Soccer Feb 6, 2020

Barcelona B team forward Hiroki Abe to undergo hamstring surgery

Forward Hiroki Abe, who plays for Barcelona's B team, will undergo surgery next week after tearing the hamstring in his right thigh, the Spanish powerhouse said Wednesday. Abe will have the surgery in Finland next Tuesday after sustaining the injury during Barcelona B's third-tier clash ...

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 ...

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 ...