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FC Barcelona News: 11 October 2023; Women’s El Clásico to be played at Olympic Stadium, Injured Lamine Yamal leaves Spain camp

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Granada CF v FC Barcelona - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The international agenda - FC Barcelona
The second international break is here and as usual that means a mass exodus of FC Barcelona players, although injuries mean that several will be staying at home. Poland will have to make do without Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha is unable to play for Brazil, there will be no Frenkie de Jong in the Dutch squad, nor Jules Kounde for France or Pedri for Spain. Even so, there are still plenty of games with a blaugrana interest.

Women's FC Barcelona v Real Madrid to be played at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys - FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona women's team will be playing at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys for the first time this coming Sunday 19 November at noon, and they'll be doing so in the Liga F Clásico against Real Madrid Femenino. The game was originally going to be played at the Estadi Johan Cruyff but the tickets sold out so fast that the game is now going to be played at the same stadium that the men are using until November 2024.

Exclusive: Ferran Torres talks to Diario Sport about The Shark nickname - SPORT
Ferran Torres opened up to SPORT in an interview at the Spanish national team's training camp in Las Rozas. The Barcelona player explained where the nickname of 'The Shark' comes from, "which I like a lot," and how he has worked on all aspects of his game ad preparation to gain the trust of both Xavi and Luis de la Fuente.

Cancelo defends himself after criticism for treatment of supporters - SPORT
Joao Cancelo has responded to the criticism he has received in recent days for allegedly not treating Barcelona fans who usually wait at the club's training ground to film, take photos and ask for autographs from the players well.

Barcelona Femení expect to turn over a profit in the 2023/24 season - SPORT
FC Barcelona expect the women's football team to make €18 million in the 2023/24 season and to have a positive balance sheet. In the 2022/23 campaign, they came close to balancing the budget, but fell €129,000 short of the target.

Barcelona still owe €207 million in instalments for past signings! - SPORT
Barcelona will present thheir accounts at the next general assembly and will acknowledge a debt of more than €207 million on signings, most of which were made in the summer of 2022 and signed with deferred payments.

Lamine Yamal case resolved as Spain forward returns to Barcelona - SPORT
FC Barcelona forward Lamine Yamal will return to Barcelona on Tuesday after Spain coach Luis de la Fuente and the RFEF medical services completed the protocol for a medical examination of the youngster, who is suffering from an injury to the psoas iliacus muscle in his left leg.

Barça are still tracking Porto's Alan Varela as his value soars in Portugal - SPORT
Barcelona sweated it out to win at Porto and move closer to a place in the last 16 of the Champions League last week. The Portuguese side's bold approach created a lot of problems, though, and the Barça coaching staff particularly liked the play of the Argentinian defensive midfielder Alan Varela, who months ago was on the Blaugrana's agenda but in the end they did not go for him.

Xavi was right about Abde as minutes hard to come by at Real Betis - SPORT
Football is a funny business and with injuries currently plaguing Barcelona, including those to strikers Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, Ez Abde could well be getting the minutes he had been craving.

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