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FC Barcelona News: 28 July 2015; Barca Could Face Copa del Rey Fine, Lionel Messi, Neymar Nominated for Award

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Barcelona and Athletic and RFEF face fines over Copa del Rey - ESPN FC
The anti-violence commission of the country's sports council announced a €60,000 penalty is pending as punishment for the security violations along with a further €6,000 for Barca's failure to stop a group of supporters from turning "a sporting event into a stage for political demands through intolerant acts."

Messi and Neymar nominated for best goal of the Champions League by UEFA | FC Barcelona
Up until 25 August football fans can vote for the best goal and best save from last season’s Champions League on the UEFA official website. Europe’s governing body of football have opened up voting to the public and three of the candidates are from FC Barcelona: Leo Messi and Neymar are amongst the finalists for best goal of the season whilst Marc-André ter Stegen is one of the ten nominees for best save of the season.

Second session at the American University in Washington DC | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team have carried out on Monday their penultimate training session ahead of the game against Chelsea. The session was open to the media for 15 minutes and took place at 10.30am (local Washington DC time) and was the second to take place at the American University in the US capital.

Last FC Barcelona training session in the USA | FC Barcelona
In front of 2,500 spectators invited by the organisation and sponsors, FC Barcelona trained for the first time on the pitch at the FedEx Field in Washington, home of the NFL’s Redskins, where they will be facing Chelsea at 8.00pm local time on Tuesday.

When and where to watch Chelsea v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s third preseason friendly takes them to the FedEx Field in Washington DC and a game with Chelsea on Tuesday 28 July, although in many parts of the world it will already be Wednesday by the time the game kicks off. The International Champions Cup brings together the champions of England and Spain and here’s a guide to when and where it is being televised around the world.

Historic rivalry between FC Barcelona and Chelsea | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Chelsea go head-to-head in the International Champions Cup on July 28. As is also the case for the Catalans, this will be the Londoners’ third game in the competition after beating Paris Saint Germain on penalties and losing 4-2 to the New York Red Bulls.

The FC Barcelona v Chelsea quiz | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test ahead of the game in Washington DC.

Neymar says Lionel Messi better as teammate than rival - ESPN FC
Brazil striker Neymar said he prefers to be lined up alongside Lionel Messi rather than against him, but "will do everything it takes to win" when the two meet as Brazil and Argentina face off in the third CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture.

Vermaelen only focusing on the future | FC Barcelona
"Last season is out of my head and physically, now I feel good. Last year was a disappointment after playing just once due to injury, but now I have left that behind and I am only looking to the future." These were some of the words from FC Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen following the team’s training session at the American University in Washington DC.

How Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla handle transfers - ESPN FC
The cast list? David De Gea, Sergio Ramos, Aleix Vidal, Marco Asensio, Arda Turan, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Steven N'Zonzi, Adil Rami, Danilo, Nicolas Otamendi, Gael Kakuta and Ciro Immobile. The film title? "Star Wars: The Revenge of The Transfer Market."

Nolito to replace Pedro? | Football Espana
Barcelona could turn to Celta Vigo’s Nolito should Pedro Rodriguez prove successful in his desire to quit Camp Nou. Mundo Deportivo reports that Pedro is pushing ahead with his quest to leave Barca for Manchester United, with a €32.5m fee mooted.

Arsenal Agree Deal To Sign Dutch Wonderkid - Arsenal Station
According to the Express, Arsenal have beaten the likes of Barcelona to the signing of highly-rated Dutch striker Donyell Malen. The newspaper claims that scouts from Arsenal and Barcelona have been among those closely watching the 16-year-old over the past 12 months.