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FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol said his goodbye to FC Barcelona on Thursday, signaling his retirement from professional soccer after a glittering career spent entirely with the Catalan club. continue reading »

Portugal Investigating Brazil Coach for Tax-Fraud

Portugal Investigating Brazil Coach for Tax-Fraud

The head coach of Brazil's national soccer team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, is under investigation in Portugal for "alleged fiscal infractions," the Iberian nation's Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Guarantees Right to “Peaceful Protest” During World Cup

Dilma Rousseff Guarantees Right to “Peaceful Protest” During World Cup

President Dilma Rousseff repeated Tuesday that Brazil is "a democratic country" and that its government guarantees the right to "peaceful protest" during the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

A study by Brazilian experts calculates that, in the worst case scenario, just 100 of the 600,000 foreign tourists who will visit Brazil during the World Cup soccer tourney scheduled to begin in June, or less than 0.02 percent of the total visitors, will contract dengue during their stay in the country. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Spain's Rafael Nadal won the Madrid tennis tourney for the fourth time on Sunday, when Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew after suffering a back injury while trailing in the third set. continue reading »

Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal got in an initial practice session Thursday ahead of next week's Madrid Masters, where Serbia's Novak Djokovic has an outside chance of wresting the No. 1 ranking away from the slumping Spaniard. continue reading »

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid routed Bayern Munich 4-0 here Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, moving one step closer to a 10th title in Europe's elite club competition. Winning 5-0 on aggregate, the Blancos will have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday's contest between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to find out who they will face in next month's final. continue reading »

Mexico to Debut at World Cup June 13- Dreams of Making History

Mexico to Debut at World Cup June 13- Dreams of Making History

Mexico is dreaming of "making history" at the World Cup in Brazil even though it is "in a very difficult group," Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera said in an interview published by O Estado de Sao Paulo on Sunday. Mexico, which is in Group A, will make its debut at the 2014 World Cup on June 13 against Cameroon and will then take on host Brazil and Croatia. continue reading »

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

The Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed a humorous response to racist abuse after eating a banana thrown at him during Barcelona's La Liga victory at Villarreal on Sunday. The Brazilian full-back was preparing to take a corner at Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium when the piece of fruit landed on the pitch next to him. A nearby linesman and the home supporters were then surprised to see the Bar├ža player peel open the banana and eat it while proceeding to take the corner. continue reading »

Mexico Plans on “Making History” at World Cup 2014 Says Coach

Mexico Plans on “Making History” at World Cup 2014 Says Coach

Mexico is dreaming of "making history" at the World Cup in Brazil even though it is "in a very difficult group," Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera said in an interview published by O Estado de Sao Paulo on Sunday. continue reading »

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Former FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died Friday at a clinic here, the club said. He was 45. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Gets Ready for First Leg of Champions League

Atletico Madrid Gets Ready for First Leg of Champions League

The Uruguayan who leads the stingiest defense in La Liga exuded a winning mentality Monday as he and his Atletico Madrid teammates geared up for the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Chelsea. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

April will be a "very decisive month" for Atletico Madrid as it fights to stay atop the Spanish first division and prepares for a Champions League semifinal against Chelsea, top striker Diego Costa says. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

A tremendous individual effort by Welsh international Gareth Bale with six minutes left in regulation gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona in Wednesday's 2014 Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, which will get underway later this month. continue reading »