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FC Barcelona News: 21 June 2019; Arsenal Named Joan Gamper Opponent, Barcelona Sign Right-Back for B Team

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Uruguay v Japan: Group C - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Alessandra Cabral/Getty Images

Uruguay 2 Japan 2: Miyoshi brace stuns Suarez’s side | Goal
Koji Miyoshi scored twice as guests Japan earned a thrilling 2-2 draw against Uruguay at the Copa America amid more VAR controversy in Porto Alegre. Miyoshi twice gave Japan the lead in the Group C clash but the Copa invitees were pegged back on both occasions by a Luis Suarez penalty and Jose Gimenez on Thursday.

Barça to host Arsenal in Gamper match on August 4 | FC Barcelona
The 54th edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy pit FC Barcelona against the UEFA League champions Arsenal on August 4 in the traditional game unveiling the team ahead of the new season. It will be the first Gamper match for Arsenal.

Barcelona are guaranteed embarrassment whether they sign Griezmann or Neymar | Marca
For the third consecutive summer, Barcelona fans are waiting to see how their club will be one of the main talking points of the transfer market once more. This year’s market activity involves the same two players who made Barcelona blush in 2017 and 2018. Antoine Griezmann and Neymar cross paths with the Blaugrana again and embarrassment is guaranteed.

Mike van Beijnen joins Barça | FC Barcelona
Mike van Beijnen signed his contract with FC Barcelona this Thursday afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva training ground in the presence of director Silvio Elías, head of professional youth football, together with Josep Segura, sports manager for football, and José Mari Bakero and Guillermo Amor, who are in charge of the youth setup at the club.

Diego Palacios’s transfer to Barça is edging closer to completion | Sport
According to reports in Holland, Diego Palacios has decided to join Barça B next year. The Ecuadorian left-back, who played on loan at Willem II from Aucas last season, would prefer to join Barcelona’s youth side rather than play the senior teams of PSV or Ajax. The only other side in the running was Olympique de Lyon.

‘Neymar made a mistake leaving Barcelona’ - Rivaldo urges Camp Nou return over Real Madrid move | Goal
Neymar made a mistake leaving Barcelona, claims Rivaldo, with the Brazil international urged to favour a return to Camp Nou over a potential switch to Real Madrid. Two years on from departing Catalunya for Paris Saint-Germain, another big-money move is being mooted for a €222 million (£195m/$260m) star.

Barcelona must pay Adrien Rabiot for ‘non signing’ | Football Espana
Barcelona must compensate Adrien Rabiot if they do not sign him this summer due to a pre-contract agreement, say reports. Rabiot is out of contract at the Parisian club this summer and would not command a transfer fee, but his reported wage demands alongside agent fees (the player’s representative is his mother) are said to be excessive.

Barcelona deny they must pay Rabiot a fee after failing to agree terms | Sport
FC Barcelona have come out to deny reports from ‘Sky Italia’ which says that the club must give Adrien Rabiot compensation after failing to secure his transfer to the Camp Nou. Sources close to Barça insist there is no such pact with the player. The media outlet claims there is a written agreement between the two parties which comes into effect when Rabiot’s contract expires on 1st July.