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FC Barcelona News: 2 July 2016; Ultras Attack Ivan Rakitic, his Family in Croatia, Pele Talks Lionel Messi

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Neymar signing a good start, but Barcelona have work to do this summer - ESPN FC
After months of negotiations and speculation, Barcelona announced their first signing of the summer on Friday morning. To be truthful, it was in fact Neymar who announced his contract renewal, which was quickly described as the best signing Barca will make this season.

New Neymar contracts turns him into Messi's undisputed successor at Barca - Goal.com
Just as Neymar - eventually - showed he has no doubt his football future lies at Barcelona, the club have also given their Brazilian a huge vote of confidence. His new bumper contract spells out one fact: the Blaugrana have chosen him to carry the club standard once Lionel Messi is ready to stand down from his role as the world's most dazzling football star.

Video: Neymar Jr's top ten goals of the 2015/16 season | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr, with the Olympic Games in his native Brazil around the corner, has renewed his contract for the next five years. Last season he appeared in 41 games and scored 31 goals, with some absolute beauties against the likes of Arsenal, Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid.

Croatia ultras ‘attack Rakitic’ | Football Espana
A group of Croatia ultras reportedly attacked Ivan Rakitic and his family at their holiday home on the island of Ugljan on Friday. According to Vecernji list via AS, six youngsters – understood to be fans of the country’s football team – threw stones at Rakitic’s villa on the island.

‘Messi will play at next World Cup’ | Football Espana
"I have no doubt that Leo will play at the World Cup, I have a lot of faith [in him doing so] and we have to leave him alone," he told Pop FM, Clarin reports. "I trust his silence. He loves the national team and gives everything for his country.

Pele: Messi should reconsider Argentina retirement - Goal.com
Lionel Messi should reconsider his retirement from international football, according to Brazil great Pele. The Barcelona star announced his intention to hang up his boots after Argentina's Copa America final defeat to Chile.