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FC Barcelona News: 16 June 2018; Luis Suárez wins, Spain draw, Messi set to begin journey in World Cup

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Croatia - Nigeria -
Respectively knocked out in the group stage and Round of 16 four years ago, Croatia and Nigeria open their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ campaigns against one another in Kaliningrad on 16 June. The first meeting between the countries promises to be a cracker.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - France - Australia -
This match marks the beginning of the Russia 2018 adventure for both of these Group C teams. After delivering the best-ever performance in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign, France will be keen to put their bitter defeat to Portugal on home soil in the UEFA EURO 2016 final behind them by progressing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Argentina - Iceland -
The opening match of Group D at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium will see opposites collide as FIFA World Cup™ veterans meet one of the tournament’s latest debutants. Two-time world champions and 2014 runners-up Argentina are preparing to take part in their 17th finals, while Iceland – the smallest of all 32 nations by population with just under 335,000 inhabitants – are making their first World Cup appearance in Russia.

Follow the Barça players involved in the 2018 World Cup in Russia - FC Barcelona
Keep up to date with all the news from the blaugranes involved with their respective national sides

MY TOP FOUR: Dembélé names his football heroes - FC Barcelona
In the latest of our series, we ask the French striker to name his four all-time greats, and tell us why. Let's see who he picks...

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