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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

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
Video: Teenager scores a screamer which gets shortlisted for UEFA goal of the season
Video: Teenager scores a screamer which gets shortlisted for UEFA goal of the season

Robbie Muirhead scored a goal from 40-yards out Teenager Robbie Muirhead suddenly finds himself vying for UEFA's Goal of the Season alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Aaron Ramsey. The 19-year-old scored a belter during Scotland's U-19 match against Norway which got nominated for last season’s goal of the season award.  The youngster who plays for Dundee United scored the 40-yard long range strike

Jul 29 2015
5 clubs that can use Arda Turan in the first half of the 2015/16 season
5 clubs that can use Arda Turan in the first half of the 2015/16 season

The signing of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid is starting to present hitherto unforeseen problems for FC Barcelona. In the wake of the transfer ban, which disallows the Blaugrana from fielding any new signings till January 2016, the management at the Catalan club have a dilemma as to what the best plan of action would be for the Turkish international for the next six months. Manager Luis Enrique is adamant that this time will be most well-spe

Jul 29 2015
Video: Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-2 (4-2 on penalties) in International Champions Cup
Video: Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-2 (4-2 on penalties) in International Champions Cup

Eden Hazard finishes past Ter Stegen in goal after his brilliant run In what was the most entertaining match so far in the International Champions Cup, Chelsea defeated Champions League holders Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after the match ended tied 2-2 after normal time. This was the Blues’ second penalty shootout victory, following their similar triumph over Paris Saint-Germain in their previous match. The match started at great pace

Jul 29 2015
Cesc Fabregas confident Chelsea can compete with Barcelona for Champions League
Cesc Fabregas confident Chelsea can compete with Barcelona for Champions League

Cesc Fabregas has never won the Champions League in his career Cesc Fabregas has urged his Chelsea teammates to bring the Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge this season and is confident that his team can beat Barcelona to it. The 26-year-old midfielder is expected to face his boyhood club for the first time since his £23 million move to Chelsea when the two teams take on each other in the International

Jul 28 2015
Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Mourinho believes Hazard is behind only Lionel Messi in world football.  Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has heaped lavish praise on star player Eden Hazard claiming that the Belgian international was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season, The Guardian reports. The Portuguese also reiterated his stance that the skillful player should be given more protection by the referees.  The Premier League are gearing up to take on Ba

Jul 28 2015
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal to retire in 2017 to spend time with wife
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal to retire in 2017 to spend time with wife

Louis van Gaal will leave Manchester United at the end of his contract in 2017 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that he will leave the club in 2017, according to BBC Sport. The Dutchman said that he is planning to call time on his managerial career once his three-year contract at Old Trafford ends. The 63-year-old has previously said that his stint in England would be the last and has once again reiterated his

Jul 27 2015
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
Barcelona defender Vermaelen eager to prove himself after 'terrible' first season
Barcelona defender Vermaelen eager to prove himself after 'terrible' first season

Vermaelen made his league debut for Barcelona in their last game of the season Thomas Vermaelen is looking forward to the start of the season and his eager to prove himself at Barcelona in the upcoming campaign, after enduring a disappointing debut season at the Camp Nou. The centre-back barely featured for the Catalan club last season and has admitted that the previous year was the lowest point in his career. The 29-year-old was

Jul 27 2015
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