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FC Barcelona News: 22 June 2012; Goal-Line Technology Meeting Set for July, Portugal Reach Semi-Finals in EURO 2012

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These calls just need to be correct...
These calls just need to be correct...

Blatter expects goal-line technology approval in July after meeting with Beckenbauer -
Fifa president Sepp Blatter revealed that he and Franz Beckenbauer are "on the same page" over goal-line technology after the two met in Zurich on Thursday. The Swiss reiterated the need for technology to be introduced after Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine were denied a goal against England in their decisive Group D fixture on Tuesday, after television replays showed that the ball had crossed the line.

Unfair to compare Vilanova with Guardiola, insists Iniesta -
"It is not good for everyone to start comparing Tito with Pep," Iniesta told El Pais. "Let's start at the beginning, do the right thing by all and not put extra pressure on Tito. "There is no doubt that the philosophy will not change, but Tito has his ideas. He is a new coach who will want to apply his own method; his way of seeing things, working, conveying things.

Vilanova, Roura and Altimira: From La Masia residents to top coaches | FC Barcelona
The friendship between Tito Vilanova, Jordi Roura and Aureli Altimira goes back a long way. More than a quarter of a century before they came together to head the first team squad’s coaching staff, the three were all together at La Masia. They were part of a group including soon to become stars Pep Guardiola and Guillermo Amor. The class photo of the 1985/86 season has preserved for posterity the young faces of Vilanova, Roura and Altimira.

Dos Santos: "When you give the ball to Xavi or Iniesta, football is much easier" | FC Barcelona
B team youngster Jonathan dos Santos reflected on the team’s season, in which under Eusebio Sacristán they finished eighth, and also on his own campaign, which has also included five games with the first team. In the Spanish Cup, he figured in both games against Hospitalet and in the Champions League group game against Milan in Italy which ended 2-3 for Barça as well as starting in the 2-1 win over Real Sociedad in the league and playing in the game against Malaga.

Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic: Ronaldo a constant threat and eventually gets the winner | Zonal Marking
Cristiano Ronaldo was a greater goalscoring threat than the Czech side put together, as Portugal narrowly won a game that should have been safe much earlier. Paulo Bento named an unchanged side again – he’s played this XI in Portugal’s last six competitive games, four at the Euros, two in the play-offs against Bosnia.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Euro 2012 could help me win the Ballon d'Or -
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo thinks that his displays at Euro 2012 could help him secure the Fifa Ballon d'Or award. The 27-year-old has been tipped as a favourite to claim the prestigious accolade after scoring 60 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid last season, including 46 in La Liga, as he inspired Los Blancos to the league title.

Jemez lands Rayo job - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The former Spain international, 42, earns his first top-flight post as a coach after guiding Cordoba to the promotion play-offs in the second division. Jemez replaces Sandoval, who was discarded despite taking Rayo back to La Liga after an eight-year absence in 2011 and staving off relegation on the final day of last season.

Sergio, returns to Sporting Gijon | LFP
Sergio Fernandez, until this season an Osasuna player, has reached an agreement with Sporting Gijon for the next two seasons. Sergio had these words of thanks for the club where he has spent the last three seasons: "They have been three and a half marvellous and spectacular years. I enjoyed myself like never before. I was surprised by all that Osasuna represents- the team, the club and the fans."

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