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FC Barcelona News: 11 September 2015; Gerard Pique Talks to Press, Barça Remove More Youngsters

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More internationals back for training session | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's first team continues preparing for Saturday's visit to the Vicente Calderón, doing so without several international players yet to return following the brief hiatus. Nevertheless, Barça's players from the Brazil and Spain national teams —Gerard Piqué, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Neymar and Rafinha — returned on Thursday.

FC Barcelona and the National Day of Catalonia | FC Barcelona
September 11 is the National Day of Catalonia (La Diada Nacional in Catalan), which commemorates the events of 1714, and one of the turning points in the War of the Spanish Succession. After holding out for fourteen months, the Siege of Barcelona ended when the Catalan troops were defeated by the armies of Philip V of Spain.

Gerard Piqué talks football and life | FC Barcelona
It would be an understatement to say that Gerard Piqué has made headlines in recent days. In the midst of a four-game suspension stemming from a red card in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, the FC Barcelona centre-back was booed incessantly by Spanish fans during national team play just this week, even if nobody is exactly sure why. Everything considered, the Barça Number Three felt it was time to open up about some of the current issues surrounding both Barça and Spain.

FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid to wear shirt in support of refugees | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona, loyal as ever to its historic commitment to social and charity issues, which it channels through the FCB Foundation, is preparing a major fundraising project in support of Middle Eastern refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries that are suffering as a result of different armed conflicts.

Barcelona face grueling La Liga spell and Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
The room at San Joan Despí was packed, but not to hear Piqué talking about football, exactly; when one journalist broke rank and asked him about an injury to Claudio Bravo, the Barcelona defender stumbled for the first and last time in an otherwise compelling, assured performance. "That question has caught me wrong-footed," he admitted.

Atletico Madrid are playing Barcelona at the right time - ESPN FC
When analysing the games it is not hard to see why. Los Rojiblancos have been pitted against the sides that finished first(Barcelona), second (Real Madrid), fourth (Valencia), fifth (Sevilla) and sixth (Villarreal) in addition to David Moyes's Real Sociedad side, who are much better than their 12th placed finish suggested in the first nine weeks of the season. Some introduction to the 2015-16 season.

Ten memorable FC Barcelona moments at the Vicente Calderón | FC Barcelona
On November 1, 1966, FC Barcelona played for the first time at the Estadio Manzanares — now called the Vicente Calderón — in a league game. Winger Pedro Zaballa scored Barça's first ever goal at Atlético Madrid's new home, giving Barça their first ever victory there, 1–0.

Thomas Vermaelen buzzing with optimism | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen is into his second season as an FC Barcelona player. Injury meant he hardly played at all last term, but all that has changed since the summer. He’s back and playing an important role both for club and country. In an interview with Barça TV and, the Belgian defender reveals a bit more about who he is.

Javier Mascherano to be charged with tax fraud report says - ESPN FC
Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has paid €1.5 million plus interest in back-taxes to Spain's fiscal authorities for failing to report earnings on image rights in 2011 and 2012, according to a report in El Pais. Spain's tax agency plans to file a complaint against him for two counts of tax fraud, even though the Argentina star has paid the sum plus €200,000 in interest, the report says, citing an unnamed source within Spain's internal revenue service.

Barcelona remove 11 La Masia players to comply with ban - ESPN FC
Barcelona have temporarily removed 11 La Masia players, eight from the Futbol 11 and another three from Futbol 7 from the youth academy in an effort to comply with a new interpretation of the club's transfer ban by football's governing body.

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