Spain are eliminated from the World Cup by Alexis' Chile (0-2) | FC Barcelona
Spain, with four FC Barcelona players in the starting line-up, went up against Alexis Sánchez’s Chile in a do-or-die match to stay in the World Cup. Vicente del Bosque’s men were unable to best the Chileans and thus have been eliminated from the global tournament. Vargas put Chile ahead inside the 15-minute mark, and Aránguiz put the final nail in the coffin minutes from halftime.
Croatia still alive; Cameroon eliminated (0-4) | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia and Alex Song’s Cameroon battled it out this evening in Manaus to keep their respective World Cup hopes alive. It was the African team that were made to bow out as Croatia fired for four unanswered goals.
FC Barcelona and Napoli to meet in Geneva on August 6 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s preseason is gradually taking shape and the latest summer opponent has been announced as SSC Napoli, who Barça will face next August 6 at 20.00 CET in the Stade de Genève, Switzerland. The other opponents that have already been confirmed are OGC Nice, HJK Helsinki and Club León, the latter in the Gamper.
From Sevilla to Barcelona, quality transfers | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic has just signed for FC Barcelona from Sevilla FC. He thus follows in the footsteps of such players as Keita, Alves and Adriano, who all moved from the Sánchez Pizjuán to triumph at the Camp Nou.
La Real to get 100% of Vela | Football Espana
Carlos Vela should become a 100% Real Sociedad player in the next few days after talks with Arsenal, who retained a stake in the forward. Mundo Deportivo say La Real will pay €10m to take full control of Vela’s registration in return for the Gunners giving up their €4m option on the Mexican.