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FC Barcelona News: 15 June 2019; Philippe Coutinho Scores Twice in Brazil Win, Adrien Rabiot Rules Out La Liga Move

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Brazil 3-0 Bolivia: Philippe Coutinho’s double gives hosts winning Copa America start | Sky Sports
With two quick goals after the team was jeered by the local crowd at half-time, Coutinho helped Brazil overcome the absence of the injured Neymar in Brazil’s 3-0 win over Bolivia on Friday. Coutinho converted a penalty kick awarded by video review in the 50th minute and headed in a cross by Roberto Firmino in the 53rd, helping the hosts overcome a lackluster first half that prompted the loud jeers at the Morumbi Stadium.

Luis Suarez: Messi is affected by comments against him | Marca
Lionel Messi has been blamed over the years for allegedly directly influencing decisions made at both Barcelona and Argentina, but Luis Suarez has refuted such claims and stated that such criticisms hurts his club teammate. The Uruguay international has also made clear that the Blaugrana captain has never tried to impose his opinion.

Copa América Stories (IV): Leo Messi’s hat-trick in 19 minutes off the bench | FC Barcelona
One such name over the years has been none other than Leo Messi who is on the verge in taking part in the Copa América for the fifth time in his career. In 2016, the special centenary edition of the competition, the Argentine striker left his indelible mark on the tournament by coming off the bench to score a hat-trick in just 19 minutes.

Rafinha on verge of receiving medical discharge | Marca
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara is close to fully recovering from his ACL injury. The 26-year-old tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during a game against Atletico Madrid back in November.

Barça are in talks to sign Dortmund’s left back Raphael Guerreiro | Sport
Barça are stepping up their search to find a left back which can offer Jordi Alba competition for a starting spot. Amongst a host of names on their wishlist, they are currenting speaking with Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro. The full-back only has 12 months to run on his existing deal and isn’t expecting to sign an extension.

FC Barcelona’s Denis Suarez hits back at Arsenal FC critics | Football Espana
FC Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has responded to online critics following his disastrous loan spell at Arsenal FC.The Spanish international joined Unai Emery’s Gunners on a five month loan deal back in January 2019, after making just two La Liga appearances in the first half of the campaign at the Camp Nou.

The reasons why Take Kubo is joining Real Madrid and not Barça | Sport
Barça were willing to sign Take and send him to the Barça B side. The player was willing to spend a year with the youth side but wanted guarantees he’d be part of the senior squad in his second season there. Barça refused to include this clause whilst Real Madrid agreed to it.

Xavi picks up his UEFA pro license which allows him to coach | Sport
Xavi picked up his diploma at the RFEF sports city. Along with Xavi, Victor Valdes, Raúl González, Xabi Alonso, Joan Capdevila, Julio Baptistao, Esteban Cambiasso, Albert Riera, Pablo Amo and current active player Eli Ibarra picked up their licenses.

Adrien Rabiot rules out La Liga summer move | Football Espana
French international Adrien Rabiot has confirmed he is deciding between two clubs ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.However the 24-year has stated that neither side is a La Liga club, despite remuoured interest from both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the play maker in the back end of the 2018-19 season.

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