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FC Barcelona News: 9 October 2015: Barca Back Messi In Tax Case, Rakitic Wins Top Award

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Club issues statement regarding the State Attorney's accusations of tax fraud against the Argentinian striker.

FC Barcelona and Croatia national team midfielder Ivan Rakitic received the award for best Croatian player of 2015 according to the Zagreb-based daily newspaper Vecernji List. The decision to name Rakitic this year's winner was based on his contributions to both Barça and the national team, as well as his influence during the Club's treble-winning season.

The very first South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were played on Thursday night, with three FC Barcelona players seeing action. Barça goalkeeper Claudio Bravo captained the Chile national team to a 2–0 victory over defender Dani Alves and Brazil, while another blaugrana player, Javier Mascherano, could do little to help Argentina avoid an unanticipated defeat to Ecuador.

Times and dates of the next FC Barcelona matches | FC Barcelona

Barça have seven games between now and the last international break of the year, which will be followed by the big trip to the Santiago Bernabéu. Four of those games are in La Liga, and three of those are at the Camp Nou (Rayo Vallecano, Eibar and Villarreal). The only way trip in the domestic championship will be to Getafe. The Champions League brings back-to-back encounters with Bate Borisov. The first in in Belarus, and the second is at the Camp Nou. There is also the first game in the Copa del Rey to loom forward, against an opponent and on a date yet to be confirmed.

Spain hope to wrap up spot at Euro 2016 | FC Barcelona

The Spanish national team are back in action on Friday night for their penultimate qualifying match for the UEFA Euro 2016. Head coach Vicente del Bosque has called on four FC Barcelona players as La Roja look to stamp their ticket for the continental championship, to be held in France next summer. Spain currently lead Group C with 21 points, two more than Slovakia and five more than Ukraine. With a sizeable goal difference in hand, Del Bosque's side need only a draw in one of their final two qualifiers in order to clinch a spot at the big dance.

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Spain and Barcelona star Jordi Alba reveals his dream five-a-side lineup. Who would be in your team?

Barcelona set to make shock move for Liverpool legend | Football | Premier League Transfer News, Scores, Results & More | Daily Star

Catalan publication Sport report the Spanish champions are looking for a new forward similar to former striker Henrik Larsson in terms of experience levels. Larsson signed for the club in 2004 and was a fan favourite throughout his time at the Nou Camp. Kuyt, who currently plays for Dutch side Feyenoord, spent six years at Liverpool making 286 appearances.

Giovinco linked to Barca | Football Italia

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco is reportedly being considered by Barcelona, along with a long list of other options. The Atomic Ant finally exploded upon leaving Juventus and joining the Major League Soccer club, scoring 21 goals for his team so far. While their first option is Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, there is an extensive list of alternatives which includes Celta Vigo's Nolito, Salzburg's Jonathan Soriano, Al Rayyan's Sergio Garcia, Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi, and Giovinco himself.