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La Liga: Barcelona star Gerard Pique anguished by 'worst professional experience' amid Catalonia chaos
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La Liga: Barcelona star Gerard Pique anguished by 'worst professional experience' amid Catalonia chaos

Pique, an outspoken defender of the wealthy northeastern region of Spain's right to self-determination, had been able to cast his vote in an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid without obstruction on Sunday morning.

La Liga: Barcelona beat Las Palmas as Catalonia referendum forces match to be played behind close doors
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La Liga: Barcelona beat Las Palmas as Catalonia referendum forces match to be played behind close doors

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a match played behind closed doors after the Spanish league refused Barcelona's plea to postpone the game on the day of the highly-charged Catalonia referendum.

La Liga: Barcelona to play Las Palmas behind closed doors after violence hits Catalan referendum
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La Liga: Barcelona to play Las Palmas behind closed doors after violence hits Catalan referendum

Had Barca unilaterally decided to not fulfil the fixture they faced a likely sanction of Las Palmas being awarded victory and a fine from the football authorities.

Premier League: Arsenal eye win over striker-less Brighton and Hove Albion to keep pace with Manchester clubs
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Premier League: Arsenal eye win over striker-less Brighton and Hove Albion to keep pace with Manchester clubs

Brighton have only beaten Arsenal twice in 16 attempts, with their last victory coming in 1982, and they have never won at the Gunners.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and other stars who shone at past youth events
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and other stars who shone at past youth events

Check out the players who shone at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and then went on to claim the biggest trophies and accolades for club and country.

Fifa World Cup 2022: Qatar throws open air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium, to host Emir Cup final
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Fifa World Cup 2022: Qatar throws open air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium, to host Emir Cup final

Khalifa International Stadium was first built in 1976 and has just gone through its second refurbishment.It will house 40,000 fans during the World Cup, hosting matches played up to the quarter-final stage.

Premier League: Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez insists Mauricio Pochettino is not his enemy
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Premier League: Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez insists Mauricio Pochettino is not his enemy

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez insisted on Thursday that Mauricio Pochettino was not his "enemy" and said he could even imagine the Tottenham boss one day becoming coach of the Catalan giants

La Liga preview: Barcelona mull resting Lionel Messi during April’s ‘brutal schedule’
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La Liga preview: Barcelona mull resting Lionel Messi during April’s ‘brutal schedule’

Lionel Messi has started every Barcelona game in 2017 and will do so once more when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez extends Qatar stay by a year
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Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez extends Qatar stay by a year

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has agreed a year's extension to his contract with Qatar's Al Sadd, according to a statement posted on the club's website on Thursday.

Lionel Messi is not interested in money, will stay at Barcelona, insists Xavi Hernandez
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Lionel Messi is not interested in money, will stay at Barcelona, insists Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez cannot imagine Lionel Messi leaving the Catalan club, despite the Argentine forward stallingover a new contract with the La Liga champions.

Euro 2016: Andres Iniesta, the 'world heritage' player on whom Spain’s resurgence will depend
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Euro 2016: Andres Iniesta, the 'world heritage' player on whom Spain’s resurgence will depend

Andres Iniesta is a 'world heritage' player, according to his Barcelona manager, and the comment is well justified: he often delivers masterpieces and he usually does it with impeccable manners.

Greatest midfielder in modern football: Xavi leaves behind an unmatched legacy
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Greatest midfielder in modern football: Xavi leaves behind an unmatched legacy

Xavi was always there, always available, always looking, thinking, acting — and passing, passing, passing — until teams got tired of him.

Suarez: The hero and the villain both play a starring role in Barcelona's dream treble
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Suarez: The hero and the villain both play a starring role in Barcelona's dream treble

Never one to avoid controversy, Luis Suarez came through for Barcelona just when it needed him most.

'Let me focus on celebrating the treble', says Luis Enrique as doubts over his Barcelona future remain
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'Let me focus on celebrating the treble', says Luis Enrique as doubts over his Barcelona future remain

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique declined to say if he will still be at the helm next season after leading them to a treble in his first season including Saturday's Champions League triumph over Juventus.

Enrique is a great leader and for Barca's sake he should stay on, says departing Xavi
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Enrique is a great leader and for Barca's sake he should stay on, says departing Xavi

Xavi said the best thing for Barcelona now is for Luis Enrique to stay on as the head coach having left his future open, despite winning the treble of European, domestic cup and league titles in his debut season.

Messi's wonder goal helps Barca overpower Bilbao to win Copa del Rey
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Messi's wonder goal helps Barca overpower Bilbao to win Copa del Rey

A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona sealed a league and Cup double as they swept aside Athletic Bilbao 3-1 to win the Copa del Rey for a 27th time on Saturday.

Barcelona's midfield-maestro Xavi announces summer departure from the club
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Barcelona's midfield-maestro Xavi announces summer departure from the club

If you ask Barcelona and Spain fans about their most cherished footballing memories over the past decade the chances are they will involve an exquisite intervention from midfield maestro Xavi.

Signing Suarez not enough: Barcelona needs to give its defence teeth to win titles
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Signing Suarez not enough: Barcelona needs to give its defence teeth to win titles

Suarez’s arrival at Barcelona is not just a show of power. It is a calculated footballing decision that is guaranteed to win the club matches when they are in a sticky situation. Winning championships, however, will require the addition of defensive reinforcements.

Champions League: 10 facts you should know about Barcelona vs City
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Champions League: 10 facts you should know about Barcelona vs City

ere are 10 things you should know about the Barca vs City Champions League Round of 16 second leg tonight. City are trailing 0-2 from the first leg.

Barca lose Xavi to injury for up to 15 days
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Barca lose Xavi to injury for up to 15 days

The Spain playmaker had a relapse on a muscle problem when Barca were knocked out of the King's Cup 3-1 at home by Real in a semi-final second leg on Tuesday.