Barcelona News: Copa Del Rey Squad Updates and Camp Nou Renovation Progress

FC Barcelona Training Session
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Yesterday, FC Barcelona updated their squad for the Copa Del Rey Round of 16 clash against Unionistas. The injury crisis continues and the club also lost a few players because of suspension. Lamine Yamal is out because of being suspended in last year's youth category of the competition.

Ronald Araújo suffered a double yellow against Real Madrid and will serve a one-game suspension. As for the list of injured players, their treatment drags on as six players will watch the game as spectators.

Marc-André ter Stegen, Gavi, Marcos Alonso, Iñigo Martínez, João Cancelo and Raphinha are currently serving their time in the hospital. This makes a total of eight players who'll miss the clash in Salamanca.

Following the circumstances, Xavi has called up players from the reserve team to fill their gaps. Ander Astralaga, Diego Kochen, Marc Casadó, Marc Guiu, Pau Cubarsí, Pau Víctor and Héctor Fort are the names Xavi has put his trust in for the clash at Estadio Muncipal Reina Sofía.

The full list of the updated squad is as follows: Alejandro Balde, Ferran Torres, Pedri, Robert Lewandowski, Iñaki Peña, João Félix, Andreas Christensen, Oriol Romeu, Vitor Roque, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, İlkay Gündoğan, Jules Koundé, Ander Astralaga, Diego Kochen, Marc Casadó, Marc Guiu, Pau Cubarsí, Pau Víctor and Héctor Fort.

Barça's Sustainable Stadium Remodeling: Recycling Old Camp Nou Components

 Discover how Barça's eco-friendly approach transforms the iconic stadium.
Construction work has begun on the new Spotify Camp Nou,... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

It's been more than seven months since the start of the renovation of Camp Nou. The project is set to end in the 2025-26 season and is one of the potential venues for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. After the completion of the renovation, it will become the third largest stadium in the world, only behind Narendra Modi Stadium and Rungrado 1st of May Stadium.

Considering how recycling can help rejuvenate the nature, FC Barcelona has planned to also play their part in the preservation. The club has set up material treatment plants at the construction site to treat materials of the old Camp Nou which they will use in the new stadium.

Barça reported that it aims to build a new sustainable stadium and also reduce the carbon footprint caused by the construction process. Current laws allow the use of recycled material in both structural and non-structural parts of the building.

This material can be used to build 100% of the non-structural part, whereas only 20% is allocated for the structural part, considering safety concerns.