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Quique Setien saw to it that his Barcelona players trained blindfolded ahead of a meeting with Real Betis on Sunday, in a drill designed to amplify the senses and increase awareness on the pitch.

Barcelona stars train blindfolded as Quique Setien introduces bizarre new drill

Quique Setien saw to it that his Barcelona players trained blindfolded ahead of a meeting with Real Betis on Sunday, in a drill designed to amplify the senses and increase awareness on the pitch.
Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Bayern Munich is costing the Bavarians £563,000 a game, according to German news outlet, Bild.

Barcelona won’t bring Philippe Coutinho back from Bayern Munich

Barcelona have no intention of bringing Philippe Coutinho back from a loan spell at Bayern Munich, with a club spokesman branding reports to the contrary “made up”.
Edinson Cavani says he is fully focused on the season ahead at Paris Saint-Germain, and isn’t interested in any speculation linking him with a move away.

Rivaldo: Edinson Cavani would be magnificent for Barcelona

Edinson Cavani would be “a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack”, says Rivaldo, with the Blaugrana urged to join the race for the Paris Saint-Germain striker now that Luis Suarez is stuck on the sidelines.
Luis Suarez scored two classy goals to inspire Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback win over Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Luis Suarez hints at Barcelona contract extension as he looks to topple legends on...

Luis Suarez has suggested that he would be willing to discuss an extension to a contract at Barcelona which is due to expire in the summer of 2021.
Barcelona’s home match against Real Madrid, scheduled for December 18, has been pushed into doubt due to a communique released by Tsunami Democratic on Tuesday.

Catalunya protest threatens Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Barcelona’s home match against Real Madrid, scheduled for December 18, has been pushed into doubt due to a communique released by Tsunami Democratic on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in the next couple of years

Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.
Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) talks to Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti during the Spanish league football match between Real Valladolid and FC Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium in Valladolid on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Benjamin CREMEL

Barcelona star leaves exit door open, takes aim at Antoine Griezmann’s haircut

Samuel Umtiti has left the door open for a future return to Lyon, while the Barcelona defender has queried the hairstyle choice of fellow Frenchman and Camp Nou colleague Antoine Griezmann.
Gerard Piqué

Gerard Pique plans to see out career at Barcelona in 2022, won’t represent any...

Gerard Pique has reiterated that Barcelona will be the final club of his career, with the defender planning to see out a contract through to 2022.
Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain will always be an option for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.

Eric Abidal: Neymar will always be an option for Barcelona

Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain "will always be an option" for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.
December 7 is now being suggested as the new date for the El Clasico between between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

Barcelona to host Real Madrid in first Clasico of the season on December 18

The two sides were originally scheduled to face off on October 26, but the La Liga showdown was postponed by the Spanish football federation due to security fears.
Unai Emery has challenged Denis Suarez to finally make an impact as Arsenal bid to climb back into the Premier League’s top four against Newcastle on Monday.

Denis Suarez advises Carles Alena he may need to leave Barcelona

Carles Alena should not settle for a bit-part role at Barcelona and should consider opportunities to pursue his career elsewhere, according to Denis Suarez.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Edmilson: Barcelona are approaching the end of a cycle

Barcelona are approaching “the end of the cycle”, says Edmilson, with some big decisions set to be made at Camp Nou when the current campaign comes to a close.
December 7 is now being suggested as the new date for the El Clasico between between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

New date for rescheduled Clasico confirmed as December 18

Following the decision to postpone Saturday's meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid, it has been confirmed that the first Clasico of the season will take place on December 18.
A protester waves a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during clashes with police near the Police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists have called a general strike and a mass rally. Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike today as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. Pau Barrena / AFP

Nearly 200 injured in police clashes with Catalan separatists

Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of violent clashes in Catalonia, authorities said Saturday, after radical separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Lionel Messi ‘can leave Barcelona for free’ at the end of the season

Lionel Messi can reportedly leave Barcelona for nothing at the end of the season after having a clause inserted in his most recent contract.
Neymar

Rivaldo: Neymar to Real Madrid wouldn’t be Barcelona betrayal

Neymar moving to Real Madrid would not be a “betrayal” to Barcelona, says Rivaldo, but the Brazilian is considered to still favour a return to Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Barcelona favourites for La Liga success but European failure drives desire for change

Barcelona may want to make up for the biggest collapse in Europe by signing the most expensive player in the world but a team that was by far the best in Spain is already significantly better.
Antoine Griezmann believes Barcelona's team is 'like a cheat code in a video game'

Antoine Griezmann airs Alexandre Lacazette transfer wish while reflecting on Manchester United ‘possibility’

Antoine Griezmann admits that a move to Manchester United was “a possibility” at one stage, while the Barcelona new boy has reiterated his desire to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette at club level.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.