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FC Barcelona News: 6 September 2018; Internationals Set for Kickoff, Arturo Vidal Questionable

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Busy schedule for Barça’s internationals | FC Barcelona
See which of our players are in international action, as well as when and where.

Right knee problems return to play tricks on Arturo Vidal | Marca
There is an air of uncertainty in the Chilean national team in Japan regarding the physical condition of Arturo Vidal. In training this Wednesday in Sapporo, before the friendly match against the Japanese team this Friday, the Barcelona midfielder noticed discomfort in his right knee and had to leave the session early.

The FC Barcelona shirt number quiz | FC Barcelona
What do you remember about the different digits that have appeared on the backs of our stars over the years?

Vives: Messi doesn’t need awards to prove that he is the best | Marca
Lionel Messi has had a rare year in which he has not among the favourites to win personal awards but still the Barcelona hierarchy are firmly behind him and are in no doubt that he is the best in the world. Board spokesman Josep Vives held a press conferene where discussed the present start of the club.

Barcelona VP Jordi Mestre in favour of United States fixture, nothing official yet | ESPN
Newspaper L’Esportiu reported on Tuesday that an agreement was in place for the Catalan derby to be played in the U.S. in 2019, revealing ways in which Girona, who would be giving up a home game, would compensate their supporters.

Spanish flags, anthem for Girona v Barca | Football Espana
No image of Catalan nationalism will be allowed at Girona’s proposed clash with Barcelona in Miami while Spanish flags will be distributed, say reports. The fixture was originally scheduled for Girona’s Estadio Montilivi in late January with numerous media outlets reporting the league will now attempt to switch this to the US.

VAR review in La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and MLS this season | ESPN
VAR has been used in all 29 league games played, with an average of 12.55 reviews per game. Only three incidents have been reviewed by the referee using the pitch-side monitor, while VAR has recommended seven incidents for review. Ten referee decisions have been overturned after reviews: seven goals -- five for offside, one for a previous foul and a goal/no goal situation -- two penalty decisions and one mistaken identity.

Restructuring of the Board of Directors and appointment of two new members | FC Barcelona
As proposed by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Board of Directors has incorporated the following new Board members: Marta Plana Drópez, member no. 56881; and Jordi Argemí Puig, member no.110896. Their roles as Area heads will be: Marta Plana in the Barça Innovation Hub Area; and Jordi Argemí as the head of the handball section.

La Liga’s revolutionary app that will avoid repeat of De Gea transfer collapse | Goal
Desperate to avoid a repeat of the affair, La Liga became possibly the last organisation in the western world to rid themselves of the obsolete technology and embrace the more modern craze: apps.

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