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FC Barcelona News: 12 October 2016; El Clasico Kickoff Time Confirmed, Internationals Return to Training

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El Clasico time confirmed | Football Espana
The scheduling of the match means that it cannot be shown live in the United Kingdom due to a long-standing rule agreed between the FA, Premier League and Football League that prohibits live football from being televised in the country between 2.45pm and 5.15pm (GMT) on Saturday afternoons.

Messi, Umtiti and more internationals join Wednesday training | FC Barcelona
The number of players at first team training sessions is growing day by day as the internationals continue to return from World Cup qualifying duty. But there was an added bonus at the Ciutat Esportiva today as both Leo Messi and Samuel Umtiti, despite neither yet being declared fit for selection as they battle to recover from injury, were able to join the rest of the team for the workout on the Tito Vilanova field.

Luis Suárez all-time top goalscorer in South American qualifying | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has matched Argentina’s Hernán Crespo as the all-time leading goalscorer in South American World Cup qualifying after scoring Uruguay’s second against Colombia in Barranquilla on Tuesday night. His goal moves him one and two goals respectively ahead of Chileans Marcelo Salas and Iván Zamorano. Lionel Messi is fifth in the tanking with his 18 goals for Argentina.

Vidal set for Barca departure | Football Espana
Aleix Vidal could be set for a move away from Barcelona as early as January following an unsuccessful meeting between his agent and the club. Tot Costa on Catalunya Radio report that Vidal's agent met with Barca's sporting director Robert Fernandez in Andorra on Monday to clarify the full-back's future at the club but that both left with the idea that the former Sevilla player would soon have to find a new club.

RUMOURS: Barcelona eye shock Darmian bid -
Barcelona are lining up a shock move for Manchester United misfit Matteo Darmian, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Liga giants are understood to have enquired about Darmian's availability in the summer, but were rebuffed by Jose Mourinho's side.

FC Barcelona U19 A and B teams both top of their leagues | FC Barcelona
Gabri García’s A team are already five points clear at the top of the table with six wins out of six and an 18-3 goal difference. Last weekend, they beat second placed Espanyol 4-1, which goes to show just how much they are dominating the category. Korean Seungwoo Lee is the league’s top scorer with four, while his team-mate Mboula is just behind with three.

FC Barcelona to present budgeted revenue of 695 million euros for 2016/17 season to this year’s General Assembly | FC Barcelona
On Saturday 29 October, FC Barcelona will submit for approval the 2016/17 budget which forecasts revenue close to 700 million euros, 695 million to be exact, which would equate to a record figure in the history of the Club. This total would mean a 2% increase with respect to the 679 million achieved in the previous season. The results from the 2015/16 campaign will also be submitted for approval.

Jordi Cruyff describes his father's 'crazy genius' | FC Barcelona
Jordi Cruyff was at FC Barcelona on Monday to speak at the launch of his late father’s book Johan Cruyff 14. The autobiography, penned by Dutch writer Jaap de Groot and which tells the fascinating life story of the legendary Barça player and manager, including several stories that even his son admits he had never heard before.

Book launch: "Johan Cruyff 14. The Autobiography" in FC Barcelona's 1899 Auditorium | FC Barcelona
The 1899 Auditorium hosted the official presentation of the book "Johan Cruyff 14. The Autobiography" this Monday at noon. The event was attended by the Barça legend's son Jordi Cruyff; his widow, Danny Coster; and a group from FC Barcelona headed by president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The delegation included the vicepresident, Jordi Cardoner; the vicepresident of sport, Jordi Mestre; the directors Xavier Vilajoana and Oriol Tomás; and the CEO, Òscar Grau.

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