• Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first gold

    Brazil superstar Neymar strikes the winning penalty as the hosts claim a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

  • Barca crush Betis

    Lionel Messi and hat-trick hero Luis Suarez were in sensational form as they helped Barcelona start their title defence with a crushing

  • Enrique hails Barca

    Luis Enrique wants his players to take the plaudits as Barcelona crush Sevilla 3-0 to win their 12th Spanish Super Cup.

  • Football: Barca seal Spanish Super Cup

    Three points from Barcelona's 3-0 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou secures the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-0 aggregate victory.

  • Football: Messi 'very committed' to Argentina

    Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza says that Lionel Messi made his commitment to his national team clear during the recent conversation which led the Barcelona star to end his short-lived international retirement.

  • Suarez fires Barca

    Luis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi shoot down Sevilla to give Barcelona a comfortable victory in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

  • Football: Suarez gives Barca edge

    Luis Suarez insists the Spanish Super Cup is not Barcelona's yet after helping his team shoot down Sevilla 2-0 to give them a comfortable lead after the first leg of the final.

  • Football: Messi in, Higuain out

    Lionel Messi's return to Argentina duty has been confirmed by his inclusion in Edgardo Bauza's first international squad, while there is no place for Gonzalo Higuain up front.

  • Is Messi the new Afridi?

    Argentina fans receive a much-needed boost when Lionel Messi confirmed he would be available for selection.

  • Football: Selection headache for Barca

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has a tough decision to make before his side's first game of the season against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

  • Football: Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement

    Diego Maradona believes Lionel Messi will not reverse his decision to quit the national team due to the "weak leadership" of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).

  • Rio Olympics: Where are the Marta jerseys?

    The fashion statement of the moment for Brazilians is the national football team's iconic number 10 jersey.But it's not Barcelona star Neymar's name they want on the back. It's Marta.

  • Leo gets his own mobile game

    Lionel Messi can do extraordinary things with a football but they have not extended to saving the world - until now.

  • Brazil on brink of more home humiliation

    Brazil face another embarrassing exit from a tournament on home soil after Neymar slumber through a second 0-0 draw of Rio 2016 against Iraq.

  • Neymar, Brazil seek to bounce back

    Mercilessly cast as "greedy" and "missing" for failing to fire Brazil to victory in their Rio 2016 opener against South Africa, Neymar and his highly-touted teammates need a big response against Iraq on Sunday.

  • Watch Messi’s bubble trouble

    Considered as the best football player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Lionel Messi, the La Pulga Atomica gets leveled by his teammates as Barcelona enjoy their bout of bubble soccer.

  • Messi, Suarez take Barca past Leicester

    Barcelona thump English Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in a pre-season friendly in Sweden on Wednesday.

  • Neymar tasked with bringing Brazil’s first gold

    Brazil has barely got over its World Cup disaster and now it is counting on Barcelona star Neymar to finally deliver a treasured first football Olympic gold medal.

  • New coach Bauza plans to woo Messi back

    Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza has set his mind to wooing Lionel Messi back from international retirement as he ponders his squad for next month's South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • La Albiceleste pick Bauza as coach

    Argentina, still reeling from the shock resignations of captain Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo Martino, choose Edgardo Bauza as their new coach.

  • Messi, Suarez start as Barca beat Celtic

    Celtic are beaten but not disgraced as they warm up for their crucial Champions League match against Astana with a loss to Barcelona in Dublin.

  • Argentina need Messi: Perez

    The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, insists he would do all he could to lure Lionel Messi out of international retirement.

  • Neymar fan caught in laundry room

    A fan of Brazilian football star Neymar is arrested on Thursday after being discovered in the laundry room of the team's hotel in Goiania.

  • I’m not ashamed of playing for Messi: Neymar

    Neymar highlights the importance of Lionel Messi at Barcelona while hinting that he wants compatriot Gabriel Jesus to join the Catalan giants.

  • Barca announce record revenues

    Barcelona return record revenues of €679million during 2015-16, according to the club's financial results for the season.

  • Messi shows off new look at training

    La Pulga Atomica of Barcelona, Lionel Messi and his teammates are put through their paces at England's St George's Park training base on Monday for their pre-season friendly.

  • Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or: Neymar

    The winner of the next Ballon d'Or award won't be named for another six months, but Neymar is pretty sure who will be.

  • Barca begin title defence at home

    Defending champions Barcelona will start the defence of their La Liga crown at home to Real Betis over the weekend of August

  • Messi to cancel trip to Turkey after attempted coup

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi reportedly cancels plans to travel to Turkey following a military coup d'etat in the country.