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FC Barcelona News: 23 May 2013; Adriano Correia Extends Barça Contract, Five Called Up To Represent Spain U-21

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Adriano Correia renews his contract with FC Barcelona through 2017 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have agreed to terms with Adriano Correia to renew the player’s contract for four additional seasons, through June 30 of 2017. The player’s buyout clause is set at 90 million euros. The agreement was reached this afternoon in Barcelona after Club officials discussed the terms of the contract extension with the player’s representative, Paulo Affonso Neves.

Messi proud to take Ronaldinho's No.10 -
"When they gave me the No.10 jersey, I was very proud and happy to wear it. It's the shirt that has been worn by some impressive players at the club," the Argentine reveals in an advert for Audemars Piguet. "Ronaldinho had worn it and he did a great many things for the club. It was a fantastic responsibility for me to have the No.10 shirt that he had worn and which had been worn by many others."

Thiago on verge of century | FC Barcelona
The magic, improvisation and quality of Thiago Álcantara have made the midfielder one of the most promising youngsters in the current Barça squad. He is still only 22, but on Sunday could make it to 100 appearances in the famous jersey.

The next edition of the Champions League takes shape | FC Barcelona
The top eight seeded teams are Barça, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Porto and Benfica. There are a couple of pending matters still yet to be decided, however. Arsenal need to progress past the Champions League qualifying round, and if Borussia Dortmund win this year’s Champions League title, they will be seeded next season.

FC Barcelona will host two football clinics on August 3 and 4 in the Palestinian Territories and Israel | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona, with the full cooperation and support of the Government of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, will host two football clinics for peace next August. One will be in Israel and the other in the West Bank and both will involve children from Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Christopher Columbus statue dressed in Barcelona shirt -
A statue of legendary explorer Christopher Columbus has been kitted out in a giant version Barcelona's 2013-14 shirt to celebrate its unveiling. Sports giant Nike decided to pay €94,100 to dress up the famous sea adventurer, whose vision had more than hint of Xavi and who could do the seemingly impossible like Lionel Messi.

De Gea, Isco in Euro U-21 squad | Football Espana
Manchester United’s David de Gea and Malaga’s Isco Alarcon are notable inclusions in Spain’s squad for the European Under-21 Championships. For the summer’s international youth tournament to be held in Israel, defending champions Spain have also included the likes of Cristian Tello, Thiago Alcantara and Iker Muniain.

Mourinho, Ronaldo banned for two games - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Portuguese duo were both given their marching orders during Real Madrid’s extra-time Copa del Rey Final defeat to Atletico Madrid last Friday. Mourinho, who was dismissed by referee Carlos Clos Gomez for taking his protestations too far, has been banned for two games, but this does not include League games.

2013-14 Madrid shirts revealed - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Spanish League and Cup runners-up Madrid look to be heading into 2013-14 with a traditional all-white home kit once more, detailed with orange lining on the collar, end of the sleeves and down the side of the chest. The away jersey is a medium blue with bright red detailing along the side of the chest, whilst the third kit is an all orange affair with a black collar and detailing.

Atleti win Peter Lim Charity Cup - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Atleti have spent the week so far in Singapore on a promotional exercise following on from last Friday’s Copa del Rey win against Real Madrid. Following on from yesterday’s training workshop with over 100 local schoolchildren, Diego Simeone’s side lined up on Wednesday afternoon UK time at the Jalan Besar Stadium against a select XI of Singapore players.

Fulham bring in Amorebieta - ESPN FC
Fulham have announced the signing of centre-half Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Amorebieta, 28, will arrive on a free transfer having agreed a four-year contract at Craven Cottage. The Venezuela international joined Athletic in 1996, and has played over 250 games during his eight seasons at the club.

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