Real target statement win over Sevilla

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MADRID: Real Madrid will need to capitalise on their excellent run of form to extend their lead at the top of La Liga when they face third-placed Sevilla on...

World honours ‘Golden Kid’ Maradona on anniversary

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BUENOS AIRES: The world on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Diego Maradona, regarded by some as the best player of all time and a man...

Clock ticks ever louder for Qatar World Cup

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DOHA: After upending the football establishment by winning the right to host the World Cup, Qatar’s preparations are heading into overdrive with a year to go as they rush...

Alves feels like a superhero in Barca kit

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BARCELONA: Brazilian defender Dani Alves said donning Barcelona’s colours again made him feel like a superhero but stressed that there is no margin for error in the team’s bid...

Xavi ‘turned down Brazil dream job’ to coach Barcelona | Football News

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Coming back to Barca was more important to club legendMADRID: Xavi Hernandez wanted to be back with Barcelona so badly that he passed on a chance to coach Brazil....

Xavi Hernandez unveiled as Barcelona coach to fans at Camp Nou | Football News

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MADRID: Xavi Hernandez was unveiled as Barcelona‘s new coach on Monday as thousands of fans welcomed the debt-ridden club’s legendary former midfielder back to Camp Nou. Xavi walked out...

Retirement hasn’t crossed my mind: Messi

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MADRID: Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi says he has not given any thought about retiring after next year’s World Cup adding he would love to be Barcelona sporting director...

Xavi favourite after Barca sack Koeman

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BARCELONA: Ronald Koeman has been sacked as Barcelona coach after a torrid 14 months, with legendary midfielder Xavi Hernandez the strong favourite to replace him. The 58-year-old Dutchman was...

Fati agrees six-year Barca contract

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BARCELONA: Ansu Fati has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2027, the club announced on Wednesday, shortly after their 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Fati,...

Murray hails ‘unbelievable battle’ after marathon victory

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BRUSSELS: Andy Murray said that he had ‘never played a match like it’ after the former world number one battled past the American Frances Tiafoe in an epic at...