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Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick powered Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory in Madrid Wednesday over Celta to set up a clash with Valencia in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. continue reading »

“Being too Humble is a Defect” Say Soccer Great Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo said in an interview with Brazilian television network Globo that he was convinced that "being too humble is a defect" and he can take just being loved or hated. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Jefferson Montero, an Ecuadorian midfielder with Mexico's Morelia, said he wanted to return to play in Spain, where he was a member of Real Betis from 2009 to 2012. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, or IFFHS, says. continue reading »

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez plans to make an offer to FC Barcelona next month for forward David Villa in an effort to bolster the London club's roster, The Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Bolivian midfielder Jose Luis Chavez will play for Mexico's Atlas soccer team starting with the Clausura 2013 tournament, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid lost 2-1 on the road Wednesday to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash in the Copa del Rey, but the reigning cup-holders can still advance to the quarterfinals with a win here next week. continue reading »

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid toughed out a 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday thanks in large measure to the play of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, keeping its fading Spanish league hopes alive. continue reading »

Messi Only Suffering From Bruise After Collision on the Field

Argentine phenom Lionel Messi said Thursday that though he feared the worst after a collision during FC Barcelona's Champions League match with Benfica, the injury turned out to be only a bruise. continue reading »

Real Madrid Tops Atletico de Madrid 2-0

Real Madrid upset Atletico de Madrid 2-0 in Liga Derbi soccer at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Saturday night. continue reading »

Tijuana Defeats Toluca 2-1, Takes Lead in Mexican Final

Tijuana defeated Toluca 2-1 on the strength of goals by Fidel Martinez and Pablo Aguilar, taking the lead in the final of the Mexican Apertura 2012 season with one match to play. continue reading »

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta in Running For FIFA’s Ballon d’Or

Argentine striker Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Spaniard Andres Iniesta are the finalists for the 2012 Ballon d'Or as the world's best soccer player, FIFA and France Football announced in Sao Paulo on Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to its most recent World Cup title, is returning as manager of the national soccer team, Brazilian media said Wednesday. continue reading »

2014 World Cup Mascot Will be Named Fuleco

FIFA, soccer's global governing body, announced Monday that its mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be called Fuleco, a name that won in a popular vote of more than 1.7 million people. continue reading »

Messi Is Not Afraid Of Losing Barcelona Contract

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi said he is not concerned about negotiating an extension of his current contract, which expires on June 30, 2016, reiterating his desire to play his entire career with the Spanish club. continue reading »

Spain’s Rafa Benitez Named New Manager of Chelsea F.C.

Chelsea on Wednesday named Rafa Benitez as manager for the balance of the 2012-2013 season, replacing Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired earlier in the day over the English club's latest embarrassing loss in Europe. continue reading »

Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain Qualify for Champions League Knockout Stage

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain, Arsenal and Schalke 04 are headed to the Champions League knockout stage after Wednesday's group matches. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder in struggling Spanish soccer club Real Oviedo, providing much-needed funds just ahead of a deadline for raising capital. continue reading »

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

FC Barcelona's jerseys will carry the name Qatar Airways starting next July in compliance with a request from the Spanish club's current main sponsor, Qatar Sports Investments. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Sanchez Injured in Chile vs Serbia Friendly Match

Chile's Alexis Sanchez, a striker for F.C. Barcelona, will miss four weeks of action after straining a ligament in his right foot during an international friendly against Serbia. continue reading »