In the press conference ahead of the Copa del Rey match against Espanyol, Barca’s head coach clearly stated that Arda Turan and Alexis Vidal will form part of the squad to take on the cross town rival. This match for the two players will be the first one since they signed to FC Barcelona last summer.
Now that the long wait is over, Arda Turan and Alexis Vidal are close to making their debut as a Barca player. So close to officially become Azulgranas that they have already got their jersey numbers as players of FC Barcelona.
Since summer after signing, Arda Turan and Alexis Vidal are now looking forward to their debut for FC Barcelona. FIFA’s sanction on FC Barcelona which prohibited Barca from signing any player, the duo will eventually be able to make their debut as active players for Barca. The debut will most likely fall in the Copa del Rey meeting with Espanyol.
The qualifiers showed to be a tough one for Croatia and Turkey as they had a narrow win and qualification through their group qualifiers of the Euro 2016. Ivan Rakitic of Croatia and Arda Turan of Turkey who both made their appearances in their match helped their team make it through to the tournament in 2016. Rakitic’s Croatia beat Malta 1–0, Turan’s Turkey with a controversial late goal, beat Iceland 1–0. Continue reading
For the second night in a row, FC Barcelona players have being involved in helping their national team get closer to the ticket of EURO 2016 in France that will take place next summer. On friday nights, four Spanish Barca internationals helped their country to secure their spot in the EURO 2016 with a victory of 4–0 against Luxembourg. Continue reading