FC Barcelona News: 8 June 2014; Lionel Messi Scores in Argentina Win, Javier Mascherano Signs New Contract

Dennis Grombkowski

Javier Mascherano staying until 2018 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with Javier Mascherano to improve and extend his contract for another four seasons, until 30 June 2018, plus an option on a further season. The buy-out clause is 100 million euros.

Wins for Cameroon, Argentina and Spain | FC Barcelona
All ten FC Barcelona internationals in action this weekend with their national teams have ended up on the winning side as Cameroon, Argentina and Spain overcame Moldavia, Slovenia and El Salvador. These were the last warm-up games for the three teams ahead of the opening match on Thursday.

Happy Birthday Mascherano! | FC Barcelona
In a relatively short space of time with Barça, Mascherano has won no fewer than nine titles, including the Champions League (2011), two Spanish league titles (2011 and 2013), three Spanish Super Cups (2011, 2012 and 2014) and a World Club Cup (2011).

Barcelona 2.0: Cesc out, Rakitic in as Luis Enrique makes his mark - Goal.com
No time is being wasted. Following a season of decline and decay at Camp Nou, new coach Luis Enrique is ready to oversee significant changes at the Catalan club and the first of those will see Ivan Rakitic coming in and Cesc Fabregas heading out this summer. A brand new Barcelona is already starting to take shape.

Rafinha, talent and power | FC Barcelona
Rafinha Alcántara is about to embark on his first season with FC Barcelona as a fully-fledged member of the senior squad after making a number of appearances previously. On Tuesday, he posed with the shirt for the first time.

Barcelona closes in on €35 million Marquinhos deal - Goal.com
Barcelona is in final negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Brazil central defender Marquinhos - new coach Luis Enrique's priority signing for his first season in charge at Camp Nou. Sources involved expect the transfer to be agreed by Monday, and the club could still move for another two defenders this summer after allowing Alex to join AC Milan earlier this week.

Barça players who missed out | FC Barcelona
With just a few days until the start of the Brazil World Cup, Barça are again providing many of the tournament’s top players. However, down the years there have been a number of Club stars who never figured in a World Cup.

1974-1978: World Cup Finals and FC Barcelona (III) | FC Barcelona
Today we’ve got a reminder of the 1974 World Cup, when Cruyff and Neeskens helped Holland to wow the planet with their Total Football, and the 1978 edition, when Holland and Neeskens once again had to settle for second place behind the host country.

Segunda play-offs & relegation decided | Football Espana
Real Murcia, Cordoba, Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas are the four Segunda teams contesting the play-offs for a place in the Primera. Eibar and Deportivo La Coruna had already clinched promotion prior to the final round of games yesterday, Marca reports, and the play-off line-up is now known.

Valbuena in Valencia talks | Football Espana
Valencia are speaking with Marseille’s Mathieu Valbuena about a move to Mestalla this summer, reports in Spain claim. Los Che are now able to spend in the market after Peter Lim’s takeover and the France international has been put high on Juan Antonio Pizzi’s shortlist. Valbuena is said to be looking to leave France and is attracted by the idea of playing in Spain, Marca say.

FIFA sponsor wants Qatar investigation | Football Espana
Sony, a major sponsor of FIFA, have called for allegations of corruption regarding Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid to be investigated. The Guardian reports that the electronics company have made the statement in light of further claims from the Sunday Times, made in today’s paper, a week after the first wave of allegations.

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