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FC Barcelona News: 25 March 2017; Internationals Star in Qualifiers, Barcelona to Name Stadium After Johan Cruyff

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Triple victory in Friday's international matches | FC Barcelona
The Barça players in action today all started for their national teams and won all three of their qualification matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta, with the Lopetegui’s Spanish national team, Rakitic with Croatia and Arda Turan with Turkey were all in action. All six of them started and a lot of them played the full 90 minutes.

Lionel Messi court date three days prior to Barcelona-Real Madrid Clasico | ESPN
Spain's supreme court scheduled a hearing for the appeal of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud on April 20, three days before the Catalan club are to play Real Madrid in the Clasico, Spain media reports.

The stadium at the Ciutat Esportiva will be named after Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and the family of Johan Cruyff, represented by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, first vice-president Jordi Cardoner, and Johan’s son Jordi Cruyff, appeared at a ceremony this morning in the Auditori 1899 to publicly announce the mutually agreed actions to forever honour the memory of a man who was both a Barça player and manager, and is now and eternally will be a club legend.

A year without Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
On 24 March 2016, the world was stunned by the news of Johan Cruyff’s death. From the moment that his family announced the loss, expressions of grief started coming in from every corner of the planet. Barça was bidding a final farewell to one of the most important figures in its history, and the football world was losing one of the greatest players and managers of all time. The Flying Dutchman, as he was known in his playing days in Catalonia, changed the way we see football.

Horacio and Johan: The Documentary | FC Barcelona
The documentary, directed by Johan Kramer, provides a series of unseen images of Cruyff’s time in Barcelona as a player and it even has some photos from a mostly unknown trip to the Catalan capital before his time here as a player and coach.

FC Barcelona statement concerning TV3's incorrect information | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona roundly dismiss having requested permission to speak to Athletic Club's coach Ernesto Valverde over the future vacancy at FC Barcelona as was stated by Televisió de Catalunya. The Club also deny that their Technical Secretary Robert Fernández had any contact with Ernesto Valverde in the last few days to negotiate his arrival at FC Barcelona.

The Neverending Rondo, starring Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto | FC Barcelona
While the lion’s share of Barça’s international stars have been jetting off to foreign lands for a 10-day hiatus and a mélange of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers with their respective national squads, the homebodies who stuck around have continued training — and enjoying themselves, too, like during the run-up to February’s La Liga match against Atlético Madrid.

What is Neymar's net worth and how much does the Barcelona star earn? | FC Barcelona
Neymar might not have even touched the halfway point in his footballing career but is already among the best-paid and most marketable athletes on the planet. The Barcelona star only turned 25 last month and has scored over 200 goals at club level and another 51 for his country, recently signing a lucrative new contract at the club he joined as the most in-demand player in world football back in 2013.

Barcelona deny Rafinha will leave amid reported Arsenal, Liverpool interest | ESPN
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has played down speculation that Rafinha will leave for a new club this summer. El Mundo Deportivo claims on Friday that Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus are all interested in the Brazil international midfielder, while pointing out that no offers have been made yet.

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