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FC Barcelona News: 17 June 2015; Lionel Messi Helps Argentina Beat Uruguay, Martin Montoya Set to Leave

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Messi and Mascherano edge closer to quarter-finals with narrow win over Uruguay (1-0) | FC Barcelona
Argentina edged closer to the quarter-finals of the Copa América with a nervous 1-0 win over Uruguay in La Serena, Chile. A goal from Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero ten minutes into the second half was enough to give the albiceleste all three points in the Group B clash against their local rivals with Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano playing all 90 minutes.

Suarez to make Barcelona return? | Football Espana
The 21-year-old was a regular in Unai Emery’s side this season and could be brought in to bulk up the squad with Xavi Hernandez departing and a transfer embargo imposed, meaning first choice signing Paul Pogba and back-up option Marco Verratti couldn’t play until January. Mundo Deportivo reports that the Catalan club could call off Suarez’s agreed two-year loan halfway through, as Coach Luis Enrique has requested him.

Braida confirms summer exit for Martin Montoya - Inside Spanish Football
Braida claimed that Barcelona are unwilling to sell centre-back Marc Bartra, but "the possibility of him (full back Montoya) going are concrete." Montoya has found first team chances very hard to come by in the past eighteen months, making just 21 La Liga appearances in the last two seasons, due mainly to the sheer consistency of Dani Alves.

Pedro could still quit Barca | Football Espana
Pedro Rodriguez is still considering his future at Barcelona despite signing a new contract in early June. Mundo Deportivo reports that the renewed deal completed on June 4 is no guarantee the winger is happy with his lot at Camp Nou. MD add that Pedro hasn’t accepted he is secondary to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and could push to leave this summer or in the winter market of 2016.

Joan Laporta has chance of winning back Barca presidency - ESPN FC
Whenever an important British football club is suffering the torment of an especially convulsive moment, it's usually the case that I or other expatriate UK journalists in Spain will be asked about member-ownership/presidency situations, and whether the model at FC Barcelona and Real Madrid (among others) could work over there.

FCBEscola Peru and the IV International Tournament in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
"I have always been an FC Barcelona fan". "My dream is to play in Europe". Those are Héctor and Néstor talking, two youngsters from FCBEscola Peru, who were among the thousand or so children from around the world that took part in Easter’s fourth edition of the International FCBEscola Tournament. "This trip to Barcelona is a way to enjoy, understand and learn", says Juan José Luque, director of the Peruvian academy.

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