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FC Barcelona News: 15 July 2015; Seven Players Return from Holidays, Barça Lose Two Youngsters

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Five seasons without league debut away from home | FC Barcelona
It is five seasons since FC Barcelona started a league campaign away from Camp Nou. The draw that has taken place this Tuesday sees Barça begin and conclude their season with a game away from home. You have to go back to the season 2010/11 to find the last time that happened, goals from Messi, Villa and Iniesta giving the blaugranes a 3-0 win in El Sardinero against Racing Santander.

Medical and fitness testing for seven more players | FC Barcelona
After a total of 16 players passed physicals on Monday, seven more players — Marc Bartra, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Aleix Vidal, Pedro Rodríguez and Ivan Rakitic — were back from vacation on Wednesday to undergo the same medical and fitness testing as their teammates. The latest group includes players who had national team commitments this summer following the June 6 Champions League Final.

AS Roma will be the opponents in the 50th edition of the Gamper Trophy game on 5 August | FC Barcelona
AS Roma will be FC Barcelona’s opponents in the 50th edition of the Gamper Trophy game which will be played on Wednesday 5 August at Camp Nou at 10.00pm CET. It will be the first home game of the season for Luis Enrique’s team in the 2015/16 season and, as is tradition, it will be the moment in which the team is presented to the fans.

AS Roma familiar rivals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
AS Roma will be FC Barcelona’s rivals in this season Gamper Trophy game that will be played on 5 August at Camp Nou. The club from the Italian capital are no strangers to playing the blaugranes as the two sides have already met on seven occasions in the past.

Stoke sign Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona - ESPN FC
Stoke have announced the signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee. El Ouriachi, who has represented Spain at youth level and has been called up by Morocco's under-23 squad, could make his first appearance in the Potters' Asia Trophy game against Everton in Singapore on Wednesday.

First day of double training over | FC Barcelona
With the second session of the day now complete, Luis Enrique’s squad have carried their first day with double dose of training. The session from the morning was rounded off by another in the late afternoon on Tuesday with the same 16 players who kicked off pre-season on Monday, the 13 available first team players plus Samper, José Suárez and Gumbau from the B squad.

The first 'Clásico' against Real Madrid will be on 7/8 November at the Santiago Bernabéu | FC Barcelona
The first clash of the season will take place on Match Day 12 at the Santiago Bernabéu. With kick off times to be confirmed, the game will take place on the weekend of 7/8 November. The second ‘Clásico’ of the season will take place on Match Day 31 at Camp Nou, the weekend 2/3 April, 2016.

‘Aleix and Arda can’t play friendlies’ | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly been told that new signings Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan will not be allowed to play in friendlies until January. The Catalan giants are currently under a transfer embargo that runs until the start of the next calendar year, meaning that the new arrivals will not make their competitive debuts until that time.

Somebody misses the FC Barcelona players. Who could it be? | FC Barcelona
After two months without football at Camp Nou, the Gamper Trophy game will soon be on us. The spectacle returns to the stadium. The countdown to the return of football is on.

Yes to La Masia, no to Qatar - Agusti Benedito's vision for Barcelona -
The Barcelona elections may be coming a year early, but Agusti Benedito is ready. From his office on Passeig de Gracia, a stone's throw from the quirky, stylish restorations of Barcelona's brilliant architect Andoni Gaudi in the early 1900s, Benedito is plotting a bright future for the Catalan club.

Barcelona candidate Laporta brands Bartomeu and Rosell liars - ESPN FC
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has branded rival candidate for the upcoming elections Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell "compulsive liars." With less than a week to go before the Barcelona presidential elections take place and Bartomeu leading in the polls, Laporta has heavily criticised two of Barcelona's former powerbrokers.

IMG picks up Barca TV for renewed international push - Inside World Football
The Spanish TV market is hotting up as the country's power clubs and La Liga push the Spanish brand harder in international broadcast markets. Global sports marketing agency IMG has picked up the sales and distribution rights to Barcelona's TV channel in a three-year deal licensed to them by Spain's telecommunications giant Telefónica.

Pogba for €80m is absurd - Cruyff -
The midfielder, 21, has been one of the most highly-sought players in the world this summer, with Barca among a crowd of cash-rich clubs such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also pursuing him. However, Juve rejected Barca's first bid for Pogba and all signs are that coach Massimiliano Allegri will have the France international for at least one more season in Turin.

Report: Roma want Mascherano | Football Espana
It is reported that Roma are looking into the possibility of signing Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano. According to Italian daily Gazzetta Dello Sport, Giallorossi officials have made contact with the Argentine defensive midfielder in order to gauge his interest in a possible move to Stadio Olimpico.

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