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FC Barcelona News: 7 June 2016; Claudio Bravo's Chile Defeated by Argentina, Barca B Make First Signing

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Mascherano and Argentina defeat Bravo's Chile 2-1 at Copa America | FC Barcelona
Argentina, managed by former Barça boss Tata Martino got off to a winning start at the Copa America Centenario with a 2-1 defeat of defending champions Chile in front of over 60,000 people at the Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara.

Martino: Messi able to play in four days -
Lionel Messi will be ready for Copa America Centenario action with Argentina in four days, according to coach Gerardo Martino. Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Chile in their tournament opener - a replay of last year's final - Martino issued an update on Messi's fitness, with the timeline for his return putting him in contention for Argentina's clash with Panama on June 10.

Leo Messi's goals for FC Barcelona from free-kicks in 2015/16 | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi scored seven goals from free kicks in the 2015/16 season. He’s always been a danger from set pieces, but this year has proven to be more lethal than ever. And several of those goals have been major game-changers.

Tickets sold out for Liverpool v FC Barcelona at Wembley in the International Champions Cup | FC Barcelona
Wembley stadium will be sold out for the visit of FC Barcelona. Every single ticket has been snapped up for the game with Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool on August 6 in one of the summer’s biggest events, the International Champions Cup.

Javier Mascherano won't force Barcelona exit amid Juventus reports | Sky Sports
The defensive midfielder, who is 32 on Wednesday, is under contract until June 2018 and has a 100m euro release clause. He has been linked with a move to Juventus, but told Argentinian newspaper Ole: "Barca have let me know that they have no intention of me leaving. They are very happy with me.

What can you remember about The Berlin Final? | FC Barcelona
What do you remember about the treble-completing Champions League victory over Juventus last season?

FC Barcelona's Neymar Jr attends the NBA Finals | FC Barcelona
The Barça star got the chance to visit the locker room of the defending champions, where he met Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and his compatriot Leandrinho Barbosa. He also hooked up with former Barça basketball player and star of the Brazilian national team Anderson Varejao, who he presented with a special FC Barcelona shirt.

Prosecutors want Neymar tried over Santos-Barca move -
Spanish prosecutors have requested that Neymar is tried for fraud in relation to his big-money move to Barcelona from Santos in 2013. The Catalan giants announced that they paid a transfer fee of €57 million for the Brazil captain upon completing the deal, with Santos receiving €17m of that and Neymar's parents receiving the remainder.

Argentina's Lionel Messi wins libel case and donates damages to charity - ESPN FC
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been awarded nearly €65,000 in damages in a libel action and donated the money to charity. The case was taken after a Madrid-based journalist, Alfonso Ussia, wrote an article in La Razon after Messi's Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

Montoya ready to leave Barcelona despite Alves exit -
Martin Montoya is not considering a return to Barcelona for the coming season despite the exit of Dani Alves opening up the right-back position. The academy graduate spent the entire 2015-16 campaign away from Camp Nou, with a loan move to Inter followed by another temporary switch at Betis.

Jony an option for Barca? | Football Espana
Celta Vigo’s Jony Castro is touted as an option for Barcelona to bolster their full-back options in the wake of Dani Alves’ departure for Juventus. Marca says Jony is on Luis Enrique’s radar as they worked together in the year Lucho spent at Balaidos and the 22-year-old has a release clause of €12m, due to rise to €14m in the coming days.

Ignacio Abeledo, Barça B's first signing for the 2016/17 season | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona announced on Monday they had come to terms on a two-year deal that will bring Andalusian forward Ignacio Abeledo to Barça B. The forward's contract runs until 30 June 2019. Abeledo passed his physical and will be available to start the preseason under the orders of head coach Gerard López.

Play a match with your friends at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is giving Barça fans the opportunity to play a game at the Camp Nou. To do it, Barça fans have to create a team with their friends between Tuesday, 7 June and Tuesday, 21 June. The two teams that get the most followers will face off on 7 July at the Stadium with transport and accommodation costs paid for by FC Barcelona.

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