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FC Barcelona News: 4 June 2014; Neymar and Dani Alves Score in Brazil Friendly, Lionel Messi on Sports Illustrated Cover

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Neymar and Alves score in Brazil's rout of Panama (4-0) | FC Barcelona
After a sluggish start, Brazil slowly found its groove and rolled over Panama. The opener was scored on the 27th minute by Neymar. Brazil’s No.10 perfectly executed a free kick from the top of the Panamanian box, McFarlane could do nothing to save the strike. Before the break Alves doubled Brazil’s lead.

Deulofeu and Rafinha return to the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu and Rafinha Alcántara shared the dressing room once again this Tuesday afternoon. After being part of the Barça B team two years ago and then being loaned out to Everton and Celta, respectively, both players met up at the Camp Nou.

Deulofeu and Rafinha thrilled to be back at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Rafinha Alcántara and Gerard Deulofeu, who played on loan last season at Celta and Everton respectively, will be official members of the Barça 2014/15 first team squad. On Tuesday they were at the Camp Nou to try on their new shirts and appear on the field that they’ll be gracing after the summer break.

Everything you need to know about Rafinha | FC Barcelona
He has a contract with FC Barcelona until 2016, and spent last season on loan to Celta, where he played in 32 matches (27 as a starter), scoring four goals and laying on five assists.

Barca to answer tax charges over Neymar transfer in court | Eurosport
The club were forced to backtrack having initially said the Brazilian forward arrived at the Nou Camp for 57.1 million euros (£46.5 million) after the case was taken to court by a fan seeking to reveal the full figures.  The club then said the deal was nearer to 100 million euros (£81.4 million), and the prosecution case against them refers to unpaid tax on this amount.

Leo Messi admits: "I would love to win the cup with Argentina" | FC Barcelona
There are only a few days to go before the World Cup gets under way in Brazil, and one person that the media will be watching very closely is Leo Messi. In an in-depth interview, US sports network ESPN spoke to the Argentinian about his life both inside and outside of football.

Leo Messi features on the cover of Sports Illustrated | FC Barcelona
Sports Illustrated, one of the most prestigious sports publications in the world, turns its focus on the big-name players of the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Among them is Leo Messi, who headlines the edition of the magazine that will go on sale this Wednesday in the United States. Other players featured include Liverpool’s striker Luis Suárez, United States captain Clint Dempsey, and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Van Gaal and Kluivert express approval of Luis Enrique | FC Barcelona
Van Gaal, who managed Luis Enrique during two separate stints at Barça, remembers his former charge as "an important player. He was always the number 10, which for me is the most important position in the Barça system. He scored a lot of goals for Barça. He’s a passionate and intelligent person."

How Spain fell in love again - ESPN FC
During the period between Spain's abysmal performance at Euro 2004 (a tournament won by the stultifyingly dull Greece team of Otto Rehhagel) until La Roja departed for Euro 2008, there was not only a vast lack of trust and belief in the national team -- there were periods of molten anger and vindictive abuse. Spain were unloved.

Atletico Madrid to sign goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya from Getafe | Sky Sports
Atletico Madrid have reached agreement with Getafe for the signing of goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya on a three-year deal, subject to a medical. The Spanish champions announced the news on their website on Wednesday - raising further questions over the future of on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtois, who recently claimed he had "no connection" with parent club Chelsea.

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