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FC Barcelona News: 8 July 2017; Jeremy Mathieu Contract Terminated, Marc Cucurella Extends Barcelona Deal

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Jérémy Mathieu and FC Barcelona part ways | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Jérémy Mathieu have agreed to terminate the player's contract, after three full seasons at the club. Mathieu, 33, joined Barça in the summer of 2014, with Luis Enrique taking over at the same time. In his stint with the club, the Frenchman won nine titles: three Copa del Rey, two La Liga titles, a Champions League, a Club World Cup, a European Super Cup and a Spanish Super Cup.

The Messi era, laden with trophies | FC Barcelona
When a 17-year-old by the name of Lionel Messi made his debut against Espanyol in 2004, few could have imagined the impact that the small Argentine would have had on the history of the Club. Thirteen years later, the player recognised as the best in the world, has helped Barça to a total of 30 trophies, and there is still plenty more to come.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi to pay €252k fine in place of jail time for tax fraud | ESPN
Lionel Messi will not spend any time in jail after a Barcelona court agreed that his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud could be replaced with a fine of around €252,000. Messi's father Jorge, whose original sentence was reduced to 15 months upon appeal, has also seen his punishment exchanged for a fine of around €180,000.

Bartomeu talks Messi, good news surrounding Espai Barça | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona's President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, appeared on a Catalonia-based radio show Friday morning where he discussed the latest news surrounding the Espai Barça, the Club's ambitious project to renovate Camp Nou, build the new Palau Blaugrana and Johan Cruyff Stadium, and transform the urban campus surrounding its main headquarters in the Barcelona neighborhood of Les Corts.

Barcelona star Ter Stegen sends special message of support for Carl Ikeme following leukaemia diagnosis | Eurosport
On Thursday, English football was shocked by the news that Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The 31-year-old returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy.

Marc Cucurella signs new Barcelona deal with €12 million clause | ESPN
Marc Cucurella has agreed a new two-year deal with Barcelona after starring in the B team's promotion back to the second tier of Spanish football last season, the club have confirmed. There is also an option for the contract to be extended for an additional two years if the left-back's progression continues as hoped.

The best five chip goals from the Masia's 2016-17 season | FC Barcelona
Providing the crucial finish when in on goal is one of the hardest things to do in football and doing so with a chip is even harder. However, the Masia players have pulled it off on many occasions this season and we have picked the top five for your enjoyment. They were scored by U14B’s Adrián Bobi; Dereck López and Jan Quiles, from the U12C side; Enrique Delgado, who plays in the U19B team; and Barça B’s Marc Cardona.

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