive group of nearly 20 Instagrammers. The #empty InstaMeet movement event held at the Club’s facilities is the first ever in Spain, while Barça became the first club in the world to open its doors to an event such as this.

The IV FCBEscola International Tournament is upon us | FC Barcelona
The fourth edition of the FCBEscola International Tournament is almost upon us. On Monday 30 March the tournament will get under way at the annexe pitches at the Miniestadi where more than a thousand young players from 15 different countries will play more than 276 football matches, a real blaugrana footballing festival for Easter Week.

FC Barcelona welcome the Ryder Cup Evaluation Committee to Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The five members of the committee, accompanied by the president of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, Gonzaga Escauriaza, amongst others, were received by Club director Ramon Pont, who is also first vice president of the FC Barcelona Foundation. The visit started with a trip to the Museum where special interest was shown in the New Espai Barça and the interactive table where the 100 most important moments in the Club’s history can be viewed.

Gareth Bale is Real Madrid's fall guy despite replicating his 2013-14 form - ESPN FC
When two of a country's leading newspapers -- and renowned supporters of Real Madrid -- rail against a player of their beloved club, it won't be long before the fans are baying for blood. Despite netting a match-winning brace the game previous, the daggers were out for Gareth Bale once again after the Clasico. AS awarded only referee Mateu Lahoz a lower rating on the day than the Welshman and Marca refused outright to even give the 25-year-old a score.

Alaba now on Madrid radar | Football Espana
Marca understands that representatives from the Spanish giants met George Alaba, the player’s father and agent, in Vienna recently to discuss the possibility of a switch to La Liga. The 22-year-old penned a new deal with the Bavarians in December 2013, tying him to the club until June 2018, but his situation now appears to have changed and his father is considering a move.

Sami Khedira confirms he will leave Real Madrid in the summer | Sky Sports
Sami Khedira has confirmed that he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires in the summer, but says he is not yet sure where he will go next. The Germany international has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Schalke.

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