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VIlla happy to be back in Spanish squad


September 8th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spanish striker David Villa expressed his satisfaction at returning to international football with a goal against Saudi Arabia.Villa came on as a substitute for Fernando ... Read more...

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Atletico insists on need to change organisation of Spanish football


September 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Director General, Miguel Angel Gil has launched another attack on the organisation of the Spanish football league.Atletico won the Europa League last season and ... Read more...

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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... Read more...

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Why is Cristiano sad despite winning?


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is sad. He said so himself following Real Madrid's 3-0 win at home to Malaga Sunday in a game where he scored the two ... Read more...

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Hope my two-game ban sets precedent: Vilanova


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova complained about the two-game suspension which means he will have to watch his side's Primera Liga football match against Valencia from ... Read more...

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Stiff sanctions for Coentrao and Vilanova


August 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) The Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has handed out heavy sanctions to FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.Coentrao ... Read more...

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Real Madrid defeat 10-man Barca to win Spanish Supercup


August 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish Supercup on away goals.First half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo Wednesday put Real Madrid ... Read more...

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Transfer activity not over for Real Madrid, says Mourinho


August 29th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hinted that his club will be doing more business before the transfer window closes at the end of Aug.Speaking Tuesday, after ... Read more...

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Barca captain Puyol fractures cheek bone


August 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has broken his right cheek bone, the club confirmed.The 34-year-old has suffered the same injury on three previous occasions, but ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona to open football school in India


May 16th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Spanish giants FC Barcelona's first football school in India will come up in New Delhi by the end of the year, the club announced here ... Read more...

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Xavi, Pique to miss Barca’s Liga game at Rayo


April 29th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 29 (IANS) Injured Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique will miss Barcelona's Spanish Primera Liga football match Sunday night at Rayo Vallecano.Midfielder Xavi is sidelined for around two weeks ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... Read more...

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Guardiola congratulates Madrid for Camp Nou win


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola congratulated Real Madrid after his team lost 1-2 in the Camp Nou Stadium thanks to goals from Sami Khedira and Cristiano ... Read more...

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Guardiola dedicates Getafe win to Eric Abidal


April 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola dedicated his side's 4-0 win over Getafe Tuesday night to French defender Eric Abidal.Abidal underwent a liver transplant Tuesday and the thoughts ... Read more...

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Barca’s season a success: Guardiola


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said his side's performances this season should already be considered a success.Guardiola was speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw with Barcelona, Bayern blank Marseille


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 29 (IANS) AC Milan held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw with their resilient defence in the first leg of the teams' Champions League quarterfinal at San Siro ... Read more...

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Valencia defender Alba signs agreement to join Barcelona


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Valencia's left-back Jordi Alba has agreed to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.Alba, who is out of contract with Valencia at the ... Read more...

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No praise enough for Messi: Guardiola


March 21st, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had words of praise for striker Lionel Messi, who made history by becoming the football club's leading scorer Tuesday.Messi's hat-trick in Barca's ... Read more...

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Barcelona aim to unite Neymar and Messi


March 11th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Barcelona confirmed that Santos striker Neymar remains a target for the Spanish club and they want to have him and Lionel Messi playing side-by-side ... Read more...

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Barca’s winger Alexis injured


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona will be without winger Alexis Sanchez for 10-15 days after the Chilean suffered a muscle injury during Saturday night's 3-1 win at home against ... Read more...

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Valencia draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis first leg


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Valencia drew the first leg of their Spanish Copa del Rey semi-final 1-1 at the Mestalla Stadium.Valencia opened the scoring through Jonas Goncalves, ... Read more...

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Barcelona squad at limit for Malaga trip


January 20th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been caught in two minds whether to rest key players or not for their visit to Malaga Sunday, keeping in mind ... Read more...

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Abidal to stay at Barcelona until 2013


January 17th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have announced an agreement to extend the contract of French international left-back Eric Abidal till 2013.Abidal's original contract was due to expire at the ... Read more...

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Messi wins Fifa Ballon d’Or for third successive year


January 10th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Jan 10 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, named the world player of the year, has won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third successive year.The 24-year-old became only ... Read more...

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Guardiola expects tough test in Barcelona derby


January 8th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 8 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is expecting the city derby away to local rivals Espanyol to be a testing 90 minutes for his side.Barca are placed second ... Read more...

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Villa likely to be sidelined for five months


December 16th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 16 (IANS) Barcelona confirmed that Spanish forward David Villa will be sidelined for between "four and five months" after the striker broke his shinbone in their 4-0 ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona president Rosell to visit China


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will lead a club delegation to China in a bid to strengthen "institutional and commercial" links between the club and the ... Read more...

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Guardiola praises Bilbao after ‘epic’ in San Mames


November 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola Monday praised both sides after watching Barcelona scrape a 2-2 draw in an epic game of football away to Athletic Club ... Read more...

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Messi won’t leave Barcelona for money


November 4th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 4 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi Friday said he would never leave the famed football club just for money.Speaking to the newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, Messi began by ... Read more...

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Muscle injury for Barca’s Abidal


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 3 (IANS) Barcelona's French international defender Eric Abidal has joined the long list of players suffering injuries at the club.Abidal was forced out of his side's 1-0 ... Read more...

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Another injury setback for Barca as Fabregas tears a muscle


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona have suffered another injury setback with midfielder Cesc Fabregas ruled out of for three weeks due to a muscle injury in his ... Read more...

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Wenger says gamble on Arshavin paid off in amazing style in historic defeat of Barca


February 17th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that his massive gamble on Andrey Arshavin paid off in amazing style, as they beat Barcelona 2-1 in their first leg ... Read more...

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Gunners need to fire against Barca without fear: Fabregas


February 14th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.14 (ANI): Arsenal must show that it does not habour any fears while facing Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League showdown, said skipper Cesc Fabregas.Twenty three-year-old Fabregas said: "We don't have ... Read more...

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Shakira ‘moving to Barcelona’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Shakira is apparently moving to Barcelona, fuelling rumours she's dating Barca footballer Gerard Pique.The singer is now planning on spending more time in the Catalan city. "Shakira has ... Read more...

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Debt ridden Barca loses hope of snaring Fabregas


November 18th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Barcelona FC's chances of attracting Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas have receded after it was revealed that the club is 400 million pounds in debt - the biggest ... Read more...

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