Soccer Jan 17, 2020

Teenage star Jun Nishikawa plays down possible Barcelona move

Japan youth international Jun Nishikawa said Friday he heard through friends Barcelona was interested in signing him but denied there had been any contact from the Spanish giant. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder, who has represented Japan at the under-17 and under-20 World Cup, told local ...

Quique Setien named Ernesto Valverde's successor at Barcelona

Soccer Jan 14, 2020

Quique Setien named Ernesto Valverde's successor at Barcelona

Barcelona made a rare coaching change midway through the season, replacing Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setien on Monday. The move came four days after the loss to Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup, a result that significantly ...

Andres Iniesta says he hopes to  finish playing career in Japan

Soccer / J. League Jan 10, 2020

Andres Iniesta says he hopes to finish playing career in Japan

Former Spain and Barcelona great Andres Iniesta hopes to finish his playing career in Japan with J. League's Vissel Kobe, Spanish media reported Thursday. Following rumors of interest from clubs in North America's Major League Soccer, the 34-year-old Iniesta was quoted in the online edition ...

Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

Around 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona on Saturday, turning the streets into a sea of independence flags in the latest mass protest against Spain's jailing of nine separatist leaders. The turnout figure was given by the local police as vast crowds packed into a ...

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 ...

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 ...