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FC Barcelona News: 9 September 2018; Spain Defeat England, Tite Praises Arthur

England v Spain - UEFA Nations League A Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Girona-Barça in Miami: Can the RFEF stop La Liga game in the U.S? | Sport
It’s become obvious that the La Liga games which will be played in the United States, starting with Girona against Barcelona in January, has increased the rift between the league (LFP) and the Spanish Federation (RFEF). While LFP chief Javier Tebas is desperate to take fixtures abroad, RFEF president Luis Rubiales, talking to The Guardian, made it clear that Tebas was acting without authority.

Which players have been at PSV and Barça? | FC Barcelona
Some of these 10 players have been on the books at both FC Barcelona and their Champions League opponents, PSV Eindhoven. See if you can identify which, in this quiz!

Carles Aleñá fit and ready | FC Barcelona
First team star Carles Aleñá has been given the medical all-clear on Saturday morning after recovering from a thigh injury sustained against Real Zaragoza while playing for Barça B last season. There have been big changes for the 20-year old midfielder since then, with him being promoted to the first team and handed the number 26 shirt – although he can also continue playing for the reserves if necessary.

Spain seal comeback win | Football Espana
First-half goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo Moreno cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s opener at Wembley Stadium, although Spain were spared by a foul on David de Gea at the death. With no Jordi Alba in the Spaniards’ squad, Marcos Alonso was given his competitive debut at left-back, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

The stat that should provoke deep thought at Barcelona | Sport
Barcelona have slowly been disappearing from Spain squads in recent times. Eight players were representing Spain in 2010 and 2012 (Xavi, Iniesta, Valdes, Busquets, Puyol, Pique, Pedro and Villa, with Cesc in for Villa in 2012).

‘As long as you don’t see me in a Barcelona jersey...’ - Pogba dismisses rumours of Man Utd exit | Goal
Paul Pogba has dismissed suggestions that he will be sporting the Barcelona jersey in the near future as he remains committed to Manchester United. The World Cup winner was linked with a move to Camp Nou towards the end of the summer transfer window as reports emerged he wanted to escape Jose Mourinho, who has come under pressure in the early stages of the season.

Tite: Arthur always finds the best escape, the best pass out | Marca
Arthur Melo made his Brazil debut on Friday night as he came on for the final half hour of his team’s 2-0 win over the USA and his coach Tite was very pleased with what he saw. Tite spoke afterwards of just how special a central midfielder Arthur is.

Where are the Barcelona youngsters affected by the FIFA ban now? | Marca
None of the players affected have gone on to play for Barcelona after the suspension and the one with most expectation, Lee Seung-Woo is now in Serie B. Only goalkeeper Andre Onana is playing in the top flight regularly in Europe for Ajax.

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