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FC Barcelona News: 18 January 2017; Squad Announced for Real Sociedad Match, Sergi Samper Reveals Arsenal Offer

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Squad announced for visit to San Sebastián | FC Barcelona
Following the Wednesday morning training session, Luis Enrique announced his squad for the trip to San Sebastián to take on Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey quarter final first leg.The squad sees the return of Gerard Piqué, Denis Suárez, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Masip. Ter Stegen, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu have been left out for technical reasons while Rafinha is injured.

All about FC Barcelona's cup quarter final opponents | FC Barcelona
Real was originally founded as the football section of the San Sebastián Recreation Club in 1905. King Alfonso XIII regularly spent his summer vacations in the city and in 1909 endorsed the club’s current name of Real Sociedad de Fútbol, which translated to English means the ‘Royal Football Society’.

Lionel Messi: I'll stay at Barcelona as long as club want me | Sky Sports
The Spanish champions recently agreed extensions with Luis Suarez and Neymar, but are yet to reach a deal with Messi, whose contract runs until 2018. Barca's CEO Oscar Grau has suggested spending caps imposed by La Liga could affect what they are able to offer Messi.

Sergi Samper: I turned down move to Arsenal to succeed at Barcelona | ESPN
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper says he rejected an approach from Arsenal and told Arsene Wenger he wants to succeed at the Catalan club. Samper, 21, has so far struggled to lock down a place in Barcelona's first-team squad and is spending this season on loan at Granada.

FC Barcelona U-14 team nominated for Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2016 | FC Barcelona
It all began with an innocent post-game lesson in sportsmanship. Today it is being held up as a shining example to the world.B ack in August, when the FC Barcelona Under-14 football team emerged with a 1–0 victory over local side Omiya Ardija Junior in the final of the World Challenge Cup, held in Japan, the losing team, as one can imagine, was inconsolable.

FC Barcelona legend Rivaldo visits Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Vítor Borba Ferreira, known in the world of football as Rivaldo, is one of the most emblematic players in the history of the Club. He is currently visiting the city of Barcelona and has taken the opportunity to visit the club’s facilities. He met with president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday, who was accompanied by vice-president Jordi Mestre and directors Silvio Elias and Pau Vilanova.

Sorry, Premier League, but Sevilla's win vs. Real Madrid shows La Liga rules | ESPN
As much as Sevilla's last-gasp victory over Real Madrid late on Sunday night was an ideal catalyst to the La Liga title race, it also served as a wake-up call to those of the one track mind who, incorrectly, think that the Premier League has anything to teach Spain about competitiveness.

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