• Messi ready for crowning glory

    Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.

  • Nolito thought Brexit's a dance

    Spain forward Nolito has a lot to learn if he ends up joining former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

  • Barca expect Neymar to stay

    Barcelona are not contemplating selling their Brazil forward Neymar, the Spanish champions' financial vice-president Susana Monje said on Wednesday.

  • Pique shrugs off anthem gesture

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he was merely crossing his fingers after being accused of raising his middle finger during the Spanish national anthem before his country's Euro 2016 game against Croatia.

  • Iniesta wanted to take penalty

    Andres Iniesta reveals he wanted to take the penalty that Sergio Ramos missed in Spain's 2-1 Euro 2016 loss to Croatia on Tuesday.

  • Argentina test for Klinsmann’s boys

    Prior to the start of the Copa America, United States coach Juergen Klinsmann had set the semi-finals as a target but will now need a new goal as the hosts prepare to take on top-ranked Argentina for spot in the final.

  • Barca agree to settle tax fraud

    Barcelona agree to pay a fine of 5.5 million euros to the Spanish authorities to settle a tax fraud case over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013.

  • Messi treble inspires La Albiceleste

    Lionel Messi scores a breathtaking second-half hat trick upon his return as Argentina qualify for the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals courtesy of a 5-0 demolition of 10-man Panama in Group D on Friday.

  • Back injury keeps Messi out of training

    Lionel Messi is subjected to individual exercises once more on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from the back injury that ruled him out of Argentina's 2-1 Copa America win over Chile.

  • Neymar trial on the cards

    Neymar could follow FC Barcelona fellow star Lionel Messi to court after Spanish prosecutors asked for the Brazilian striker to be tried over his murky multi-million-euro transfer to the Catalan giants.

  • Messi arrives for Copa

    Lionel Messi touches down in California on Friday as Argentina prepare for the possibility that the injured Barcelona superstar may not be fit for next week's Copa America Centenario showdown with Chile.

  • Ronaldinho in all new role

    Ronaldinho's fancy footwork lands him another job - only this time in front of the cameras and not on the football pitch.

  • Dani Alves

    Alves on way out of Barca

    Barcelona's technical secretary Robert Fernandez has confirmed that Dani Alves will leave the club this summer.

  • 'I knew nothing'

    Argentina football star Lionel Messi says he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial.

  • Messi tax fraud trial opens in Spain

    The trial of Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi on tax fraud charges is due to start in Spain.

  • Time is now for Messi and Argentina

    Lionel Messi must shrug off the gruelling demands of a globe-trotting schedule if he is to fulfill his dream of leading Argentina to a first major tournament victory in 23 years at the Copa America Centenario.

  • 'I don't know what I sign'

    Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, tells a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday.

  • Messi taken to hospital

    Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

  • Messi avoids serious injury

    Lionel Messi has been cleared of serious injury after hurting his ribs and back in Argentina's final Copa America Centenario warmup fixture on Friday.

  • Football fever grips Madrid

    Cross-town rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid -- who will meet in the Champions League final on Saturday for the second time in three years -- are omnipresent in the Spanish capital.

  • Suarez may miss Copa America

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is a doubt for next month's Copa America after hobbling off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla Sunday with a muscle injury.

  • Spanish judge overturns ban

    A Spanish judge on Friday overturns a controversial ban on Barcelona fans flying Catalan separatist flags at Sunday's Copa del Rey final against Sevilla in Madrid.

  • Simeone hails Griezmann

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hails Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

  • Barca agree reported record Nike deal

    Barcelona agreed a "long-term" contract extension with American sportswear giants Nike on Saturday, which will reportedly see the Catalan club surpass Manchester United with the most lucrative kit-sponsorship deal in the world.

  • I can't walk with Messi: Isco

    Real Madrid player Isco shares his admiration for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi while speaking to the radio channel 'El Hormiguero 3.0' on Antena 3.

  • Barca's Qatar friendly scrapped

    Spanish champions Barcelona's scheduled friendly against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli Saudi in Doha, Qatar, has been cancelled by the club's Qatari sponsors just six days before the game was due to take place.

  • Loew selects uncapped trio

    Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt are included in Germany's provisional 27-man squad for next month's European championships in France.

  • Costa, Mata left out

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa is left out of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's provisional 25-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

  • Neymar eyes gold at Rio

    Neymar says sitting out of the Copa America is worth it for the chance to lead Brazil to gold in front of a home crowd at the Rio Olympics in August.

  • They deserved to win: Zidane

    Zinedine Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga despite Real Madrid's late charge to the title.