FILE- In this April 20, 2011, file photo, Barcelona fans wave pro-independence Catalonia flags during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

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FILE- In this April 20, 2011, file photo, Barcelona fans wave pro-independence Catalonia flags during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
FILE- In this April 20, 2011, file photo, Barcelona fans wave pro-independence Catalonia flags during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
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