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FC Barcelona News: 8 July 2019; Coutinho and Arthur win Copa America, new away kit launched

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Brazil v Peru: Final - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Coutinho and Arthur, Copa América champions! | FC Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho and Arthur were crowned Copa America champions with Brazil on Sunday. The duo both featured in the final which the Selecao won 3-1 against Peru to lift the trophy for the first time since 2007.

Griezmann absent as Atletico Madrid set off for pre-season | Marca

Antoine Griezmann did not show up for Atletico Madrid pre-season training on Sunday. The Frenchman was not on the bus to Los Angeles de San Rafael as rumors of a move to Barcelona persist and will be sanctioned by the club.

Away kit to bring back 1979 design, in homage to La Masia’s 40th anniversary | FC Barcelona

Barcelona have unveiled their new away kit that pays homage to La Masia’s 40th anniversary. The shirt is yellow with a diagonal blaugrana stripe and is similar to the kit worn by the club all the way back in 1979.

‘Messi played the referee against PSG’ - Silva responds to Copa America comments | Goal

Thiago Silva has given his view on Lionel Messi after the Argentina star hit out at the referees at the Copa America. He said: “I think he did not say it out of spite, but we are sad because, in the game we lost 6-1 to Barcelona, he played the referee, which, in my opinion, was ridiculous. But we did not give a statement that the referee was in favour of Barcelona. I think you have to show respect.”

Raiola: ‘De Ligt agreement with Juve’ | Football Italia

Mino Raiola has said that in-demand defender Matthijs de Ligt has agreed personal terms with Ajax, and the two clubs now just need to agree a fee. He told De Telegraaf: “De Ligt has agreed terms with Juventus and now it’s up to Ajax on how they deal with this situation.”

Hiroki Abe says goodbye to Kashima ahead of Barça B transfer | Sport

Hiroki Abe has said goodbye to his Kashima Antlers team-mates ahead of a move to Barcelona B. The youngster will be closely monitored in the B team and could be involved in the first-team upcoming tour of Japan.

Barça offered De Jong the ‘14’ | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona offered midfielder Frenkie de Jong the No. 14 shirt at the Camp Nou. However, the Dutch star turned down the offer because of the pressure it would bring due to its association with Johan Cruyff. The number is currently worn by Malcom, while De Jong has asked for the No. 21.