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FC Barcelona News: 5 August 2016; Neymar's Brazil Kick Off with Draw, Kevin Gameiro Reveals Barca Snub

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Neymar and Rafinha open play in Rio with a scoreless draw | FC Barcelona
Playing for their native Brazil, the hosts if the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the FC Barcelona players Neymar Jr and Rafinha were unable to help their team as they played to a scoreless draw against South Africa.Neymar, who started and played all 90 minutes, had two scoring chances, but was unable to convert.

Munir can be fourth forward, Messi over Argentina woes & five things we learned as Barca beat Leicester -
Nolito moved to Manchester City, Luciano Vietto chose Sevilla and Kevin Gameiro has joined Atletico Madrid, leaving Luis Enrique fustrated. But the solution may have been right under his nose all along. Munir El Haddadi was extremely sharp alongside Messi and Suarez in this match, scoring the opening goal with a fine finish after an extraordinary pass from Messi and adding the third in an excellent move involving the Argentine and also Suarez.

Kevin Gameiro turned down Barcelona for Atletico Madrid transfer - ESPN FC
Kevin Gameiro has revealed he chose to join Atletico Madrid in spite of interest from Barcelona and more lucrative offers from abroad. Gameiro, 29, made a €32 million switch from Sevilla to Atletico last week after netting 29 times in all competitions last season.

FC Barcelona's storied history at the Olympic Games | FC Barcelona
There are many reasons why FC Barcelona's credo is 'més que un club' (more than a club).And one strand of history that contributes it's aura as a beacon of social and sporting excellence is that its relationship with the Olympic Games.

VIDEO: Bubbles of fun for FC Barcelona squad | FC Barcelona
It’s a game in which the only rule seems to be that there are no rules, and in which off-the-ball tackles are not only legal but form part of the tactics! But instead of crashing to the ground, tackled players simply bounce around for a while before scrambling back onto their feet.

Sergi Samper's mobile apps | FC Barcelona
Sergi Samper is enjoying his maiden season as a fully-fledged and official member of the FC Barcelona first time. During the trip to Birmingham, the midfielder took time out to chat with the club’s social media, and offered some exclusive insight into the kind of things that a professional footballer does with his cellphone.

Fun for all the family at Camp Nou on Gamper Trophy day | FC Barcelona
Like every year, the Joan Gamper Trophy will mark the start of the new season at the Camp Nou. Sampdoria are the opposition for the 2016 edition, and before the game the new squad will be officially unveiled to the fans. But that will just be the icing on the cake of a day packed with activities on the FC Barcelona premises.

La Liga's tax law could harm Barcelona, Real Madrid's transfer plans - ESPN FC
A change in Spain's tax law is "very bad for La Liga," it has been claimed, with AS saying that signing Paul Pogba would now cost Real Madrid an extra €17 million. Spain's Hacienda tax authority has moved to clamp down on a practice where 15 percent of a player's salary has been seen as image rights and taxed at the VAT (IVA) rate of 25 percent, not the highest income tax (IRPF) rate of 46 percent.

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