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FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

Returning to the aggressive attack that brought FC Barcelona 14 titles during the 2008-2012 tenure of coach Pep Guardiola is essential to realizing the club's lofty ambitions for this season, goalkeeper Victor Valdes said Monday. "Pressure is vital for us. It's one of the secrets this team has had these last few years," the veteran keeper said after practice. continue reading »

WOW: 10-0 Spain Over Tahiti in Confederation Cup Play

Spain's national soccer team set records Thursday for the biggest margin of victory in a FIFA Confederations Cup match and in this Brazilian metropolis's iconic Maracana stadium by trouncing lowly Tahiti 10-0. continue reading »

Messi Will Stay with FC Barcelona Through June 2018

Soccer star Lionel Messi has agreed to a new contract with FC Barcelona, and it will keep him with Barca through June 2018. The 25-year-old from Argentina has proven time and t continue reading »

Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez Among Those Honored at Spanish Awards Ceremony

Humanity and the humanities won the hearts of guests Friday at the presentation ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Prizes, with U.S. philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum and Spanish soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez among the prizewinners. continue reading »

Messi, Ronaldo and Xavi The 2011 Ballon d’Or Finalists

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona stars Lio Messi and Xavi Hernández are the nominees for the 2011 Ballon d’Or, with the winner to be announced January 9th in Zurich. continue reading »