Barcelona

  • Barca need to play like they did in 2008, says Iniesta 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit when former coach Pep Guardiola, the club's most successful manager, took over in 2008, midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Friday. The Catalan club are in the process of rebuilding after they failed to win major silverware last season for...
  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner 3 days ago

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year-deal despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from...
  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico 3 days ago

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Barcelona to sign defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia 4 days ago

    Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu will join Barcelona for a fee of 20 million euros ($26.9 million), the Catalan club said on Wednesday. "Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons plus a further optional," Barca said in a statement. "The cost of the transfer is 20...
  • Former Barcelona president defends Neymar's deal before Spanish court 5 days ago

    Madrid: Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in Spain's criminal high court over an alleged $12 million tax fraud and misappropriation in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year. Rosell, who arrived at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid with the club's general manager, Antoni Rossich, Tuesday defended the legality...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona 5 days ago

    Stoke City have signed one-time Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, was part of Barcelona's youth system and scored 26 goals in 104 league appearances before leaving for AS Roma in 2011, having made his first team...
  • Luis Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona 1 week ago

    London: Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi were mobbed by Barcelona fans during a walk around the Spanish city. The 27-year-old looked a little uncomfortable when he was grabbed by one female supporter as he was trying to make a quick getaway on Saturday, according to Daily...
  • Real Madrid still world's most valuable team: Forbes July 17, 2014

    Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained their title as the world's most valuable sports franchise, according to a poll released by Forbes on Wednesday that was again dominated by National Football League teams. Soccer clubs held the top three positions with the European champions valued at $3.44 billion, topping the list...
  • Suarez's initial absence no tragedy for Barcelona July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not overly concerned about the absence of new signing Luis Suarez for the early part of the upcoming season as the Uruguayan serves his biting ban from the World Cup. "It's bad that he's not with us from the start, but it's not a tragedy,"...
  • Dani Alves discussing Barcelona future with coach July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Brazil back Dani Alves is meeting new Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in hopes of locking down his future at the Spanish league club. The 31-year-old right back is in the last year of his deal, and has been linked with French club Paris Saint-Germain. Alves arrived on Tuesday to speak with...
  • No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona, says FIFA July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has told Spanish club FC Barcelona that they cannot hold any official presentation for new signing Luis Suarez due to his four month ban from football activities. FIFA spokesman Delia Fischer said that the player ban includes not taking part in any football activity including presentation conferences,...
  • Barcelona reach agreement for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez July 12, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a five-year contract. "It is with a heavy...
  • EPL: Arsenal sign Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez July 11, 2014

    Arsenal signalled their attacking intent for the looming Premier League season by completing the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona on Thursday. No fee was disclosed but Arsenal are believed to have paid in the region of 35 million pounds ($59.56 million) for the 25-year-old Chile international who...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar recovery going 'very well', say Barca doctors July 10, 2014

    Brasilia: Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra that ended his World Cup, Barcelona said on Wednesday after medical staff from the La Liga club examined the Brazil forward at his home. "The injury is progressing very well and from Aug. 5 the player will continue his treatment...
  • Barcelona sends doctor to check Neymar's fitness July 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Spanish football club FC Barcelona says its doctor will be travelling to Brazil to check on Neymar's fitness. During the official presentation of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the newest signing for the Catalans, Barcelona's director of football Andoni Zubizarreta talked about Neymar's injury, reports EFE. "We are in direct contact with...
  • Watch: Scary near miss as Russian plane about to land almost collides with a A340 crossing the runway at a Barcelona airport July 8, 2014

    An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 that was crossing a runway narrowly missed colliding with a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian fleet UTair as it was about to land, averting a catastrophic disaster. The video was ploaded by the YouTube channel Barcelona-El Prat In'tl and has since gone viral. The incident happened at...
  • Chile's Claudio Bravo signs for Barcelona July 7, 2014

    Barcelona: Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo passed a medical examination here and signed a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons. The 31-year-old former Real Sociedad player arrived here Sunday and was taken straight to Camp Nou, reports Efe. Monday's signing is the third deal for the Catalan team for next...
  • Liverpool eyeing Alexis Sanchez to replace Luis Suarez July 7, 2014

    Madrid: English football club Liverpool are eyeing Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez as a good alternative to replace Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who will move to Barcelona. According to AS newspaper, this issue has become even more apparent following the news that Barca and Liverpool have reached a deal for Luis Suarez to...
  • Barcelona looking to buy forwards and defenders, says president July 2, 2014

    Barcelona are in the market for "a forward and defenders", president Josep Bartomeu said on Wednesday, as the club look to rebuild after ending last season without major silverware for the first time in six years. "We have the names and the players, but sometimes there are clubs who speculate over...
  • Barcelona to open Suarez talks with Liverpool - reports July 2, 2014

    Barcelona officials will meet their Liverpool counterparts in London on Wednesday to open negotiations on a possible deal for disgraced Anfield striker Luis Suarez, according to British media reports. Barcelona appear to be leading the race among clubs linked with the 27-year-old Uruguayan, who was expelled from the World Cup and...
  • World Cup 2014: Barcelona praise Luis Suarez for 'recognising error' July 2, 2014

    Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has praised Luis Suarez for "acknowledging his mistake" after the Uruguay forward bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup finals. Barca are one of a number of clubs linked with a possible move for the 27-year-old Liverpool player, who was expelled from the competition...
  • Future of Xavi and Alexis Sanchez uncertain at Barcelona July 1, 2014

    Barcelona's sports director says the future of veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez and forward Alexis Sanchez is uncertain as the Spanish club overhauls its squad. Andoni Zubizarreta says the club will speak with Xavi after his summer holidays to decide "what is best for him and for Barca." Zubizarreta also says the club...
  • Barcelona sign Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo June 25, 2014

    Barcelona say they will sign Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to a four-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with Real Sociedad. Neither Spanish club elaborated on the deal. Barcelona say Bravo will "share" goalkeeping duties with fellow new arrival Marc-Andre ter Stegen in place of the departed Victor Valdes. The 31-year-old Bravo is...
  • Javier Mascherano signs new deal at Barcelona until 2018 June 8, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona have signed Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano to a contract extension that will keep the player at the club through 2018. Barcelona say in a statement that their agreement with the 30-year old former Liverpool and Corinthians player will retain his buyout clause fixed at 100 million euros ($136 million). Mascherano...
  • Javier Mascherano agrees new four-year Barcelona deal June 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona's Javier Mascherano has agreed a new deal to stay for a further four seasons, the club said on Saturday, in a move that shows new coach Luis Enrique has a role for him in his side. "Barcelona announce that it has reached an agreement with Javier Mascherano for the...
  • 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...
  • Barcelona to answer tax evasion charges over Neymar transfer in court June 3, 2014

    Barcelona and their former president Sandro Rosell have been called by a judge to give evidence in a court over charges of tax evasion involved in the Neymar transfer. Barcelona were forced to backtrack having initially said the Brazilian forward arrived at the Nou Camp for 57.1 million euros after the...
  • Barca hire Puyol as assistant to sporting director May 30, 2014

    Barcelona have hired former captain Carles Puyol, whose playing career at his lifelong club was ended by persistent knee trouble at the end of last season, as an assistant to sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. "I want to thank FC Barcelona for everything they have given me before and for this opportunity...
  • Spain looks to soothe bruised Barcelona egos for World Cup May 26, 2014

    Madrid: While Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid's internationals recover from their bruising Champions League final, Spain will begin soothing the bruised egos of their Barcelona players following their worst season in six years. Real and Atletico players were given the week to recover from Saturday's final, won 4-1 by Real. Meanwhile,...
  • 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...