Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

The Spanish giants welcomed back Messi after a bout of kidney stones and the mercurial Argentine scored with a clinical finish on 36 minutes, before a lethal Luis Suarez double destroyed River's hopes.

Would love to play for Barcelona: Pele

Would love to play for Barcelona: Pele

Expressing his admiration for reigning European champions FC Barcelona, football legend Pele has said the Catalan giants come closest to the style of the World Cup winning Brazilian teams of his generation.

Former European champions Ajax, Celtic meet in Europa League

Former European champions Ajax, Celtic meet in Europa League

Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic, who both suffered the indignity of being knocked of the Champions League qualifiers by underdogs this season, will meet in the Europa League after being drawn together in the group stage on Friday.

Barcelona's busy 2015-16 pre-season starts on July 13

Barcelona's busy 2015-16 pre-season starts on July 13

European champions Barcelona will start their pre-season with a routine medical examination for their players on July 13 at the club's training ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Vicente del Bosque to play versatile Aleix Vidal in attack

Vicente del Bosque to play versatile Aleix Vidal in attack

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has earmarked Aleix Vidal as an attacking player rather than a fullback where he is likely to feature for new club Barcelona.

Lionel Messi helped convince me to stay at Barca, says Dani Alves

Lionel Messi helped convince me to stay at Barca, says Dani Alves

Lionel Messi helped convince Barcelona fullback Dani Alves to stay at the European champions when he was feeling undervalued at the club, the Brazilian defender said on Wednesday.

Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

Real Madrid centre back Pepe has returned from international duty with Portugal with a thigh injury, the European champions said on Wednesday.

Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to buy their Brazilian fullback Danilo, who will join the La Liga club next season, the European champions said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Vicente Del Bosque wants more constructive criticism of Spain

Vicente Del Bosque wants more constructive criticism of Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called for more constructive criticism and less negativity as the European champions prepare to take on Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Zinedine Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has said he would be willing to become Real Madrid head coach although he was not in a hurry.

Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

A minute`s silence will be held before Real Madrid`s La Liga game at home to Levante later on Sunday and the players will wear black armbands following the death of former Real goalkeeper Antonio Betancort at the age of 78.

Criticism part of the job, says Carlo Ancelotti

Criticism part of the job, says Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said the intense scrutiny he has come under in recent weeks is part of the job of coaching one of the biggest sides in the world.

Madrid implosion 'incomprehensible' for Carlo​ Ancelotti

Madrid implosion 'incomprehensible' for Carlo​ Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted he is at a loss to explain the European champions dramatic slump in form as they sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke on Tuesday.

 

Berlusconi, Taechaubol sign `preliminary deal` for AC Milan stake: Report

Berlusconi, Taechaubol sign `preliminary deal` for AC Milan stake: Report

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has signed a preliminary agreement to sell 30% of the club to Bee Taechaubol following a meeting between the Italian media magnate and the Thai businessman, according to reports Sunday.

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

European champions Real Madrid have been usurped by Barcelona at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months.

Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

 Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has insisted the European champions will collaborate with FIFA over any investigation into their recruiting of players under the age of 18.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent

Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted Friday that Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard has a great future but needs time to settle into his new life.

Billionaire's cash injection to lead Hamburg out of crisis

Billionaire's cash injection to lead Hamburg out of crisis

Billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne has acquired a 7.5 percent stake at former European champions Hamburg SV after pumping in 18.75 million euros in investment and also bagged the stadium naming rights, the club said on Thursday.

Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, Carlo Ancelotti says

Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, Carlo Ancelotti says

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed suggestions the world and European champions` recent stumble is a result of the physical toll a packed calendar may have taken on his players.

All Black Ali Williams announces retirement

All Black Ali Williams announces retirement

All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from rugby on Thursday.