Sergio Busquets

  • World Cup: Spain's dominance faces ultimate test in Brazil June 5, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's desire for glory on the international stage is as strong as ever but the champions will need something special if they are to become the first Europeans to win the World Cup in the Americas. The only nation from the continent to triumph in soccer's global showpiece outside Europe,...
  • Barcelona lose, Real Madrid win to move 2nd in Spanish League April 13, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona compounded their exit from the Champions League by losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday, letting Real Madrid move ahead into second place in the Spanish league with a 4-0 win over Almeria. Barcelona's stumble ensured the same Atletico Madrid that ousted them from Europe's top-tier competition would maintain the...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets to miss Rayo match September 21, 2013

    Barcelona: Sergio Busquets has been left out of Barcelona's squad for Saturday's match at Rayo Vallecano, the club said on Friday, opening the door for Alex Song or Sergio Roberto to start in midfield. Coach Gerardo Martino, who replaced Tito Vilanova in the close-season, has sought to keep his squad fresh...
  • Sergio Busquets returns fit to Barcelona squad September 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say holding midfielder Sergio Busquets has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in the squad for Saturday's home game against Sevilla. Busquets hurt a muscle in his right leg that forced him to miss Spain's World Cup qualifier against Finland last Friday. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino also...
  • Sergio Busquets renews contract with Barcelona July 16, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets has renewed his contract with the club through 2018 with an option to extend for another year. The club says the Spain international's buyout clause is to remain at 150 million euros ($197 million). Barcelona praised Busquets, calling him "one of the key players" in...
  • Barcelona close in on 22nd La Liga title May 11, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid have stubbornly refused to capitulate in recent weeks but La Liga leaders Barcelona finally have their fate in their own hands and can secure a 22nd La Liga crown with victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Barca need two points from their remaining four matches to wrest the...
  • Humbled Barcelona don't need major shake-up: Tito Vilanova May 2, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona's Champions League humbling by Bayern Munich on Wednesday will not prompt wholesale changes to the squad and the 7-0 aggregate reverse would have been avoided had the team not been decimated by injury, coach Tito Vilanova said. Barca suffered their worst ever European defeat over two legs in the...
  • Busquets, Abidal sidelined for Bayern clash May 1, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona were dealt a blow as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Bayern Munich when midfielder Sergio Busquets and defender Eric Abidal were ruled out through injury. "Sergio Busquets and Eric Abidal will not feature in tomorrow's match," Barca said in a statement on...
  • Real-Barca rivalry re-ignited in Euro semis June 27, 2012

    It's all about sharing. Spain and Portugal share a border, two coastlines and an entire peninsula. They share a climate, a parallel political past and currently, a crisis. But right now, they also share a dream. The two neighbouring nations come face to face in the semi-finals of Euro 2012...