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FC Barcelona News: 5 October 2019; Internationals List Unveiled, Luis Suarez to Miss Uruguay Action

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Bicentennial Ter Stegen closing in on another Barcelona milestone | Sport
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will make his 200th Barcelona appearance on Saturday against Sevilla. Five years after his debut, the German goalkeeper will join the bicentennial club at Camp Nou. Loved by the fans, he has been the undisputed No.1 since 2016-17, when he Claudio Bravo moved to Manchester City.

Suárez to remain in Barcelona during international break | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez will remain in Barcelona during the upcoming international break to undergo medical treatment, as agreed by the club’s medical staff and that of the Uruguayan national team. This forms part of his personalised training plan.

Internationals: who is playing where and when | FC Barcelona
There’s another international break on the way, and here’s a list of the Barça players that have been called, plus where they are going and when.

A relaxing break for Barcelona | Marca
Sometimes an international break has its advantages for the La Liga Santander champions. With only a select few called up to the national side, Barcelona can rehabilitate the current players on the treatment table.

Leo Messi to parade The Best to the fans ahead of Barça vs. Sevilla | Sport
The Barcelona captain was chosen for the award following a vote among national team coaches, captains and journalists from across the world. It joins the five Ballons d’Or he has previously won.

De Jong v De Jong at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
This Sunday (9.00pm CET), we have an absolute cracker of a game lined between two of the top sides in La Liga, currently locked on 13 points each. The many attractions include a game with De Jong playing for both sides. Frenkie of Barça and Luuk of Sevilla joined their respective clubs this summer.

Busquets and Sergi Roberto: Two captains in trouble | Marca
Neither of them has started off right this season. It is too soon to draw conclusions, but from what has been seen so far, Busquets has lost his untouchable status under Ernesto Valverde. While Sergi Roberto has not started well and in the last game, the fans questioned his performance with whistles.

Barcelona eye River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo as first choice should Ernesto Valverde leave the club, say reports. Diario AS cite reports from Argentine media outlet TNT Sports that the Coach - who led River Plate to the Copa Libertadores title in Madrid against fierce rivals Boca Juniors last year - would be first choice at the Camp Nou.

Barça deny reports they’ve contacted Gallardo about a Camp Nou switch | Sport
FC Barcelona told SPORT they categorically deny they’ve had any contact with River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo about a move to the Camp Nou. This was after a report in Argentina, specifically TNT’s journalist Fernando Czyz, who claimed that ‘El Muñeco’ was the leading candidate to take over from Ernesto Valverde if he a managerial change took place during the season.

Sources: Victor Valdes set to leave Barcelona youth team role | ESPN
Victor Valdes is set to leave Barcelona less than three months after returning to the club as the coach of their under-19 team, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Barca announced late on Friday that the former goalkeeper would not be on the bench for Saturday’s game against Gimnastic in Tarragona.

Barcelona’s plans for replacing departing U19 coach Victor Valdes | Sport
Barça are looking for a substitute and the best placed at the moment is Franc Artiga. The current Juvenil B coach is well thought of in La Masia and was the favourite to take over the Juvenil A team before Valdes’ appointment. Now he will finally get the chance he deserves with one of the best U19 squads in recent years.

Sports Science Week brings together experts on sports medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition and performance | FC Barcelona
Next week, FC Barcelona hosts Sports Science Week in the Auditori 1899, an event being held by the Barça Innovation Hub, the club’s research, innovation and training programme. This is the second edition of a week that is being divided into four main areas of sporting knowledge, namely medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition and performance.

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