Lionel Messi is Quietly Having His Greatest Season Ever
Messi destroyed the record books in 2011-12, but this year he's doing more with less.
2018 Will Be the Year of Neymar
Nobody not named Messi or Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or since 2007. This could be the year that finally changes.
'Barça is More Than a Club'
As Catalonia moves toward independence, we chronicled the intersection of soccer and politics in Barcelona in words and photos.
FC Barcelona is Winning Matches and Losing its Fanbase
As Catalonia marches toward independence, supporters are identifying less and less with a club that was once closely linked with the movement.
Six-Year-Old Soccer Player Ariana Dos Santos Has Become a Viral Sensation
Videos of Ariana Dos Santos playing soccer and juggling the ball have gone viral, but the six-year-old from Missouri still believes, in her words, "Tricks don't do anything." She wants to do more.
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.
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.
eat that! and another!
Griffiths, Gayle and Arda Turan: Goals of the Week
Goals are football's most crucial ingredient, without which the sport would lose all flavour. Without further ado, let us behold the best goals of the past week and revel in their absolute deliciousness.
UK Sports Staff
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.
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Real Madrid and Barcelona Ordered to Pay Back Millions in Illegal State Aid
Spain’s two biggest clubs have been told to repay considerable sums to the Spanish government, as have Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche and Hercules.
UK Sports Staff
Johan Cruyff dies age 68, five months after cancer diagnosis
An icon with both Ajax and Barcelona, Cruyff was the posterboy of the ‘Total Football’ generation and widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time
Neymar's Light-Up Shoes Get the Damn, Daniel Treatment
Not to mention his funky Renaissance Fair tunic.
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