Messi, Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests
Messi, Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests

A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said.

Barcelona keen to show PSG no mercy
Barcelona keen to show PSG no mercy

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has warned his side against complacency when they host a Paris Saint-Germain side bolstered by the return of key personnel through suspension to the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Luis Suarez winner worth `half the title`
Luis Suarez winner worth `half the title`

Luis Suarez`s sweetly struck winner to down Barcelona`s eternal rivals Real Madrid was hailed as taking the Catalans to the brink of the La Liga title on Monday as they moved four points clear with 10 games to go.

Luis Suarez hails `most important goal`
Luis Suarez hails `most important goal`

Luis Suarez lauded his El Clasico winner as his biggest goal since moving to Barcelona, as the Catalan giants moved four points clear of Real Madrid with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

Barcelona well able to cope with forced absences, coach says
Barcelona well able to cope with forced absences, coach says

Barcelona have enough depth in their squad to cope with the forced absences of midfielder Sergio Busquets and fullbacks Dani Alves and Jordi Alba, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.

Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit
Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit

FC Barcelona have the chance to move four points clear at the top of the La Liga table and continue to pile pressure on Real Madrid when they face SD Eibar at the Ipurua Stadium here on Saturday.

La Liga: Barcelona slump to stunning home defeat by Malaga
La Liga: Barcelona slump to stunning home defeat by Malaga

Barcelona`s La Liga title hopes were dealt a huge blow as Malaga stunned the Camp Nou with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

Barcelona stars return to training, Dani Alves trains individually
Barcelona stars return to training, Dani Alves trains individually

Following two days of rest, FC Barcelona players returned to training with the notable absence of Brazilian right-back Dani Alves, who trained individually.

Barca can win trophies despite transfer ban, says Andres Iniesta
Barca can win trophies despite transfer ban, says Andres Iniesta

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is confident that despite their transfer ban the team has the depth to win trophies as they start the new year with a trip to face Real Sociedad on Sunday hoping to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

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.

Five players Louis van Gaal could spend the war chest given to him in 2015

After spending a whooping GBP 150m in the 2014 summer transfer window, English giants Manchester United are set for a similar splurge next season. Reports suggest that United will hand manager Louis van Gaal a war chest in excess of GBP 150m for the next season.

Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game
Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game

Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday`s Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday.

After World Cup trauma, Dunga's Brazil re-start against Colombia
After World Cup trauma, Dunga's Brazil re-start against Colombia

It will be easier said than done but Brazil attempt to put their World Cup humiliation behind them when they start life under new coach Dunga in a friendly against Colombia in Miami on Friday.

Fernandes ready to consider Russia call

Russian CSKA Moscow`s Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes has said he is considering playing for Russia at international level in future.

Scolari formula to check Colombian striker Rodrigues

Luiz Felipe Scolari is renowned for keeping faith in the tried and tested. His preferred starting eleven during the World Cup has largely mirrored that of the team that won the Confederations Cup last year.

Brazil must improve against Colombia, says Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil’s players have Sunday off after an exhausting win over Chile but they will be back at work early on Monday when coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will start preparing for the World Cup quarter-final showdown with Colombia.

Alves attacks Shearer over Fred criticism

Brazil`s Dani Alves on Saturday hit out at former England star Alan Shearer for "moronic" comments that show a "lack of respect" to his team-mate Fred.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Hosts Brazil kick off campaign against Croatia

Brazil are desperate to make a powerful statement of intent in Friday’s World Cup opener against Croatia as they seek to relieve the suffocating pressure that has engulfed the team in the build-up to the tournament.

FIFA World Cup: Opening match as important as final, says Dani Alves

Brazil are looking to send a message to supporters and rivals in the World Cup`s opening match, right back Dani Alves said on Monday, raising the stakes for the clash against Croatia.

Brazil`s Scolari ``demanding more`` ahead of World Cup

Brazil turned on an impressive second half performance in their drubbing of Panama on Tuesday but have a ways to go before they are ready for their World Cup opener, according to manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.