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FC Barcelona News: 11 July 2015; 12 To Start Preseason on Monday, Luis Suarez Wants FIFA Apology

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FC Barcelona preseason 2015/16 starts on Monday | FC Barcelona
Barça 2015/16 gets going on Monday morning with the routine medical checks to start the preseason. Luis Enrique will have twelve players under his command from the very first day: Luis Suárez, Rafinha, Douglas, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Masip, Arda Turan, Sandro, Munir and Halilovic.

Barcelona candidate Laporta wants unity against Bartomeu - ESPN FC
Joan Laporta has called on his fellow Barcelona presidential candidates to unite against election favourite Josep Maria Bartomeu. Laporta, who previously served as president between 2003 and 2010, is the primary rival for Bartomeu at the upcoming election, which takes place on July 18.

FC Barcelona launches official spot for American tour | FC Barcelona
With just a few days left until the start of the preseason on 13 July, followed by this summer's American tour, which begins on 19 July and includes three frielndlies as part of the International Champions Cup, FC Barcelona has launched their official 2015 American tour campaign, known as The Unstoppables, to help promote the trip abroad.

A look back at the American Tour of 2011 | FC Barcelona
On July 19, FC Barcelona will be returning to the United States, four years after their last visit to the country. In 2011, they were in Washington DC, Miami and Dallas for three friendlies against Manchester United, Chivas Guadalajara and Club América. The players and other representatives of the club also appeared at a number of charity events featuring the likes of the Bill Gates Foundation, Kobe Bryant, Skakira’s Pies Descalzos Foundation and Unicef.

‘Neymar could cost Barca €222m’ | Football Espana
Prospective Barcelona CEO Joan Oliver has warned that the cost of Neymar’s transfer to Camp Nou could snowball to €222m. The Brazilian’s move from Santos to Barca in the summer of 2013 remains shrouded in controversy, with the true fee later being revealed as €86.2m, before it emerged that former Presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu would stand trial on charges of tax fraud.

Luis Suarez wants apology from FIFA - Eurosport British
"When the Diego Godin goal went in, I didn’t celebrate the way I would’ve done," Suarez told Fox Sports Radio in Uruguay. "I realised what I had done was wrong and I knew what could happen. In my view, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee know my ban was excessive and at some point I’d love them to apologise and admit it was the wrong punishment, just as I admitted when I was wrong."

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