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FC Barcelona News: 31 July 2018; Four Internationals Return to Barcelona, Marc-Andre ter Stegen Joins Training

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Ter Stegen makes preseason training debut | FC Barcelona
After spending several days on the West Coast of the United States, training in Portland, and training and playing a match in Los Angeles, FC Barcelona held its first and last workout on Monday at the cavernous AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on the same field where they’ll face AS Roma on Tuesday night in the International Champions Cup.

Sergi Roberto and Rafinha say preseason is all about getting in shape | FC Barcelona
One day before FC Barcelona faces AS Roma in the International Champions Cup, a pair of Barça players, Sergi Roberto and Rafinha, were chosen to appear at the team’s pre-game press conference. Tuesday’s game at AT&T Stadium outside Dallas is Barça’s second during this summer’s United States Tour, and it will be the first time the two clubs face each other since last spring, when they met in the UEFA Champions League.Rafinha wants Thiago return to Barcelona: ‘He would fit in perfectly’ | ESPN

Rafinha wants Thiago return to Barcelona: ‘He would fit in perfectly’ | ESPN
Rafinha said he would love to see brother Thiago return to Barcelona from Bayern Munich this summer, but left his own future at the club up in the air. Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Barca, who have already made three signings this season, are still in the market for another central midfielder.

Messi, Busquets, Piqué and Alba return! | FC Barcelona
The quartet, who were given holidays after their World Cup exploits for Argentina and Spain, respectively, undertook the customary medical and fitness tests to assess their condition ahead of the 2018/19 LaLiga season. They will train this evening at 6:30pm CEST, in their first session back.

What is Dembele’s Barcelona future following Malcom signing? | Goal
The Catalans’ late interest in the 21-year-old Brazilian even sparked some suggestions that the club had been unaware of him until Roma’s sporting director Monchi made his move, while the nature of the deal also raises serious doubts over Barca’s strategy in the transfer market.

INSIDE TOUR #7 | The spectacular AT&T Stadium | FC Barcelona
In the following video, we go behind the scenes in Texas for the first training session there. The reactions from the players speak for themselves, as they were amazed by one of the most spectacular stadiums they have ever visited. The session itself also saw the return of Marc-André Ter Stegen.

Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig’s debut hints at his very bright first-team future | ESPN
Supporters at the Rose Bowl on Saturday would be disappointed to not have been able to watch Lionel Messi, still on his post-World Cup break, as Barcelona took on Tottenham in the International Champions Cup, eventually winning via penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

Barcelona turn to La Masia for Digne replacement | Marca
Eric Abidal knows what it takes to play left-back and the recently installed technical secretary will turn to a player from the Barcelona academy to fill the hole left by Lucas Digne. Given permission to leave the tour of North America on Sunday, the Frenchman leaves the position of backing up Jordi Alba vacant.

What’s in Arthur’s suitcase? | FC Barcelona
Arthur is living the dream! He’s off on tour with FC Barcelona for the first time! But what does a young Brazilian who has just joined the greatest football club in the world pack in his suitcase for a summer trip to the United States?

Barcelona closing in on €300m naming rights deal for Camp Nou - sources | ESPN
Barcelona are in the final stages of negotiations over naming rights for Camp Nou and hope to have an agreement in place before next summer, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

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