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FC Barcelona News: 10 September 2015; Barca Release Youngsters, Marc-Andre ter Stegen Returns

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Barcelona release players amid reported fears over ban - ESPN FC
Barcelona have released five youth players in a bid to adhere to the existing transfer ban and to avoid the possibility of receiving additional punishment from FIFA. Barcelona were banned from making transfers until January 2016 by FIFA after "seriously" breaching rules regarding the signing of underage players.

Successful week for FC Barcelona's internationals | FC Barcelona
Those participating in the European qualifiers - Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Arda Turan, Vermaelen and Ter Stegen – have already come back after positive results in their respective matches. Only Rakitic’s Croatia came away without a win from their two Euro 2016 qualifying matches.

Messi, Neymar Jr and Rafinha star for their countries | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Rafinha and Neymar Jr starred for their respective nations in Wednesday’s international friendlies in the United States. Argentina took on Mexico in Texas, where the Albiceleste needed an 89th minute strike from Messi to salvage a 2-2 draw after trailing by two goals for the large part of the game.

Lionel Messi says Argentina must focus on 2018 qualifying - ESPN FC
Lionel Messi, who scored a late goal in Tuesday's friendly against Mexico to salvage a 2-2 draw for Argentina, said he has put harsh media criticism behind him, is focused on 2018 World Cup qualifying for the Albiceleste and is not thinking about breaking Argentina's all-time goalscoring record.

Ter Stegen rejoins the group | FC Barcelona
After the return of Thomas Vermaelen, Ivan Rakitic and Arda Turan on Tuesday, it was Marc-André ter Stegen’s turn to rejoin the squad in Wednesday’s training session following international commitments with Germany.

FIFA in new Barca investigation? | Football Espana
A report from Spain has suggested FIFA have again been looking into the registrations of some of Barcelona’s under-18 players. AS say that almost two years on from the first time the Catalans were notified by the governing body of concerns over teenagers from abroad on their books, there’s a possibility that further punishment is forthcoming.

The Ins and Outs at Atlético Madrid this season | FC Barcelona
You could say that the two sides know each other well but after so many changes at Atlético this summer with players arriving and departing on an almost daily basis, los colchoneros will have a very different look about them on Saturday (8.30pmCET) at the Vicente Calderón.

Quiz: Atlético Madrid – FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
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Barcelona vs Atletico is ' game of equals Moya - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya says he expects a tight encounter when his team hosts defending champions Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday. Barca won all four meetings they had with Atletico last season but the Rojiblancos strengthened their team this summer and the 31-year-old goalkeeper says not much separates the two sides.

When and where to watch Saturday's La Liga clash between Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to the Vicente Calderón Stadium — where they clinched last season's La Liga title — to square off with Atlético de Madrid on Saturday, 12 September at 8.30pm CET in both teams' third league game of the season. The match will be on TV in a wide variety of countries on many different channels.

Adama Traore aiming to seize his chance with Aston Villa | Sky Sports
Barcelona to Birmingham is not exactly a conventional career path, but for Adama Traore it is the opportunity he has been waiting for. Aston Villa paid £7m to take the talented teenager to the Midlands last month, and he has made an immediate impression in his new surroundings having found first team chances hard to come by in Catalonia.

Mascherano guilty of tax evasion? | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano could face legal proceedings after reportedly failing to pay tax on his image rights in 2011 and 2012. According to El Pais, the Argentine refused to declare two lots of image rights to the tune of €1.5m, although he is believed to have covered the outstanding balance on the recommendation of his lawyers.

FC Barcelona at the presentation of BeIN Sports | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona, represented by Manel Arroyo, vice president of Marketing and Communication, attended on Wednesday the presentation of the televesion channel BeIN Sports in Spain. The event took place in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and was a veritable who’s who in the world of football, sport in general and media.

OPPO presented as official sponsor of FC Barcelona in Beijing | FC Barcelona
Today in Beijing, FC Barcelona and smartphone manufacturer OPPO made official the sponsorship agreement that they signed last May 31. The agreement is the largest investment ever made by a Chinese company for sponsorship of a European football club.

Best academy goals of the week | FC Barcelona
A fine effort from U12 B team forward Sergi Oriol tops the list of the best goals from Barça's academy this week. Oriol was closely followed by Gerard Gumbau, who scored a superb volley against Espanyol B while U17 star Xavi Toldrà's close range strike saw him join the top three.

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