3 positive and 1 negative stories at Barca
• Eric Abidal has been presented as new Barcelona technical director, he said: "What can I bring to this club? I think I have good experience, I know the dressing room, I know what the players think. I can offer contact with the coach, which is key as he wants to have the best possible team."
• Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic: "Rakitic will be my assistant for the next three days, and we will certainly look for some advice on how to stop Messi. I always ask my players about such things and about many other things."
• According to CAT Radio, Eric Abidal's first action as Barca's sporting director is to convince Ajax to sell Frenkie de Jong this summer.
• Barca vice-president Jordi Mestre was not happy with Gerard Pique's involvement in Griezmann's transfer saga: "We feel bad for the supporters who have felt disappointed with the way it happened. The president spoke with Pique to tell him that his involvement provoked surprise and discomfort at club and among supporters."