Sergio Ramos' injury exposes Spain's defensive weakness
Sergio Ramos' injury exposes Spain's defensive weakness

The call-up of Marc Bartra, who is not even a regular in the Barcelona team, as a replacement for Sergio Ramos in the Spain squad is an indication of the weakness at centre half which national coach Vicente del Bosque blames on foreign imports.

Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers
Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers

Spain defender Sergio Ramos will miss this week`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Slovakia and Luxembourg due to a calf injury and will be replaced in the squad by Marc Bartra, the European champions said on Monday.

Xavi Hernandez content with bit-part role
Xavi Hernandez content with bit-part role

 Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez insisted he hasn`t been frustrated by his lack of opportunities under new boss Luis Enrique after starting for the first time this season in a much-changed side in a 1-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.

CL 2014: Gerard Pique header gives Barcelona drab 1-0 win over APOEL
CL 2014: Gerard Pique header gives Barcelona drab 1-0 win over APOEL

 An under-strength Barcelona got their Champions League campaign off to a solid if unspectacular start when Gerard Pique`s header gave them a 1-0 win at home to APOEL in their Group F opener on Wednesday.

Gerard Pique claims Catalans have right to independence vote
Gerard Pique claims Catalans have right to independence vote

Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique has thrown his support behind calls for Catalonia to be allowed to hold a vote on independence from Spain.

Another baby boy for Shakira?
Another baby boy for Shakira?

The gender of singer Shakira's second child with her footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique has been revealed - it's a boy.

Pregnant Shakira thanks fans for best wishes
Pregnant Shakira thanks fans for best wishes

Pop star Shakira has thanked fans for their "wishes" on her second pregnancy.

Shakira confirms second pregnancy
Shakira confirms second pregnancy

Singer Shakira has put rest to speculations about her second pregnancy, confirming that she's expecting her baby number two with her partner and soccer player Gerard Pique.

Barcelona`s Gerard Pique relishing return of `angry` Luis Suarez

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an "angry" Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup.

Shakira expecting second child?

Pop star Shakira and her partner Gerard Pique are reportedly expecting their second child together.

Shakira expecting second baby with beau Gerard Pique

Shakira is expecting her second child with footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, it has been revealed

World Cup changed my life: Shakira

Colombian pop star Shakira, who performed at this year`s FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, said the tournament changed her life as she met her husband on the 2010 closer.

Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.

Pique caught on camera saying Fabregas ``is leaving`` Barca

Gerard Pique has been caught on camera apparently telling Spain coach Vicente del Bosque that Barcelona team mate Cesc Fabregas is poised to leave the La Liga side.

Pique renews with Barca, sees return to top

Gerard Pique extended his Barcelona contract by four years on Monday, praising new coach Luis Enrique and predicting their return to the top after a season with no silverware.

Shakira releases World Cup song `La La La`

Pop sensation Shakira has released her 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem `La La La`.

Pique agrees new contract with Barcelona

FC Barcelona central defender Gerard Pique have reached an agreement on to renew his contract until 2019.

Barca boosted by Neymar return for Atletico showdown

Barcelona were given a boost before Saturday`s La Liga showdown against Atletico Madrid when forward Neymar and defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were given the all-clear by medical staff on Friday.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia - Preview

Atletico Madrid can take another huge step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years when they travel to face Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Little change in La Liga relegation fight

With Real Madrid`s game away to Valladolid postponed to allow them more time to prepare for next week`s Champions League tie at home to Bayern Munich, the attention turned to sides battling to avoid relegation to the second division.