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Football round-up: Everything that you may have missed on Thursday

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Thursday marked a remarkable day in the world of football. From Paulinho’s unveiling to the football world uniting together in the wake of the Barcelona terror attack, we bring you all the major football headlines from Thursday.

1. Catalonia was rocked yesterday by twin terrorist attacks that sent shockwaves around Europe. The football world came together to condemn the attack and show their solidarity.

So far, 13 people have been killed and over 100 injured.

2. Barcelona unveiled their new signing Paulinho.

3. AC Milan thrashed Shkëndija by a 6-0 margin while Everton defeated Hajduk Split 2-0 in the first leg of the Europa League qualifier play-offs.

4. FIFA announced their list of nominees for the Best Men and Women Player of the Year alongside the list of candidates for the Manager of the Year award.

5. Mats Hummel was inspired by Juan Mata’s #CommonGoal campaign and decided to join by pledging 1% of his earnings to charity.

6. Luis Suárez will be sidelined for five weeks due to a knee injury.

Gerard Piqué too suffered a groin strain but is likely to face Real Betis in their La Liga opener on Sunday.

7. MLS announced that a fourth substitute will be available to teams during 2017 MLS Cup Play-off matches that go into extra time.

8. Kylian Mbappé was left out of Monaco’s squad for their game against Metz today.

9. According to Four Four Two, Víctor Valdés has announced his retirement from football and is already looking forward to a career in TV.

10. Zlatan Ibrahimović now has a video game named after him – Zlatan Legends.

11. Neymar braved -157 °C temperatures as he enjoyed cryotherapy session.

12. Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Argentinian comedian Martín Bossi release a hilarious music video in tribute to Neymar transfer to PSG.