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Gerard Pique Back on Spanish National Soccer Team

Gerard Pique Back on Spanish National Soccer Team

FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta both returned to the Spanish national team on Friday after having been left off the roster for the previous round of international play. continue reading »

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action since Wimbledon due to an ailing right wrist, told the media here Saturday that he is "much better" and ready for next week's China Open. continue reading »

FIFA Keeps the Lid on Qatar 2022 World Cup Report

FIFA Keeps the Lid on Qatar 2022 World Cup Report

FIFA's legal director said Friday that a report on the controversial selection processes that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively, will remain confidential in order to guarantee the privacy of sources. continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Colombian former soccer star Faustino Asprilla plans to launch his own line of flavored condoms, which will be developed and manufactured in China, local media reported. continue reading »

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid announced on Thursday the extension of French defender Raphael Varane's contract to June 30, 2020. Varane joined the club at 18 in 2011, and has so far won five titles with the team: Champions League, European Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending its Champions League title with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Basel. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and went on to give up three more in the space of seven minutes before clawing one back nearly 40 minutes into the contest before more than 65,000 people at the Blancos' Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said Tuesday that he does not understand the criticism he has received in social media for attending a rally in favor of a referendum on Catalonia's independence from Spain. continue reading »

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Brazilian attacking midfielder Ronaldinho, recently signed by Mexican-league club Queretaro, thanked fans for their warm welcome during his presentation at halftime of a game against Puebla. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, said Friday that it looks forward to cooperating with the United Nations to combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo all returned to Real Madrid on Thursday to prepare for the much-anticipated capital derby against Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele took part here in the inauguration of a soccer facility that features a lighting system partly powered by the players' movement on the field. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Bolivia 1-0 in Friendly Match

Mexico Defeats Bolivia 1-0 in Friendly Match

Mexico's national soccer team controlled ball possession throughout and overcame deficiencies in its attack to defeat Bolivia 1-0 in an international friendly. continue reading »

People en Español Names James Rodriguez the “Sexiest Man” of 2014

People en Español Names James Rodriguez the “Sexiest Man” of 2014

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez has been named the "sexiest man" of 2014 by People en Español and appears on the cover of the latest issue of that monthly magazine. continue reading »