500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez
500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is not all about biting, diving and racism charges. On the eve of Christmas, the Barcelona star showed his humane side by sending gift baskets for children and families at a hospital in Uruguay.

Homeless guides show tourists a `hidden` Barcelona

Ramon Holgado used to sleep outside in a cardboard box, but he is back on his feet this Christmas -- guiding homeless-themed tours of the Barcelona streets he lived rough in.

Absent Ronaldinho threatened with sack by Mexican club
Absent Ronaldinho threatened with sack by Mexican club

Two-time world footballer of the year Ronaldinho has been threatened with the sack if he doesn`t return as soon as possible to his Mexican club Queretaro, the team`s president said on Tuesday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats
Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed his second-place finish on a list of Sweden`s all-time sporting greats behind tennis master Bjorn Borg.

Arsenal becomes first PL club to reach five million Twitter followers
Arsenal becomes first PL club to reach five million Twitter followers

Arsenal became the third most followed team on the social network after becoming the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter.

Arsenal first Premier League club to reach five million Twitter followers
Arsenal first Premier League club to reach five million Twitter followers

Arsenal have become the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter.

Villarreal climb after seventh straight win
Villarreal climb after seventh straight win

Villarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account
Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account

Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona`s final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rues failure to sign Alexis Sanchez
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rues failure to sign Alexis Sanchez

Brendan Rodgers Friday revealed his "bitter disappointment" at failing to persuade Alexis Sanchez to reject Arsenal in favour of Liverpool after admitting the Chilean had been identified as the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez.

Thierry Henry one of best footballers ever: Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger
Thierry Henry one of best footballers ever: Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Friday spoke of his belief that recent retiree Thierry Henry, who played ever under his tutelage for eight years at the London club, was one of the best footballers he has ever witnessed.

Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash
Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday.

Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''
Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment
Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak.

Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails
Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails

Barcelona`s star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the title race in La Liga as the Catalan outfit host struggling Cordoba on Saturday.

Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level.

No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga
No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga

With Real Madrid not playing in the La Liga this weekend, title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have no option but to win their respective matches or run the risk of seeing their title hopes disappear before the end of the year.

Unimpressive PSG reach League Cup last eight
Unimpressive PSG reach League Cup last eight

French champions Paris Saint Germain ended a run of two defeats with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over second tier AC Ajaccio to reach the French League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona
Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona

Barcelona football star Neymar has been sued by a supporter of his former club Santos for quiting the Brazilian team for the Spanish side, according to reports in Brazil.

Pedro scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Huesca in Cup
Pedro scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Huesca in Cup

Pedro hit a first-half hat-trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the King`s Cup with a 8-1 second legdemolition of lower league Huesca at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Football world hail legend Thierry Henry on Twitter
Football world hail legend Thierry Henry on Twitter

Past and present day footballers led the tributes to club great Thierry Henry on Tuesday after the former France striker announced his retirement from professional football.