36 min ago
EU opens finance probe into Spanish aid to soccer
European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 18 2013.
4 hrs ago
Alabama may see baby boom if Auburn wins national championship
A Japanese company has created what could be the thinnest condoms ever made, measuring in at one sixth the width of a human hair.
8 hrs ago
Arsenal monitor Diego Costa with view to A 32m January deal
Although Arsene Wenger acknowledges the difficulties in signing top players in the winter window, the Gunners have the resources to match his release clause and wage demands Chief Correspondent Arsenal scouts will travel to Atletico Madrid 's two matches this week to run the rule over in-form striker Diego Costa , Goal can reveal.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Sporting success does affect birth rates
Births in a Catalan region of Spain increased by 16% nine months after FC Barcelona won three major football trophies in 2009, finds a study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ .
Did Liverpool, Man City or Spain dish out the Stuffing of the Year?...
After months of capitalist fervour, Christmas is finally here, bringing with it the moment literally none of you have been waiting for.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Martino 'surprised' by Puyol retirement talk
Ahead of their Copa del Rey clash against Cartagena at Camp Nou, the Argentine coach insisted he has not discussed the defender's future Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has admitted that suggestions captain Carles Puyol is considering retirement have come as a surprise to him.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Swansea City''s Dutch star Jonathan de Guzman wants World Cup revenge over holders Spain
Parts of north and mid Wales felt the brunt of stormy weather today with reports of fallen trees and high winds After the Bluebirds saw off the challenge of West Brom at the Cardiff City Stadium, manager Malky Mackay could not hide his delight in praising goal hero Peter Whittingham The Netherlands - who could include Swans trio de Guzman, Michel ... (more)
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Martino: Barcelona not taking any risks with Iniesta
The Argentine coach will ensure his star midfielder is completely fit before throwing him back into first-team football, while he also praised hat-trick hero Neymar Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says the Catalans will not be taking any risks with Andres Iniesta as the Spain international recovers from a hamstring complaint.
Del Bosque steers clear of Barcelona-Madrid 'war'
The 62-year-old feared being dragged into a political debate had he voted for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or, so backed two other players instead Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed he voted for Andres Iniesta and Xavi to win the Ballon d'Or in a bid to avoid becoming embroiled in a "Real Madrid - Barcelona war."
Game changers: The star-studded Spain side has won two European titles either side of their breakthrough World Cup victory.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
New York Post
Intel promotes itself inside Barcelona soccer shirts
Intel is getting up close and personal with Barcelona soccer stars like Lionel Messi by putting its name inside game jerseys.
Football - AVB gives Soldado no ass a
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was pleased to see Roberto Soldado back amongst the goals but refused to rule out Jermain Defoe returning at the weekend despite the Spain forward firing a hat-trick in their Europa League victory over Anzhi Makhachkala Soldado scored twice early on before adding his third from the penalty spot as Spurs eased to ... (more)
Tough games for Barca, Real and Atletico in coming round of games in Spain
After a week's break for the Copa del Rey it promises to be an exciting and revealing weekend in the Spanish BBV Primera Liga with testing games for all three title challengers.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Scots reject Catalonia contest
The Scottish Football Association has turned down an approach to play an unofficial international against Catalonia at the end of this month, according to the Spanish region's FA.
The Daily Record
Guillem Balague: Celtic could be heading to face Barcelona at the perfect time
AN analysis of the brilliance of Lionel Messi will take place in a Glasgow boozer this week rather than the pitch at the Nou Camp.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Washington Square News
Predicting World Cup results: Who will come out on top?
This draw for the World Cup is quite conservative by most standards, leaving the teams with the four best odds in the semifinals.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Barcelona v Celtic
Spain midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta have returned to training with Barcelona ahead of Celtic's visit to the Nou Camp.
Group Of Death Gives Spain Little To Fear
Spain may have been given a rather short straw in Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup draw, but that shouldn't give them cause for concern.
Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery up for Ballon d'Or
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal laugh during a press conference on the 2014 soccer World Cup in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Ronaldo caught up on beauty sleep during WCup draw
Ronaldo didn't watch Friday's draw, when his native Portugal was placed alongside Germany, Ghana, and the United States in Group G, because he was "sleeping," he told a news conference on Sunday.