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FC Barcelona News: 20 June 2012; Spain to Face France in Quarter-Finals, GK Coach Unzué Leaves Barcelona

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Spain fans, unlike the Dutch fans, don't have to leave the EURO yet.
Spain fans, unlike the Dutch fans, don't have to leave the EURO yet.

Juan Carlos Unzué's contract rescinded | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Juan Carlos Unzué have mutually decided to rescind the contract that linked the two parties together through June 30, 2013. FC Barcelona would like to thank Juan Carlos Unzué for his dedication and work with the first team and wish him success in his future professional endeavours.

[Note: Unzué will now become the head coach of Racing Santander]

'It will be different against Spain' - Lloris says France will improve after Sweden defeat -
"I think Sweden deserved to win, but I have mixed feelings," the 25-year-old told reporters. "We were playing to win but, unfortunately, we could never find the right pass, and we couldn't find the right solutions. But against Spain it will be completely different."

Del Bosque defends his tactics as Spain stutter through to the quarter finals -
Vicente del Bosque has defended his tactics after Spain advanced to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.The reigning world and European champions looked far from their best as they laboured to a 1-0 win against Croatia to finish top of Group C, with substitute Jesus Navas scoring the winner just three minutes from time.

End-of-year ceremony at La Masia | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s youth system closed out the 2011/12 season this Tuesday with a dinner at the gardens of La Masia Centro de Formación Oriol Tort. President Sandro Rosell, along with vice presidents Josep M. Bartomeu and Jordi Cardoner, and the directors Jordi Mestre, Toni Freixa and Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca were in attendance.

Barcelona chief: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 12th best - ESPN Soccernet
"Cristiano Ronaldo is not the second best player in the world, he is the 12th," he told Spanish newspaper AS. "The first 11 are the Barcelona players. Outside Spain everyone is clear that Messi should win the Golden Ball, but here..."

Ronaldo pays for cancer treatment for nine-year-old boy -
Having been told by doctors that there was nothing more they can do for their child, Nuhazet's parents decided to make one of their son's dreams come true by taking him to a game at the Santiago Bernabeu last month. Ronaldo and Mendes met the boy, who hails from Las Palmas, after the match and immediately offered to foot the bill for a consultation at one of the Spanish capital's top medical facilities.hails

Raul Rodriguez, until 2015 | LFP
Raul Rodriguez, Espanyol´s central defender, has reached an agreement with the club to renew his contract until the 30th June 2015. The previous agreement the Catalan player had with the club was to expire at the end of next season. After recent negotiations over the last few weeks they reached a new agreement. The player’s contract was renewed and is a sign of the mutual trust between the defender and Espanyol.

Ruben Perez, now a Betis player | LFP
"I chose Betis as they have a great history and I have always admired them a lot. I was conscious of the humility of the team. At a personal level I try to talk as little as possible. At the level of the team, I hope the goal this season will be more than just escaping relegation and that we can fight to enter one of the European competitions".

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