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President Bartomeu confirms Barcelona will appeal against UEFA fine
President Bartomeu confirms Barcelona will appeal against UEFA fine

Bartomeu will appeal against the €30,000 fine imposed by UEFA Madrid, July 27 FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club will appeal against the 30,000 euros fine imposed on the club last week by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Although UEFA praised the "exemplary" behaviour and excellent atmosphere that Barcelona's supporters helped to create in the final of last season's

Jul 27 2015
Thomas Muller: Modern football's Cerebral Assassin at the crossroads
Thomas Muller: Modern football's Cerebral Assassin at the crossroads

Thomas Muller is a priceless asset at Bayern Munich, but will he be in the long run? “There are some players who just don’t have any price tag” – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge So enthused King Kalle, the current Bayern Munich CEO, upon hearing Manchester United’s interest in Thomas Muller. For a club that has recently shown a worrying trend of selling off their prized assets – the likes of Toni Kroos,

Jul 25 2015
UEFA fine Barcelona for Catalan flags in Champions League final
UEFA fine Barcelona for Catalan flags in Champions League final

Barcelona fans hold pro-Catalan independence flags, known as the "Estelada" during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany 2 Nyon (Switzerland), July 24 The governing body of European football UEFA has imposed a fine of €30,000 euros (around $33,000) on FC Barcelona due its fans displaying Catalan flags in the Champions League final to sup

Jul 24 2015
Chelsea fans get banned from football after racist row in Paris
Chelsea fans get banned from football after racist row in Paris

Sylla finally got justice for the ordeal he had to go through Three out of the four Chelsea fans who partook in a racist incident on the Paris Metro earlier this year have been banned from attending all football games, according to a report in The Mirror. The fourth fan is also set to receive his judgement soon from District Judge Gareth Branston, who was handling the proceedings at the Stratford Magistrates Court in London. 50-year-o

Jul 22 2015
How Bayern Munich could set up after Bastian Schweinsteiger's exit
How Bayern Munich could set up after Bastian Schweinsteiger's exit

The 2015/16 season could see Bayern Munich fully implement Guardiola’s philosphy The sale of Bastian Schweinsteiger has created unrest among the fans of FC Bayern Munchen. While a public admission by the home-grown club legend of wanting a new experience in the later stages of his career has quelled any major outrage, the focus of Die Roten is now squarely on their manager, Josep Guardiola. Guardiola was hired by the executive board o

Spanish club Valencia to promote gender equality during Champions League matches
Spanish club Valencia to promote gender equality during Champions League matches

Valencia will promote gender equality in their Champions League matches this season Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Spanish football club Valencia has entered into an agreement with United Nations Women (UN Women) to promote gender equality. The agreement signed in May saw Valencia and UN women announce their partnership to promote gender equality around the world and Valencia will wear the UN Women logo on the back of their shirt when they pla

Jul 18 2015
Why Angel Di Maria deserves another season at Manchester United
Why Angel Di Maria deserves another season at Manchester United

Angel Di Maria’s future at Manchester United looks uncertain at the moment Manchester United fans were on cloud ‘7’ when they signed Di Maria last summer. Here was the man who was the engine of Madrid’s decima winning team which is a lot to say in a midfield containing Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric. In the Champions League final when all around him were tiring, he was the one who was making lung-busting

Jul 17 2015
Stats: Players who have played the most minutes in the last two seasons
Stats: Players who have played the most minutes in the last two seasons

Who has played the most minutes in the last two seasons? The last two years have seen a lot of football being played, what with the FIFA World Cup in summer 2014 and the Copa America in the summer of 2015 adding to an already packed European calendar. When we look at players who have played the most minutes in the last two seasons, the man on top of the list is a surprising name, and yet, when you think about it, Diego Godin always seem

Jul 9 2015
Ranking Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League-winning teams
Ranking Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League-winning teams

Carlo Ancelotti has done some impeccable work in the biggest club championship of the planet Two-time European Cup winner as a Milan player, 2 wins as their trainer and 1 as the manager of 2013-14 European champions Real Madrid, Ancelotti’s name is etched in the annals of Champions League history for all times to come. Whether it be as a defensive medio under Arrigo Sacchi or as the point man in the dugout, the Ita

Jul 8 2015
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