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FC Barcelona News: 8 September 2016; Neymar Back in Training, Sergi Samper Talks Future

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Neymar Jr returns to training | FC Barcelona
Thursday’s training session at Ciutat Esportiva saw the return of Neymar Jr, as well as Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne and Cillessen, who all made their way back from international duty.Neymar returns to the setup after winning Olympic gold with Brazil, followed by two World Cup qualifying matches with the senior side in which he scored two and set up two.

How the FC Barcelona internationals fared this week | FC Barcelona
No fewer than sixteen members of the FC Barcelona first team squad have been away on international duty this week. Now it’s all over, let’s take a look at how each of them got on.

Youth player Sergi Samper casts doubt on his Barcelona future
Sergi Samper feels he is excited to accept the new challenge at a club which is seemingly the only choice that could have gone his way. The youngster had been on the transfer radar of clubs such as Arsenal but Samper revealed that he is focused on short-term goals, while he refused to comment on his future including the one at his boyhood club Barcelona.

Lionel Messi's son is apparently set to join Barcelona's new 'baby' project - LE BUZZ
Yes, football really has arrived at this point. Barcelona have reportedly introduced a new ‘baby’ project for getting young children into football, and Lionel Messi’s son Thiago is apparently going to join it. The toddler will now play alongside the children of the other Barcelona players and staff members, according to a report in Sport.

Barca's Munir El Haddadi on Valencia, Champions League -
Munir El Haddadi is confident he can help Valencia qualify for the Champions League. Barcelona youngster Munir sealed a loan switch to Los Che as part of the deal that took Paco Alcacer to Camp Nou.

Ronaldinho, David Villa and Hristo Stoichkov talk FC Barcelona in New York | FC Barcelona
"The United States is a growing country in a footballing sense, and for me Barça is the best club in the world. So the fans want to have Barça here, and they want to see its players both from the current squad and from the past. They follow the club from afar." "It’s fantastic that Barça has offices here, both for the club and for the people of New York, and also for football in the United States."

Ronaldinho's magic brings to an end Barça's week in NY | FC Barcelona
The former blaugrana and Barça legend Ronaldinho took part on Wednesday in the final event planned to coincide with the opening of the FC Barcelona office in New York, bringing a smile to the faces of hundreds of fans as he made himself available for photos and signed autographs, never once losing his trademark grin. The venue was Niketown, the flagship store for Nike in Manhattan. Ronaldinho was accompanied by Jordi Cardoner, the Club’s first vice president.

FC Barcelona Supporters Club in New York City receives Club delegation at Smithfield Hall | FC Barcelona
After the event with UNICEF at the headquarters of the United Nations, the Club’s delegation moved to Smithfield Hall on West 25th Street, the pub that serves as a meeting point for members of the FC Barcelona Supporters Club in New York City.

FC Barcelona lights up New York skyline | FC Barcelona
On Wednesday night the most iconic sliver of the New York skyline was awash in blue and red, a monumental marker that FC Barcelona was now in town.At around 7.30pm ET, just as daylight ceded ground to the artificial sort that has made New York come to be known as The City That Never Sleeps, the Empire State Building, the 102-floor behemoth and everlasting symbol of American capitalism that lies at the heart of Manhattan Island, lit up with the colors of Futbol Club Barcelona.

The week's top five goals from La Masia | FC Barcelona
The players across the various youth teams continue to demonstrate their superb quality. Among the five best goals of the past week, Iker Almena’s strike for the U13s was chosen as the best. The youngster scored against Sants after a fine Cruyff turn followed by a neat finish into the bottom corner of the net via the post.

FC Barcelona B have barbecue at La Masia | FC Barcelona
As is customary during the season, Barça B held a barbecue on the gardens of La Masia after Wednesday’s morning’s training session.Players and staff took the opportunity after the early workout to enjoy the magnificent La Masia facilities and to toast to the team’s recent fortunes, having won their opening three league games.

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