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FC Barcelona News: 7 September 2015; Arda Turan Impresses for Turkey, Two Set for Contract Extensions

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Arda Turan key to Turkey's 3-0 win over Holland | FC Barcelona
An assist and a goal was Arda Turan’s contribution to Turkey’s 3-0 win over Holland in group A on Sunday. The victory puts Fatih Terim’s side into third place in the standings and in with chance of claiming a play off place for the Euro 2016 finals to be played in France next summer.

FC Barcelona first team to play seven games in 22 days | FC Barcelona
Once the current international break is over, the FC Barcelona first team will start preparing for an extraordinarily packed schedule. Over the next three weeks, from September 12 to October 3, they have a game every three or four days, both in the Liga and in the Champions League.

Luis Suarez: We all know Lionel Messi is Barcelona best - ESPN FC
Suarez, who scored 25 of those goals and created 21 more, told La Vanguardia: "We are all rowing in the same direction -- to give Barcelona titles. The relationship on and off the pitch is very good. "We all know that Leo [Messi] is the best. None of us attempts to overtake him or equal what he does.

Destination La Liga: FC Barcelona's away trips 2015/16 | FC Barcelona
There are few experiences more gratifying than seeing FC Barcelona in action at the Camp Nou. But of course that’s not the only way you can enjoy seeing your heroes in action. If you feel the temptation to catch Barça playing away from home this season, then it doubles as the chance to discover some amazing cities around Spain.

Luis Enrique and Barcelona face La Lifa and UCL tests - ESPN FC
The theme of the first few fixtures was tiredness: a two week preseason tour across the Atlantic was followed with a taxing trip to Georgia for the UEFA Super Cup and after a long haul home, the Blaugrana soon headed north to Bilbao for the Spanish Super Cup.

Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona: The last ten years at the Vicente Calderón | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to Liga action on Saturday with what tends to be one of the toughest games of the season. They’re off to the Vicente Calderón, home of Atlético Madrid, the same place where a 1-0 win in the second-to-last game of last season secured the title in manager Luis Enrique’s first year in charge.

Robert: Adriano & Rafinha agreed | Football Espana
Robert Fernandez has confirmed that Adriano and Rafinha are on the verge of extending their contracts with Barcelona. The Brazilian duo were linked with Camp Nou exits over the summer, the midfielder's [pictured] deal expiring at the end of the season, but the sporting director has now revealed that their renewals are "more or less" agreed, while talks with Neymar will commence imminently.

Casillas urges Spain supporters to stop booing Pique | FOX Sports
Spain skipper Iker Casillas has called on fans to stop booing Gerard Pique and show him the same support given to the rest of the team. Pique is a divisive figure in La Roja's set-up, with his Barcelona leanings and common pro-Catalan comments seeing him become a magnet for abuse within Vicente del Bosque's ranks.

RFEF worried Pique whistles may escalate in England friendly at Santiago Bernabeu - Inside Spanish Football
The innocent jab sparked hate for the defender, forcing the player to boos, whistles and jeers in Spain’s game in June in near-by Leon and again on Saturday evening in Oviedo. According to AS, RFEF is concerned that it may reach a head when Spain host England on November 14th at the Santiago Bernabeu, home of the Real Madrid side that Pique mocked in his speech.

Spain rally behind Pique | Football Espana
"I don't think it's right to subject boos to a player who has always been committed to us and his country," said Jordi Alba. "His character means he doesn't take them to heart, but it's never nice to see." Pedro Rodriguez, meanwhile, added: "None of us like to see a player committed to the team being booed.

Rafinha: It's the happiest day of my life | FC Barcelona
There were just ten minutes to go in the game between Brazil and Costa Rica when coach Dunga decided to make his last two substitutions in the friendly game, bringing on Neymar and Rafinha. The striker made his first appearance for his country since the recent Copa América and the midfielder made his first ever appearance for the country of his birth.

Camp Nou and Messi, closer to Chinese FC Barcelona fans | FC Barcelona
Twenty-four-year-old Chinese journalist Tianqi Zhang lives in Barcelona, where she arrived last season as the football correspondent for her country's information portal Tencent Sport, which periodically publishes news, analysis, interviews and reports on the Spanish First Division. Her career as a sports journalist began at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where she was in charge of covering the Argentina national team at their training site in Belo Horizonte.

2015 FC Barcelona 10K a tremendous success | FC Barcelona
The second annual Barça 10K, officially called La Cursa Barça in the Catalan language, took the city of Barcelona by storm on Sunday, beginning and ending at Camp Nou, but not before meandering through the streets of the Catalan capital.

Barcelona line up shock move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez | talkSPORT
Barcelona are lining up a shock move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to reports in Spain. The Algeria international has been in stunning form this season, scoring four goals in four Premier League appearances.

FC Barcelona bring in Albert Roura - SportsPro Media
Roura will start work on 1st October, replacing Albert Montagut in the role. Montagut will take up a new role as director of the Spanish club's global communications efforts. A former television journalist with TVE, Roura joins the club from the Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana, where he was director of patronage and formerly director of communications.

La Liga: How each club fared in the summer transfer market. | Eurosport
Most people didn’t expect Barcelona to make any new signings this summer as they completed their transfer ban, however while there is a ban in place for registering players, there isn’t one against signing them.  Arda Turan was signed to add an extra dimension to the Barcelona attack, be that either from midfield or as a rotation option for the ‘MSN’ combination.

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