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FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2016; Martin Montoya, Alex Song Released, 21 in Squad to Face Leicester City

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Squad of 21 to face Leicester City in Stockholm | FC Barcelona
The squad of 21 FC Barcelona players travelling to Stockholm to take on Leicester City on Wednesday (8.00pm CET) has been announced.Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano will join the squad for the International Champions Cup match, while Cristian Tello has been left out for technical reasons.

Training continues at Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona continued their intense preparations on Tuesday morning with the new season looming, with another session at Ciutat Esportiva.Monday saw the return of Ter Stegen, Bravo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Vermaelen and Douglas to the squad.Nine players from the reserves joined Tuesday’s session: José Suárez, Aleñá, Cámara, Mujica, Carbonell, Nili, Martínez, Alfaro and Marlon.

FC Barcelona v Alavés in Week 3 of La Liga to be played on 10 September | FC Barcelona
With the La Liga schedule having been officially announced in mid-July, the actual dates and kick-off times of the matches have been slowly coming into focus.And on Monday morning, FC Barcelona learned that their third game of the league calendar has been set for 10 September at 8.30pm.The match, which falls on a Saturday, which will see Barça square off against the Basque side Alavés at Camp Nou.

Rivaldo: Neymar Jr will become the best in the world | FC Barcelona
Former FC Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes that his compatriot Neymar Jr will go on to become the very best in the world."He is a great player and is making a name for himself in the world of football," said Rivaldo of Neymar, before adding that "he will go on to become the best player in the world".

Evening training for FC Barcelona internationals | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team are almost all together again. The bulk of the players that were at Euro 2016 and the Copa America were back at work today, some of them cutting short their vacations in order to get ready in time for what promises to be yet another gruelling season – as they always are at Barça!

FC Barcelona schedule for August 1 to 7 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are into a new week of the preseason, fresh from their training camp at St. George’s Park and with ten more first team members back from vacation and raring to get back to club duty after playing for their respective countries at Euro 2016 or the Copa America.The next seven days will involve sessions at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and trips to Sweden and England for the second and third games in the International Champions Cup.

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza planning Lionel Messi talks - ESPN FC
Former Sao Paulo manager Bauza was hired by the Argentina Football Federation (AFA) on Monday to replace Gerardo Martino, who stepped down after the team's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in this summer's Copa America Centenario final, and now immediately prepares for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela in early September.

Barcelona's Rafinha not set for Celta Vigo return - father - ESPN FC
Rafinha's father has taken to Twitter to say speculation that the Barcelona star is set for a return to Celta Vigo is "a lie." Rafinha, 23, spent the 2013-14 season on loan with Celta, making 32 appearances under current Barca boss Luis Enrique.

Agreement to cancel Martín Montoya's contract | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona wish the player great success in the next stage of his professional career.Martín Montoya leaves FC Barcelona after three seasons with the blaugrana first team which included loan spells at Inter Milan and Betis. The defender made 66 appearances for Barça, scoring twice and made his debut on 26 February in a 3-0 win over Mallorca.

FC Barcelona and Alex Song agree to terminate contract | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and player Alex Song have reached an agreement to terminate the contact that bound the two parties.FC Barcelona wishes the Cameroonian luck and much success in what follows of his professional career.

FC Barcelona to have 21 representatives at Rio Olympic Games | FC Barcelona
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are fast approaching, and FC Barcelona will be well-presented at the global event, with 21 participants across the various sports.

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