La Liga

  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com) on Monday. "The young French football player...
  • Real Madrid kick off pre-season with loss to Inter Milan Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid's pre-season got off on a losing note as they were worsted in a penalty shoot-out against Italian side Inter Milan in a friendly played in California. With key players for both sides still to return to action following World Cup duties this summer, both coaches on Saturday fielded...
  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training, says Carlo Ancelotti Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. "There is nothing new in the market," Ancelotti said when asked about reports Di Maria was set to join the...
  • Carlo Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine goalkeepers in their squad: Spain international Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, reports Xinhua. Last season Ancelotti avoided the...
  • Barca need to play like they did in 2008, says Iniesta 3 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 4 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 5 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...
  • Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing 6 days ago

    Madrid: Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona 6 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...
  • James Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid 6 days ago

    Madrid: James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The club said that the 23-year-old Colombia forward will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. He scored a tournament-leading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil. Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at...
  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid 6 days ago

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • Forward James Rodriguez likely headed for Real Madrid 1 week ago

    Madrid: James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round. Spanish sports newspaper As said on Monday that Monaco...
  • Luis Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona July 20, 2014

    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...
  • Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid July 19, 2014

    Turin: Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has completed a €20 million ($27 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Juventus announced details of the deal on Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to €30...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis July 19, 2014

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid July 17, 2014

    Munich: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract. The Bundesliga champion did not disclose the transfer fee for the 24-year-old Kroos, a key member of Germany's World Cup-winning team. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked Kroos on Thursday for his time in Munich and wished...
  • 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...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Oblak from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid has bought Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica with Thibaut Courtois' future likely at Chelsea. Atletico announced the transfer, depending on the standard medical, on Wednesday with the 21-year-old Oblak agreeing to a six-year deal. The 1.86-meter (6-foot-1) Oblak has similar features to Courtois, who helped Atletico...
  • 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,"...
  • Barcelona director defends Luis Suarez over biting scandal July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta defended new signing Luis Suarez over his World Cup biting scandal on Wednesday, saying that nobody was perfect. Suarez joined the Catalan club in a five-year-deal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from all football related activities...
  • 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...
  • Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: After winning the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday, Germany's Toni Kroos announced that he will move to Spanish club Real Madrid. Currently with Bayern Munich, the midfielder confirmed his move to 'Los Blancos' after the final where Germany defeated Argentina 1-0, reports Efe. "The World Cup...
  • 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...
  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid July 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three times....
  • 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...
  • Mario Mandzukic joins Atletico Madrid from Bayern July 10, 2014

    Munich: Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic has joined Spanish champion Atletico Madrid from Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich. The German club confirmed that the 28-year-old Mandzukic signed with Atletico after undergoing a medical and that it has also signed the transfer agreement. Bayern vice chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen says, "We thank Mario Mandzukic for two...
  • 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...
  • Mario Mandzukic signed by Atletico Madrid July 9, 2014

    Current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have secured Bayern Munich's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. German newspaper Bild reported that the Madrid-based club paid 22 million euros for the 28-year-old, who signed a contract till 2019, reports EFE. Spanish AS newspaper reported that Mandzukic's agent was the link between Los Rojiblancos and the...