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FC Barcelona News: 31 May 2014; Alexis Sanchez Shines on International Duty, 23-Man Spain Squad Announced

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Alexis leads Chile fightback against Egypt | FC Barcelona
Despite conceding two early goals, Chile hit back, with Sanchez setting up all three of his team’s goals, putting Marcelo Diaz through on 25 minutes, than releasing Eduardo Vargas for the equaliser on the hour mark, before repeating the trick to give Vargas the chance to score the winner on 78 minutes.

Iniesta scores; Deulofeu makes his debut (2-0) | FC Barcelona
The Spanish national team played its first match in the run-up to the World Cup this evening. It was against Bolivia, in Seville and a lot of FC Barcelona players played a big role in the outcome. Eight Blaugrana featured against the South American team, among them Gerard Deulofeu, who made his debut with the national team. The forward played a total of 11 minutes.

Song set for Premier League return | Football Espana
Alex Song is expected to leave Barcelona this summer and return to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool rumoured. Song moved to Camp Nou from the Gunners in 2012 and has gone on to play 65 times for La Blaugrana. But Sport report that the Cameroon international isn’t in the plans of new Coach Luis Enrique and a return to England is his most likely escape route.

May 2014 Top Videos | FC Barcelona
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Barcelona ready to pay €60m buyout clause for Atletico Madrid's Jorge 'Koke' Resurrección [MARCA]
But MARCA report today that Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has made Koke his number one priority this summer, and that he and the Barcelona hierarchy are willing and ready to pay the astronomical sum. Marca report that Enrique almost managed to sign Koke for Roma in 2010, and that this time around he’s determined to get his man, who he sees as the ideal heir to Xavi’s midfield throne.

Costa named in Spain World Cup squad | Football Espana
Costa is joined by Fernando Torres and David Villa with no place for Fernando Llorente or Alvaro Negredo. Jesus Navas is also absent but Juan Mata is named as one of the midfielders. Dani Carvajal loses out to Juanfran and Cesar Azpilicueta in the right-back spots while Jordi Alba is the only natural left-back with Alberto Moreno cut from the 30-man preliminary group.

Javi Gracia named new Malaga manager - ESPN FC
Malaga have named Javi Gracia as their new coach on a two-year contract. Gracia, who will be presented by the Andalusian club next Tuesday, replaces Bernd Schuster, who recently left Malaga after just one season in charge.