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FC Barcelona News: 12 June 2018; Barcelona Sell Gerard Deulofeu, Antoine Griezmann Likely to Stay in Madrid

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Messi: ‘With Valverde I feel spectacular’ | FC Barcelona
Preparing for the World Cup, Leo Messi is hurrying before heading to Russia. After spending a few days training at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with la albiceleste, the Barça No.10 is packed and ready to go. Before leaving, he wanted to review the current status of Barça, in an in-depth interview with the Sport newspaper, where he also talked about his life in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi: I felt victimised by Madrid over tax case | FC Barcelona
The first allegations against Messi surfaced in the summer of 2013, the year before the World Cup in Brazil, and he believes there was an orchestrated campaign against him at the time. Referring only to “Madrid” -- in reference to the press and central tax office in the Spanish capital -- he suggests there was an “order to attack” him.

Agreement with Watford FC for transfer of Gerard Deulofeu | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Watford FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu to the English club. They have agreed on a fee of 13 million euros, plus 4 million in variables. FC Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer operations to other clubs.

Report: Griezmann opts to stay at Atletico | Football Espana
Antoine Griezmann is likely to sign a new contract at Atletico Madrid and reject the opportunity to join Barcelona, according to reports. The French forward is set to hold a press conference on Tuesday, which will primarily focus on the World Cup but which is likely to confirm his future.

La Liga aim to ensure Barcelona-Real Madrid Clasico influences title race | ESPN
La Liga president Javier Tebas has revealed the second Clasico of the 2018-19 campaign will be played earlier than it was last season in the hope of ensuring it has more significance in the title race. Barcelona had already secured this season’s crown with four games to spare before their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on May 6 at the Camp Nou.

Which players have the same number for Barça and at the World Cup? | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test with our numbers quiz, just answer true or false

Russia 2018 World Cup quiz | FC Barcelona
Have a go at our quiz on World Cup players, coaches, venues and winners, with 18 questions about Russia 2018!

Barça at the World Cup, Part 11: Luis Enrique is a victim of aggression | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique, whose skills, leadership and charisma made him a fan favorite throughout his years at Camp Nou, got his first experience with the Spain National Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona where he helped the team to the gold medal, four years before he would leave Real Madrid to sign with Barça.

Barça at the World Cup Part 12: Zubizarreta’s shorts | FC Barcelona
Andoni Zubizarreta is a legend of Spanish football. The Basque goalkeeper played 126 times for Spain, took part in four World Cups and holds the record for LaLiga appearances (622). In 1990 he represented Spain at Italia 90, where they were one of the favourites to win the tournament.