FC Barcelona News: 10 June 2014; Luis Enrique Appendicitis Surgery Successful, Internationals Arrive in Brazil

David Ramos

Luis Enrique, operated on for appendicitis | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's coach, Luis Enrique Martinez, has had an emergency operation for acute appendicitis. The surgery was successful and he will be discharged in the next day or so.

The Burden of Being Messi - NYTimes.com
Over the past nine years, Messi has led F.C. Barcelona to national and international titles while breaking individual records in ways that seem otherworldly. In 2012, he scored 91 goals in 69 games — a ridiculous number — for club and country, and he has been chosen by FIFA, soccer’s governing body, as the best player in the world an unprecedented four of the last five years.

Spain, Argentina, Chile and Cameroon arrive in Brazil | FC Barcelona
With only three days before the World Cup kicks off, the majority of the national teams set to participate in the tournament have made their way to Brazil. The Spanish national team arrived in Brazil from the United States on Monday morning, they completed their first training session in Curitiba that afternoon.

The Ciutat Esportiva from above | FC Barcelona
This is what the Ciutatat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi , looks like from another perspective. It is the nerve center of the first team training sessions, as well as the training centre for all the FC Barcelona academy teams.

Neymar: First year from the inside view
The Brazilian star tells us the story of his first season with FC Barcelona

1990-94: World Cup Finals and FC Barcelona (V) | FC Barcelona
Just two days away from the start of the World Cup Finals, in Brazil, and we are continuing with a series of summaries of all previous tournaments, always from a Barça perspective. In these two editions (Italy 1990 and USA 1994) we saw one of the World Cup Finals with just about the smallest FC Barcelona representation, and also the first Barça player to win a World Cup.

Barcelona delegates in Seville to clinch Rakitic signing - Goal.com
The Catalan club has sent representatives to the Andalusian club to finalize a summer move for the Croatia international. Barcelona delegates are in Seville with the aim of clinching the signing of midfielder Ivan Rakitic as a 20 million euro move edges closer to fruition.

Report: Valdes' Monaco move off | Football Espana
The goalkeeper opted not to renew his contract at Barcelona last season, and will leave the club on a free in the summer. Stories had indicated that the Spain international had signed a pre-contract agreement with the Ligue 1 side, but L’Equipe have revealed that the Riviera team have decided not to take up that option with the shot-stopper.

Borussia Dortmund rule out Marco Reus exit amid Barcelona talk | Football News | Sky Sports
Dortmund have moved quickly to dispel the latest rumours, though, with sporting director Michael Zorc adamant that the 25-year-old will not be going anywhere. "I can definitely rule out a transfer this summer," Zorc said, quoted by Bild.

FCB Pinball, new official FC Barcelona app | FC Barcelona
Bringing together the world of football and classic pinball was the idea behind the very latest FC Barcelona digital app, FCB Pinball. Its features a 3D pinball machine starring the Barça players, in which the players have to complete missions related with the first team, including special moves in attack and defence, as well as set pieces.

FIFA reveal goal-line tech | Football Espana
FIFA have officially presented the goal-line technology that will assist officials during this summer’s World Cup. The tournament was confirmed in 2013 as set for the introduction of technology, and the GoalControl-4D system has now been installed in all 12 stadiums due to host matches at this summer’s World Cup.

Miranda reveals offers from England and Spain | Sky Sports
Now a host of Atletico's key players are being linked with big-money moves away from the club and Miranda is no different. Barcelona and Manchester United are widely reported to be leading the chase, and Miranda has now confirmed that he does have options in both Spain and England.

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