Enrique: Arda and Turan Wil Be Involved Against Espanyol

Luis Enrique trainingIn 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.

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Turan and Vidal to Make Their Debut in Copa del Rey

TuranSince 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.

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Ticket to France for Rakitic and Turan

TuranThe 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

Arda’s Turkey, Rakitic’s Croatia both Stronger in EURO 2016 Qualifiers

RakiticFor 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