Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Soccer Sep 2, 2019

Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Neymar looks set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain as the clock ticks down on the French league's transfer window, which closes at midnight Monday. Much publicized talks with Barcelona have seemingly led to very little, in what appears much ado about nothing. Two years after joining ...

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Soccer Aug 31, 2019

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Paris St. Germain is not close to reaching a deal with Barcelona that would take Neymar back to the Spanish champions as the Catalans have not met the French club's asking price for the Brazil forward, PSG's sporting director Leonardo said on Friday. Barca's attempt ...

Spanish tourist hot-spot Barcelona sees 30% spike in muggings

World / Crime & Legal Aug 23, 2019

Spanish tourist hot-spot Barcelona sees 30% spike in muggings

Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said. Officials from the regional police force for Catalonia said muggings or street robberies that include the threat of violence have increased 30 percent ...

Barcelona officials travel to Paris for Neymar talks: reports

Soccer Aug 13, 2019

Barcelona officials travel to Paris for Neymar talks: reports

Barcelona officials headed to France on Tuesday for talks with Paris Saint-Germain to seal a return to the Spanish club for Brazilian star Neymar, reports said. The club's director for football, retired French international Eric Abidal, and two other top club officials few to Paris ...

Carles Perez nets pair as Barcelona blanks Vissel Kobe

Soccer / J. League Jul 27, 2019

Carles Perez nets pair as Barcelona blanks Vissel Kobe

Carles Perez scored a second-half brace to lift Spanish powerhouse Barcelona over J. League first-division side Vissel Kobe 2-0 in their friendly on Saturday. The game was one of two high-profile matches featuring J. League clubs on Saturday. In the other one, English Premier League ...

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 24, 2019

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

by Dan Orlowitz

The possibility exists that Tuesday's Rakuten Cup match between Barcelona and Chelsea was being considered by some influential soccer figure or another as an audition for Japan's inclusion in the increasingly popular International Champions Cup, the international preseason tournament that is currently taking place ...

Chelsea outplays Barcelona in Rakuten Cup opener

Soccer Jul 23, 2019

Chelsea outplays Barcelona in Rakuten Cup opener

by Dan Orlowitz

A confident Chelsea overcame a depleted Barcelona side to win 2-1 on Tuesday in the opening game of the inaugural Rakuten Cup. The friendly at Saitama Stadium was touted as the first-ever meeting between two European clubs in Japan when it was announced in March. ...

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Soccer Jul 16, 2019

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Barcelona on Monday announced the signing of striker Hiroki Abe on a transfer from the J. League's Kashima Antlers. Abe signed a four-year deal after Barcelona paid €1.1 million (about ¥134 million) for the 20-year-old, and will begin his overseas career as a Barca ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...