Wednesday, 13 February 2008

FC Barcelona

Barcelona's football club - FC Barcelona or simply "El Barça" - is not only out of this world, but quite possibly the best soccer team in the world as of the 2005/2006 season. They took home the European Champions League cup in 2006.

If you're even remotely a football fan, you shouldn't miss the chance to see a game live a Camp Nou, the team's home stadium. With a 100,000 spectator capacity and amazing three level tiers, it provides fans and visitors alike an unforgettable experience.

FC Barcelona is currently lead by Ronaldinho, the incredibly agile and irresistably likeable Brazilian forward who truly plays in a league of his own. Other FC Barcelona stars include Samuel Eto'o, a Cameroon native who's been named African player of the year not once but twice, and 18 year-old Argentine sensation Lionel Messi, a veritable phenom.

It wouldn't be fair to leave out the fact that Barcelona has another football team, Espanyol de Barcelona. Though not as renowned or successful as FC Barcelona, they're still in Division I and participate in the European Champions League. Depending on the year, they can dish out a threat on the field. The Espanyol plays at the Olympic stadium in Montjüic.

FC Barcelona Football Museum

The FC Barcelona Football Museum (Museu del Futbol Club Barcelona), held within the Camp Nou complex, is one of Barcelona's most visited attractions. It provides a comprehensive history of the team and a great look at Spain's national sport. You can enter via Camp Nou's Gate 14.

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