Barcelona FC opens football training academy in Nigeria
23 December 2016 | 5:30 am
The club's aim is to search for talent but also to get its name known in the globalised world of football where it faces intense competition with English Premier League giants like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
16 Aug 2021
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman urges to avoid "living in the past" ahead of the first Liga match of the post-Lionel Messi era on Sunday 15 August against Real Sociedad.
22 Aug 2021
A ceremony takes place on the same street in the heart of Barcelona where a van ploughed over dozens of people in 2017, leaving 16 dead and 140 injured. Two of the attack's perpetrators were sentenced to 53 and 46 years in prison earlier this year.
28 Aug 2021
Barcelona reinforces security to prevent a party frenzy once the coronavirus-related curfew is lifted in the Catalan capital. Citizens have voiced mixed reactions.
29 Aug 2021
The 36-year-old left Juventus for his old club in the hope of recapturing the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United have welcomed him with open arms.
4 Sep 2021
Manchester United fans rush to snap up shirts with Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic number seven, that he will wear again after Edinson Cavani agreed to give it up. The Portuguese player rejoined United from Juventus last week, and is set to make his second debut in the Premier League match against Newcastle on September 11.
14 Sep 2021
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will not be involved in the club's Champions League opener against Zenit St Petersburg, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Monday (September 12) ahead of their Group H clash against the Russian side. Kante has been struggling with an ankle injury this season, and was substituted at halftime against Liverpool before the international break when the problem flared up again and he subsequently missed France's World Cup qualifiers. Tuchel was hopeful Kante would be back in action against Zenit but now expects the 30-year-old to return for Sunday's Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
28 Sep 2021
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta praises his team and the impact of having fans in the stadium after his team struck three times inside 35 minutes to beat Tottenham 3-1 and move above their north London rivals in the Premier League table.
3 Nov 2021
Ansu Fati's second half strikes helps Barcelona to a 1-0 victory away to Dynamo Kyiv.
17 Nov 2021
Manchester United Plc's first-quarter loss narrowed as the end of COVID-19 curbs in England allowed fans to return to its Old Trafford stadium at full capacity, offsetting a rise in salaries since the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in August. The club, owned by the American Glazer family, on Wednesday posted a loss of 15.5 million pounds ($20.85 million) for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of 30.3 million pounds in the same period a year ago when COVID-19 disrupted sporting calendars and shuttered stadiums.
Barcelona unveiled new signing Ferran Torres at Camp Nou on Monday and the former Manchester City striker said he was ready to get going after being sidelined since October with a fractured foot. "I'll be ready in less than two weeks," the 21-year-old Spaniard, who suffered a minor fracture on his right foot during last year's Nations League campaign, told hundreds of Barca supporters present at the unveiling.
File footage of Philippe Coutinho who has signed for Premier League club Aston Villa on loan for the remainder of the season.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel hopes to see out the remainder of his contract with the club on Monday and said he won't change the team to better suit striker Romelu Lukaku after prolonged struggles in front of goal.
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