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FC Barcelona News: 6 July 2018; World Cup Action Returns, Barcelona Agree Super Cup Proposal

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Double Barça v Barça quarter finals at the World Cup | FC Barcelona
With these four nations all on the same side of the draw, it means we are guaranteed another all-Barça match-up in the semis and the presence of at least one of our boys in the grand final – very possibly against Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia, the only side on the other half with a Barça representative.

Barcelona agree to Luis Rubiales’ proposal for the Spanish Super Cup | Marca
The Spanish FA have given an ultimatum to both Barcelona and Sevilla to decide the date and format of the Spanish Super Cup. Current schedules make it difficult for both teams to compete in a two-legged format, as was tradition, so the organisation chaired by Luis Rubiales has proposed a single match at a neutral venue on August 12.

Tempting bid hands Barcelona a Paulinho dilemma | Marca
MARCA are aware that offers have arrived for the midfielder with Sport naming a Chinese Super League bid as amounting to 50 million euros. That would provide a 10m euro profit on a player who will be 30 later in July, only a season after he arrived for a fee that was originally thought to be on the high side.

Everton make enquiry for Barcelona’s unwanted striker Paco Alcácer | Sport
Barcelona are stepping up their efforts to move on unwanted players ahead of making key additions to the squad this summer. The club has already sold Gerard Deulofeu and have offers on the table for Yerry Mina and Paulinho, although the objective is to get rid of those Ernesto Valverde doesn’t want first.

Barcelona legend Xavi: I’m finding it hard to quit playing | Goal
Legendary midfielder Xavi is not ready to hang up his boots and take up a career as coach just yet. The 38-year-old is synonymous as one of the maestros of Barcelona’s tiki-taka style of football during his career but departed Camp Nou in 2015 for Al-Sadd, where he continues to ply his trade.