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FC Barcelona News: 24 September 2016; Sergio Busquets Extends Contract

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Sergio Busquets renews contract with FC Barcelona! | FC Barcelona
Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract with FC Barcelona that will see him stay at the club until 2021, with an option to further renew until 2023, depending on games played.Joined by Josep Maria Bartomeu, Sergio put pen to paper at the club’s office on Thursday morning. The current third captain of the team has racked up 390 appearances with the first team, with 12 goals, since debuting for Pep Guardiola in the 2008/09 season.

No reason for FC Barcelona to panic following Lionel Messi's injury | FC Barcelona
You'd think FC Barcelona would struggle when Messi is out of action as he is a crucial cog in the Barça machine. However, they have proven able to cope when he is unavailable. Since Luis Enrique's arrival, Messi has missed 16 games and the results have been impressive, with their only defeat coming against Sevilla in the league last season.

Douglas hopes to face Barcelona after picking up injury sleeping on bus - ESPN FC
Sporting fitness trainer Gerardo Ruiz confirmed the news and told Cadena Ser: "Douglas had trained the day before really well. He is very professional. He just slept awkwardly on the bus was lying in a bad position. He woke up the next day with a pain in his hip and his gluteus and was unable to train. He got treatment and now he is fine."

When, where, and how to watch Sporting Gijón v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Check out or handy TV guide below, which lists local broadcast information and kick-off times around the world. You can also listen to live play-by-play streamed in English on Radio Barça, as well as follow our exclusive, minute-by-minute updates on Twitter as the action unfolds. Don't miss it!

Andres Iniesta not using press to negotiate new Barcelona contract - ESPN FC
Andres Iniesta has hit out at suggestions he was angling for a new Barcelona contract by sending a message through the media about contract talks. Iniesta, 32, was speaking at an event to mark the release of his autobiography, "The Artist", and was asked about his remarks on Thursday.

FC Barcelona's 2016/17 youth academy teams presented Thursday | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s 2016/17 youth academy teams were officially unveiled Thursday evening at an event held at the Ciutat Esportiva. In total, 333 players from 20 teams — from Barça B all the way down to the Under-7 team, including the girls academy teams — took part in the presentation.

FC Barcelona and Johan Cruyff Institute join forces in sports management | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Johan Cruyff Institute have signed a collaboration agreement that includes, among other joint initiatives, the creation and launch of a Master in Football Business within the FCB Universitas platform. The presentation event was attended by Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, Jordi Cruyff, member of the board of the Johan Cruyff Institute and Jordi Monés, director of FC Barcelona and FCB Universitas commissioner.

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