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Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insisted he cannot envisage former teammate Neymar moving to rivals Real Madrid due to his “admiration” for Barca.

Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee.

Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insisted he cannot envisage former teammate Neymar moving to rivals Real Madrid due to his “admiration” for Barca.

Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee.

Barca slip in Celta thriller, Griezmann gives Atletico hope

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Madrid (AFP) – Celta Vigo breathed life into La Liga’s title race by becoming the first team this season to take points off Barcelona at the Nou Camp in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Iago Aspas gave Celta an early lead, but an inspired display from Lionel Messi appeared to have earned Barca another three points as he immediately equalised and then helped tee up Luis Suarez to put the hosts 2-1 in front.

Barca slip in Celta thriller, Griezmann gives Atletico hope

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Madrid (AFP) – Celta Vigo breathed life into La Liga’s title race by becoming the first team this season to take points off Barcelona at the Nou Camp in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Iago Aspas gave Celta an early lead, but an inspired display from Lionel Messi appeared to have earned Barca another three points as he immediately equalised and then helped tee up Luis Suarez to put the hosts 2-1 in front.

Barcelona add two Premier League stars to four-man shortlist of Luis Suarez replacements

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According to Don Balon, Barcelona’s search for a Luis Suarez replacement has led them to two Premier League strikers – Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

The Catalan giants reportedly have four players on their shortlist – Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Inter’s Mauro Icardi – the latter of whom Lionel Messi has backed.

Barcelona appeal Pique ban, Suarez yellow

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona announced on Sunday they will appeal yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Leganes.

Unless his appeal is successful, Pique will miss next Sunday’s top of the table clash at Valencia.

“FC Barcelona informs that it has decided to appeal to the competition committee for the yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez during the course of Leganes-FC Barcelona,” Barca said in a statement.

This is who Barcelona have lined up to replace Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez

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Barcelona are considering an approach for RB Leipzig duo Dayot Upamecano and Timo Werner as potential replacements for defender Gerard Pique and striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail.

Technical Director Robert Fernandez is believed to have watched the pair in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, and Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona have made the two Leipzig players a priority.

Atletico-Barca ‘spectacle’ overshadows political backdrop

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Madrid (AFP) – Players and coaches of both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona hailed the atmosphere at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday as the thrills of a 1-1 draw drowned out fears the match would be overshadowed by political tension sweeping across Spain.

Barca’s previous match was played behind closed doors as a protest to a violent police crackdown on an independence referendum in Catalonia, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, on October 1.

Atletico-Barca ‘spectacle’ overshadows political backdrop

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Madrid (AFP) – Players and coaches of both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona hailed the atmosphere at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday as the thrills of a 1-1 draw drowned out fears the match would be overshadowed by political tension sweeping across Spain.

Barca’s previous match was played behind closed doors as a protest to a violent police crackdown on an independence referendum in Catalonia, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, on October 1.

Suarez earns Barca point at Atletico, Ronaldo rescues Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Luis Suarez saved Barcelona’s unbeaten La Liga record this season by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match laced with political tension amid Catalonia’s drive for independence.

Saul Niguez’s spectacular strike had given Atletico an early advantage.

Barca remain perfect in Girona, Real bounce back

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension on Saturday.

Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani Ceballos’s double on his full debut to bounce back from a shock midweek defeat by Real Betis with a 2-1 win at Alaves on Saturday to move up to fourth.

Messi inspires Barcelona, PSG win Champions League opener

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Paris (AFP) – Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday.

After a troubled summer, a home meeting with last season’s runners-up may not have been what Barcelona and their new coach Ernesto Valverde wanted, but Messi was at his brilliant best to give the Catalans the three points.

Messi inspires Barcelona, PSG win Champions League opener

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Paris (AFP) – Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday.

After a troubled summer, a home meeting with last season’s runners-up may not have been what Barcelona and their new coach Ernesto Valverde wanted, but Messi was at his brilliant best to give the Catalans the three points.

Messi makes amends for missed penalty in Barcelona win

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, Messi ensured Barca didn’t lose any early ground in the title race despite a tumultuous start to the campaign off the field.

Messi makes amends for missed penalty in Barca win

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, Messi ensured Barca didn’t lose any early ground in the title race despite a tumultuous start to the campaign off the field.

Reports: Barcelona To Make Final Take-It-Or-Leave-It Offer Of £138m For Philippe Coutinho, And Liverpool Would Be Bonkers To Reject It…

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Word on the wire today is that Barcelona are cobbling together one final take-it-or-leave-it offer for Philippe Coutinho, reportedly worth £138million with £100million paid upfront.

The colossal bid would constitute Barca's fourth official attempt to coax Liverpool into parting with their man, with the Catalans prepared to walk away from the negotiating table and pursue other targets should their advances be rejected this time.

Luis Suarez Out For Month With Knee Injury

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Barcelona are facing an injury crisis up front after Luis Suarez was ruled out for up to a month with the knee injury picked up in the 2-0 defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Barca are still reeling from the shock departure of Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in a €222million deal earlier this month and will now face the start of the new season without their star striker.

Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Joan Gamper Trophy: Standing Ovations All Round As Barcelona Beat Chapecoense In Incredibly Emotional Friendly (Photos & Video)

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Chapecoense defender Neto (centre) weeps before the Joan Gamper Trophy friendly against Barcelona

Monday evening saw Barcelona play host to Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy, just nine months after the tragic plane crash that near-destroyed the Brazilian club.

As you might expect, emotions ran high throughout with the only three players to survive the disaster Jackson Follman, Neto and Alan Ruschel (all seen above) invited out onto the Camp Nou pitch before the match to perform a ceremonial kick-off.

Barcelona: Neymar Walks Out Of Training Session After Minor Scuffle With New Signing Nelsen Semedo (Video)

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Hardly the most efficient way to dispel rumours of a move to PSG, Neymar has thrown a tantrum and walked out of a Barcelona training session this morning after tangling with a teammate.

The Brazilian whimbrel took umbrage at a sturdy challenge from new signing Nelson Semedo, with the pair having a quick swat at each other before being separated.

Messi, Neymar and Suarez set for America, James to Bayern, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 12, 2017

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The Big 3 come to America and Bayern gains a Galactico

Happy Wednesday folks. It's not a D.C. United day today...instead, it's a United States day as the USMNT take on Martinique tonight. There's also U.S. Open Cup action tonight as well. Well, let's get into the news:

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Luis Suarez Statue Vandalised In Hometown, Culprit Leaves Note Saying ‘At Messi’s Wedding, Be Back Soon’ (Photo)

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Having previously joined the elite tier of footballers with ill-proportioned statues erected in their honour, Luis Suarez has now gained entry into the even elite-er club of players to have had theirs vandalised.

Just last year, this 5ft 9in papier-mâché colossus appeared on the streets of Suarez's hometown of Salto in Uruguay.

Football: Argentine town braces for Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown is preparing to host footballing and showbiz celebrities when he marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo this month in Latin America’s wedding of the decade.

Colombian popstar Shakira, wife of Messi’s Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique, has said she hopes to attend.

Football: Argentine town braces for Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown is preparing to host footballing and showbiz celebrities when he marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo this month in Latin America’s wedding of the decade.

Colombian popstar Shakira, wife of Messi’s Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique, has said she hopes to attend.

Suarez double keeps Barca level with Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona and Real Madrid remain locked together on 81 points at the top of La Liga after seeing off Espanyol and Valencia respectively on Saturday.

Madrid maintain the edge as they have a game in hand but needed a winner four minutes from time from Marcelo to see off Valencia 2-1.

Suarez double keeps Barca level with Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona and Real Madrid remain locked together on 81 points at the top of La Liga after seeing off Espanyol and Valencia respectively on Saturday.

Madrid maintain the edge as they have a game in hand but needed a winner four minutes from time from Marcelo to see off Valencia 2-1.

Twitter Release Special Pack Of El Clasico-Themed Emojis Ahead Of Barcelona’s Crucial Trip To Real Madrid (Photo)

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Ahead of the bi-annual ref-crowding pageant that is El Clasico, the people at Twitter have rolled out a series of limited edition Barcelona and Real Madrid-themed emojis for the occasion.

WithLa Liga's twin behemoths set to go duke it out at the summit of the tableonce again on Sunday evening, fans (presumably under the age of 12) will be able to squabble over who's the bestest on social media using the following array of miniature pictographs.

‘Barcelona Forwards Are Like Sharks, They Smell Blood’ – Giorgio Chiellini Wary Of Luis Suarez Relapse Ahead Of Champions League Second Leg

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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has likened Barcelona's attack to blood-thirsty sharks and let's face it, he would know, having been partially devoured by one of them in the past.

The Bianconeriare heading into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with a commanding three-goal cushion to fall back on, but the grizzled veteran is more than aware thatLionel Messi and co.

Wenger nearly signed 30-year-old striker; Arsenal agreed deal with the player

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that he nearly signed Luis Suarez from Liverpool in 2013.

Arsenal offered £40,000,001 for Suarez, which Liverpool had rejected at that time. The Gunners thought they had triggered his release clause.

John Henry, the Reds owner, publicly mocked Arsenal for making such an extraordinary offer with Arsenal adding an extra £1 to activate a clause.

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On This Day in Football: Suarez takes his first bite, Saints bring in Pagan priestess

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On this day in 2010, Luis Suarez took his first bite on a football pitch as he sunk his teeth into PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal during an Eredivisie match.

The Uruguayan striker, then at Ajax, went into the 2010-11 season at the back of a phenomenal campaign. The former Liverpool superstar scored 49 goals in 48 appearances for Ajax in all competitions and was off to a similar start in the new season as the four time European Cup winners went head to head against league leaders PSV.

Coutinho told to follow Suarez’s example by former Liverpool forward

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Philippe Coutinho’s much speculated move to Barcelona this summer never materialised.

The Brazilian had handed in a transfer request to join the Catalans but Liverpool rejected as many as three bids from Barcelona to keep hold of their star attacker. Coutinho apparently broke down in tears when he got the news that his dream move to Spain was blocked by the Reds.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Luis Suarez praises Philippe Coutinho, Mexico fined again and more

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A former Liverpool teammate praised Philippe Coutinho while Mexico was hit with yet another fine by FIFA.

Following a summer full of rumors, Luis Suarez says that Philippe Coutinho would bring "a lot" to the current Barcelona team. (READ)

Mexico was once again issued a $10,000 fine by FIFA for"improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chants)".

Shortlist For 2018 Ballon d’Or Award Announced: Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane And Sadio Mane All In The Running…

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The shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award is being gradually announced, with half of the nominees know known.

Being the roguish little teases they are, France Football have been drip-dripping their list in five-player increments over the course of the afternoon, with 15 names let out of the bag so far.

Shortlist For 2018 Ballon d’Or Award Announced: Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane And Sadio Mane All In The Running…

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The shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award has gradually been announced today, with the usual suspects all cropping up once again.

Being the roguish little teases they are, France Footballdrip-dripped their list in five-player increments over the course of the afternoon, with all 30 names now present and accounted for.

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Monday Kickoff: Luis Suarez not set for surgery, Mexican players form footballers' association and more

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Despite reports, Uruguay will have its best player for any potential World Cup qualifying playoff while major changes are coming to Mexican soccer.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez dismissed reports that Luis Suarez was set for knee surgery that would knock him out of a potential World Cup qualifying playoff.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

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Malaysia defends tourism role for ‘biting’ Suarez

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia on Thursday defended striking a deal with Barcelona footballer Luis Suarez to help boost tourism after an opposition MP criticised the move to sign up a player notorious for biting rivals.

Government agency Tourism Malaysia inked the one-year deal in early November, hoping that using the Uruguayan in its marketing campaigns would attract more visitors to the tropical country.