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FC Barcelona News: 28 June 2014; Ivan Rakitić to be Presented on July 1, World Cup Continues

Denis Doyle

FC Barcelona to present Ivan Rakitic on July 1 | FC Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic will officially become an FC Barcelona player next week. Now that Croatia are out of the World Cup in Brazil, the midfielder is free to travel to Barcelona and finalise the arrangements with his new club.

Brazil and Chile in fight for quarter final place | FC Barcelona
The last 16 round of the World Cup kicks off this evening with hosts Brazil facing Chile. Barça are supplying four payers for the match, with Neymar Jr and Dani Alves set to start for Brazil and Alexis Sánchez and Claudio Bravo for Chile.

Six FC Barcelona players prepare for the Round of 16 of the World Cup | FC Barcelona
Now that the group stage of the World Cup has ended, six FC Barcelona players are preparing to take on their next challenge in the tournament, the knockout round. 16 teams have made it past the first cut, and all of them want to stay in the competition and reach the quarterfinals.

Jordi Alba signed two years ago today | FC Barcelona
Two years ago, on July 28 2012, Jordi Alba joined Barça from Valencia, the Club’s first signing of the summer for Tito Vilanova in his debut season in charge of the team. For the 23-year old Alba, it was a return home, having spent seven years, from 1998 al 2005– at La Masia, before playing for Cornellà, Nàstic de Tarragona and Valencia.

Real Madrid's Denis Cheryshev joins Villarreal on loan - ESPN FC
Real Madrid's Russia international winger Denis Cheryshev will spend next season on loan at Villarreal, the club have announced on Twitter. The news comes after Sevilla, where he had spent last season on loan, announced that he would be returning to the Bernabeu in the summer.

Falcao says he's going to Madrid | Football Espana
Reports in the Spanish Press this morning claims that Radamel Falcao has told friends that he will play for Real Madrid next season. Stories emerged last week that the Colombia international was on his way to Santiago Bernabeu this summer after a miserable season for Monaco. The striker was thought to be desperate to leave the Riviera, and was angling for a switch to the European champions.

Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas eyes move to Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
Keylor Navas would jump at the chance to join Atletico Madrid from Levante as the Spanish champions look for a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. The Costa Rica international is reported to be Los Colchoneros' number one target and he could not hide his admiration for Diego Simeone's outfit.

Villarreal sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo | Sky Sports
A delighted Asenjo said on the Villarreal website: "I've said almost since I arrived here that Villarreal were my only choice. I couldn't be happier. I can only feel pleased because everything has turned out well and I can start a new chapter of my career here.

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