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Sony Kix acquires telecast rights for La Liga in India
Sony Kix acquires telecast rights for La Liga in India

Sony Kix will telecast La Liga in India and other countries for the next three seasons Mumbai, 3rd August 2015: Scoring a hat-trick in the sports broadcasting industry, SONY KIX, has acquired the telecast rights to La Liga, the premier division of the Spanish football league system. In what comes one of the most significant developments for the channel in the year, SONY KIX has bagged the exclusive rights to the league following its rec

Aug 3 2015
Highlights: Barcelona lose 1-2 to Fiorentina in International Champions Cup
Highlights: Barcelona lose 1-2 to Fiorentina in International Champions Cup

Barcelona slumped to defeat against Fiorentina despite a goal from Luis Suarez Fiorentina recorded a 2-1 win over Barcelona thanks to a brace from Federico Bernaderschi as the Champions League winners ended their pre-season with a defeat in the International Champions Cup.  Bernardeschi opened the account for the Italian side after only four minutes into the match and he furthered Fiorentina’s lead with just 12 minutes on the clo

Aug 3 2015
Video: Pedro's refusal to deny Manchester United move makes Barcelona fan cry
Video: Pedro's refusal to deny Manchester United move makes Barcelona fan cry

With Angel Di Maria on the cusp of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United are increasingly being linked with Barcelona forward Pedro. Though, the future of both players at their respective clubs is shrouded in mystery, fans can’t avoid but wonder. Barcelona’s Pedro stopped to sign autographs and spoke to a fan who asked an awkward question regarding his links to Manchester United. She asked him if he would be leaving the

Aug 2 2015
Barcelona won't appeal against UEFA sanctions over Catalan flags
Barcelona won't appeal against UEFA sanctions over Catalan flags

FC Barcelona has always defended the freedom of expressions for its team members and fans Barcelona, August 1 FC Barcelona have decided against appealing the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said. Sections of Barcelona stands raised the independence flags

Aug 1 2015
Luis Suarez believes Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea was destiny
Luis Suarez believes Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea was destiny

Luis Suarez took part in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match at Anfield Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has hailed former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard as one of his best friends in football and described his costly slip against Chelsea as ‘destiny’, according to a report by ESPN FC. The Barcelona forward also added that he wouldn’t have been at Nou Camp if he had not listened to Gerrard’s words ahead of the 20

Lionel Messi and son Thiago workout together ahead of Barcelona's season
Lionel Messi and son Thiago workout together ahead of Barcelona's season

Lionel Messi and Thiago Messi working out together If you are Lionel Messi’s son, you need to be prepared for a lifetime of questions. In order to prove all the doubters wrong, Thiago Messi has decided to start early, as was seen by his attempt to walk on the treadmill while his father was busy running on a treadmill adjacent. This video of Messi and his son was recorded by his girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo while the Barcelon

Aug 1 2015
Meet Pedro Rodriguez, the man coveted by both Barcelona and Manchester United
Meet Pedro Rodriguez, the man coveted by both Barcelona and Manchester United

Pedro has always been under-rated but is viewed as an integral component by Barcelona “If Pedro was Brazilian, he’d be called Pedrinho and we wouldn’t have enough money to afford him.” Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had little but positivity for Pedro – full name Pedro Eliezer Rodriguez Ledesma – in 2011. It aptly sums up the Catalan winger’s career. Despite the Spanish international

Aug 1 2015
Official home and away football jerseys for the 2015/16 season
Official home and away football jerseys for the 2015/16 season

With the 2015/16 football season soon dawning upon us, clubs are having pre-season tours, with their managers experimenting with formations and players as they gear up for the new season. Talking of gearing up, it is also that time of the year when clubs and kit sponsors join hands to launch their team’s outfits for the new season amid much fanfare. While several clubs have already released their kit, some clubs are yet to do the same.  Her

Aug 1 2015
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season

Lionel Messi has been nominated for his goal against Bayern Munich UEFA have announced the top 10 contenders for their annual goal of the season award, and the nominations include a wide range of goals from the Champions League, Europa League and international fixtures. The shortlist was compiled by UEFA’s football and technical observers committee in conjunction with UEFA.com staff. The UEFA goal of the season award is a part o

Jul 31 2015
Josep Bartomeu confident Barcelona can win six trophies
Josep Bartomeu confident Barcelona can win six trophies

Josep Bartomeu wants Barcelona to repeat their 2009 sextuple success  Barcelona, July 31 Spanish football giants FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is confident that his club has the capability to clinch six major trophies this year. The Catalan team has already bagged three titles following their Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey success and can make it six if they claim the Club World Cup, Spanish Supercup and the Europea

Jul 31 2015
Ronaldinho set for Fluminense debut against former club Gremio
Ronaldinho set for Fluminense debut against former club Gremio

Ronaldinho joined Fluminense after leaving Mexican side Queretaro in June Rio de Janerio, July 31 Ronaldinho is set to make his debut for Fluminense on Saturday in their Brazilian Serie A clash against his former side Gremio. Ronaldinho joined Fluminense on July 11 after parting ways with Mexico's Queretaro by mutual consent in June. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year began training with his new club on Monday and coac

Jul 31 2015
Luis Suarez says the Premier League is the best league but Barcelona is the best team
Luis Suarez says the Premier League is the best league but Barcelona is the best team

Luis Suarez believes Barcelona can better the achievements of the 2014/15 campaign in the coming season Barcelona striker Luis Suarez claims that the Premier League is the best league in the word, according to Goal. The former Liverpool striker, however, said that his present club is undoubtedly the best in the world. The Uruguayan forward, who recently lost his appeal against his international suspension, spent a highly successful, y

Jul 31 2015
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Javier Mascherano back a week early for Barcelona pre-season training
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Javier Mascherano back a week early for Barcelona pre-season training

Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano have cut short their holiday and return to training Barcelona, July 30 (IANS) Spanish football giant Barcelona's talismanic forward Lionel Messi has cut short his holiday to come back and join the treble winners for their pre-season training. His Argentine teammate Javier Mascherano has also done the same. The duo were supposed to return not before Monday after their Copa America duties but have inste

Jul 31 2015
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?

Bas Dost had the best conversion rate in Europe last season While most clubs across Europe hunt for a striker, they would be wise to take a look at some of the names in this list. According to statistics from WhoScored, Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost was Europe’s most clinical player in 2014/15 with a conversion rate of 37.2% even though he scored only 16 goals. When considering a minimum of 15 league appearances, nobody else even has a c

Jul 30 2015
5 players who failed to live up to iconic jersey numbers
5 players who failed to live up to iconic jersey numbers

Some players become so synonymous with a jersey number that it sticks with them forever Every club has a player or players that are denoted by the number on their jersey. Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi couldn’t be anything other than a number 10 for example. Alan Shearer wouldn’t be seen without a 9 on the reverse of his shirt.  There are plenty of others. Players who are so good that a certain figure will always

Jul 29 2015
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