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Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid triumphed 3-0 here Wednesday over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal clash, taking a giant step toward avenging their loss to the German club in last year's semis. continue reading »

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, and FC Barcelona 500,000 Swiss francs ($565,000) and 450,000 Swiss francs ($508,000), respectively, for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. continue reading »

Brazilian Police, Military Take Over Rio Slums Ahead Of World Cup

Brazilian Police, Military Take Over Rio Slums Ahead Of World Cup

Less than three months before the World Cup begins, more than 1,400 Brazilian police and military members have seized control of a network of Rio de Janeiro favelas that are home to 130,000 Brazilians, the Associated Press reported Sunday. continue reading »

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Russian model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, is the big star of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, which starts on Monday. continue reading »

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

FC Barcelona has reached agreement with Dynamo Zagreb and 17-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder Alen Halilovic on the transfer of the player to Camp Nou for five seasons, the Spanish-league powerhouse confirmed Thursday on its Web site. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will need surgery after injuring his knee in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Wednesday, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

The South American Soccer Confederation announced Tuesday a $12,000 fine levied on Peru's Real Garcilaso for fans' racist taunts at an Afro-Brazilian player during a Copa Libertadores match between the Peruvian club and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »

FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid to Face Off in Champions League Quarterfinals

FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid to Face Off in Champions League Quarterfinals

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be the star match-up of the Champions League quarterfinals, while Friday's draw also produced a tantalizing clash between perennial powerhouses Manchester United and defending champion Bayern Munich. continue reading »

German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez underwent successful anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus surgery Thursday in Germany, the Spanish club said. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez Injures Knee, Misses Rest of Season

Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez Injures Knee, Misses Rest of Season

Real Madrid Jese Rodriguez, who will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in a Champions League clash with Schalke 04, has decided to turn to renowned German orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ulrich Boenisch, the club said Wednesday. continue reading »