FC Barcelona News: 5 August 2013; Barça Conclude Peace Tour, Arrive in Thailand, Neymar Diagnosed with Anemia

Adam Nurkiewicz

Barça's peace tour of Israel and Palestine has come to an end and the team has already traveled to Thailand where the players will take on the Thailand XI in a friendly on Wednesday.

Neymar of Barcelona has anaemia, but will keep training - ESPN FC
Barcelona told The Associated Press that "due to an operation on his tonsils this summer the player is suffering a case of anaemia that is being treated and won't impede him from training with normality with the rest of his team-mates". The club did not specify what treatment Neymar is following.

Football for peace in Tel Aviv | FC Barcelona
During this evening’s clinic in Tel Aviv, Leo Messi was accompanied by Mohamad, a 17-year-old from Palestine, and Assael, a 19-year-old from Israel. The two youngsters donned shirts with the word ‘peace’ written on them, Mohamad’s was in Catalan, English, Arabic and Assael’s was in Catalan, English and Hebrew.

From the Peace Tour to Bangkok | FC Barcelona
After two busy days in Palestine and Israel, FC Barcelona have ended the ‘Peace Tour’ and arrived in Bangkok (Thailand), where they play the national team on Wednesday. In this city of six million inhabitants, Barça will be combining training with commercial and charity events, such as the visit to the Unicef offices in Thailand.

Full details of 2013 Asian Tour | FC Barcelona
Thailand and Malaysia are the two Asian countries being visited by FC Barcelona this preseason. The 2013 Asian Tour will be taking place from August 4 to 11, and Barça will be taking on the Thai national team and a Malaysian XI.

Zubizarreta: "We're counting on Cesc, he's an extraordinary player" | FC Barcelona
"We’re counting on Cesc" he insisted. "I said that on the day of Tito’s presentation, and also on the day of Tata’s. He is an extraordinary player who creates, finishes and gets into the right positions. We’re delighted with him, he’s the Barça number 4".

Rosell: Messi would cost €580 million - Goal.com
"All players who want to leave can leave - all but Messi," he told Sport. "They'd have to give Messi €250m to pay the LFP clause, then they'll have to pay more than 56 per cent in taxes. This would be about €580m. "Thiago has gone because he wanted to. He asked in writing to be allowed to leave. We do not want players who do not think of Barca first."

Spanish transfer round-up: Barca close on keeper - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Barcelona boss Tata Martino has identified Newell’s Old Boys goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman as the man to replace Victor Valdes at the Camp Nou. Valdes recently reiterated that "there is no going back on my decision to leave at the end of next season" and Martino has asked Barca director of football Andoni Zubizarreta to monitor his former charge over the next 12 months.

Ronaldo tight-lipped amid reports of new Real Madrid deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Marca has reported that the Portuguese has tied down his future at the Bernabeu until 2018, increasing his salary to 17 million euros (£14.8million) per year after tax and negotiating a new arrangement over the sale of his image rights in the process. Ronaldo has two years to run on his deal at Madrid, who paid a world record £80 million fee to prise him away from Manchester United in 2009, but has courted speculation over his future by revealing that he misses English football.

Match Report: Valencia 4-0 Inter - Goal.com
Ever Banega opened the scoring after seven minutes and los Che didn't look back, with two goals from Jonathan Viera and one from Jonas securing the victory which they fully deserved. Miroslav Djukic's men now face Everton in the final game of the tournament to decide fifth place before their opening La Liga encounter against Malaga on August 17.

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