FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said.
Spanish authorities Monday moved to fine FC Barcelona 66,000 euros ($67,000) and Athletic Bilbao 18,000 euros over last season`s Cup final where fans of the Catalan and Basque sides whistled Spain`s King Felipe VI.
Spanish club FC Barcelona's presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that if he wins on July 18, he would push for the current UEFA president Michelle Platini to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal has expressed his admiration for FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi for his humility and talent, while he spoke of his excitement for the July 25 friendly match between the two sides.
Spanish club FC Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has asked Brazilian left back Dani Alves to make a "quick" decision regarding his future with the team, and to respond to the offer on the renewal of his contract for next season.