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FC Barcelona News: 22 June 2015; Neymar Leaves Brazil Camp, Joan Laporta Reveals Plans

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Neymar leaves Copa America | Football Espana
The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has announced that Neymar will leave Copa America after deciding to comply with his four-match ban. In a statement released by the body, the Barcelona forward will leave the Selecao’s training camp in Santiago on Monday, despite Coach Carlos Dunga giving him the option of staying with the squad.

Brazil with Alves but without Neymar top group with win over Venezuela (2-1) | FC Barcelona
The team coached by Dunga had never lost against the 'vinotinto' in official competition and once Thiago Silva put Brazil ahead early on then an upset always looked unlikely. Firminho doubled their advantage six minutes into the second half and the game looked all but over at that point. Nevertheless, a Venezuela side needing a draw to progress in the tournament pulled one back six minutes from time through Miku.

Alves reveals Neymar pep-talk | Football Espana
"I told him to be quiet and learn from all this so he doesn’t repeat these mistakes, which have ultimately hurt Brazil," he said after the Selecao’s progression to the quarter-finals. "The punishment was too severe. If it had been another player then there would not have been such an impact. It’s bad for us as we’ve lost our difference-maker."

Neymar has blown his Ballon d'Or hopes after Colombia madness -
Over the past seven years, Lionel Messi and the Real Madrid man have been the only two players to win the prestigious individual award, with the Argentine lifting the individual trophy on four occasions between 2008 and 2014 and the Portugal star emerging victorious on three occasions in that period. Neymar seemed a legitimate potential candidate to end that hegemony.

Neymar actions v Colombia anger Carlos Bacca mother - ESPN FC
"I felt anger and helplessness; I wanted to be there to push him [Bacca] away so they couldn't hit him because it could have been serious," Bacca's mother, Eloisa Ahumada, told Colombian regional paper El Heraldo, according to The Guardian. "But if I'd have been in the stadium I would have taken off my high heel and hit Neymar; I know many women in the stadium would have joined me."

Ten highlights of the 2014/15 Spanish Cup | FC Barcelona
Barça won the Cup for the 27th time thanks to two goals from Messi and one from Neymar. Messi's first goal was a wonder, going through four Athletic Club defenders, entering the area, and finishing with aplomb to open the scoring.

Laporta: I’ll bring Unicef back | Football Espana
"On June 18, I applied [for the presidency]. I have energy to return to preside over the best team in the world," his all-Catalan presentation began. "For me, Barca are more than a club, based on [Johan] Cruyff, [La] Masia, Catalonia and Unicef. These are the pillars of the club and our proposal. [Cruyff] changed the philosophy of the club, created a winning mentality and a philosophy that is admired worldwide."

Joan Laporta would scrap Qatar sponsorship at Barcelona - ESPN FC
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has indicated that he would scrap the club's Qatar Airways shirt-sponsorship deal if he were re-elected. Laporta, who was president between 2003 and 2010, has confirmed he is running in next month's election and he was the overwhelming leader in recent readers' polls conducted by Madrid-based papers AS and Marca.

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