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Barcelona sack coach Koeman after loss to Rayo Vallecano

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | FC Barcelona sacked coach Ronald Koeman on Thursday just hours after they suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Rayo Vallecano. “FC Barcelona have tonight sacked Ronald Koeman as first team coach. Club President Joan Laporta informed him following the defeat to Rayo Vallecano. Ronald Koeman has …

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Ankle injury sidelines Messi against Eibar

Madrid, Spain| THE INDEPENDENT |   FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said on Monday that his side will be without Lionel Messi for Tuesday’s La Liga game at home to Eibar. Messi has delayed his return to Barcelona from Argentina, and speaking to the press ahead of the game, Koeman said …

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Pjanic admits frustration at lack of opportunities at Barca

Madrid, Spain | THE INDEPENDENT |    FC Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has added to coach Ronald Koeman’s problems with an interview in Italian newspaper ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ in which he questions why he has not played much this season despite Barca’s on-field problems. In an interview published the day …

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Koeman rests Messi, De Jong for Barca’s Kiev trip

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Monday left striker Leo Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong out of his squad for Tuesday’s Champions League tie away to Dynamo Kiev. Barca travel to Kiev with three wins from their three group games in the competition, but …

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Messi fit for World Cup qualifiers, says Argentina boss

Buenos Aires, Argentina| XINHUA |   Lionel Messi is available for both of Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru despite a recent ankle problem, head coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday. Earlier, the Barcelona forward trained freely with Argentina’s squad ahead of the team’s clash with Paraguay …

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