FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said.
Europe`s soccer chief said on Wednesday he had officially invited French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to watch last Saturday`s Champions League final in Berlin, after a row exploded about Valls` use of a government jet to get there.
Luis Suarez described his debut season at Barcelona as "incredible" after he scored the vital second goal as the Catalans became the first side to ever win the treble twice with a 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final.
Sepp Blatter should leave FIFA immediately because he must have known about the $10 million payment sent to the disgraced Jack Warner from a FIFA account, Blatter`s old foe and former UEFA chief Lennart Johansson said on Friday.
Italian club Juventus' legendary footballer Alessandro Del Piero on Thursday said Spanish club FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the game's "number one player" ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between the two teams.
Gianluigi Buffon remembers only too well the pain of losing a Champions League final, but the legendary Juventus goalkeeper is hoping a return to Berlin`s Olympiastadion brings happier memories against Barcelona on Saturday.