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File photo: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez waves to supporters after their Spanish first division soccer match against Deportivo de la Coruna at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/File Photo(REUTERS)

Not the right time to return as Barca coach, says Xavi

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The former Spain player alluded to some of the problems president Josep Maria Bartomeu has faced, including a scandal involving the hiring of a social media monitoring firm and fallout from a pay-cut the club introduced in April.
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File image of Xavi Hernandez.(Getty Images)
File image of Xavi Hernandez.(Getty Images)

Barcelona president backs Setién, sees Xavi as future coach

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Josep Bartomeu told Spanish sports daily Sport in an interview on Saturday that “at no moment did we think about a coaching change” despite Barcelona’s poor finish to the Spanish league season.
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Barcelona's new coach, Spaniard Quique Setien (3L), talks with Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (2L) during a training session at the Joan Gamper Sports City training ground in Sant Joan Despi on January 18, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)(AFP)
Barcelona's new coach, Spaniard Quique Setien (3L), talks with Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (2L) during a training session at the Joan Gamper Sports City training ground in Sant Joan Despi on January 18, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)(AFP)

Barca chief says Setien to stay, has no regrets about Valverde

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Valverde led Barca to successive title wins and his team were top of the table on goal difference when he was dismissed in January and replaced by Setien, who has tried to revolutionise Barca’s play with mixed results.
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Al-Sadd coach Xavi reacts.(REUTERS)
Al-Sadd coach Xavi reacts.(REUTERS)

Xavi says hopes to coach Barcelona in the future

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Spanish media had reported that Xavi, who coaches Qatari club Al Sadd, had been approached by Barca to replace Ernesto Valverde before Quique Setien was appointed in January.
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Eric Abidal (R) along with Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Eric Abidal (R) along with Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)

Eric Abidal to remain Barcelona sporting director despite Lionel Messi row

By Indo Asian News Service | Barcelona
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Abidal, who has played with Messi at Barcelona before, made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper Diario Sport.
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Quique Setien unveiled as FC Barcelona new coach(REUTERS)
Quique Setien unveiled as FC Barcelona new coach(REUTERS)

Five tasks facing Quique Setien at Barcelona

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Barca are top of La Liga and into the Champions League last 16, while they begin their tilt at the Copa del Rey against Ibiza next week.
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Quique Setien has been named as Barcelona’s new manager.(REUTERS)
Quique Setien has been named as Barcelona’s new manager.(REUTERS)

Ernesto Valverde sacked: Who is Quique Setien, Barcelona new manager?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Who is Quique Setien? Here is everything you need to know about Barcelona’s new manager, who has signed a contract till 2022.
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File image of Quique Setien(REUTERS)
File image of Quique Setien(REUTERS)

Barcelona sack Valverde and appoint Quique Setien as successor

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 08:39 AM IST
The decision to remove Valverde was confirmed following a board meeting that lasted more than four hours at Camp Nou on Monday afternoon.
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FC Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde leaves Joan Gamper training camp.(REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde leaves Joan Gamper training camp.(REUTERS)

Barcelona set to sack Ernesto Valverde - Reports

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Xavi, currently the coach of Qatari team Al-Sadd, indicated he is not prepared to take charge immediately but the negotiations left Valverde in limbo.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.(REUTERS)

Valverde on the brink as Barcelona consider their options

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino is a viable option, despite his previous claims he would never coach Barcelona due to connections with rivals Espanyol.
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File image of Xavi.(Reuters)
File image of Xavi.(Reuters)

Xavi favours summer return, Barcelona want immediate move - Reports

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The Spaniard who won pulled the strings at the heart of Barcelona’s midfield in their golden era admitted it is his “dream job” to take charge of the Catalans.
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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, right, stands with Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane.(AP)
Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, right, stands with Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane.(AP)

Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone improving with age as Madrid teams prepare for Saudi showpiece

By Agence France-Presse | Jeddah
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Zinedine Zidane, who returned to Real last season, told a press conference for Sunday’s match that he considers himself a “better” coach than he was during his first term.
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Barcelona's Ansu Fati, up, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal.(AP)
Barcelona's Ansu Fati, up, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal.(AP)

Ansu Fati makes history as Barcelona knock Inter out of Champions League

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:36 AM IST
Teenage prodigy Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score a Champions League goal as a second-string Barcelona side beat Inter Milan 2-1 to send the Italians crashing out of the competition on Tuesday.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi out of Champions League fixture against Inter Milan

By Agence France-Presse | Milan
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:02 PM IST
The Argentine has been left out of the 20-man squad along with midfielder Sergi Roberto. Coach Ernesto Valverde’s side will also be without injured the Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba, Nelson Semedo and Gerard Pique.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fifth goal to complete his hat-trick(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fifth goal to complete his hat-trick(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi nets sublime hat-trick as Barcelona rout Mallorca

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 09:11 AM IST
Real Madrid had climbed three points clear after beating Espanyol, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were at their vibrant best as they dispatched visitors Mallorca at the Camp Nou.
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Lionel Messi holds the trophy of the Golden Ball award ceremony in Paris.(AP)
Lionel Messi holds the trophy of the Golden Ball award ceremony in Paris.(AP)

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde talks about Lionel Messi’s retirement date

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Messi was crowned world player of the year for a record sixth time when he received the Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday and set alarm bells ringing by saying in his speech “you enjoy these moments more because my retirement is getting nearer”.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)

Griezmann struggles symptomatic of a Barcelona lacking creativity

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 10:08 AM IST
When Barca signed Griezmann last summer for 120 million euros from Atletico Madrid, many wondered where the Frenchman would fit into their stacked front line, which would have swelled further had Paris Saint-Germain come to terms over a deal for Neymar.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the match.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the match.(REUTERS)

Camp Nou turns on toothless Barca after draw with Slavia

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Ernesto Valverde’s side had fallen to a 3-1 defeat at Levante in La Liga on the weekend and could not give the rousing response they craved, failing to break down a diligent and bold Slavia side.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during the press conference(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during the press conference(REUTERS)

Barcelona to give all against Slavia with Clasico break ahead

By AFP | Prague
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Barcelona and Real Madrid agreed last week to postpone La Liga’s most prestigious game, which would have been a showdown for the top league spot, from next Saturday to December because of the unrest in Catalonia.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.(REUTERS)

La Liga: Messi, Suarez, Griezmann all on target as Barcelona dispatch Eibar

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:35 PM IST
Griezmann’s place in the newly-formed attacking trident has not been secure this season but the Frenchman opened the scoring at Ipurua before teeing up Messi and then playing the crucial pass for Suarez to make it three.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann.(REUTERS)

Antoine Griezmann attempting to find his feet on rocky ground at Barca

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Barca play at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday looking for lift-off in the Champions League after a goalless draw against Borussia Dortmund made for an underwhelming start to their latest bid for success in Europe.
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Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)

La Liga: Barcelona reach second spot after tough Getafe win

By AFP | Getafe
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:53 PM IST
A remarkable counter-attack goal launched by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and finished off by Luis Suarez put Barca on their way four minutes before the break.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is attended by medical staff after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is attended by medical staff after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)

Barcelona go without Lionel Messi as they look to banish away doubts at Getafe

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Barca’s all-time top scorer has not managed to complete 90 minutes this season due to a series of injuries and had to be taken off at halftime during his side’s 2-1 win at home to Villarreal on Tuesday.
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Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong in action(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong in action(REUTERS)

Messi injured but Barcelona seal much-needed win over Villarreal

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:56 AM IST
His withdrawal will be a major concern for Barca, particularly given this was Messi’s first start of the season after just recovering from a niggling calf injury sustained at the start of August.
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Barcelona's Messi, right, and Antoine Griezmann react.(AP)
Barcelona's Messi, right, and Antoine Griezmann react.(AP)

La Liga: Barcelona’s poor start continues with surprise defeat by Granada

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Barcelona have now won only two of their opening five league games and none away from Camp Nou, this their second loss already, just one fewer than the three they suffered during the entirety of last season.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi comeback possible as Barcelona launch Champions League charge

By Press Trust of India | Berlin
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Messi, who has missed the beginning of the season with a calf injury, was named in Barcelona’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League opener, though it remains unclear whether the Argentinian will play.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during training.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi included in Barcelona squad to face Borussia Dortmund

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:19 PM IST
The Argentina striker has not played since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde named him in the group which was on its way to Germany on Monday.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is likely to be out for two more fixtures.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is likely to be out for two more fixtures.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi likely to miss Barcelona’s next two fixtures, says Ernesto Valverde

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:28 PM IST
It was initially thought the Argentine striker would be sidelined for only a few weeks but he has yet to play any part in this campaign.
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A file photo of Samuel Umtiti (R).(AP)
A file photo of Samuel Umtiti (R).(AP)

Samuel Umtiti suffers foot injury, adding to Barcelona fitness woes

By Agence France-Presse | Barcelona
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Ernesto Valverde’s men, who host Valencia on Saturday, are already without star forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez due to foot and calf problems respectively.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves to fans.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves to fans.(REUTERS)

La Liga preview: Troubled Barcelona look to Lionel Messi for inspiration

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The humiliation in the Champions League and submission in the final of the Copa del Rey mean this team and, in particular, their coach begin the season very much on the back foot.
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