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FC Barcelona News: 31 March 2015; Espanyol Game Kickoff Time Announced, Non-Internationals Return to Training

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Return to training without international players | FC Barcelona
The squad have returned to training this Monday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper without the players who are still away on international duty. As such, Luis Enrique had under his orders: Montoya, Xavi, Luis Suárez, Douglas, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Dani Alves, Mathieu, Masip and Vermaelen, who as last week trained for part of the session with the rest of the squad. The goalkeeper Guille Lara from the U19 A side also took part in the session.

The derby against Espanyol Saturday 25 April at 4.00pm CET | FC Barcelona
The LFP (Spanish Football League) have announced that game between Espanyol and Barça in week 33 of the league campaign will be played on Saturday 25 April at 4.00pm CET at the Power 8 Stadium. In the first Catalan derby of the season at Camp Nou, Luis Enrique’s team ran out 5-1 winners against Sergio González’s team.

Barcelona's Xavi cools speculation of a move to Qatar | Football News | Sky Sports
Al Sadd’s first-team manager Abdullah Al-Berik even posted a picture of the Spain legend on his Instagram account, accompanied by a message claiming the player had signed for his club, over the weekend but nothing has been made official yet. Xavi returned to Barcelona on Monday afternoon and was asked about his trip by reporters at the city’s El Prat airport.

The 10 most watched videos from March | FC Barcelona
Plenty of content from the Clásico in the top 10 from the last 30 days

MATCH REPORT: Spain thrashes Belarus (4-0) | SEFutbol
However, Spain started well from the outset thanks to the outstanding performances of Oliver Torres, Denis Suárez, Deulofeu and Ceballos. The second half could not have got off to a better start: Gerard Deulofeu and Munir scored the second and the third for the Spanish side.

England U21 3-2 Germany U21: MATCH REPORT | Daily Mail Online
England starting XI: Bond, Jenkinson, Garbutt, Forster-Caskey, Stones, Gibson, Lingard, Ward-Prowse, Ings, Hughes, Redmond; Germany starting XI: Ter Stegen, Gunter, Ginter, Bittencourt, Leitner, Emre Can, Korb, Knoche, Hofmann, Younes, Meyer

The IV FCBEscola International Tournament is under way | FC Barcelona
Easter week is here and with it a new edition of the FCB Escola International Tournament in which more than 1,000 youngsters will take part in a tournament which is now in its fourth year. The competition got under way on Monday with a short opening presentation before the action began for real at 10.30am CET with the first of the 276 matches that will be played in the annexe pitches at the Miniestadi between Monday and Thursday 2 April.

Bartomeu at the ECA General Assembly in Stockholm | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu is taking part this Monday and tomorrow Tuesday in the ECA (European Club Association) General Assembly that is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. FC Barcelona has been present in several working meetings and this evening will attend dinner.

Gareth Bale crowned world’s fastest player | Eurosport
Bale came second in the survey behind Manchester United's Antonio Valencia last season, but this time round the FIFA-backed report - carried out by Mexican club Pachuca - claims Bale is quickest, the Welshman reaching a top speed of 36.9km/h - or 22.9mph.Second on the list is Mexico's Jurgen Damm - a 22-year-old who has the ability to outpace almost all of the world's best players, and who has been a transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea in recent times.

Gareth Bale would benefit playing Mesut Ozil's old Real Madrid role | Sky Sports
Bale put in a superb performance for Wales in the 3-0 win at Israel on Saturday, and according to Gibson the forward looked "liberated" after going through frustrating form for Real. And Bale can benefit from the position Mourinho utilised Ozil in, a central role of the attacking three in a 4-2-3-1 formation during the Portuguese boss’ time at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013.

Fabio Coentrao says a move to Manchester United would be 'an honour' | Sky Sports
Reports in Spain on Tuesday morning claim United are preparing to renew their long-standing interest in Coentrao, who was on the verge of joining them back in August 2013. The Portugal international has been a bit-part player at Madrid this season and would has said he would jump at the chance to revive his career at United.

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