Barcelona: Antoine Griezmann was tested by his Barcelona teammates at his first training session at the club by being nutmegged twice. However, the French forward, who is expected to make his club debut next week, remained calm. Griezmann, who has been handed the No. 17 shirt, is likely to make his debut in next week’s Rakuten Cup clash against Frank Lampard-managed Chelsea in Japan. Griezmann, along with new recruits Frenkie de Jong and Neto, were at their first training session at the club. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are currently on holiday following their Copa America campaign. The La Liga champions signed the French World Cup winner from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros on a five-year deal after paying his release clause.
The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has been admitted to the Sri Jayewardenepura hospital.Gnanasara Thero was last month sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years, after being found guilty in a contempt of court case. (Colombo Gazette)