Barcelona to BLOCK players from going to Euro 2024 and Olympic games, in club v country row

Barcelona sporting director Deco speaks on the phone prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on February 24, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Barcelona are looking to prevent players from competing at Euro 2024 and the Olympics, in a bid to protect their squad from injuries.

The troubled Catalan outfit sit eight points behind Real Madrid in the league, with incumbent boss Xavi Hernandez already confirmed to be leaving at the end of the season. While they're technically not out of the title race and one of the stronger competitors on their side of the Champions League draw, Barça have been widely labelled as in the midst of a crisis at current.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.