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FC Barcelona News: 28 June 2018; Paulinho, Coutinho Impress in Brazil Win, Barcelona Top Sponsorship List

Serbia v Brazil: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Paulinho and Coutinho qualify for the Round of 16 as group winners | FC Barcelona
A win for Brazil (0-2) with a Barça seal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Great combination play between Phillipe Coutinho and Paulinho allowed the latter to open the scoring in the 36th minute of the match against Serbia. The Blaugrana and Brazil’s No.15 got on the end of a great assist from Coutinho, who continues to be the Canarinha’s best player at the World Cup.

FC Barcelona star gets World Cup goal 100 - again! | FC Barcelona
Messi’s goal against Nigeria meant that he became the only player in World Cup history to score at the tournament in his teens, his twenties and his thirties. He netted against Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 as an 18-year-old before a solo effort against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014 when 27. His effort against Nigeria came just two days after his 31st birthday.

Why Colombia’s World Cup hero Yerry Mina has been a flop at Barcelona | Goal
It is clear that Valverde still doesn’t fancy the young defender and he is now set to move even further down the pecking order as Barca are close to announcing the signing of Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet. Lenglet will join Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen in Valverde’s squad.

Barcelona earn more than Manchester United and Real Madrid in sponsorship | ESPN
Barcelona make more in a year through sponsorship deals than any other club in the world, according to Forbes’ latest study. The La Liga champions are currently making $247 million per season through sponsors, which is $45m more than second-placed Manchester United and $47m more than third-placed Real Madrid.

Barca’s Rafinha ‘has lots of offers’ | Football Espana
The father and agent of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara has confirmed his son has a number of offers from across Europe. The Brazilian spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter but the Milanese giants have not activated their €35m option to sign the midfielder, which expired this month.

Barcelona push for De Jong but Ajax want €50m | Sport
Frenkie de Jong is getting closer and closer to Barcelona. At the Camp Nou they are confident that the player’s desire for the transfer could work in their favour and get the deal over the line. Ajax, for their part, are reluctant to lose such a key member of their squad and have said they won’t accept anything less than €50m for the Dutchman.

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