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Tag Archives: barcelona

The Case For Superstar Lionel Messi Leaving Barcelona FC

Posted on by James Ferrier
Messi Key

It was always going to happen at some point – Barcelona is getting old. Xavi is now 33 years old, Dani Alves is now 30 and they recently had to part with the legendary Carlos Puyol. The ‘tiki-taka’ team of … Continue reading

Why Suarez’s Ballon d’Or Omission Is Making The Award And FIFA Less Relevant

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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Nowadays, FIFA, world football’s governing body, has little to no credibility. With the organisation, under the leadership of Sepp Blatter, seemingly in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, FIFA has been under damage control for some time now. And … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, … Continue reading

el Clasico: The Fascinating History Behind Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Posted on by Edgar Mendoza
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Our world has been saturated by the media’s constant attention to the wars and rivalries between nations, many of which have existed for centuries. This is a truth that most of us have simply learned to accept and a few … Continue reading

Javier Mascherano is One Of World Soccer’s Underrated Defenders

Posted on by Saad Rashid
Helder Postiga (L), Javier Mascherano (R)

In the 90th minute, as Arjen Robben raced through the center of Argentina’s defence, the stage was set. Putting an end to the demons of four years ago, where his failure to beat Iker Casillas one-on-one in the World Cup … Continue reading

5 Things We Learned – PSG 3 Barcelona 2

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Match day two of the UEFA Champions League saw two of Europe’s heavyweights slug it out. Barcelona under new coach Luis Enrique was enjoying a relatively untroubled start to the new season whilst a struggling Paris Saint-Germain went into the … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 U.S. TV Information

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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This week sees the return of UEFA Champions League action to an ESPN english-language channel as ESPN2 will present live coverage of Atletico Madrid v Juventus on Wednesday, October 1st. Here is a detailed rundown of where to watch all … Continue reading

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically … Continue reading

Why FC Barcelona Could Use a 3-4-3 Diamond Formation

Posted on by Abhijeet Gupta
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The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought … Continue reading

Samuel Eto’o Retires From International Football

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
Eto'o Key

Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has announced his retirement from international football today in a tweet posted on his personal account. He thanked the continent of Africa for their support and thanked his fans as well. The 33-year-old recently signed with … Continue reading

Bacary Sagna Could Be the Perfect Replacement For PSG-Bound Dani Alves at Barcelona

Posted on by Tom Gatehouse
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Barcelona’s long-serving right-back Dani Alves is reportedly on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), with L’Equipe reporter Jerome Touboul claiming the Brazilian is ’99.9% certain’ to join the French champions in the summer. This move could well be the catalyst for … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Versus Barcelona: The Stage Is Set For La Liga’s First Place Showdown

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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(For US viewers: Atletico Madrid v. Barcelona will be shown LIVE on Saturday, January 11th at 2pm EST on beINSPORT) For the first time in recent history, there’s a fixture on the La Liga schedule worth watching other than ‘El … Continue reading

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed And Are Hungering For More

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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With their 4-0 home win over Austria Wien today and Zenit St. Petersburg’s 1-1 draw with Porto, Atletico Madrid is guaranteed to win Group G and has secured qualification to the Champions League Round of 16. Atleti have won all four … Continue reading

David Silva and Sergio Aguero Are Hitting Their Stride for Manchester City

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into their Super Sunday match at Stamford Bridge, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are in good form and that usually bodes well for Manchester City. In the past, the Spanish midfielder and Argentine striker have combined to be a … Continue reading

Guardiola Steps Down As Barcelona Boss

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After 4 seasons, 13 trophies and hours upon days of exquisite football, Pep Guardiola has decided that a change is best for both himself and Barcelona. Coming directly on the heels of being eliminated from the Champions League by Chelsea … Continue reading

FC Barcelona Are The 2010-11 Champions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Congratulations to FC Barcelona for capturing their 2nd Champions League in 3 seasons. Three incisive goals from Messi, Villa and Pedro saw Barca cruise to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United. More analysis to follow.

Champions League Final Live Blog

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Join us over at our sister site, EPL Talk, and share in the discussion and banter with soccer fans around the world. We’re expecting a big crowd online for the biggest game of the season. And we hope you can … Continue reading

2010-11 Champions League Semi-Finals: Lionel Tidies Up A Messi Game

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The third installment of this season’s ‘El Clasico’ match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona could have been renamed ‘El Fiasco’. Depending on your outlook, it may have been surprising to see Jose Mourinho’s Madrid squad setup with such bullying tactics. … Continue reading