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FC Barcelona News: 6 June 2014; Barça Reportedly Sign Ivan Rakitic, Eusebio Sacristan Signs Contract Extension

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Barcelona to sign Rakitic for €20m -
Barcelona have tied up a £16.2m (€20m) deal to sign Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla. The 26-year-old was one of the standout performers in La Liga last season as Sevilla finished in fifth place and he helped the Andalusians claim the Europa League crown with victory over Benfica in May.

World Cup with a Barça tinge | FC Barcelona
On Thursday the 2014 World Cup will kick-off. As in previous editions, Barça will be heavily represented, as 13 of the 25 Barça 2013/14 first team squad will take part. They are: Pique, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, and Pedro (with Spain), Alves and Neymar (Brazil), Messi and Mascherano (Argentina), Alexis (Chile) and Song (Cameroun).

Xavi to consider Barca future after WC | Football Espana
Xavi Hernandez will decide his Barcelona future once Spain’s involvement at the World Cup comes to an end, reports in Spain have said. Marca cite claims from Catalonian radio that say Xavi will listen to offers from elsewhere and has yet to have a meeting with new Barca Coach Luis Enrique.

Eusebio extends his contract until 2015: "It's a priviledge to stay on at the Club" | FC Barcelona
Eusebio Sacristán signed his contract extension with Barça B this afternoon. He will remain at the Club until June 30 of 2015. The signing ceremony was attended by the sporting vice-president, Jordi Mestre, and the football director Andoni Zubizarreta.

Jordi Moix explains the Nou Espai Barça in London | FC Barcelona
Jordi Moix attended The Stadium Business Summit 2014, an annual conference that focuses on stadiums and arenas, this afternoon in London. The director explained what the new Espai Barça at an exposition called ‘Transforming the Camp Nou.’

A goal against Duchenne muscular dystrophy | FC Barcelona
The Associació Duchenne Parent Project, the Federació de Penyes Barcelonistes de Barcelonès Est and the Penya Barcelonista Speed 58 have agreed to join forces for a good cause. Their first charity 7-a-side tournament will be played on June 29 in the ground at C/ Menorca 7-11, in the Sant Martí district of Barcelona.

Al-Thani ‘to quit Malaga’ | Football Espana
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani has said he is to end his association with Malaga after bemoaning a perceived lack of respect. Marca reports that Al-Thani made the announcement on his Twitter account and has previously issued such threats. He had already withdrawn funding for the club, who were banned from Europe last season for financial irregularities.

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