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FC Barcelona News: 12 July 2018; Croatia Reach World Cup Final, Arthur Arrives in Barcelona

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England v Croatia: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

There will be a Blaugrana world champion | FC Barcelona
For the first time in history, FC Barcelona will have players in both teams at the World Cup final. Barça will be represented by Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembélé for France, and Ivan Rakitic for Croatia after they defeated England in the second semifinal (2-1). Goals from Perisic and Mandzukic earned the victory after Trippier’s opener.

Arthur ‘privileged’ to join Barça | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s first signing of the 2017/18 season, Arthur, arrived in the Catalan capital on Wednesday. On Thursday, Arthur will be officially presented. After landing at Barcelona-El Prat Airport on Wednesday afternoon, the 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder made his way to Camp Nou for a photo at the Club’s offices. Before he left the airport, he had a few words for Barça TV.

PSG open the door for Barça target Adrien Rabiot to leave the club | Sport
Tuchel doesn’t see keeping Rabiot as a priority. The German coach would be happy to count on the midfielder at the club but he’s also willing to open the exit door as the player only has 12 months to run on his existing deal.

Lucas Digne asks to leave Barcelona if a good offer arrives | Sport
Barcelona have sealed Arthur’s transfer and Clement Lenglet is basically there too, but they are working on other moves too. One of the unexpected footballers who could leave is Lucas Digne. The Frenchman didn’t have a lot of protagonism last season and wants more minutes this term, something difficult given Jordi Alba is the clear starter. The Blagurana are willing to let him go if an interesting offer arrives for all parties.

Barcelona renew academy prodigy Alex Collado’s contract | Marca
Alex Collado is set to be a Barcelona player for at least another three years, as the Blaugrana have renewed the academy player’s contract until 2021, with an option for a further two years.