luis suarez clutching his throat in faux agony

Is Cheating Acceptable in Soccer if it Makes for Great Entertainment?

Barcelona's triumph over Paris Saint-Germain was an incredible sporting achievement, if you ignore the comical dive by Luis Suarez to win a vital penalty. But when the outcome is so enthralling, should we simply turn a blind eye to cheating?
Jim Weeks
the catalan legend of johan cruyff

Total Footballer, Total Rebel: Johan Cruyff and The Resurgence of Catalonian Pride

Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
Shirsho Dasgupta

Europe's Mid-Market Clubs Are Missing Out on the American Soccer Gold Rush

Soccer is now a mainstream American spectator sport, commanding mainstream fan dollars. So why aren't more European clubs making a serious marketing push to cash in?
Brian Blickenstaff
barcelona's genetic appeal

The Magnetic Pull Of Barcelona: Barca DNA and The La Masia ‘Loan’

With the phrase ‘Barca DNA’ resurfacing in relation to Hector Bellerin, it’s beginning to feel as if the signing of a young La Masia graduate is never anything more than temporary.
Will Magee

Barcelona (!!!) Is Complaining About Premier League Teams Spending So Much Money

This is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez and that isn't even its most expensive acquisition.
Mike Vorkunov
La Liga

Barcelona FC's Post-Tax Fraud WeAreAllLeoMessi Hashtag Backfires Deliciously

We are all like that guy who committed €4.1million tax fraud, and didn't have to go to jail for it.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Sentenced to 21 Months in Jail for Tax Fraud

Leo Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail and as it turns out, that was pretty lucky.
Sean Newell
alleged tax fraud

Lionel Messi To Appear in Court on Tax Evasion Charges This Week

The Spanish tax agency is demanding heavy fines and prison sentences of almost two years for Lionel Messi and his father Jorge.
UK Sports Staff

VICE Sports World News Roundup: April 18

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff

VICE Sports World News Roundup: April 14, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff

UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage Draw: Some Familiar Matchups

Arsenal plays Barcelona... Again.
Brian Blickenstaff

Luis Suárez Scores Goal After Cheeky Backheel

Liam Daniel Pierce