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FC Barcelona News: 28 June 2013; Spain To Meet Brazil in Confederations Cup Final, Rafinha Extends Barça Contract


Spain through to the final on penalties (0-0; 7-6) | FC Barcelona
The final of the Confederations Cup will be tinted in blaugrana, especially after this evening’s match between Spain and Italy. Spain, with nine FC Barcelona players on the team, defeated Italy in the semi-final of the competition. Vicente del Bosque named six Barça players to the starting team – Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio, Iniesta, Xavi and Pedro – and they all had notable performances throughout the match.

FC Barcelona agree to extend Rafinha's contract | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Rafael Alcántara, Rafinha, to extend the player's contract through June 30 of 2016. Rafinha’s current contract was due to expire on June 30 of 2014. The player’s buy-out clause will be set at 30 million euros.

'Messi is totally innocent' - lawyer -
"Those stories were published without any confirmation from us or any consultation," Juarez told Goal in a telephone conversation late on Thursday. "Nobody can confirm that information. We cannot comment on any questions concerning my client, [but] we still believe totally in his innocence - that has never changed."

U20 Spain win without Deulofeu (2-1) | FC Barcelona
Spain closed out the group stage of the U20 World Cup with a victory over France. The 2-1 win allows Julen Lopetegui’s team to finish top of Group A. The forward Gerard Deulofeu, the only Barça player named to the squad against France, watched the game from the bench.

Swans swoop for Espanyol's Amat - ESPN FC
Swansea have confirmed the signing of Espanyol defender Jordi Amat for a fee of £2.5 million, subject to the player passing a medical. Amat, 21, becomes Michael Laudrup’s second summer arrival, joining midfielder Jose Canas in swapping La Liga for the Premier League.

David Barral returns to Spanish football as the latest striker for Levante > LFP
Levante reached an agreement with striker David Barral, who, once having undergone the usual medical examination, will join the team. The player, born on 10th May 1983, has signed with Levante for two seasons.

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