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FC Barcelona News: 15 June 2016; Argentina, Chile Advance in Copa America, Samuel Umtiti Deal Reportedly Close

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Ex-Barcelona president: Fans must oppose Neymar tax settlement - ESPN FC
Former Camp Nou chief Laporta, who was president from 2003-2010 but was defeated by Bartomeu in last summer's election, said on Radio Catalunya that Barca fans must move quickly to stop the pact going through and oust those who were hurting the club for their own personal benefit.

Umtiti ‘agrees five-year Barca deal’ | Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Barcelona as the club hope to sign the Lyon defender for no more than €25m. According to Mundo Deportivo, Umtiti will put pen to paper until 2021 once he returns from Euro 2016 duty for France and is awaiting news of a done-deal from his brother-agent Yannick.

Argentina, Chile win; Copa América quarterfinal bracket set | FC Barcelona
A trio of FC Barcelona stars were once again in action on the same day at the 2016 Copa América. But this time, instead of going toe-to-toe, as they did on June 6 in Santa Clara, Argentina and Chile, who were last year’s finalists, were playing on opposite sides of the country.

Luis Suárez's Uruguay bow out of Copa America with 3-0 defeat of Jamaica | FC Barcelona
But it was too little, too late from the side that has won this trophy more than any other nation. They already knew before the game that they had no hope of progressing to the last eight after defeats to the two sides that do qualify: Mexico and Venezuela.

Winning Copa America won't make Messi any more of a genius - Valdano -
Jorge Valdano is linked to Mexico by a physical metaphor: he was on the pitch of the Estadio Azteca on June 29, 1986 when Argentina were proclaimed world champions - and he fell from the sky towards the ground in 2006 in Chapultepec when the helicopter in which he was travelling malfunctioned and crashed.

Seattle Sounders youths train with Argentina and star striker Lionel Messi - ESPN FC
Argentina were in Seattle on Monday, ahead of their final Copa America group stage game against Bolivia, and decided to hold their practice session alongside the Sounders youngsters at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Washington. Gerardo Martino's team have already qualified for the quarterfinals as Group D leaders, and will face surprise package Venezuela on June. 19.

Andrés Iniesta, the MVP king | FC Barcelona
Despite now being one of the veterans of the squad, Andrés Iniesta’s influence remains as strong as ever, as demonstrated with another glowing display in Spain’s Group D opener against Czech Republic on Monday.

One month since FC Barcelona clinched Liga title | FC Barcelona
On May 14, Barça clinched the Liga title at Granada. One month later, this is the perfect time to remember a perfect day. Luis Enrique came into the final match with a one-point lead on Real Madrid. Atlético Madrid, meanwhile, had lost all hope of challenging for the title after going down 2-1 at Levante the week before.

Abidal urges Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba | Squawka News
The Frenchman has won four straight Serie A titles with the Italians and become a dominant force in Italy’s top flight, earning him plenty of plaudits and interest from foreign clubs. It won’t be too long until the big guns around Europe start bidding for the Frenchman, so Abidal has urged Barcelona to try and sign him.

Neymar apologises for sweary Brazil rant -
Neymar has apologised for an Instagram post that caused controversy following Brazil's Copa America exit at the hands of Peru. Following his country's 1-0 defeat on Sunday night, the Barcelona attacker posted a picture to his 51 million followers.

'Back of the boot' - Neymar shows very cool skills in landing football in car boot - LE BUZZ
Life is fun when you are Neymar. The Barcelona and Brazil forward may not be having the best summer with his country crashing out of the Copa America and his transfer to Spain still causing controversy, but he has not lost any of his skills or swagger.

FC Barcelona and Maurice Lacroix launch ‘Juggle Challenge’ | FC Barcelona
The two brands have begun the ‘Juggle Challenge’, a global campaign which gets underway on 13 June and ends on 11 July. The aim is to get football lovers to film themselves performing keep-ups with a ball, or any other object, for 15 seconds and then upload it to

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