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FC Barcelona News: 3 June 2014; Alex Song Included in Cameroon World Cup Squad, Barça Youth Teams Break Records

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Spain travel to the United States with seven FC Barcelona players | FC Barcelona
Vicente del Bosque’s 23-man World Cup team travelled to the USA this Monday. With only 10 days to go for the start of the tournament, Spain will conduct a training camp in Washington, DC, where they will play their final friendly – against El Salvador – in preparation for their title defence in Brazil.

Xavi, first Barça player to play in four World Cups | FC Barcelona
Korea and Japan 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, and now Brazil 2014. These are the four World Cups that Xavi Hernandez will have taken part in. The midfielder from Terrassa was included in Del Bosque’s list of 23 players, which makes him a fixture for almost 15 years in the top competition for national teams. So far he has totalled 14 matches in this competition.

Alex Song, called up by Cameroon for the World Cup | FC Barcelona
Alex Song will be playing in the World Cup 2014. This Monday, Cameroon manager, Volker Finke, has called up the Barça midfielder in the 23 player squad for the great event. At 26 years old, Brazil will be the first World Cup for Alex Song.

One year since Neymar's arrival | FC Barcelona
Monday June 3, 2013, is a day Neymar da Silva Santos Junior will never forget. After a long wait, he finally became an FC Barcelona player. Following his medical test, at midday he signed a contract binding him to the Catalan club until 2018. He then stepped outside the office, where the media was waiting to get the first photos of one of the summer’s highest profile signings.

Barcelona consider Bojan Krkic as makeweight in Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo deal - ESPN FC
AS claims Barca are keen to wrap up a deal for Bravo before the start of the World Cup on June 12, where the keeper will be competing for Chile. Sociedad are said to prefer to keep hold of Bravo but are aware that an offer from Barcelona could tempt the player. Bojan could be used as a "sweetener," AS reports, with the forward back in Barcelona after a loan spell at Ajax.

Edmílson: "Barça will always be in my heart" | FC Barcelona
It is essential that all 23 players concentrate and that there is harmony in the group. There can be no vanity, that's what makes a team fail. Without vanity and without division in the squad, it’s easier to win. In my opinion, harmony and concentration is required.

Record-breaking season for youth teams | FC Barcelona
It has been an extraordinarily successful for FC Barcelona’s youth teams. The U19 team won the UEFA Youth League as well as the league title, while the ladies team coached by Xavi Llorens not only won their domestic championship but also made it to the quarter finals of the Champions League, its best ever showing.

Courtois confirms Mourinho talks, refuses to be drawn on future | Eurosport
Courtois has spent the last three years on loan at Vicente Calderon from Stamford Bridge, helping Atletico this season to the League title and Champions League final.  He even played against his parent club in the Champions League semi-final and said he felt his situation changed with that game.

David Villa signs for new MLS club New York City FC | Sky Sports
Spain international David Villa has completed his move from Atletico Madrid to newly-formed Major League Soccer side New York City FC. The World Cup-winning striker is the first player to sign for the club, which is jointly owned by Manchester City and the New York Yankees.

Watch Madrid spectacularly unveil 2014-15 kits -
Real Madrid showcased its new home and away kit in spectacular fashion in a flashy, elaborate presentation outside the Santiago Bernabeu. The European champions presented their new fuchsia away jersey in front of a large crowd on Monday night and also showed off their new home strip, which adheres to their tradition of playing in a simple white top.

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