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FC Barcelona News: 17 November 2016; Reviewing Barcelona Internationals, Barcelona Worried About Alen Halilovic

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A one-by-one look at FC Barcelona’s internationals | FC Barcelona
We review how Barça’s stars got on when representing their nations over the last ten fortnight.

Rakuten sign up as FC Barcelona’s new main global partner | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Rakuten Inc., a dynamic global company leading the way in e-commerce, communications, digital content and FinTech services for consumers and businesses around the world, have reached an agreement for the Japanese company to become the main global sponsor of the Club and to appear on the front of the first team’s jersey for the next four seasons, beginning in 2017/18.

Bartomeu and Mikitani stroll through Camp Nou after announcing new agreement with Rakuten | FC Barcelona
After Wednesday's presentation of Rakuten as FC Barcelona's new main global partner beginning with the 2017/18 season, an event which had the Club's Auditori 1899 filled to the brim with attendees and more than 100 credentialed journalists, the FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu; the President and CEO of Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani; and the Club's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Manel Arroyo sat down to give their impressions of the four-year deal.

A global, innovative agreement based on shared values | FC Barcelona
Rakuten will be FC Barcelona's new global sponsor. The agreement that was presented this Wednesday in the Auditori 1899 at Camp Nou has its beginnings in the team's tour of the United States in 2015, when one of Barça's very own players set the wheels in motion.

Barcelona Rakuten sponsorship includes deal for friendly in Japan - ESPN FC
Barcelona's new four-year, €220 million sponsorship deal with Asian e-commerce company Rakuten includes an obligation to play at least one friendly in Japan in the coming years. At a presentation to confirm the agreement, club vice president Manel Arroyo said there would definitely be one game and possibly two if the calendar permitted it.

FC Barcelona hold training session Wednesday at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
The Barça manager, Luis Enrique Martínez, still short a majority of his international stars who were involved in a spate of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night, held a watchful eye over a session that included his available first-teamers plus a quintet of Barça B players — Abeledo, Aleñá, Carbonell, Alfaro and Marc Cardona.

Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for the rest of his career - president Bartomeu - ESPN FC
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced Lionel Messi will sign a new contract and end his career at the club. Messi, whose current Barca deal expires in the summer of 2018, has yet to agree new terms, sparking speculation he could leave the Catalan side.

Sergio Busquets, one game left to reach 400 | FC Barcelona
Take a look back at the ten most important moments in his FC Barcelona career over the last 399 games | FC Barcelona

Barcelona fear Alen Halilovic's family is throwing away his career -
Before agreeing to move to Germany, Barca were hopeful Halilovic would stay in Spain and fielded interest from Villarreal, Sevilla and, in particular, Valencia. A deal with Valencia was very close to completion before the interference of Halilovic's father, who demanded a commission worth 50 per cent (€2.5m) of his son's transfer fee.

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