Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags
Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags

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.

Barcelona fined over whistling at Spain`s king
Barcelona fined over whistling at Spain`s king

Spanish authorities Monday moved to fine FC Barcelona 66,000 euros ($67,000) and Athletic Bilbao 18,000 euros over last season`s Cup final where fans of the Catalan and Basque sides whistled Spain`s King Felipe VI.

FC Barcelona to appeal UEFA fine
FC Barcelona to appeal UEFA fine

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club will appeal against the 30,000 euros fine imposed on the club last week by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised that his side would be "more competitive than ever", despite having won the Champions League, Spanish League and Cup treble last season.

Coach upbeat despite Barcelona's loss to Manchester United
Coach upbeat despite Barcelona's loss to Manchester United

FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique remained upbeat although his side lost its second pre-season game 1-3 to Manchester United here.

Champions Chelsea undergo first pre-season training session
Champions Chelsea undergo first pre-season training session

English Premier League champions Chelsea have began their pre-season training for their title defence next season.

Josep Bartomeu pushes for Michelle Platini as Sepp Blatter's replacement
Josep Bartomeu pushes for Michelle Platini as Sepp Blatter's replacement

Spanish club FC Barcelona's presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that if he wins on July 18, he would push for the current UEFA president Michelle Platini to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

The worst is over, says Lionel Messi on girlfriend's illness
The worst is over, says Lionel Messi on girlfriend's illness

Doctors treating the pregnant girlfriend of Argentine football icon Lionel Messi for a urinary infection have said Antonella Roccuzzo is stable and that the illness poses no threat to her pregnancy.

We will not buy Paul Pogba this year: Barcelona president
We will not buy Paul Pogba this year: Barcelona president

 FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu on Tuesday said the club would not sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this year.

Louis van Gaal admires Lionel Messi's talent, modesty
Louis van Gaal admires Lionel Messi's talent, modesty

 Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal has expressed his admiration for FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi for his humility and talent, while he spoke of his excitement for the July 25 friendly match between the two sides.

Barcelona's Martin Montoya in Milan to sign two-year Inter loan
Barcelona's Martin Montoya in Milan to sign two-year Inter loan

 Spanish football club FC Barcelona defender Martin Montoya arrived in Italy on Thursday to sign a transfer agreement for the next two seasons with Italian side Inter Milan.

Former Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa joins ISL team
Former Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa joins ISL team

Former Portugal and Barcelona winger Simao Sabrosa has signed up as NorthEast United`s marquee player for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the team said on Thursday.

Argentina ready to end 22-year trophy drought: Javier Mascherano
Argentina ready to end 22-year trophy drought: Javier Mascherano

 Ace Argentina defender Javier Mascherano on Saturday insisted that his team has the talent and the obligation to break a 22-year trophy drought by winning the Copa America which began on Thursday.

Vicente del Bosque upset at Gerard Pique being booed during Spain win
Vicente del Bosque upset at Gerard Pique being booed during Spain win

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday he was upset to see FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique booed by a section of fans as Spain defeated Costa Rica 2-1 in Leon on Thursday.

No rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi
No rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi

Argentine forward Lionel Messi claims there's no rivalry with his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo and that the whole story has been cooked up by the media.

In better form than I was at World Cup: Lionel Messi
In better form than I was at World Cup: Lionel Messi

Barcelona star footballer Lionel Messi says he is in better form than last year and expects Argentina to win the 2015 Copa America after the disappointment of losing the World Cup final a year ago.

Atletico Madrid coach Simeone Diego optimistic for next season
Atletico Madrid coach Simeone Diego optimistic for next season

Atletico Madrid may have failed to defend their La Liga title but coach Diego Simeone is still pleased with his side's performance in the just-concluded football season.

Thomas Vermaelen told to give back Champions League medal
Thomas Vermaelen told to give back Champions League medal

FC Barcelona footballer Thomas Vermaelen was asked to give back his Champions League winners' medal after failing to play even a single minute in the competition this season.

Barcelona ask Dani Alves for 'quick' response to contract renewal offer
Barcelona ask Dani Alves for 'quick' response to contract renewal offer

Spanish club FC Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has asked Brazilian left back Dani Alves to make a "quick" decision regarding his future with the team, and to respond to the offer on the renewal of his contract for next season.

Luis Enrique will continue coaching Barcelona: Club president
Luis Enrique will continue coaching Barcelona: Club president

Spanish football club FC Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday said coach Luis Enrique will continue to coach the Catalan side next season following their treble-trophy winning season.