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FC Barcelona News: 21 July 2015; Power Transferred to New Board, Arda Turan Works in Isolation

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10 stories from the week at Barça | FC Barcelona
Other highlights include new signings Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan training together for the first time, Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez being nominated for the UEFA best player award and the announcement of Barça’s opponents for the pre-season Gamper match and fthe dates for the 'Clásicos' against Real Madrid next season in the league.

Second training session of the tour with Turan working out alone | FC Barcelona
Barça have carried out their second training session in Los Angeles after their first night on US soil. The team has worked out at the StubHub Center where they had their first session just a few hours after arriving in California. In contrast to the first session, in training on Monday morning local time, Luis Enrique has not been able to call on all his squad.

All set to go for International Champions Cup | FC Barcelona
Barça's 2015/16 preseason is still in the process of preparation. On the third day on American soil, Luis Enrique's men had an intense afternoon session, with the absence of Arda Turan. The Turk did not travel to the Stub Hub Center in Los Angeles and did physical therapy at the hotel due to discomfort in his right foot.

Commemorative poster for LA Galaxy v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The LA Galaxy have released a commemorative poster for the July 21 game between the California-based club and FC Barcelona in the International Champions Cup. The poster, designed by American artist Noah MacMillan, includes renderings of local stars Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard, along with Barça players Lionel Messi and Luis Sáarez.

Kobe Bryant: I love how Barça play | FC Barcelona
Kobe Bryant is a Barça fan. "I have been following the side for ten years," he revealed during a meeting with the players at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. The LA Lakers star showed his colours before the media and the fans, not to mention the US Football Federation, who had come together for one of Barça preparatory training sessions ahead of their first game in the International Champions Cup.

Gerrard sees bright future for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The premiere of FC Barcelona's 2015/16 season will be against one of football's greats, the former Liverpool and current LA Galaxy player Steven Gerrard. Just hours before facing Barça, Gerrard sat down to talk about his respect and admiration for the Club.

USA tour videoblog, part one: FC Barcelona arrives in Los Angeles | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has begun to settle in on American soil, where they'll be for the next ten days to dispute the International Champions Cup. The tour began on Sunday 19 July with a 12-hour of flight — a great opportunity to promote team bonding. The first installment of the American tour videoblog brings you the most interesting images from the team's arrival in Los Angeles.

USA tour videoblog, part two: Kobe Bryant and promotional activities with the fans | FC Barcelona
See the highlights of the day from FC Barcelona's tour in the United States. See Kobe Bryant visit the team's training session and events for UNICEF and the Special Olympics.

Transfer of Powers and Taking Office of the new Board | FC Barcelona
Ramon Adell, president of the Management Committee and Josep Maria Bartomeu, the newly elected president of FC Barcelona, signed the transfer of powers and subsequently held an extraordinary meeting of the Management Committee and the new Board of Directors of FC Barcelona.

Composition of the new Board of Directors and Sporting Area | FC Barcelona
The Board of Directors, in an ordinary meeting, wish to express their gratitude to the Management Committee for their hard work over recent weeks as recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The Board also are happy to reflect on the success of the day of the elections.

Barcelona appoint Robert Fernandez as technical director - ESPN FC
Barcelona have appointed former player Robert Fernandez as technical director of the first-team. Fernandez, 53, arrival is one of the first moves the new board of directors has made following Josep Maria Bartomeu's re-election as club president.

FC Barcelona v Athletic Club Spanish Super Cup tickets on sale | FC Barcelona
Tuesday tickets are now on sale for the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club Bilbao, which will be played on August 17 at 10.00pm CET at Camp Nou. The general public can purchase tickets from 29 euros, while members enjoy a discount of 35%. A maximum of 6 tickets may be purtchased per transaction.

Ter Stegen ‘doesn’t like Madrid’ | Football Espana
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has spoken about Barcelona’s rivalries with Real Madrid and Espanyol, revealing he ‘doesn’t like’ Los Blancos. The Germany goalkeeper was speaking at a UNICEF event, at which he was joined by Andres Iniesta, as Barca prepare for the new season in Los Angeles.

Suarez defends Messi, Pedro | Football Espana
Luis Suarez has defended Lionel Messi from post-Copa America criticism and asked Pedro Rodriguez to stay at Barcelona. Pedro has been strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer after his playing time was restricted by Suarez’s arrival in summer 2014.