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Why FC Barcelona Could Use a 3-4-3 Diamond Formation

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The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought a series of high profile players like quality midfielder Ivan Rakitic and world-class striker Luis Suarez.

Arsenal want former player back, face competition from Liverpool

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Arsenal are looking to re-sign their former player Alex Song from Barcelona before the ongoing transfer window closes on September 1.

The Cameroon international's future at Nou Camp remains uncertain and will be offloaded before the window shuts early next week.

Samuel Eto’o Retires From International Football

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Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto'o, has announced his retirement from international football today in a tweet posted on his personal account. He thanked the nation of Africa for their support and thanked his fans as well. The 33-year-old recently signed with Everton, thus ending his one-year stay with Chelsea for a two-year deal with the Toffees.

From Spain: Manchester United Target Still Tops Barcelona’s Wish-List

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From Spain: Manchester United Target Still Tops Barcelona's Wish-List - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have more or less completed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid. But the quality so vitally needed in the centre of midfield is still absent. With the move for Arturo Vidal falling through in the last few days, the Red Devils' best option seems to be highly-rated Fiorentina player Juan Cuadrado.

FC Barcelona - 3 : Elche - 0 Full Match Highlights and Goals Video

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FC Barcelona started their pursuit for La Liga Title 2014-15 with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Elche. It was business as usual for Barca where we were entertained to the normalcy of Lionel Messi scoring a brace.

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Barcelona vs Elche 2014 Highlights 3-0 Messi Goals El Haddadi Video

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Football Vine: Barcelona’s La Liga Opener Against Elche Interrupted By First-Half Cat Invasion

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By Chris Wright

Another ringer Barcelona managed to sneak in before their transfer ban comes into force, no doubt...

Barcelona’s Season Preview: Expectations Are High Despite Dodgy Defense

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Fresh from spending somewhere in the region of £130 million, Barcelona has been slapped with a double transfer embargo ban meaning that they can't buy any players during the next two windows.

Their transfer strategy this summer was plotted out with such an embargo in mind as the Catalan club finally spent some money in key areas of the pitch where they've been severely lacking over the past 2 or 3 years.

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Play Their Own Version Of “Total Football”

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Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch player and former manager of Barcelona, was once asked his thoughts on the footballing philosophy known as "total football". The man, who is arguably the biggest proponent of the football tactic, replied: "Attackers could play as defenders and defenders as attackers.

3 to see: Barcelona and Dortmund return while two Premier League heavyweights clash

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Two more of Europe's biggest competitions return to action this weekend, with intriguing fixtures in the Bundesliga and La Liga making up the bulk of Just Football's Three to See.

La Liga 2014/15 season preview: Why Barcelona and Real Madrid will reassert themselves at the top

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by Simon Wingate

When the La Liga 2014/15 season kicks off with a game between Malaga and Athletic Bilbao at Estadio La Rosaleda this Saturday, it will be the first time in a decade that neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid are reigning champions.

Barcelona Considers Spending Spree to Snatch Marco Reus And Juan Cuadrado Before Transfer Embargo, Say Reports

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Fresh from the news that its appeal against a two-window transfer ban was rejected by FIFA, Barcelona is considering signing Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund and Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, according to reports emanating from the Catalan press.

The transfer ban is set to take effect at the beginning of September 2014 and end at the start of January 2016.

FIFA Reject Barcelona’s Appeal Against Transfer Ban; Club Decides to Appeal

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FIFA has announced that it has rejected Barcelona's appeal against the sanctions imposed on the club over breaches of rules around the transfer of under-18 players.

According to the ruling, Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two transfer windows; beginning in September 2014 and ending January 2016.

FIFA Reject Barcelona Transfer Ban Appeal, Now Comes Into Force In January 2015

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By Chris Wright

Somehow they're just going to have make do with this little lot

FIFA have announced that they have rejected Barcelona's appeal against their transfer ban for, and we quote, "breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of U18 players.

Liverpool and Manchester United midfield target available on free loan transfer

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Liverpool and Manchester United midfield target available on free loan transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Alex Song doesn't hold any future at Barcelona. The Cameroon international favours a move to the Premier League, after being told to find a new club.

Ideally Barcelona would wantto sell for a fee around£8m permanently, but are also willing to sell him on a season long loan for free.

Snapshot: Luis Suarez Makes Debut For Barcelona In friendly Clash At Nou Camp

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By Alan Duffy

Although Luis Suarez was initially banned from playingfootball for four months (following his World Cup bitey nonsense) and Barcelona were initially banned from making any transfers for 14 months (following their breaking of U18 transfer rules), the Uruguayan made his debut for the Catalans on Monday night.

Luis Suarez To Start For Barcelona On Monday

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Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed Luis Suarez will play in the pre-season clash on Monday.

The head coach says he has been impressed by the Uruguayan in training this weekend and will give him some playing time in the Gamper Trophy

The Uruguayan returned to training this weekend after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced his ban from football to allow him to take part in training and club friendly matches.

Luis Suarez To Play In Barcelona Friendly On Monday, Says Luis Enrique

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will "get some minutes" during the club's friendly at the Camp Nou on Monday. The Catalan club is scheduled to play Leon FC in the Joan Gamper Cup, which is held annually before the start of the La Liga season.

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown exclusively on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS Espanol and DishWorld.

Luis Suarez Takes Part In First Training Session With Barcelona [VIDEO]

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Luis Suarez has completed his first day of training with Barcelona. The Uruguay international was awarded a partial victory yesterday when his four-month ban from all football-related activities was amended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The court considered his ban on all football-related activity "excessive" and clarified that his suspension will "apply to official matches only and no longer to other football-related activities (such as training, promotional activities and administrative matters).

CAS Upholds Length Of Suarez Ban

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport have upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during this summer's World Cup. Suarez's lawyers argued that Fifa's decision to suspend him from all "football-related activity" for biting Chiellini was excessive.

While the Cas did not reduce Suarez's ban, they have ruled that the Uruguay striker can now train and play in friendly matches, including for new club Barcelona on Monday against Mexico's Club Leon.

Luis Suarez’s Appeal Rejected And Ban Is Upheld; But Player Can Train

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Luis Suarez's four month ban from soccer has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). But the player has been permitted to train with his teammates and be involved with promotional activities at Barcelona.

"The sanctions imposed on the player by FIFA have been generally confirmed," the CAS said in a statement.

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Manchester United Miss Out On Big-Money Serie A Player

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Manchester United Miss Out On Big-Money Serie A Player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have missed out an a major signing from the Italian Serie A. He's South American and a midfielder. But you Red Devils can breathe a slight sigh of relief he's not Arturo Vidal. The player being talked about is Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer.

Manchester United presented golden chance to seal £50m transfer

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Yesterday, I wrote an article on this Argentine winger Angel di Maria: Now or Never for Manchester United.

In that article, I highlighted the fact that Manchester United need someone like Di Maria to bring the mojo back at Old Trafford.

Barcelona to spend €70m & still profit from Manchester United’s indecisiveness

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Yesterday it was confirmed by FIFA that Barcelona won't be allowed tosign any players in the next two transfer windows, although the Catalan club are likely toappeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to change the verdict.

Liverpool make formal bid for Manchester United target, player could join within hours

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Liverpool have made an offer (details of the offer is not known as of yet) for Barcelona and former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, according to reports from Spain.

Yesterday, Catalan newspaper Sport published a story where they claimed Liverpool are among the interested parties willing to sign Song, who has had a tough period in Spain, since he joined fromArsenal in 2012.

Neymar

Friday Kickoff: Neymar to miss time with ankle sprain; Balotelli set for medical; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just days after returning from the back injury that ended his World Cup, Barcelona forward Neymar appears to be headed back to the sidelines.

The club announced Friday that the 22-year-old forward picked up a left ankle sprain Thursday in training, just three days after making his return to action in Monday's friendly with Club Leon.

Brazil squad vs Colombia and Ecuador September 2014

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

New Brazil coach Dunga has named his first squad since he returned to take over the seleção last month.
Jefferson, David Luiz, Maicon, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Willian and Neymar have been retained from the World Cup squad. Captain Thiago Silva misses out through injury.

Brazil squad vs Colombia and Ecuador September 2014

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

New Brazil coach Dunga has named his first squad since he returned to take over the seleção last month.
Jefferson, David Luiz, Maicon, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Willian and Neymar have been retained from the World Cup squad. Captain Thiago Silva misses out through injury.

Luis Suarez

Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona transfer ban upheld; Di Maria looking to stay at Real Madrid; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With big-money acquisitions Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Vermaelen highlighting the club's summer expenditures, Barcelona have done their fair share of business heading into the 2013-14 season. However, the Catalan club better make the most of the current transfer window, as it looks to be their last for a long time.

FIFA Upholds Barcelona Transfer Ban

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Barcelona have had their appeal against a two-window transfer ban rejected by FIFA following a hearing on Wednesday.

The Spanish giants will be barred from signing players in the next two transfer windows, taking them through until January 2016, after breaking the transfer rules related to signing players for their famed La Masia academy,

Barca though are not taking the decision well and have already announced, just as they did with the Luis Suarez ban, that they will now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

‘I Was Really Depressed Afterwards’ – Luis Suarez Opens Up About His Traumatic Biting Ordeal

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By Chris Wright

Speaking at his grand Barcelona unveiling, Luis Suarez fielded questions about what he got up to on his summer holibobs this year.

Still serving his four-month ban for feasting upon the flesh of Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez had some reassuring words for Barca fans: he pinky-promises not to bite anyone again:

"I say to fans, don't worry, because I won't do that any more.

Football Activity: Luis Suarez Trains With Barcelona For The Very First Time… (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Having received special clearance from the Court of Arbitration for Sport yesterday after pinky-swearing not to eat anybody, Luis Suarez trained with his new Barcelona teammates for the very first time today since completing his £75million move from Liverpool in mid-July.

Luis Suarez Trains With Barcelona For The Very First Time… (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Having received special clearance from the Court of Arbitration for Sport yesterday after pinky-swearing not to eat anybody, Luis Suarez trained with his new Barcelona teammates for the very first time today since completing his £75million move from Liverpool in mid-July.

Luis Suarez’s four-month ban upheld, but ex-Liverpool man can train with Barcelona

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Luis Suarez's four-month global ban for biting has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but restrictions on the Barcelona striker...

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Monday Evening Ticker: Chelsea cruise against Burnley; Barcelona overwhelm Leon; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just 14minutes into theirfirst English Premier League game since May 2010, Burnley had a 1-0 lead at homeagainst a team many view as title favorites.

Unfortunately for the hosts, that glorius lead lasted all of three minutes, as Chelsea scored three unanswered first-half goals to cruise to a 3-1 victory in their opening game.

Suarez ban upheld, but allowed to train with Barcelona

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By DAN KARELL

Luis Suarez's final appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was decided upon on Thursday, and the result was a win-win for all parties involved.

The CAS upheld FIFA's four-month suspension on Suarez but said that it only applied to official matches, leaving Suarez free to join his new Barcelona teammates in training, be officially introduced by the club, and play in the club's friendly matches before his suspension ends on Oct.

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UEFA Champions League - Barca, PSG, Ajax and APOEL clubbed in Group F

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The draw for UEFA Champions League 2014-15 has been completed and Barca has been drawn in to Group F along with PSG, Ajax and Apoel Nikosia. Like last season we will be meeting Dutch Champions Ajax again in Group stage. Ajax may possess some trouble but may not be able to harm us. The biggest test in Group stage will come in the clash with French Champions, PSG.

REAL MADRID ACTIVATES INTEREST OF MARCO REUS ?

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Eine schwarze Katze sorgt für eine Spielunterbrechnung

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Eine schwarze Katze sorgt für eine Spielunterbrechnung

Barcelona, deine Katzen. Sie sorgen nicht nur dafür, dass in diversen Restaurants der Boden von Essensresten gesäubert werden, sondern sie schaffen es auch, die Leute zu unterhalten. Sobald sie aber zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, besorgen sie sich einfach eine größere Bühne, so wie die kleine schwarze Katze, die beim Ligaspiel.

Barcelona vs Leon 6-0 Highlights 2014 Trofeo Joan Gamper Friendly Messi Neymar El Haddadi Ramirez Goals Video

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