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FC Barcelona News: 13 December 2016; 21 Players Arrive in Doha, Lionel Messi Second in 2016 Ballon d’Or

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FC Barcelona's Leo Messi second in the 2016 Ballon d’Or | FC Barcelona
Barça’s Leo Messi has come in second in the 2016 Ballon d’Or. The five-time winner finished second for the fourth time in his career as Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo took the award with Atlético Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann in third place.

Match preview: Al-Ahli Saudi FC v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are in Doha, Qatar this Tuesday to compete in the Qatar Airways Cup Match of Champions with Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia. The 18,000 capacity Al Gharaffa Stadium is sold out for a match that’s created a huge buzz throughout the Middle East.

FC Barcelona arrive in Doha | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have arrived in Doha, Qatar ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia.It had been a busy day, with the players having trained in the morning before learning of their last 16 tie with PSG in the Champions League. The team then headed to El Prat airport to catch their flight to Doha.

VIDEO: Barça train, announce squad for Qatar friendly | FC Barcelona
Manager Luis Enrique has selected his 21 players for the trip to Qatar which will see FC Barcelona take on Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli in Doha on Tuesday.The team will set off from Barcelona on Monday and the boss has opted for 21 first team players plus two from Barça B: Carles Aleñá y Borja López. Jérémy Mathieu is the only first teamer who will not travel due to injury.

Five things you need to know about Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
If you haven't heard the news by now, here it is: FC Barcelona have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League. The two sides have met several times in recent years, including in the 2014/15 season in which the Catalans went on to win the competition.

Sevilla rule out Vidal return | Football Espana
Mundo Deportivo report that whilst the Europa League winners admire Vidal’s qualities and he would be in favour of a return to Andalucia, they already are well covered in the right-hand side of their defence with Gabriel Mercado and Mariano excelling there this campaign.

BNN Technology presented in Beijing as regional sponsor of FC Barcelona for the next three seasons | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and BNN Technology have announced on Monday, in an event which took place in Beijing, a partnership agreement through which the London-listed Chinese technology, content and services company becomes a Regional Sponsor of the Club for the next three seasons.

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