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FC Barcelona News: 27 March 2015; Xavi Linked With Qatar Move, Neymar Shines in Brazil Win

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi 'to leave for Qatari club Al Sadd' | Sky Sports
Reports in Spain suggest Xavi will earn over £7million a year and have the option of a fourth year with the club. The 35-year-old, whose contract at Barcelona runs out in the summer, has been at the club for his entire career, going back 24 years, and has been linked with moves to the Middle East and United States.

Victory for Neymar, defeat for Claudio Bravo | FC Barcelona
With Neymar taking the role of captain of the ‘canarinha’, France and Brazil met in Saint-Denis in Paris in a reenactment of the World Cup final of 1998 in the same stadium. The two captains that day, Didier Deschamps and Dunga, ironically enough are now in charge of their respective national sides with the latest meeting seeing the South Americans emerge with a 3-1 victory.

Neymar hits fifth in all-time Brazilian goalscoring charts | FC Barcelona
Neymar found the target in Brazil’s 3-1 friendly win against France on Thursday, and that puts him joint fifth in the all-time goalscoring charts for the five-time World Cup winning nation. He’s matched with two of the biggest legends in his country’s football history, the great Jairzinho and Rivellino, who both starred in the unforgettable side that wowed the world at Mexico 1970.

FC Barcelona v Valencia on Saturday 18 at 4.00pm CET | FC Barcelona
The time and date of the Barça v Valencia league match has been announced. The game at the Camp Nou between the teams currently first and third in the table will kick off on Saturday 18 April at 4.00pm CET. The clash is sandwiched between the two legs of the Champions League quarter final against Paris Saint-Germain, to be played on April 15 and 21.

Camp Nou has hosted eight finals in four different competitions | FC Barcelona
On 30 May Barça and Athletic Bilbao will meet in the final of the Spanish Cup at Camp Nou. The stadium has previously been used for eight finals in four separate competitions. The game against the Basque club will be the fourth Spanish Cup at Barça’s ground. The first came on 23 June 1963 when the blaugranes beat Zaragoza 3-1 to claim the trophy.

Lionel Messi Neymar and Luis Suarez have 'special relationship' at Barcelona - ESPN FC
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said there is "no hint of jealousy" in the relationship between his club's all-star strike force of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. The three South Americans have been in excellent form in 2015, with Barca moving four points clear in the title race, reaching the Copa del Rey final and qualifying for the Champions League quarterfinals.

Simonsen says there's nothing wrong with believing in a possible treble | FC Barcelona
Allan Simonsen was not only one of the most charismatic of foreign players in club history. He was also one of the protagonists of a memorable final that Barça played at Camp Nou: the 1982 Cup Winners’ Cup final. Thanks to Simonsen’s second goal, Barça turned the tables on the scoreboard in that title match to defeat Standard Liège and win the second Cup Winners’ Cup in Club history.

Real Madrid fans set to be banned for kicking and punching Gareth Bale's car - ESPN FC
Three Real Madrid fans are set to be fined €3,001 each and banned from attending all games for six months after kicking and punching the cars of Blancos players, including that of Gareth Bale, on the night of the team's 2-1 defeat at Barcelona.

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