River Plate, Barcelona confident, ready  for Club World Cup final

Dec 19, 2015

River Plate, Barcelona confident, ready for Club World Cup final

River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo has invited Barcelona to hit his team with its best shot in Sunday’s Club World Cup final — and believes it can withstand the one-two-three punch of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. South American champion River takes on ...

Suarez puts on sublime show as Barcelona moves into final

Dec 18, 2015

Suarez puts on sublime show as Barcelona moves into final

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba hailed teammate Luis Suarez as “the most complete No. 9 in the world” after the Uruguayan’s three-goal demolition of Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday night put the Spanish giants into the Club World Cup final. Suarez brushed off the absence of ...

Suarez hat trick carries Barcelona into Club World Cup final

Dec 17, 2015

Suarez hat trick carries Barcelona into Club World Cup final

Luis Suarez shrugged off the absence of strike partners Lionel Messi and Neymar with a hat trick to send Barcelona into the Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday. Barcelona, which is looking to claim its third ...

Guangzhou ready for Barca

Dec 16, 2015

Guangzhou ready for Barca

Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admits that the absence of injured Barcelona superstar Neymar will make little difference to his team’s chances of beating the European champions in Thursday’s Club World Cup semifinal. Brazilian forward Neymar has been ruled out of Barcelona’s tournament ...

Sanfrecce off to winning start at Club World Cup

Dec 10, 2015

Sanfrecce off to winning start at Club World Cup

Yusuke Minagawa and Tsukasa Shiotani scored either side of halftime as J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat New Zealand part-timers Auckland City 2-0 on Thursday to kick off the Club World Cup. Sanfrecce, who captured their third J. League title in four years last ...