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FC Barcelona News: 22 June 2016; Lionel Messi Breaks Record in Win, Ivan Rakitic's Croatia Beat Spain

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Messi beats Batistuta’s record to lead Argentina into Copa America final | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano will be appearing at the final of the Copa America Centenario at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford (Sunday June 26 at 8.00pm EDT and 2.00am CET) after blitzing host nation the United States 4-0 in Houston on Tuesday night. Later on today, the side coached by former Barça boss Tata Martino will find out whether that will be against Colombia or Claudio Bravo’s Chile, who meet in Chicago in the other semi-final.

Croatia beat Spain to top Group D at Euro 2016, nervous wait for Turkey  | FC Barcelona
Of the five Barça players at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Tuesday night, only Ivan Rakitic was smiling at the end of the ninety minutes. Croatia had pulled off a somewhat unexpected 2-1 win, which means they finish top of Group D at Euro 2016.  And top spot is no token honour. The win puts Croatia on what is at least in theory the much easier side of the bracket in the knockout stages.

Barcelona give Neymar time to decide future as summer move looks impossible -
Neymar is practically certain to stay at Barcelona this summer, despite agent Wagner Ribeiro's claims that "three offers from massive clubs" are on the table. While Neymar is still mulling over the fine print on a new deal that would take his contract up to 2022, the current agreement still has two years to run.

Barcelona will 'not contemplate' Neymar transfer exit | Sky Sports
Barcelona are confident of agreeing a new contract with Neymar - whose current deal expires in 2018 - and, speaking in June, Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez said the Brazil captain would be staying at the club.

Barca, Valencia vie for Douglas Santos | Football Espana
Barcelona and Valencia are vying for Atletico Mineiro left-back Douglas Santos, who carries a €10m fee. AS reports the interest in the 22-year-old, with Los Che having led the way and Barca followed as they look for a replacement for Adriano, who is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer.

Five best headed goals of the year from the FC Barcelona academy | FC Barcelona
This season has produced a host of goals to remember from the different youth teams at Barça. And in this video you can enjoy our pick of the five best headed goals by players from La Masia, and what a selection of goals they are!From fifth to first, we can offer you Monchu Rodríguez and Jordi Mboula (both of U19 B), followed by Xavi Simmons (U14 B), Jordi Mboula (for the second time) and our favourite one of all, headed home by Marc Guiu of the U10 A team.

FC Barcelona accounts for 1.5% of GDP in the city in last season | FC Barcelona
A report carried out by Deloitte on FC Barcelona’s economic impact on the city of Barcelona during the 2014/15 season has reflected a significant increase in wealth generated by the Club with respect to the study presented last year corresponding to the 2013/14 season. The most recent study shows that FC Barcelona’s economic impact was €906 million, representing 1.5% of the city’s gross domestic product (GDP), a 19.3% increase with respect to the 2013/14 season, for which the Club generated €759 million (1.2% of GDP).

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