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FC Barcelona News: 1 October 2021; Ronald Koeman list of replacements revealed, Gavi called up by Spain

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Levante - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Eric, Sergio, Pedri and Gavi named in the Spain squad - FC Barcelona
Four FC Barcelona players are in the Spanish squad for the Nations League "Final Four". Luis Enrique has called up Eric Garcia, Sergio Busquets, Pedri González and Gavi, the notable new addition to the squad.

When and where to watch Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Barça are still looking for their first away win of 2021/22, and Saturday brings a biggie at the Wanda Metropolitano against last season's champions. It's a 9.00pm start local time, and this page will help you to work out what time that means the game will start where you are in the world.

Luis Enrique explains surprise inclusion in La Roja squad: "I've known Gavi for many years" - Football Espana
The Asturian dismissed challenges of his decision to choose Gavi in his squad despite his lack of experience. “I’ve known Gavi for many years, he’s one of the benchmarks of Barcelona’s youth academy,” he said. “I have no doubt about the performance he’s going to give. He’s a pure interior, very much in the Barcelona style. He brings interesting things with and without the ball.”

Luis Enrique responds to rumours linking him with return to Barcelona - Football Espana
Luis Enrique, speaking at the press conference where he announced the squad, was quick to shoot down rumours linking him with a return to Barcelona, where Ronald Koeman is under serious pressure following back-to-back 3-0 defeats in the Champions League against Bayern Munich and Benfica.

Ronald Koeman will not be sacked before Atletico Madrid game - SPORT
Barcelona have decided. Ronald Koeman will be the coach against Atletico Madrid at the weekend. The Catalans don’t want to take a decision in the heat of the moment and the president hopes the team will improve.

Joan Laporta's rage at Ronald Koeman's Benfica tactics - SPORT
The general feeling of Barcelonismo was surprise when Ronald Koeman’s starting line up against Benfica was revealed. Not just for the players he picked nut the system too. The coach went three at the back again and did not maintain the team that did so well against Levante.

Four coaches on the table for Joan Laporta as he looks for Koeman replacement - SPORT
There are four names on Joan Laporta’s table as Ronald Koeman replacements. Koeman’s time is up and the president much choose between Roberto Martinez, Andrea Pirlo, Xavi Hernandez and ‘Muneco’ Gallado.

Luis Suarez: At Barça there is a war that is harming the players - SPORT
Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez spoke to SPORT ahead of the clash with Barcelona on Sunday. The Uruguayan striker will face his former side at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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