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FC Barcelona News: 16 September 2016; Samuel Umtiti Talks MSN, Neymar Transfer Investigation to be Reopened

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Barcelona news: Facing MSN in training helps me, says Samuel Umtiti -
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has already noticed improvement in his game thanks to facing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in training. Umtiti, 22, joined the Liga champions from Lyon in June in a deal reportedly worth €25million.

Neymar Jr: 'The secret is to get better every day' | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr was the star attraction at Thursday’s presentation of the agreement between FC Barcelona and Gillette in the Auditori 1899. The Brazilian made himself available for questioning from the media, explaining how "I feel at home at Barça, I can’t imagine myself wearing any other shirt" and also repeating his view that "Messi is the best player I have ever seen. Having him in the team makes us the best in the world."

Neymar Jr and Rafinha with gold on their skin | FC Barcelona
Last month, Rafinha and Neymar Jr helped Brazil to its first Olympic gold in football in its history, and now they have both moved to carry that memory wherever they go. Despite their five World Cup wins and eight Copa America titles, winning gold at the Olympic Games was the one international honour that the historic nation had been missing.

Champions League Final 2017/18 to be played in Kiev | FC Barcelona
The final of the 2017/18 Champions League final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, following the UEFA Executive Committee’s decision during their meeting in Athens. The match will take place on 26 May 2018 and it will be the first time that Ukraine hosts a Champions League final. The stadium, however, has hosted other big sporting events, such as the 1980 Olympic Games and the 2012 European Championships.

Neymar's Barcelona transfer investigation to be re-opened, La Liga confirms | Sky Sports
La Liga has confirmed it will re-open a hearing into Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013. Neymar's transfer was the subject of an alleged fraud investigation, but Barcelona agreed to pay a fine of 5.5m euros (£4.4m) to the Spanish authorities to settle the case in June this year.

Institutional meeting with the president of FIFA | FC Barcelona
Today’s meeting saw the formalisation of the resumption of institutional relations between the two parties, broken during the presidency of Joseph Blatter following the transfer ban imposed on the club for the signing of youth players in its formative sections. In fact, relations with Gianni Infantino have been excellent since his time as general secretary of UEFA, and since his election as FIFA president, contacts and meetings in different areas have been constant.

Emmanuel Petit - Barcelona boss Lorenzo Serra Ferrer didn't know my position - ESPN FC
Emmanuel Petit has claimed he was asked what position he played by his coach at Barcelona just after he had won Euro 2000 with France. Petit, 45, left Arsenal to join Barca in a €12 million move following France's triumph over Italy in the Euro 2000 final, which added the continental crown to France's 1998 World Cup win, a triumph that had been sealed with Petit scoring in the final.

FC Barcelona and Gillette present new sponsorship deal | FC Barcelona
Although Gillette has always been closely associated to the world of sport, this is the only sponsorship agreement that the multinational has ever made with a football club. FC Barcelona thus continues with its global expansion and has strengthened its position on the American continent, where it recently opened an office in New York.

New Gillette commercial starring FC Barcelona players | FC Barcelona
A new ad released by Gillette, which was officially presented as a Premium Partner of FC Barcelona on 15 September, puts a handful of the team's players in the spotlight, albeit not on the field. Neymar Jr, Andrés Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Jordi Alba and Marc-André ter Stegen all star in this hilarious commercial that is sure to leave you in stitches.

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