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FC Barcelona News: 23 June 2012; Lionel Messi Organizes Friendly Match in Bogota, Spain Face France Today

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Dani's recovery is apparently going fine as he was able to play a few minutes in Messi's friendly game.
Dani's recovery is apparently going fine as he was able to play a few minutes in Messi's friendly game.

Goals galore in Messi friendly (6-6) | FC Barcelona
There were four Barça players involved in the friendly game on Thursday night between The Friends of Messi and The Rest of the World. Pinto, Alves and Mascherano joined their Barça teammate Leo Messi, whilst their opponents featured a host of top name players led by Falcao, Forlán and Hamsik.

Xavi still Spain’s pass master | Andy Mitten - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I'm not strong, nor fast, nor skilful, I'm a player from the street," said Spain's Xavi Hernandez, football's most intelligent player and its best talker this weekend. "Without my team-mates, without space, I am nothing."

Jordi Alba asked sporting director how much Barcelona are going to pay for him, says Cornella president Jose Galvez -
The report also reveals that the 23-year-old is "happy about his future and that of Cornerlla", and that he joked with sporting director Andres Manzano. "The president [Valencia's Manuel Lorente] has to be happy, how much is he going to charge for me?" Jordi Alba asked Manzano, according to Galvez. Galvez also remains convinced that no deal will be reached until Spain conclude their European Championship campaign.

Barcelona Drug-Taking Cheats Become Spain Heroes Every 2 Years | ESPN Soccernet
In an ideal world, I would love to see the Madrid-based press respecting Barcelona players independently of what shirt they’re wearing. I would also appreciate it if, instead of blindly broadcasting whatever Portuguese managerJose Mourinho comes out with, they thought about the consequences their constant attacks on Barcelona players will have in La Roja when those very same players must share the same dressing room.

Bojan Krkic set to remain at Roma - ESPN Soccernet
Bojan, 21, signed for Roma last year from Barcelona in a deal that included a mandatory €13 million buy-back clause for 2013, but there has been talk of a move to another club this summer. However, despite former Barcelona B boss Luis Enrique leaving the Giallorossi, Bojan remains eager to remain at the club.

Barcelona announce huge expansion in US youth camps |
FC Barcelona announced on Friday afternoon a massive expansion of the American outlet of their youth soccer camp, FCBEscola, which will be aimed at more than 3,500 boys and girls between the ages of six and 12 in nine cities across the country. The club aims to teach American kids the Barcelona philosophy, including drills and exercises taught by Barça coaches.

Ronaldinho: Messi & Neymar are the best in the world -
New Atletico Mineiro signing Ronaldinho has admitted that he is honoured to have been named as a key influence in the development of Lionel Messi and Neymar, and named the Barcelona and Santos stars as the two best players in the world.

Internacional close on Nilmar - report -
According to Globesporte, the Brazilian outfit have already agreed personal terms with the forward, who left the Beira-Rio for El Madrigal in 2007. The paper claims that all that Internacional are waiting on Villarreal to accept their offer, but the club's vice-president of football Luciano Davi was giving nothing away when quizzed on Nilmar's proposed return.

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