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FC Barcelona News: 29 July 2017; Training Sessions Continue Ahead of El Clasico, Neymar Rumors Continue

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Luis Suárez and Andrés Iniesta look forward to 'unusual but very special' Clásico | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta and Luis Suárez were the duo of Barça stars on media conference duty today in Miami, where there two topics stood out head and shoulders above the rest. The first was the situation regarding their colleague Neymar Jr and the second was Saturday’s preseason friendly with a difference – FC Barcelona versus Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium.

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid in Miami | FC Barcelona
The official name may be the El Clásico Miami, but others are calling this Clásico the Summer Super Bowl. The greatest soccer show on earth hits American Shores for the first time ever on Saturday night when FC Barcelona face Real Madrid at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, in their third and final match in the 2017 International Champions Cup. As expected, fan and media attention surrounding this unprecedented match has skyrocketed in the days leading up to it.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo out of Miami Clasico against Barcelona | ESPN
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona in Miami on Saturday. Ronaldo, who took home twins earlier this summer, cited personal commitments as reason for his absence from the prestigious friendly, according to Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano, whose company is responsible for the International Champions Cup.

Tens of thousands attend Barça training session at Hard Rock Stadium | FC Barcelona
Friday's FC Barcelona training session at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami was by far the biggest yet on this summer's U.S. tour in terms of attendance, as the team held its final workout a little more than 24 hours ahead of quite possibly the most anticipated preseason soccer match to ever take place.

Barça shine bright at opening workout in Florida | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained at Barry University Thursday afternoon, just over 48 hours ahead of Saturday's much anticipated El Clásico. It was the team's first workout since arriving on Thursday at midday in Miami, which is the third and final stop on the club's summer tour in the United States.

Messi headlines Casa Clásico in Miami | FC Barcelona
If anyone ever doubted that the FC Barcelona players were enjoying rock star status during the team's summer tour in the United States, Friday's appearance at the Casa Clásico in Miami by five blaugrana stars should be more than enough to silence them.

Barcelona's Neymar 'feeling good,' but avoids addressing PSG reports | ESPN
The Brazil international, speaking at a Nike event, said he was "feeling good" before presenting a new pair of football boots, in which he said he's hoping to "score a lot of goals," although he didn't mention which team's shirt he will be wearing.

Andres Iniesta admits he wants "peace" from ongoing Neymar uncertainty at Barcelona | Sky Sports
Neymar, who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Nou Camp to Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, was described as '90%' likely to leave the club', a source in Spain close to the player has told Sky Sports News.

Pique says Neymar 'doesn't know what to do' amid Paris Saint-Germain links | ESPN
Gerard Pique has said that he and his Barcelona teammates all want Neymar to stay at the club, while adding that they are helping the Brazilian because he "doesn't know what to do" as uncertainty around his future continues to dominate headlines.

Neymar's Nike boots unveiled in Miami | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr took over Miami Beach this morning at the presentation of the new Nike Mercurial football shoe and the team's new Nike sersey in the United States, where the team played their first game un the new shirt sponsor—Rakuten—in the 2–1 victory over Juventus last Saturday night.

Bartomeu interviewed by Miami media | FC Barcelona
The arrival of FC Barcelona in Miami has generated enormous expectations. Not only for the match that will be played this Saturday against Real Madrid, ​​but also for the importance of the club in the United States, a country that since last year has had a club office in New York City.

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is presented with the key to the city of Miami | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu was presented Friday with the key to the city of Miami by its Mayor, Tomás Pedro Regalado. The ceremony took place at Hard Rock Stadium, where Saturday's Clásico is being played. The stadium's CEO, Tom Garfinkel was on hand for the occasion.

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