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FC Barcelona News: 8 September 2018; Luis Suarez Stars for Uruguay, Carles Alena to Play for B Team

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Barça stars in international action | FC Barcelona
Uruguay have beaten Mexico 4-1 in a friendly in Houston, Texas, and all the talk was of Luis Suárez. The Barça striker hit two first half goals, one a terrific free kick from open play and the other from the penalty spot - cheekily converted ‘a la Panenka’.

Jordi Alba: I want to stay at Barcelona for life | Marca
As he plans a new contract with the club, Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has revealed that he hopes to end his career at the Camp Nou. The left-back has been with the Blaugrana since 2012, when he joined from Valencia.

My Top 4: Arthur Melo reveals his football heroes | FC Barcelona
A new edition of ‘My Top 4’ is here! This time around, it’s the turn of Arthur Melo to name his favourite players of all time. The Brazilian made his debut for FC Barcelona in the LaLiga season opener agains Alavés this past Saturday, and he looks somewhat further back in Barça history when listing some of his idols.

Carles Alena trained with Barca B and will play against Sabadell | Sport
The midfielder is back from his hamstring injury that he suffered at the start of June and stopped him playing in pre-season with the first team. He will receive his medical clearance to play and join the Barca B squad for the game.

Lionel Messi gets involved in school run during the international break | Sky Sports
The Barcelona captain has not joined up with the Argentina squad for their upcoming friendly fixtures against Guatemala in Los Angeles on Saturday and Colombia in New Jersey on September 12. Instead, Messi posted pictures to his Instagram account showing him taking his sons Thiago and Mateo to school on Thursday.

Visit from the International Olympic Committee | FC Barcelona
Gilbert Felli, a consultant at the IOC, met with director Oriol Tomàs and CEO Òscar Grau within the framework of the project to organize a Pyrenees-Barcelona Winter Olympic Games. The new Palau Blaugrana, part of the Espai Barça project, could end up being one of the venues to host one or more competitions at the 2030 Olympics

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann says Barcelona were difficult to turn down | Sky Sports
“I feel like the base, or the most important piece of the puzzle. That’s what made me stay. It’s hard to say no to clubs like Barca but, really, I’m fine here. It’s my home and I want to do something great.”

FC Barcelona becomes first sports club to surpass 5 million subscribers on YouTube | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona, which was already the world leader among sports clubs on YouTube, has become the first to surpass the 5 million subscriber threshold, a milestone that has been reached thanks to spectacular growth over the past year, and which keeps Barça at the head of the pack on the internet’s biggest video sharing platform.

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