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Soccer Football - Copa del Rey - Semi Final First Leg - Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain - February 10, 2021 Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman reacts REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo/Files(REUTERS)

Koeman says Bartomeu arrest bad for Barca image but focused on Sevilla Cup tie

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Bartomeu, who hired Koeman last August but resigned in October to avoid facing a vote of no-confidence, was detained on Monday along with CEO Oscar Grau in a probe related to allegations of improper management and business corruption.
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File photo of Josep Maria Bartomeu(AP)
File photo of Josep Maria Bartomeu(AP)

Former Barcelona chief Bartomeu released day after arrest

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The statement said Bartomeu, president between 2014 and 2020, and his former adviser Jaume Masferrer, had made use of their right not to give a statement in court and the judge had agreed to their provisional release.
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Gerard Pique of Barcelona reacts to receiving a yellow card.(Getty Images)
Gerard Pique of Barcelona reacts to receiving a yellow card.(Getty Images)

Pique says Barcelona in decline but is optimistic about future

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Bartomeu and his board of directors quit the club last week after six years at the helm in order to avoid a vote of no confidence from members, leaving a legacy of plenty of trophies but a steady decline in results and a dire financial situation.
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File image of Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
File image of Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)

It will be difficult for Lionel Messi to remain with Barcelona, says his father

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 06:57 PM IST
After flying in on a private jet, Jorge Messi is expected to meet club president Josep Maria Bartomeu later on Wednesday to discuss his son’s future, Spanish media reported.
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Soccer Football - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - August 25, 2020 Barcelona fans are seen outside the Camp Nou after captain Lionel Messi told Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday REUTERS/Nacho Doce(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - August 25, 2020 Barcelona fans are seen outside the Camp Nou after captain Lionel Messi told Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday REUTERS/Nacho Doce(REUTERS)

Barcelona in new turmoil after Lionel Messi tells club he wants to leave

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 08:49 AM IST
The club subsequently sent Messi a burofax, stating they wanted him to stay and finish his career at Barca, added the source.
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Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)

Koeman will be Barca’s next coach, Messi to stay - president

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Koeman, 57, arrived in Barcelona on Tuesday after spending the morning at the Netherlands’ headquarters to negotiate being released from his contract with the national team, who he has coached since 2018 and led to qualify for Euro 2020.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Granada - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 19, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien reacts(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Granada - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 19, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien reacts(REUTERS)

Sacking coach may not bring an end to Barcelona’s woes

By Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:42 AM IST
With the sackings and by staving off election president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who has been in charge since 2014, has removed himself from the line of fire.
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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)
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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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - June 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - June 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi will finish career at Barcelona, says club president

By Reuters | VILA-REAL
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:12 AM IST
“I’m not going to explain the details because we are focused on the competition and we are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us that he wants to stay and so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.”
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 22, 2020 Barcelona´s Danish forward Martin Braithwaite looks on before the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against SD Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 22, 2020 Barcelona´s Danish forward Martin Braithwaite looks on before the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against SD Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)(AFP)

People see me as emergency signing but I deserve to be at Barcelona: Braithwaite

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 09:19 AM IST
The toughness they saw owes much to when Braithwaite was 18 and playing for Esbjerg FB in Denmark. A broken leg prompted him to transform his attitude and start writing objectives down in a notebook.
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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu attends a news conference at Camp Nou stadium.(REUTERS)
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu attends a news conference at Camp Nou stadium.(REUTERS)

Barca deny criticising players, including Lionel Messi, on social media

By Press Trust of India | Madrid
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:54 PM IST
According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser Cataluna, the PR company I3 Ventures was contracted by Barca and oversaw “dozens” of accounts attacking the likes of Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Pep Guardiola and Carles Puyol on Facebook and Twitter.
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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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File image of Lionel Messi celebrating with teammates after scoring a goal.(REUTERS)
File image of Lionel Messi celebrating with teammates after scoring a goal.(REUTERS)

‘Clasico will be played’, says Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 08:34 PM IST
Protestors from the Catalan separatist movement, Democratic Tsunami, have called for a “massive” protest outside Camp Nou, where Barcelona are due to play against Real Madrid in La Liga on December 18.
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)

Barcelona planning for post-Lionel Messi era, says club president

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Barcelona have been very active in the transfer market in recent years, with Bartomeu completing three of the top six most expensive transfers ever.
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Brazil's injured football star Neymar is seen at the VIP area before the Copa America football tournament.(AFP)
Brazil's injured football star Neymar is seen at the VIP area before the Copa America football tournament.(AFP)

PSG to take action after Neymar skips training

By Reuters | Paris
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Neymar is a reported target for Barcelona, whose President Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week that Neymar wanted to leave the Ligue 1 side to return to Spain, but that PSG were reluctant to sell him.
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File picture of an FC Barcelona flag(Getty Images)
File picture of an FC Barcelona flag(Getty Images)

The Money Clasico - Real Madrid and Barcelona’s race to a billion

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 09:21 AM IST
The revenue milestone is not just financial, it is a mark of status, proof of success, another notch in the debate about which club is bigger.
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Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.(REUTERS)
Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.(REUTERS)

You always want the best – Ter Stegen open to Neymar’s Barcelona return

By Omnisport | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Marc-Andre ter Stegen gets on well with Neymar and would appear to be more than happy to welcome him back to Barcelona.
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Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann has been linked to La Liga rivals Barcelona.(AFP)
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann has been linked to La Liga rivals Barcelona.(AFP)

Barcelona president fuels Antoine Griezmann speculation

By Reuters | Reuters, Barcelona
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 08:53 PM IST
Frenchman Antoine Griezmann has a 100 million euro release clause in his contract and Spanish media reported that Barcelona are ready to pay it.
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