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FC Barcelona News: 16 June 2015; Claudio Bravo Gives Up Three in Chile Draw, Neymar to Sign Extension

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Neymar agrees to Barca deal extension through 2020 - report - ESPN FC
Neymar and Barcelona have verbally agreed to a contract extension worth €12 million net per year through 2020, Spanish newspaper Sport has reported. Signing the contract will be a mere formality, according to the report, which said only the stunning end to the Blaugrana season and the club's presidential elections have prevented the deal's official completion.

Luis Suárez's stats from his first season at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
In his first season with FC Barcelona, Luis Suárez has been quick to adapt to the club and the unique way that the team plays. And this has been reflected both by some sublime football and some very impressive stats. We take a statistical look back at Suarez’s first season in a Barça shirt.

Claudio Bravo and Chile held by Mexico in six goal thriller (3-3) | FC Barcelona
Chile missed out on to the opportunity to become the first team to make it through to the last eight of the Copa América following an exhilarating 3-3 draw against Mexico in Group A. Arturo Vidal scored twice and Vargas claimed the other but it was not enough for victory for the side captained by blaugrana Claudio Bravo. Mexico took the lead twice in the first half through Vuoso and Raúl Jiménez and then Vuoso scored again in the second to level things up at 3-3.

Neymar's jaw-dropping numbers with Brazil | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian striker Neymar just keeps putting up gaudy numbers, day after day, game after game. And the Barça player, now starring at the 2015 Copa América in Chile, was decisive once again, scoring the tying goal in minute four and setting up the game winner in injury time in Brazil's 2–1 victory over Peru in their tournament opener.

Barcelona Champions League winning teams - Michael Cox - ESPN FC
The first three decades of the competition saw various sides -- including Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Liverpool -- dominate by retaining their crown or winning it multiple times within a short period. That has proved trickier in recent years, but in the modern form -- the Champions League -- Barcelona are the ruling club.

LFP writers name six Barcelona players to dream starting XI - ESPN FC
With six selections, Barcelona dominated La Liga's team of the season, in a poll of writers on the official LFP website. Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, defenders Dani Alves, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, midfielder Ivan Rakitic and striker Leo Messi have all been picked as part of the league's best XI from this season.

‘Laporta to stand for Presidency’ | Football Espana
"I’d imagine it’s a matter of hours or days before Joan makes the announcement. It’s very close but officially, it’s like a transfer, you can’t communicate it until it’s done," Masip said, Marca reports. "The situation at Barca was different in January. He was talked about as a solution. Obviously, [the treble] covers up a lot of things. Just four months ago people thought things were terrible and a change was needed.

Paul Pogba has talks with Barcelona presidential candidate - ESPN FC
Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito says he has spoken personally to Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba about a move to the Camp Nou. Pogba, 22, is one of European football's most exciting talents -- and is reportedly a target of Barca, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Pogba in, Deulofeu out - Barcelona's summer transfer plans -
Luis Enrique is staying at Camp Nou and will be charged this summer with tweaking a team that won it all in 2014-15. How to make the best even better. That is the challenge that awaits Luis Enrique and the Barcelona board this summer after the Catalan club claimed the treble of Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in 2014-15.

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