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FC Barcelona News: 3 August 2016; Barcelona Set for Leicester City Clash, Roma Chase Thomas Vermaelen

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Match preview: FC Barcelona v Leicester City | FC Barcelona
In a pre-season battle sure to rouse comparisons with the fairy tales of yore, the reigning champions of the Spanish La Liga and the English Premier League go toe-to-toe when global giants FC Barcelona and last season’s Cinderella side Leicester City square off in Match 11 of the International Champions Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. Kick-off at the Friends Arena on Wednesday night is set for 8.00pm, Central European Time.

FC Barcelona travel to Stockholm to face Leicester City | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are on their way to Stockholm for their second friendly of pre-season against Premier League champions Leicester City (8.00pm CET).After the 3-1 win over Celtic, the second match of the International Champions Cup sees them take on Claudio Ranieri’s side who defied the odds last season.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Leicester City | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face their second pre-season test against Leicester City in a clash that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday 3 August at 8.00pm CET. The meeting with the Premier League champions can be followed live on the Club's social media platforms and on Radio Barça via the Club's website.

Five days in England, boiled down to three minutes | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona held a preseason training camp at St. George's Park in Burton upon Trent for the second time in three years.Five days of solitude and half a continent away from the blistering Barcelona heat, the Blaugrana squad were at the FA's national training centre in Staffordshire, England to begin the laborious job of getting their well-rested bodies in tip-top shape for the seemingly interminable grind of the looming ten-month season.

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza must 'seduce' Lionel Messi - Jorge Valdano - ESPN FC
Former Argentina forward Jorge Valdano has said coach Edgardo Bauza must "seduce" Lionel Messi with his ideas if the Barcelona star is to reconsider his decision to retire from international football. Former Sao Paulo manager Bauza was appointed on Monday to replace Gerardo Martino, who stepped down after the penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final.

Roma press for Vermaelen, Nacho | Football Italia
The signing of Federico Fazio from Tottenham Hotspur won't be enough to appease the Giallorossi fans, who expect a first-class defence in spite of the injuries of Antonio Rudiger and Mario Rui. Sporting director Walter Sabatini is working on two high-profile targets, with his top choice being Vermaelen.

Carles Vich and Aleix Santacana new stadium announcers at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Camp Nou will start the 2016/17 season without the voice of stadium announcer Manel Vich for the first time in 60 years. In tribute to the Barça legend, his son Carles will take up his father’s former role for two of the most special games of the season, the Gamper Trophy game and the ‘Diada del Soci Solidari’. Carles Vich has previous experience having filled in for his father on several occasions at Camp Nou.

Rivaldo to play for FC Barcelona Legends | FC Barcelona
Rivaldo has spent the past few days in Barcelona, where he took part in the presentation of the Club's new deal with Konami, a new Premium Partner for the next three seasons. During his visit, Rivaldo held a meeting with the Club's first Vice President Jordi Cardoner and the Director Pau Vilanova, during which they discussed other possible ways for Rivaldo to work with the Club and the Foundation.

Schedule of FC Barcelona’s Olympic athletes in Rio | FC Barcelona
Find out exactly when FC Barcelona’s Olympic athletes are competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games: (all times in CET).