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Alba – Luis Suarez was a gift from Barca to Atletico Madrid
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Alba – Luis Suarez was a gift from Barca to Atletico Madrid

Ahead of the Euro 2020 competition, Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has spoken about the challenges that the Spanish national team camp is currently facing after Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus. He also revealed his thoughts about Barca manager Ronald Koman and spoke about the just-concluded season. He made his thoughts known in a chat during the Cadena SER’s El Larguero program with anecdotes about Lionel Messi and his potential exit from Camp Nou.  The defender also spoke about the decision to allow Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid, one which was heavily regretted in the 2020/21 season as he helped fire the Rojiblancos to the title. Reports suggest that Luis Suarez was the subject of a funny transfer decision, as the former board of the club unceremoniously let ...
Copa America left without any host as Argentina is stripped
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Copa America left without any host as Argentina is stripped

Argentina will no longer host the Copa America tournament, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) disclosed on Sunday. This latest development has put the competition in doubt with just 13 days left till the date it was set to kick off. The competition which features 10 South American countries was due to be held in Argentina and Colombia between June 13 and July 10, and this was the first time it was being co=hosted by two nations in its 105-year history. However, Colombia was removed as co-host on May 20 due to persistent protests with demands for social and economic change across the country. Argentina have now joined due to what the body described as present circumstances. CONMEBOL didn't reveal the nature of the circumstances that forced the decision although Ar...
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Barca plan last ditch attempt to acquire Lautaro Martinez

These may be challenging times for Barcelona but they are still interested in the services of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. He's one of the players that have been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga giants although the Serie A club have deemed him untransferrable. Regardless, a report by Goal suggests that Barcelona are working on a final offer that will test Inter Milan's resolve to keep Lautaro Martinez as the La Liga outfit plan to acquire a quality replacement for Luis Suarez. It can be recalled that Luis Suarez was informed by current boss Ronald Koeman, that he was not in his plans at the Camp Nou. He was advised to seek a move elsewhere and is very close to making a move to Juventus. Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio had previously disclosed that the...
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Setien reveals plans for Messi and Suarez ahead of La Liga restart

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has disclosed his plans for the club's return to action on Saturday against Real Mallorca, as well as the careful approach that will be adopted in handing out playing time to Luis Suarez. Setien will likely start Suarez in the game but admitted that it would be careless to give the veteran an extended run. He added that Lionel Messi will be 100% ready by the time action begins. "Luis Suarez could play from the start, but I find it reckless to make him play the whole game," Setien said in a chat with Tot Costa, via Barca Blaugranes. READ: James Rodriguez offered to Man United in a cut-price deal It can be recalled that the Uruguayan forward underwent surgery on his right knee in January. Before the procedure, his last game was in the semi-finals of t...
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Chiellini admits admiration for Luis Suarez despite biting incident

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has admitted that he admires Barcelona striker Luis Suarez despite the infamous biting incident during the 2014 world cup. The Uruguay international who was then at Liverpool was banned for 9 international matches for his conduct against the Italian in a game in which Italy lost 1 nil in Natal, Brazil. It can be recalled that Suarez escaped punishment during the game. READ: Man United’s net debt rises by nearly £130 million The ban ensured that Luis Suarez did not participate in any football-related activity for four months, and had to wait till October for his debut after making a move to Barcelona. "I admire his malice," Chiellini disclosed in his autobiography in quotes translated by AS. "If he lost it, he would become a normal striker. ...
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Lodeiro – Suarez will make a move to the MLS

Seattle Sounders attacker Nico Lodeiro has claimed that Luis Suarez is eager to play in the MLS and that a move to the competition will happen in a matter of time. Lodeiro has played together with Luis Suarez for Uruguay and the former is set to play in the MLS Cup final against Toronto FC on Sunday. He revealed that the Barcelona striker has always been fascinated by the MLS as he likes what he has seen. “I think you need to convince Barcelona. He [Suarez] wants to come to MLS,” Lodeiro told MLSsoccer.com. “He is always asking me about the league. MORE LINKS Nemanja Matic certain to leave Man United in January Keisuke Honda joins Vitesse till the end of the season Arsene Wenger is ready to talk to Bayern Munich "His dream was to play for Barcelona. He’s playing at ...
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Luis Suarez slams questions over Barcelona commitment

Barcelona forward and Uruguay international Luis Suarez has issued an angry response to those questioning his commitment to the club after he played no part the Copa del Rey final loss to Valencia due to knee surgery. Luis Suarez decided to go for a surgical operation on a meniscus problem in his right knee after Barcelona's semi-final elimination by Liverpool in the UCL semi-finals. The surgery effectively ruled him out of the game as well as the last two La Liga games for the club. Insinuations were made that the Uruguayan chose to undergo the surgery so that he would be fit for the Copa America in Brazil, and would not have done it if Barcelona made it to the UCL final. However, Luis Suarez has taken to social media to slam the suggestions in a statement released. Accordin...
Suarez – Messi’s FIFA shortlist exclusion means nothing
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Suarez – Messi’s FIFA shortlist exclusion means nothing

  Barcelona forward and Uruguay international Luis Suarez believes that Lionel Messi's absence from FIFA's three-man Best Player shortlist means nothing. It can be recalled that Lionel Messi was excluded from the three-man shortlist which includes Mohammed Salah, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Suarez in a chat with ESPN FC, Messi's exclusion from the list won't downgrade the previous awards he has won as well as his present and future achievements in the game. “I don't think that any award [Messi] does or doesn't win takes anything away from what he has won and what he keeps on achieving” “It's just like when I was scoring goals and deserved (to win) things, I was above all that. You prove yourself by working hard, with what you do in every game. REA...