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Brazil Assures Stadiums Will be Ready for World Cup

Brazil Assures Stadiums Will be Ready for World Cup

The Brazilian stadiums scheduled to host 2014 World Cup matches will be ready in time for the June 12 kickoff of the tournament, the country's sports minister said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Player Rivaldo Retires, Age 41

Brazilian Soccer Player Rivaldo Retires, Age 41

Soccer star Rivaldo, the 1999 world player of the year and a key member of Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning squad, announced Saturday that he is retiring from the sport at age 41. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List of Richest Soccer Players

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List of Richest Soccer Players

Portuguese international and Real Madrid dynamo Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's wealthiest active soccer player, Web site Goal.com said Monday. continue reading »

Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

FC Barcelona and Spanish national team midfielder Andres Iniesta and his wife, Anna Ortiz, have lost the child they were expecting due to a miscarriage, the Cadena SER radio network's "El Larguero" program reported Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico to Host Friendly Soccer Match Against Israel in May

Mexico to Host Friendly Soccer Match Against Israel in May

Mexico's national soccer team will play a home friendly against Israel on May 28 as part of its final preparations for the 2014 World Cup, which will get underway two weeks later in Brazil, the Mexican soccer federation said Friday. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

Atletico Madrid assistant coach German "Mono" Burgos has been suspended for three games for confronting a referee during the Spanish-league club's match last weekend against crosstown rival Real Madrid. continue reading »

Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol announced Tuesday that he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of this season. continue reading »

Venezuelan Boxing Champ Antonio Cermeño Killed in Botched Kidnapping

Venezuelan Boxing Champ Antonio Cermeño Killed in Botched Kidnapping

Venezuela's Antonio Cermeño, a former World Boxing Association world champion in two different divisions, was found murdered Tuesday on a highway near Caracas, police said. continue reading »

Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique sustained a leg injury in the loss to Real Sociedad and will be out of action for two weeks, the team's medical staff said. continue reading »

Pau Gasol to Finish 2014 Season with Lakers

Pau Gasol to Finish 2014 Season with Lakers

Spain's Pau Gasol will remain a member of the Los Angeles Lakers through the remainder of the 2013-2014 season after the team did not find a good enough deal for the center before the NBA's trade deadline. continue reading »

Spanish Courts Investigating FC Barcelona, Neymar for Tax Fraud

Spanish Courts Investigating FC Barcelona, Neymar for Tax Fraud

FC Barcelona will be investigated for tax fraud in connection with the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar to the club, Spanish National Court Judge Pablo Ruz said Thursday. continue reading »

Messi, Alves Lead Barça to 2-0 Win Over Manchester City

Messi, Alves Lead Barça to 2-0 Win Over Manchester City

Leo Messi converted a penalty early in the second half and Dani Alves scored in the final minute of regulation here Tuesday to give Barcelona a 2-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 contest. continue reading »

Karadashian Ex, Lamar Odom Heading to Spain to Play Basketball

Karadashian Ex, Lamar Odom Heading to Spain to Play Basketball

The often maligned, soon-to-be ex-spouse of Khloe Karadashian is heading to Spain to play some basketball. continue reading »

With Nearly $800 Million in Security, Brazil Ready to Guarantee a Safe World Cup

With Nearly $800 Million in Security, Brazil Ready to Guarantee a Safe World Cup

After investing 1.9 billion reais ($792 million) in upgrading its security capabilities, Brazil can guarantee that the 2014 World Cup will be free of threats to public order, President Dilma Rousseff said. continue reading »

Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Peru's president on Thursday joined a growing chorus in condemning racist taunts directed at an Afro-Brazilian soccer player during a Copa Libertadores match between Peruvian club Real Garcilaso and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »