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Barcelona hit by injuries before Liga opener

Barcelona hit by injuries before Liga opener

Javier Mascherano has joined the queue to the Camp Nou treatment room with champions Barcelona hit by a spate of injuries before they begin the new season in La Liga against Betis on Saturday.

Edgardo Bauza meets Messi and Mascherano hoping for international come back

Edgardo Bauza meets Messi and Mascherano hoping for international come back

The new coach of the Argentine football team Edgardo Bauza met superstars Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano at their club FC Barcelona`s training ground on Thursday, hoping to persuade the disgruntled duo to reconsider their international retirement.

Lionel Messi tax fraud case: Here's why Barcelona superstar will not go to prison

Lionel Messi tax fraud case: Here's why Barcelona superstar will not go to prison

Under Spanish law, a prison sentence under two years can be served under probation, in particular if the subject charged has no criminal record.

Lionel Messi retires: List of other Argentine footballers who have followed their captain into retirement

Lionel Messi retires: List of other Argentine footballers who have followed their captain into retirement

The names reported include that of, Gonzalo Higuain, Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di María.

Barca confident Neymar will commit to long-term deal

Barca confident Neymar will commit to long-term deal

Neymar scored 31 goals in 48 appearances last season to help the club win a domestic league and cup double.

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

The Argentine is alleged to have failed to declare over 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million, £1.1 million) in 2011 and 2012 made through his image rights.

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano agrees to pay 816,000 euros to avoid jail term

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano agrees to pay 816,000 euros to avoid jail term

Mascherano admitted to failing to pay tax on an alleged sum of nearly €2m.

Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona need to improve

Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona need to improve

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano played an important role in his side's 2-0 Champions League win away against BATE Borisov.

I play to win, not to enjoy: Barcelona's Javier​ Mascherano

I play to win, not to enjoy: Barcelona's Javier​ Mascherano

 Barcelona's Javier Mascherano admitted that "I go out on the pitch to enjoy myself".

Lionel Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina: Javier Mascherano

Lionel Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina: Javier Mascherano

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano has called upon his national teammates to pull together and put their best foot forward in the absence of skipper Lionel Messi.

Tax fraud investigation launched against Javier​ Mascherano

Tax fraud investigation launched against Javier​ Mascherano

 A charge on two counts of tax fraud was launched against Barcelona player Javier Mascherano by Spain`s public prosecution service, a court filing revealed on Monday.

I would hate to be Lionel Messi, says Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano

I would hate to be Lionel Messi, says Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano

Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano admits he cannot be Lionel Messi because of the criticism and immense pressure his national teammate and captain faces.

Lionel Messi named in Argentina squad for September friendlies

Lionel Messi named in Argentina squad for September friendlies

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named a full-strength squad for his team`s September friendlies against Bolivia and Mexico.

Sami Khedira sidelined for two months

Sami Khedira sidelined for two months

 German midfielder Sami Khedira has been sidelined for two months following a thigh injury, his club Juventus said on Monday.

Lionel Messi back for Barcelona pre-season training

Lionel Messi back for Barcelona pre-season training

 Spanish football giant Barcelona's talismanic forward Lionel Messi has cut short his holiday to come back and join the treble winners for their pre-season training.

Javier Mascherano baffled as Copa America jinx continues

Javier Mascherano baffled as Copa America jinx continues

Argentina enforcer Javier Mascherano was at a loss to explain his team`s latest tournament defeat after Saturday`s loss to Chile at the Copa America. 

Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Lionel Messi: Claudio Bravo

Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Lionel Messi: Claudio Bravo

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has warned his teammates not to be focused solely on stopping star striker Lionel Messi in the Copa America final, but concentrate on the entire opposition.

Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown

Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown

It`s a geopolitical rivalry that has seen a clash of generals, a near-war over territory, and accusations of treachery and arrogance.

Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano

Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano

Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm yesterday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way.

Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

 Lionel Messi is walking a disciplinary tightrope as goal-shy favourites Argentina take on Paraguay here Tuesday with a place in the final of the Copa America at stake.