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FC Barcelona News: 18 July 2018; Preseason Training Continues, Thiago Asks to Leave Bayern Munich

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First of two Wednesday workouts | FC Barcelona
The first of two training sessions this Wednesday on pitch number 7 at the Ciutat Esportiva featured all the players that weren’t on World Cup duty for their countries, plus Mate, Miranda, Riqui Puig, Monchu, J. Cuenca, Ballou, McGuane and Sarsanedas of FC Barcelona B.

Barça goals in Los Angeles | FC Barcelona
Barça tours of the USA are fast becoming a regular fixture of the Summer calendar, and this year the club go Stateside for the tenth time. This time around, their opening match in the International Champions Cup will be held in Los Angeles, where FC Barcelona have played three times before.

Barcelona pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete La Liga schedule | FC Barcelona
Barcelona will be keen on defending their La Liga title, starting with a pre-season tour of the United States in the International Champions Cup (ICC), which involves some massive clashes. This upcoming season will also be the first in which Lionel Messi succeeds Andres Iniesta as club captain, with the former Spain international leaving Camp Nou after 16 years in the first team to play for Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

Barcelona’s Eric Abidal followed liver transplant protocol - study | ESPN
Spain’s National Organ Transplant Organisation (ONT) said the liver transplant for Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal was completely lawful following a report the organ was illegally purchased. El Confidencial reported earlier this month that former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell trafficked a liver for Abidal, who was diagnosed with cancer when he played for the club in 2012.

Bild: Thiago Alcantara asks Bayern to let him join Barcelona | Sport
German newspaper ‘Bild’ insist that Thiago Alcántara is very likely to leave Bayern Munich and return to Barcelona this summer. Niko Kovac wants to reduce the number of players in the squad and the Spanish international has been made available for transfer.

In the car with...Clément Lenglet | FC Barcelona
We keep the new FC Barcelona central defender company in his first trip as a Barça player in order to get to know him a little better. Find out what is his favourite food, his favourite music and his routine on match days. Don’t miss our up close and personal interview with Clément Lenglet!

Sevilla supporters to protest one-game Spanish Supercup vs. Barcelona | ESPN
Sevilla opposed the decision made by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), favoured by Barcelona, to play the final as one game instead of across two legs because of Barcelona’s participation in the International Champions Cup in the United States.

Barcelona dismiss the idea of signing Golovin | Marca
One of the sensations of the World Cup, Aleksandr Golovin wants to play at Chelsea in the 2018/19 campaign, and it’s for this reason that Barcelona have definitively dismissed the chance of signing him. Golovin was one of the players that the Catalans were considering to bolster their midfield, but they were never completely clear if he was the right man.

Joan Vila departure another kick in La Masia’s teeth | Marca
The phrase tiki-taka is misused when coming to define Barcelona’s pure, ingrained style that started with one man who left the club on Monday, Joan Vila. While the club search to replace iconic players such as Andres Iniesta, one of the key figures in producing them via the La Masia academy was dispensed with after decades of service.

Thom Browne to dress the FC Barcelona first team | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have announced this Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with the exclusive American fashion brand Thom Browne, which will become a global sponsor of the Club and the official provider of the team’s off-field tailored and formalwear uniforms.