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FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2014; Neymar Injured in Brazil World Cup Win, Training Camp in England Announced

Jamie McDonald

Neymar Jr and Dani Alves' Brazil through to the semi-finals (2-1) | FC Barcelona
Brazil will play the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup for the first time in 12 years. Goals from the two center backs, Thiago Silva and David Luiz downed the revelation team of the tournament, Colombia. Brazil will take on Germany in the first of the two semi-finals.

Injured Neymar out of the World Cup | FC Barcelona
There are bittersweet feelings in the Brazil camp after qualifying for the semi-finals against Colombia but losing FC Barcelona striker Neymar to injury. Towards the end of last night’s game, which saw the hosts through to the final four, Neymar Jr took a knock in the back from Zúñiga, causing a fracture to his third lumbar vertebra.

Zuniga: I didn't mean to hurt Neymar | Football Espana
"I do everything to defend my team and the jersey I wear, but never with the intent of harming anyone. I didn’t mean to hurt Neymar," he told reporters. "It was a normal challenge as part of the game. We both wanted to win the ball and we both went in a little strong. This is normal.

Messi and Mascherano chase semi-final spot | FC Barcelona
The second pair of World Cup quarter-finals will be played this evening, and Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano’s Argentina are in action. After Neymar and Dani Alves’ Brazil secured passage to the semis against Colombia last night, the 1978 and 1986 champions now face one of the most impressive teams of the tournament, Belgium, at 8.00 PM CET in Brasília.

Claudio Bravo to arrive on Sunday and be presented on Monday | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo will be officially presented as a new FC Barcelona player on Monday 7 July. The goalkeeper arrives in the city on Sunday 6 following his country’s elimination by Brazil on penalties at the 2014 World Cup.

FC Barcelona to train at St George's Park from July 28 to August 2 | FC Barcelona
The football first team will be at St. George’s Park for a preseason training camp between July 28 and August 2. This will be the final stage of Luis Enrique’s team’s summer training schedule, which gets under way next July 14. After they have finished in England, the team will be travelling directly to Nice (France) on August 2 for a friendly with Nice at the Allianz Rivera Stadium.

We will make Monaco honour Valdes deal, says agent -
Victor Valdes' agent has claimed that the former Barcelona goalkeeper has already signed a four-year deal with Monaco and has stressed they will make the Ligue 1 side honor its obligations. Monaco vice president and sports director Vadim Vasilyev said earlier on Thursday that the 32-year-old will not be joining the Stade Louis II outfit due to his knee injury, denying reports that Valdes is set to move to Ligue 1 irrespective of his physical problems.

Camp Nou Experience, Barcelona's tourist epicenter this summer | FC Barcelona
Turn the Camp Nou Experience into one of the most photographed places in the world. This is one of the objectives of the campaign ‘Your best moments to share in Barcelona’, an initiative that aims to make the Camp Nou and the FC Barcelona Museum a must-see for tourists this summer.

The Top 5 goals of the season produced by La Masia | FC Barcelona
La Masia continues to yield excellent and visible results. Barça’s youth system closed out the season with a record number of titles and a slew of incredible goals. The Top 5 goals of the season are an example of the quality that the youth teams possess. Munir el Haddadi is on the list twice.

Transfer news: Atletico Madrid captain Gabi signs contract extension | Football News | Sky Sports
The 30-year-old's new deal ties him to the Rojiblancos until 2017, Atletico announced on their official Twitter account. The tweet read: "#GABI2017. Great news for all atletico fans. The captain has this morning extended his links with the club until 2017. Congratulations!"

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