Gerard Pique

  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique relishing return of 'angry' Luis Suarez July 31, 2014

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an "angry" Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup. Uruguay striker Suarez was given a nine-match international suspension and banned from all football-related activity for four months by FIFA...
  • 'Waka Waka' singer Shakira 'pregnant' with second child July 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Shakira is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Shakira and her soccer player partner Gerard Piqué already have 19-month-old son Milan together and are said to be overjoyed about the prospect of becoming parents again later this year, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Yes, she is pregnant and she's very happy," said...
  • Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, David Beckham hugged Pele: Stars of politics, music, sports came together at World Cup final July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janerio: Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game. Mick Jagger and LeBron James were also in the...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain defence implodes in heaviest loss since '50 June 14, 2014

    Salvador: Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain's usually rock-solid defense? A backline that helped Spain win its last three major tournaments was totally ripped to shreds in a 5-1 defeat...
  • Pique caught on camera saying Fabregas 'is leaving' Barca June 5, 2014

    Gerard Pique has been caught on camera apparently telling Spain coach Vicente del Bosque that Barcelona team mate Cesc Fabregas is poised to leave the La Liga side. Fabregas returned to boyhood club Barca in 2011 after an eight-year stint at Arsenal and he has been linked with a move back...
  • Spain not the only World Cup favourite, says Pique June 5, 2014

    Defender Gerard Pique says reigning champion Spain are one of several favourites to win this year's World Cup, mentioning host Brazil, Argentina and Germany as other teams to beat. "Anything can happen in a World Cup," Pique said at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday. "There are several favourites, and...
  • Barcelona renews Gerard Pique's contract through 2019 May 26, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona has renewed central defender Gerard Pique's contract through 2019. The deal was signed at a ceremony attended by Pique, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and other officials, the club said in a statement on Monday. The Spain international has been an integral part of Barcelona's success, helping the club...
  • Gerard Pique agrees four-year contract extension with Barcelona May 20, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2019. The Spain international has been an integral part of Barcelona's success, helping the club win two Champions Leagues titles and five of the past six league trophies since his arrival...
  • Defiant Gerardo Martino needs to lift Barcelona for Cup final April 13, 2014

    Barcelona's season is threatening to implode with Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid looming after a nightmare week when they were knocked out of Europe and lost 1-0 at lowly Granada in La Liga. Saturday's defeat at Granada means La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were also responsible for Barcelona's...
  • Jealousy has never been an issue: Shakira on her relationship with Gerard Pique April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Shakira has set the record straight about a previous comment she made about her boyfriend Gerard Pique. The 38-year-old Colombian singer took to Facebook to clarify describing her longtime love as "very territorial" during an interview with Billboard, reported E!Online. "I was being humorous and now...
  • Barcelona, Atletico Madrid hit by injuries to Pique, Costa April 2, 2014

    Barcelona and Atletico Madrid's chances of silverware have taken a hit after they lost key players to injury in Tuesday's Champions League clash, with Barca centre back Gerard Pique damaging a hip and Atletico top scorer Diego Costa limping off with a hamstring strain. Pique, whose Spain international team mate and...
  • Pique back for Barca for Sunday's 'Clasico' March 23, 2014

    Barcelona have Gerard Pique back for Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at leaders Real Madrid but captain and fellow centre back Carles Puyol has not managed to shake off a knee injury, the Spanish champions said on Saturday. Pique missed last weekend's 7-0 home win over Osasuna with an ankle problem but...
  • My boyfriend doesn't allow me to shoot with other men: Shakira March 9, 2014

    London: Pop star Shakira has revealed that her partner Gerard Pique no longer allows her to film music videos with men. The 37-year-old 'She Wolf' singer said that the footballer's jealous nature has led to him banning male love interests from her shoots, reported Digital Spy. "He's very territorial. Since...
  • Injury-hit Barca visit Valladolid as La Liga title race heats up March 7, 2014

    While Barcelona come to terms with the news that talismanic defender Carles Puyol will leave the club in the summer they have more immediate concerns at the back for Saturday's trip to Real Valladolid (1500). Puyol, who has been battling with knee problems for the past few seasons, is again injured...
  • Pique out for two weeks but should be fit for City February 23, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona were hit with more bad news on Sunday when centre back Gerard Pique was ruled out for about two weeks with a calf problem. The Spain international picked up the injury in Saturday's 3-1 La Liga defeat at Real Sociedad, which allowed Real Madrid, 3-0 winners at home to...
  • Barcelona ease past Malaga 3-0, reclaim top spot January 27, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona were unfazed by the recent departure of their club president amid a lawsuit as they eased to a 3-0 win over Malaga on Sunday to reclaim their share of the Spanish league lead. Lionel Messi didn't score but he played a part in two goals, setting up Pedro Rodriguez...
  • La Liga: Barcelona held to a 1-1 draw at Levante January 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona's potent attack led by Lionel Messi was held to a 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday, leaving the door open for Atletico Madrid to move ahead at the top of the Spanish league. Atletico enter their game later against Sevilla, one point behind the defending champions. Levante made the...
  • Shakira's new song set for January 2014 release December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Shakira's first single from her upcoming album will be released in January next year. The title of the track and the album are currently unknown. The album, which is her first under Sony label RCA, is set for an early 2014 release, reports billboard.com. The 36-year-old had earlier mentioned...
  • Neymar scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Celtic 6-1 in Champions League December 12, 2013

    Spain: Neymar scored a Champions League hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Celtic on Wednesday to help Barcelona forget about Lionel Messi - for one night at least. Gerard Pique, Pedro Rodriguez, and Cristian Tello also scored for Group H winners Barcelona, while Giorgos Samara added a late consolation goal for...
  • Fabregas, Pique in Barcelona team against Granada November 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Gerard Pique have recovered from injuries and will be available for Saturday's game against Granada. While the pair of Spain internationals return, midfielder Xavi Hernandez will not be included in the squad after failing to recover from a muscle strain to his left...
  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique to miss Real Betis trip due to injury November 9, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say defender Gerard Pique will miss Sunday's match at Real Betis due to pain in his pelvis. Coach Gerard Martino also left Sergio Busquets off his squad to rest the holding midfielder. Youngster Marc Bartra could start in place of Pique in the center of the Spanish champion's defense,...
  • Messi hat-trick gives Barcelona 4-0 win over Ajax September 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi marked his 80th Champions League match with a hat trick on Wednesday as Barcelona began their campaign in Group H with a 4-0 rout of Ajax. The Argentina forward opened the scoring at Camp Nou Stadium with a free kick in the 22nd minute, doubled the hosts' advantage...
  • We must change our style, says Barca defender Pique September 18, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona embark on a new Champions League campaign on Wednesday against Ajax Amsterdam determined to vary their style of play amid suggestions they have become too predictable in attack. "We've been playing the same way and Tata (coach Gerardo Martino) wants us to make some changes," Spain defender Gerard Pique...
  • Lawsuit against Shakira dismissed by judge August 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: A Superior Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against Columbian singer Shakira by her former boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua. The California lawsuit was one of three suits that Antonio filed against the singing star, seeking to claim a "partnership" interest in Shakira's income, and all three...
  • David Moyes driven by fear factor at Man United July 23, 2013

    New Manchester United manager David Moyes is motivated by fear as he seeks to make his mark on the Premier League champions. It is not so much a fear of failure for a man who in more than a decade at Everton did not win a trophy, rather the stature of...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid enter uncertain era May 3, 2013

    Barcelona: With both Barcelona and Real Madrid still smarting from their respective Champions League collapses, the talk is already turning to what changes can be made - maybe even need to be made - for next season. Both Spanish teams lost to German opposition in the semi-finals. Bayern Munich routed Barcelona...
  • 0-4 loss to Bayern was a thrashing, says Barca defender Pique April 24, 2013

    Munich: Barcelona centre half Gerard Pique acknowledged his team were thoroughly second best as Bayern Munich romped to a 4-0 win in their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. "They gave us a thrashing," he said. "We will try to turn it around in the...
  • The Germans do not always win anymore: Gerard Pique April 22, 2013

    Madrid: Spanish defender Gerard Pique believes that Spain has replaced Germany as the the top-most bet in World Football. According to Pique, the era when German teams always came out on top is over and the Spanish teams dominate the world game. Barcelona and the Spanish national team created a style...
  • Pique confident cool heads will guide Barcelona past Milan March 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Spanish international defender Gerard Pique made a robust defence of Barcelona's season and took on sceptics as he spoke confidently about their chances of overturning a 2-0 deficit at home to AC Milan to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Barca have endured a rough ride over the last couple of...
  • Cute first look of Shakira's new born baby Milan February 5, 2013

    Madrid: Shakira is sharing the first public photograph of her recently born baby, with father Gerard Pique planting a kiss on his infant son's cheek. The 36-year-old Colombian singer announced Monday on Twitter that the photo of "my two angels" could be seen on the website of UNICEF. She has urged...