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FC Barcelona News: 16 June 2019; Argentina Start Copa America With Loss, Luis Suarez Opens Up

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Colombia put Messi, Argentina in early Copa hole | ESPN
Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-0 in a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start. In a match that featured a plethora of stars such as Messi, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, it was Martinez who put Colombia up with a booming strike in the 71st minute.

Suarez: Liverpool loss worst moment of my life | ESPN
“When the first goal came we didn’t know how to react, we knew we had really messed up. After the game in the dressing room no-one could say anything; there was sadness, bitterness and disappointment because we knew we’d given an awful image.”

Luis Suarez: I don’t know if I’d have had surgery if Barcelona made the Champions League final | Marca
The Uruguayan missed the end of the Catalan side’s season after being operated on and is now ready for the Copa America with Uruguay, but without Barcelona’s Anfield capitulation he might not have been in a position to play in Brazil this summer.

Everton are confident they’ll complete a deal for Andre Gomes next week | Sport
Everton believe they’ve already secured the signing of Andre Gomes for next season. The Portuguese midfielder’s desire to make his move a permanent one alongside the backing of his coach, Marco Silva, means the English side are pushing to wrap up a deal.

Spanish Football Chief Luis Rubiales investigated in match fixing claims | Football Espana
The President of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) Luis Rubiales will be investigated as part of wider probe into corruption in La Liga. Following reports at the back end of the 2018-19 season, of irregular betting patterns in games involving Valencia CF, Huesca, Nastic and Real Valladolid, the so-called Operation Oikos has been launched.