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Barca president Laporta highlights good relations with favorite to replace Koeman******
MADRID, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed on Friday that he has been in constant contact with Xavi Hernandez since he was re-elected to the club presidency in March.
Former Barca midfielder Xavi is the favorite to replace Ronald Koeman as first team coach in the wake of Koeman's sacking in the early hour of Thursday morning.
Although Xavi is currently coaching Al-Saad in Qatar, the 41-year-old has always been clear that his ambition is to one day coach the club where he helped establish a style of play.
"I have been talking with Xavi since the electoral campaign and contact has never been broken... They are private conversations between friends," commented Laporta, who was speaking at the presentation of Barca's B-team coach Sergi Barjuan as caretaker coach.
Laporta said he had "very good references from people who are very close" to Xavi. "I know what he thinks of the team we have and what he wants to do."
"I have always said that Xavi will train Barca one day. He is a person who lives for football, he belongs to Barca and he has it as a priority objective in his life. What I think is that I have a very good relationship with him and that he is surrounded by excellent people," said the Barca president.
Sergi will be in charge until Xavi (or someone else) takes over, with his first game at home to Alaves on Saturday night.
Barca will be without midfielder Pedri and forward Martin Braithwaite, while Ronald Araujo, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto are all doubts.
"I'm taking over at a difficult moment, but we are already working and it's easy to work with players like this," said Sergi, adding that he wouldn't try to make big changes to the team.
"We have to get the players going and we have to be united for tomorrow... The way we play won't change but, but maybe I will slightly alter some tactical concepts," said Sergi, who explained the side needed to "recover the idea of vertical football." Enditem
彩票中奖1001万被冒领拿不回钱 鄠邑区警方已审理 全方位进行调研******
跟踪 请律师打官司赢得彩票使用权 被骗取的干万大奖咋拿回。
前不久，华商报小编小编联络了鄠邑警察，据北京市派出所鄠邑大队有关责任人详细介绍，现阶段已交给大队经侦处审理并全方位进行调研。 华商报小编 谢涛。
Chinese shares close higher Thursday******
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed higher Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.15 percent, at 3,532.79 points.。
The Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.27 percent higher at 14,699.74 points.。
The combined turnover of stocks covered by the two indices stood at 1.12 trillion yuan (about 174.6 billion U.S. dollars), up from 1.08 trillion yuan on the previous trading day.。
The cement sector was among those that gained the most, while the electricity sector mostly lost.。
The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.99 percent to close at 3,433.24 points Thursday. Enditem。
War epic "The Battle at Lake Changjin" stays atop Chinese box office******
BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- War epic film "The Battle at Lake Changjin" continued leading the Chinese mainland box office on Thursday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Friday.
With daily revenue of 17.06 million yuan (about 2.67 million U.S. dollars), the film's total box office sales approached 5.37 billion yuan on Thursday after 29 days of screening.
The Chinese production was followed by "Dune," a British sci-fi film adapted from a homonymic novel written by Frank Herbert, which finished the day with 8.38 million yuan.
"Love After Love," a romance drama by Hong Kong director Ann Hui, grabbed the third spot with a daily box office of about 5.22 million yuan on Thursday. Enditem