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FC Barcelona News: 31 May 2018; Argentina to Train in Barcelona, Marc-Andre ter Stegen Offers Advice to Youngsters

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Philippe Coutinho’s six months at Barcelona show early Liverpool exit was right call | ESPN
As important as what has happened on the pitch, though, is what has happened off it. His relationship with former Liverpool teammate Suarez has helped. Being friends with Suarez has also enabled him click with Messi. The three live close together in Castelldefels -- Suarez found Coutinho somewhere to live -- and drive to home games together.

Ter Stegen offers advice to La Masia hopefuls | FC Barcelona
Marc Andre Ter Stegen has often shown his dedication to the Barça youth system, but this year he has demonstrated a special connection to the U14B team that won its league last week. It all started before the team was due to travel to a competition (which they’d go on to win) in Mönchengladbach, his home city.

Madrid have winning gene and Barcelona have fallen asleep – Xavi | Goal
But Xavi – who won four Champions League trophies with Barca – accused the Spanish champions of becoming “dormant”, despite signing the likes of Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele in recent seasons. ”Madrid have a winning gene and Barca have fallen asleep,” he told El Penalti. ”They have been dormant for years with signings and that takes its toll.”

Andres Iniesta opens up on his struggles following death of friend Dani Jarque | Sky Sports
The Espanyol defender passed away from heart failure while on a pre-season tour of Italy with the club at the age of 26. Iniesta says he had “no feelings or passion” following Jarque’s death, and that he sought help during that difficult period in his life.

The Argentinian national team to train at the Ciutat Esportiva to prepare for Russia 2018 World Cup | FC Barcelona
As the AFA website made public, the Argentinian team will be training at 7.30pm CEST on Thursday, four and a half hours after their arrival in Barcelona. The training sessions will normally take place in the mornings, except for on Friday and Monday, when they will have a double session.

Messi: ‘Barça the only club I’ll play for in Europe’ | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi, who is currently with the Argentina squad as they prepare for this summer’s World Cup, spoke to Canal 13 in a recent interview and gave several quotes of interest to FC Barcelona fans. These included confirming that he would never play for a side who could face the Blaugrana in continental competition.

Harvard invite Josep Maria Bartomeu to explain Barça’s social commitment | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, to travel to the United States on Thursday to participate in a conference at the prestigious Harvard University on the subject of Participation, Inclusion and Social Responsibility in Global Sports. The university is organising the conference with Simmons College, a reputable private university and postgraduate school in Boston on 1 and 2 June.

Secret Box: André Gomes takes the challenge! | FC Barcelona
It’s time to see if Andrés Gomes is up to the challenge! Following in the footsteps of his blaugrana brethren, Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina, Barça’s Portuguese midfielder will try and juggle what’s in the box!