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FC Barcelona News: 15 August 2018; Joan Gamper Preparations End, Lionel Messi Takes Argentina Break

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Hristo Stoichkov Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Preparing for the Joan Gamper Trophy Game FC barcelona
A day out from their official presentation at the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona squad were back to work on Tuesday morning. In the first session since their Spanish Super Cup win against Sevilla, the players worked with the Joan Gamper Trophy Game in mind.

Messi temporarily steps down from the Argentina national team | Marca
Argentina’s disastrous World Cup has forced Lionel Messi into a rethink and he has reportedly decided he’ll not play for the Albiceleste again in 2018. With Lionel Scaloni in caretaker charge, it remains to be seen who’ll be the next permanent Argentina coach and now it also remains to be seen when or if Messi will be back.

Stoichkov: If Messi quits Argentina, they won’t win a game for three years | Sport
Before hearing the news, a former Barcelona player gave an interview with Ole and said it would be a disaster if Messi did walk away. Hristo Stoichkov said: “If Messi quit Argentina tomorrow, for three years they would not win a game.”

Vidal: ‘I’m happy to share the dressing room with great players’ | FC Barcelona
On the occasion of his arrival at the Club, Barça TV broadcasts ‘Welcome, Arturo,’ an interview with the Chilean midfielder in the changing room of the Camp Nou in which the player reflects on his football beginnings, his family and what it means to become a Barça player.

Marlon is on the verge of joining Sassuolo | Marca
Barcelona centre-half Marlon is to leave for Sassuolo in a deal of around 12 million euros, MARCA can confirm. There is agreement between the clubs and now it is down to the player and club to settle personal terms.

FC Barcelona B - Bengaluru FC: Brilliant win (3-0) | FC Barcelona
In the first home match of the 2018/19 season, García Pimienta’s side eased to victory over Bengaluru (3-0). Barça B dominated throughout and, in the second half, scored the goals to seal the win through Monchu and Carles Pérez (2).