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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 »

Real Madrid Posts $50 Million in Net Income

Real Madrid Posts $50 Million in Net Income

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said Friday in presenting the club's balance sheet for the 2013-2014 financial year that it earned 38.5 million euros ($50 million) in net income, up 4.4 percent from the previous 12-month period. continue reading »

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed admiration for his Barcelona counterpart, Luis Enrique, but declined to comment on the players who left his former club, Real Madrid, during the summer transfer window. continue reading »

Messi Shares Childhood Photo With Facebook Fans

Messi Shares Childhood Photo With Facebook Fans

A childhood photo of FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has received tens of thousands on Facebook, a Spanish sports magazine reported. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso to Be Transferred to Bayern Munich

Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso to Be Transferred to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that it has reached a deal with Real Madrid for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has completed his medical and will sign a two-year deal. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

UEFA on Thursday presented Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo with its Best Player in Europe Award. The Portuguese international and reigning Ballon d'Or beat out German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the vote by a panel of 54 journalists. continue reading »

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country's first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team. continue reading »