Carles Puyol

Lionel Messi is the best player in football history: Carles Puyol

The ex-Barcelona captain, who won three Champions League titles, praised the 31-year old for improving `in every way`.

Apr 20, 2019, 18:46 PM IST

Russia inaugurates FIFA World Cup with ceremony boycotted by Western leaders

Key Western leaders boycotted the ceremony to avoid legitimizing the Putin state.

Jun 15, 2018, 11:58 AM IST

Global football stars land in Argentina for Lionel Messi`s wedding

Local reporters broadcasting from the scene on radio and television told their audiences it was "the wedding of the century" for Rosario.

Jun 29, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

I hope to see Lionel Messi win a title with Argentina, says Spanish football legend Carles Puyol

Many believe that the Argentine magician's legacy is incomplete without a World Cup triumph -- undoubtedly the biggest title on the international stage.

May 17, 2017, 00:25 AM IST

Spain legend Carles Puyol to launch FIFA U-17 World Cup ticket sales this month

The first set of tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will go live on May 16 at exactly 19:11 hours, paying tribute to the year in which Indian football made history.

May 03, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

Lionel Messi would humiliate me during training: Carlos Puyol

Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol revealed he would get humiliated by an "unstoppable" teammate Lionel Messi in training sessions at the Spanish football club.

Jun 29, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

I`ll leave Barcelona if players don`t back me: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique claimed he hadn`t been affected by rumours that he could become the latest high-profile exit from the Camp Nou should his side fail to beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Jan 10, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Is Luis Suarez heading back to England?

Controversial striker, Luis Suarez could make a surprise return to England after his limited success in Spain and the growing unrest in Barcelona ranks.

Jan 08, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Luis Enrique under threat as Barcelona crisis spirals

Five days of 2015 was all it took for crisis mode to envelop Barcelona as two club legends Andoni Zubizarreta and Carles Puyol left their roles with the Catalan giants following a shock 1-0 defeat to David Moyes`s Real Sociedad at the weekend.

Jan 06, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Carles Puyol quits Barcelona`s sports management post

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said Monday he was leaving the Spanish giants` sport management team, which he joined in May, after he quit the squad because of a knee injury.

Jan 05, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line

One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique`s stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club`s famed "La Masia" academy.

Sep 18, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

Puyol to bring in World Cup to Maracana Stadium

FIFA confirmed that supermodel Gisele Bundchen and former Spain international Carles Puyol will carry the World Cup to the Maracana Stadium, which will then be handed over to the champions here Sunday.

Jul 11, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

Barca name Puyol to sport management team

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is joining the club`s sport management team after being forced to quit the squad with a knee injury, the team announced Friday. 

May 30, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

La Liga: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid - As it happened...

Live coverage from the Match-day 38 of La Liga as defending champions, Barcelona hosts table topper Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou Bernabeu. Barca need a win, while a draw will be good enough for the visitors.

May 18, 2014, 00:56 AM IST

Carles Puyol bids adieu to Barcelona fans with tears

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol had to fight back tears as he said he has played his last game for the club after 593 appearances spanning a 15-year career.

May 15, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia - Preview

Atletico Madrid can take another huge step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years when they travel to face Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Apr 25, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

Fans backlash awaits Barca on return to Camp Nou

FC Barcelona face a trial by their supporters when they entertain Athletic Club Bilbao in the Camp Nou Stadium Sunday night.

Apr 19, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

Marc Bartra adds to Barca`s defensive woes

Marc Bartra has been ruled out of Barcelona`s visit to Granada on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury as his side went out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Apr 11, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

Barcelona are to appeal a one-year ban on signing players imposed by FIFA for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing under-age players, the club announced on Wednesday.

Apr 03, 2014, 09:00 AM IST

Pique back for Barca for Sunday`s `Clasico`

Barcelona have Gerard Pique back for Sunday`s La Liga `Clasico` at leaders Real Madrid but captain and fellow centre back Carles Puyol has not managed to shake off a knee injury, the Spanish champions said on Saturday.

Mar 23, 2014, 22:43 PM IST