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FC Barcelona News: 6 June 2018; Argentina Friendly Canceled, Sporting Director Search Continues

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Dembele: Griezmann to Barcelona would be ‘exceptional’ | Goal
Antoine Griezmann would help improve Barcelona , according to Ousmane Dembele, who labelled the proposed move as “exceptional”. Atletico Madrid star Griezmann has been heavily linked with La Liga champions Barcelona amid his reported €100 million (£87m/$117m) release clause.

Jasper Cillessen open to Liverpool, Arsenal but prefers Barcelona stay | ESPN
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen says he is happy to stay on if he is wanted at the Camp Nou, but suggested he could otherwise be open to a move to Arsenal or Liverpool. Cillessen, 29, has been linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League after making nine of his 11 appearances last season in Barcelona’s successful Copa del Rey campaign.

Palestinian FA ‘thanks’ Messi | Football Espana
Argentina have confirmed the cancellation of the game, their final World Cup warm-up match, with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain stating on ESPN that by cancelling the match in Jerusalem, the Argentine FA have “finally done the right thing.”

Barca want Getafe sporting director Planes | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified Getafe sporting director Ramon Planes as the main candidate to assume the role at the Camp Nou, say reports in Spain. Planes has previously held the position at CE L’Hospitalet, Racing Santander, Alaves, Lleida, Espanyol, Elche and a stint with Tottenham in England.

Pique’s house robbed in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barcelona defender and Spain international Gerard Pique’s house was robbed in the city on Wednesday morning, say reports. Stormy weather in the Catalan capital and the house lying empty – with Pique’s partner Shakira touring in Germany and the defender visiting family – provided the backdrop for the incident.

The Top 5 goals from the Barça youth teams | FC Barcelona
Check out the Top 5 goals scored by the FC Barcelona youth teams on the weekend of June 2 and 3. Once again, the young players from La Masia showed their scoring potential in a successful weekend of action. There were several spectacular strikes. The protagonists in this edition are Xavi Planas and Lucas de Vega of the Under-19s B, Gerard Ruíz and Albert Navarro of the Under-12s B, and Viktoria Adrianova of the Under-15/Under-19 Women.

Barça at the World Cup, Part 6: The Maracana Cat | FC Barcelona
Not only was he blessed with amazingly agility between the sticks, but he was also a dashingly handsome fellow who achieved worldwide fame at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, where Spain’s third place finish would be their best until they actually won the thing in 2010.