Barcelona

'The Biggest Fuck-Up Of My Life' - The Best Quotes From Guardiola's Biography

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Sport

Spanish journalist Marti Perarnau was granted enviable access to Pep Guardiola during his first year in charge of Bayern Munich and the result is a fa...

Guardiola Wants To Manage United, But Could City Beat Them To Him?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Sport

Pep Guardiola has revealed he envisages managing Manchester United in the near future in a new book documenting his first year managing Bayern Munich....

Who Still Scares Piqué?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué admits he is still scared of Roy Keane and even tried to hide from him during a Champions League game last season. ...

He Didn't Score, So What Did Marquinhos Have To Celebrate About?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

Celebrating a tackles is, like whooping at winning a penalty, frowned upon but Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos can be excused for his joyous o...

Beckham And Pals Take In PSG-Barça

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

David Beckham, Jay-Z and Beyoncé chose the right Champions League game to attend on Tuesday night as they witnessed a cracker between Paris Saint-Ger...

Another European Separatist Movement Has Called A Referendum

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

BARCELONA — The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday has called an independence referendum, the latest secessi...

Samuel Luckhurst

United Aren't The First: Van Gaal Has Often Taken Chances With His Defences

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport

Top-heavy and as porous as a sieve, Louis van Gaal's team always invited opponents but had an abundance of options in attack. No, that is not a descri...

Team Focus: Enrique's Faith in Youth Easing Concerns Over Barca's Transfer Ban

Ben McAleer | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Barcelona may not be able to sign anyone until January 2016, but the youngsters have come into the side and shown why La Masia is so highly thought of. Enrique would have helped a number of the players' development having managed Barcelona B between June 2008 and June 2011 and the team are now reaping the benefits.

Nike's Kit Designers Are Running Out Of Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Sport

Nike's kit design malaise has continued with a glut of psychedelic European strips they have released simultaneously on the eve of the first round of ...

Slow On The Turn With Little Mobility, It's Vermaelen... Parking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport

Thomas Vermaelen was often accused of turning slowly and showing little mobility in the Arsenal defence, which could apply to his parking. Yes, new...

Champions League Transfers

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

On Monday night the transfer window battened down its hatches once again. Summer is over and it's time for football transfers to go in to hibernation until New Years Day 2015. Some Champions League clubs will be delighted with their summer dealings - others... not so much.

Catalonia - Beyond the Bright Lights of Barcelona

Justin Francis | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Spain's north-east corner holds a secret. Technically, it's not Spain. At least that's what you will be told again and again by the Catalan people, fiercely protective of their independence and identity. It's a region of incredible individuality...

Player Focus: Fàbregas Signing Should Bring Out the Best in Schürrle

Ben McAleer | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The competition for starting spots in Schürrle's position is high. Mourinho can call on Eden Hazard, Willian and Mohamed Salah to play on the right and left flank and with Hazard a dead cert to start when fit, there are three players effectively battling for one spot... With Fàbregas pulling the strings in midfield, Schürrle is likely to have numerous opportunities to better his goal return this term.

Banned! Fifa Reject Barça Transfer Ban Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa have rejected Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban which will now come into effect in January 2015. The world football governing...

Something To Chew On: Suárez Makes Barça Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez came off the bench to make his first appearance for Barcelona in a 6-0 thrashing of Leon in Monday night's friendly match at the Camp Nou...

Suárez Ban Upheld... But He Can Train With Barça Teammates

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suárez's four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini, although he will be able to train with his B...

Suárez Appeal Announcement Set

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez will learn on Thursday whether his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup has been reduced. Suárez has taken hi...

United Target Cuadrado Moves Closer To Fiorentina Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Juan Cuadrado, heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, moved a step closer to leaving Fiorentina after the club confirmed the arrival of wing...

Van Gaal Drops Di María Hint - Transfer Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport

With three weeks to go until transfer deadline day, Manchester United find themselves in a similar position to last year. They need to buy and sell pl...

United Pull The Plug On Vermaelen Deal After Arsenal Wanted Who?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen will join Barcelona for £15 million after Manchester United ended their interest in the defender. SEE MORE HERE: ...

Two Arsenal Captains In Two Years? United Bid For Vermaelen

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Sport

Arsène Wenger has confirmed Manchester United have submitted a bid for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen. Angel Di María: PSG End Interest In Manc...

Bravo? Hardly! New Barça Keeper Drops A Howler (Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Sport

Barcelona may now boast arguably the best front three in world football, but the case for their defence remains an unconvincing one after Claudio Brav...

Does Suárez's Barça Contract Include A 'Biting Clause'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez's Barcelona contract does not include a biting clause even though he has bitten Otman Bakkal, Branislav Ivanović and Giorgio Chiellini. ...

Lionel Jong-Un? Messi Opts For The Dictator Look

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi should just stick to the football. The grungy hair has long since been chopped away but Messi's restyling has lurched from one disaster t...

Player Focus: Will Sánchez Struggle on Premier League Away Days?

Ben McAleer | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Arsenal have perhaps stolen the show with their acquisition of Alexis Sánchez... Sánchez was the first real star to fall from the World Cup on the back of Chile's penalty shootout exit to Brazil at the last-16 stage. Speculation then mounted as to who would win the race to sign the 25-year-old, with the north London side coming up trumps.