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FC Barcelona News: 13 July 2015; 16 Take Part in Preseason Physicals, Gerson Linked to Barça by Father

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FC Barcelona 2015/16 season kicks off with physicals | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's 2015/16 season kicked off early on Monday morning when a total of 13 first team and three Barça B players underwent their annual physicals at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Masip, Douglas, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suárez, Sandro, Munir, Halilovic, newcomer Arda Turan and Iniesta, who missed the final gathering of the Spain national team, all passed. Goalkeeper Suárez along with Samper and Gumbau were the Barça B players who also took part.

First team back to work after 35 days holiday | FC Barcelona
On Monday, after 35 days holiday, the Barça first team will return to work. After celebrating the treble success of last season with a parade around the city in an open topped bus, the blaugrana squad began their holidays on 8 June. Some have been in action with their national sides around the globe in international competition, whilst others have shared their free moments on social media.

Fifth anniversary of World Cup in South Africa | FC Barcelona
Five years ago today, on 11 July 2010, the Spanish national team won the country's first World Cup ever after beating the Netherlands 1–0 in the Final in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lone goal came courtesy of FC Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who fired home a volley after 166 minutes of play for the latest game-winning goal in World Cup Final history.

Neymar likely to be next Barcelona legend after Lionel Messi - ESPN FC
Barcelona are fortunate that Neymar is better accustomed to scrutiny than most. An adolescence that included driving Santos to their first Copa Libertadores win in almost 50 years, and at an age when most young people would still be studying, means the forward has long acclimatised to life under an intense spotlight.

Arda Turan: I have enjoyed watching Barça since I was little | FC Barcelona
Arda Turan has been a busy man in the days before he begins training with his new team mates. Monday is when the midfielder will start work under the watchful eye of coach Luis Enrique, following on from his official presentation as a Barça player on Friday. After signing his contract, speaking to the press and then emerging out on to the field at Camp Nou in a Barça shirt for the very first time, Turan also gave an interview to the Club’s official media.

Seung-woo builds bridge between Korea and Barcelona - ESPN FC
The twinkle-toed teen has made more headlines than players twice his age, some for on the pitch antics, others for not. He joined the fabled academy in 2011 after impressing in a youth tournament. In his first season with the club's Infantil A squad, he scored 39 goals in 29 games. The fact that he surpassed a certain Argentine at the same stage was, of course, mentioned and the nickname was inevitable too.

Gerson will join Barcelona, says father -
The father of Fluminense starlet Gerson has claimed that the midfielder will join Barcelona in the January transfer window. Barca have first option on the 18-year-old but Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City have nonetheless been tracking the Brazil Under-20 international.

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