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Neymar could debut in July

June 5, 2013
By Associated Press

MADRID -- Neymar's first outing for Barcelona alongside Lionel Messi looks set to be in a July friendly against Lechia Gdansk in Poland.

Barcelona said in a statement on Wednesday that the first of five preseason games will be on July 20 at the 40,000-seat PGE Arena in Gdansk.

Neymar completed his transfer from Santos on Monday in a deal that unites the Brazilian star with Argentina's Messi in what promises to be a formidable attacking partnership.

The 21-year-old Neymar signed a five-year contract.