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FC Barcelona News: 15 May 2018; Two Named in Brazil World Cup Squad, Ousmane Dembele Celebrates Birthday

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When and where to watch Mamelodi Sundowns | FC Barcelona
The season comes to an end with Barça as the League and Cup champions, the eighth double in the club’s history. Before playing against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on the final day of the season, FC Barcelona players will visit South Africa to play a friendly this Wednesday.

Coutinho and Paulinho named to Brazil squad for World Cup | FC Barcelona
The Brazil national team became the first to announce its squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, and the Barça players Coutinho and Paulinho are among the 23 chosen to represent the South American giants. Both players are expected to be mainstays of Brazil’s starting XI for the 2018 World Cup.

The #Infinit8Iniesta jersey, on sale now! | FC Barcelona
A special, commemorative jersey honoring the Barça midfielder Andrés Iniesta went on sale Monday, the Club has announced. This one-of-a-kind jersey, which features a sideways 8, is the perfect way for Barça fans everywhere to have their very own keepsake in honor of Iniesta, who is leaving the Club at the end of the season.

43 game unbeaten run in numbers | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona set a new LaLiga record with a record of 34 wins and 9 draws.

A day with Ousmane Dembélé | FC Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé is celebrating. The Frenchman is 21 this Tuesday, and he reaches this landmark birthday in a great moment of form. The youngest player in Barça’s first team has started four of the last five league games, and in addition, has scored three goals as well as providing assists. After a season blighted by injuries, the No.11 is adapting well to his surroundings.

Vermaelen out with hamstring injury | FC Barcelona
Tests carried out on Monday have confirmed that first team player Thomas Vermaelen has a hamstring injury in his right leg. The player will miss the next match. The Belgian defender left the field after 30 minutes in the game at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium on Sunday and was replaced by Gerard Piqué.

Barcelona won’t get closer to achieving invincibility, says Terry Gibson | Sky Sports
Barcelona blew their chance of becoming the first Spanish side to go an entire league campaign unbeaten, and Gibson feels it may be some time before they get another chance. He told La Liga Weekly: “If you’re going to go to week 37 with that record in mind, and then play that team, with two games to go and leave out Messi, who’s not even on the bench and didn’t travel, I don’t understand.

Barca & Madrid in Super Club World Cup | Football Espana
Barcelona and Real Madrid will be among the 12 European representatives to contest the new Super Club World Cup. The first edition of FIFA’s proposal is due to take place in 2021 and consists of a 24-team competition held every four years, during the second half of June.

Barca suspend members over tickets | Football Espana
Almost 3,000 Barcelona members have been suspended after being accused of falsifying tickets for El Clasico. Marca reports that the suspensions came about following a large operation involving 120 club staff, after which 2,823 fraudulent season tickets were seized, accounting for 3-4 per cent of total ticket sales.

FC Barcelona and Parques Reunidos to open minimum of five parks for Barça Experiences | FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu, the president of FC Barcelona, and Fernando Eiroa, the delegate councillor for Parques Reunidos, have signed an agreement that will entitle the company that specialises in leisure parks to build Barça experience spaces around the world. Parques Reunidos will open sites dedicated exclusively to FC Barcelona in at least five shopping malls in strategic regions for the club, where visitors will be able to enjoy an interactive experience with the Barça brand.