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FC Barcelona News: 2 July 2018; Andres Iniesta Retires After Spain Loss, Ivan Rakitić Scores Winning Penalty

Croatia v Denmark: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

FC Barcelona to wear yellow away kit in 2018/19 | FC Barcelona
The new Nike away kit will be yellow, in tribute to the shirt worn during the 2005/06 season, when FC Barcelona won the double, including the second Champions League in their history. It should be remembered that yellow has historically been a lucky colour for Barça, and was also present in the second kit during the 2008/09 season - the camapign corresponding to Barça’s first treble.

Spain knocked out of World Cup by Russia on penalties | FC Barcelona
Four FC Barcelona players waved goodbye to the World Cup on Sunday, as Spain were knocked out on penalties by Russia. The game ended 1-1, going to extra time and then the shootout, won 4-3 by the host nation. Jordi Alba, Piqué and Sergio Busquets featured in the starting eleven, and Spain went ahead 12 minutes in thanks to an own goal by Ignashevich. Russia equalised from a Dyzuba penalty just before the break.

Iniesta retires from Spain | Football Espana
Iniesta surprisingly started as a substitute for the last-16 tie in Moscow, but despite coming on in the second half, the former Barcelona midfielder was unable to inspire his country to victory, with La Roja going down 4-3 on penalties.

Croatia 1 Denmark 1 (aet, 3-2 on penalties): Rakitic spares Modric blushes with winning spot-kick | Goal
Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty to spare Croatian blushes after Luka Modric had a spot-kick saved late in extra time, reaching the World Cup quarter-finals via the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw against Denmark.

Rakitic’s Free Kick Masterclass | FC Barcelona
In this video, Rakitic challenges his FC Barcelona teammates to a free kick competition during a training session last season. Who will win? Find out by watching the video!

Do you remember the last 15 second kits? | FC Barcelona
Test your memory with this quiz, where you have to remember what the second kit looked like in the last 15 seasons!

Lenglet to Barca ‘within days’ | Football Espana
Barcelona will complete the signing of defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla ‘within days’, according to a report in Marca. The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Catalan giants all summer and the report states a move is imminent, with Sevilla signing Red Bull Salzburg defender Duje Caleta-Ca in his place.

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