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FC Barcelona News: 20 June 2013; Neymar Leads Brazil Past Mexico, Carles Puyol Out for 3 To 4 Weeks

Clive Rose

Two masterpieces from Neymar give Brazil the win over Mexico (2-0) | FC Barcelona
Six out of six for Neymar and Alves’ Brazil. The hosts of the Confederations Cup defeated Mexico thanks to a goal and an assists from the newest FC Barcelona player. Both Neymar and Alves played the entire 90 minutes of the match in Fortaleza.

Puyol hopes to be back for FC Barcelona's preseason | FC Barcelona
Carles Puyol underwent knee surgery this morning at the Knee Unit of the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Medicine of Sport (ICATME - Quirón Dexeus). "The surgery, during which a Baker’s cyst was extracted, lasted about 35 minutes. We hope, if there aren’t any setbacks, that the player will be able to return home this afternoon," said Doctor Ricard Pruna.

FC Barcelona’s five new European champions in numbers | FC Barcelona
hiago is the third player to score a hat-trick in the European U21 final. He is preceded by Halilhodzic (1978) and Littbarski (1982). It was a complete hat-trick in every sense – one header, one with his left foot and a penalty with the right.

Cesc: "Moving to FC Barcelona was a very important step for me" | FC Barcelona
After Spain’s 2-1 victory over Uruguay in the Confederations Cup, Cesc Fàbregas sat down with to talk about his role within La Roja and what his move to FC Barcelona has done for his development as a player.

Messi may have fallen into a common football trap | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Messi definitely needs help. Help in negotiating contracts, in sifting through the myriad of commercial offers, in keeping away the sharks that attach themselves to footballers. And he gets it. At least one representative from the office will be there at every interview he does, vetting questions and safeguarding their client.

Levante has a new central defender, the Moroccan Issam El Adoua > LFP
Levante and Issam El Adoua have reached an agreement for the player to join them for the next two seasons. The central defender, who comes from Vitoria de Guimaraes, declare don his arrival at the airport that he comes ´to a great team, Levante. I am very happy to play here and I will give my all to have a great season for the team and as an individual´.

Celta Vigo eye Romeu loan deal - ESPN FC
The Spain Under-21 international was ruled out for the rest of the campaign, having to undergo rehabilitation, but returned to light training in April, before featuring in a charity match in memory of former Espanyol captain Dani Jarque last month.

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