Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line
Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line

One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique`s stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club`s famed "La Masia" academy.

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has a right ankle problem and missed training on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen continued their recuperation from injury, the La Liga club said.

Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta
Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta

Brazilian star Neymar will make his first appearance of the season when Barcelona travel to face Villarreal on Sunday, but the Catalans will have to do without the injured Andres Iniesta.

Barca need to play like they did in 2008, Iniesta says

Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit when former coach Pep Guardiola, the club`s most successful manager, took over in 2008, midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Friday.

`Biting` again could cost Luis Suarez 3m pounds from Barcelona pay

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, in controversies over biting Italian defender, will lose 3 million pounds of his 10 million pounds-a-year salary if he tries to bite another opponent.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain thrash sorry Australia 3-0

Strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres scored on Monday to help give deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win after a miserable World Cup when they beat Australia 3-0.

Losses bitter pill to swallow: Iniesta

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was annoyed after his team’s second consecutive loss that got them eliminated from the FIFA World Cup.

Spain mourns end of era for weary heroes

Spanish newspapers and football fans on Thursday mourned the end of an era for their national team after the world and European champions crashed out of the World Cup in a humiliating 2-0 beating by Chile.

Is Spain`s elimination the end for tiki-taka?

Spain`s elimination from the World Cup by Chile not only spelt the end for one of the greatest national teams, but also threatened the demise of an entire footballing philosophy.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Champions Spain face do-or-die World Cup date

Defending champions Spain could be knocked out of the World Cup Wednesday if they crash and burn against Chile at the Maracana stadium, the spiritual home of the Brazilian game.

Iniesta rallies Spain for Chile combat

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta says that the defending champions must ready themselves for a fight when they tackle Chile in Wednesday`s make-or-break World Cup encounter in Rio de Janeiro.

Iniesta to visit India in August to promote his wine brand

Spanish superstar and World Cup winner Andres Iniesta in all likelihood will visit India in the month of August to promote his wine brand in some of the select cities and also meet a clutch of Bollywood stars.

Spain press mourns World Cup `catastrophe`

Spanish newspapers today bemoaned the "humiliation" and "catastrophe" of world champions Spain`s 5-1 battering by the Netherlands in their opening World Cup match in Brazil.

Spain stalwarts not finished yet, says Del Bosque

Spain coach Vincente del Bosque fired an ominous warning on Thursday to any critics suggesting the dominance of his world and European champions could be about to end.

Every World Cup player to have drug test

FIFA is on an ambitious mission to make sure that for the first time every player who takes part in the World Cup has a drug test and carries a `biological passport`.

Barcelona boss Martino bullish ahead of final

They may have crashed out of the Champions League quarter-finals a week ago and said almost goodbye to their chances of lifting the La Liga last weekend, but FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino is confident his side can defeat Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey.

Cazorla keen for fellow Spaniard Iniesta to join him at Arsenal

Arsenal winger Santi Cazorla has said that he wants fellow Spaniard Andres Iniesta to quit Barcelona and join him at Arsenal at the end of the season.

Barcelona in need of La Liga boost after European exit

Reigning La Liga champions Barcelona will need to recover quickly to maintain hopes of retaining their title as they travel to Granada on Saturday just three days after being dumped out the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

Lionel Messi's El Clasico treble keeps La Liga title hopes alive for Barcelona

Lionel Messi blew the La Liga title race wide open when the unstoppable Argentina forward netted a hat-trick in a 4-3 comeback win for the champions at 10-man Real Madrid in an action-paced `Clasico` on Sunday.

Seven up for Barcelona as Lionel Messi breaks another goal scoring record

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to become Barcelona`s all-time record goalscorer as they cut the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to four points ahead of their meeting next weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna.