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Spain superstar Andres Iniesta says England are still one of the World Cup FAVOURITES
The Barcelona midfielder still believes Roy Hodgson's side is "one of the best teams in Europe" ahead of next summer's tournament England boss Roy Hodgson admits his squad will go to Brazil next summer as one of the outsiders and have not won a major tournament since 1966.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
2014 World Cup: How the draw works
Celebrities Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert will host Friday's World Cup draw, having been brought in to replace the original choice of actors Lazaro Ramos and Camila Pitanga -- which was an unpopular decision with many Brazilians.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Barcelona will miss Iniesta & Xavi for Copa del Rey opener at Cartagena
Midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez have added their names to Barcelona's list of key injured players, ruling them out of Friday's Copa del Rey opener at third-tier Cartagena.
5 things to know about the Copa del Rey
The minnow clubs meet heavyweights as the Spanish league's topflight teams enter the domestic cup's round of 32. Atletico Madrid, which snapped a 14-year winless run against city rival Real Madrid to lift the trophy in May, opens against third-tier Sant Andreu.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Pique wants end to comparisons with Guardiola's Barcelona
The Spain international concedes that the Blaugrana are not as strong as they were in 2009 but says that it is time to move on and focus on the future Gerard Pique freely admits that the current Barcelona line-up does not compare to the Pep Guardiola -led side that lift six trophies - but is in no doubt that the Catalans will compete for titles ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Miami Herald
Andres Iniesta skips practice with leg discomfort
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, right, duels for the ball with Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera during their Spanish League soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
8 Barcelona Youngsters on the Verge of Stardom
Barcelona 's La Masia academy has a world-renowned reputation, and with good reason.
Messi & Ronaldo share spoils in La Liga awards
The Argentine took home two awards from the annual LFP gala, while Diego Simeone was named as the best coach for his side's Copa del Rey victory Lionel Messi was named ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in La Liga's 2012-13 season at the annual LFP awards, but the Real Madrid forward was voted the most valuable player of the campaign.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Scholes proves he still has it with wonder goal from inside his own half
It is a familiar figure that steals the ball and glides forward before releasing an almost missile-guided effort that is just millimetres above the outstretched hand of the keeper and under the bar.
Barca loses again without Messi
Barcelona lost its second straight game without injured star Lionel Messi when Athletic Bilbao handed the defending Spanish league champions a 1-0 loss Sunday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Barcelona: Muniain condemns Catalans to back-to-back defeats
Having lost in midweek to Ajax, Gerardo Martino's men were once again beaten on the road thanks to the young Spaniard's effort in the second half Iker Muniain's second-half strike condemned Barcelona to their second defeat in a row as Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 on Sunday.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Barcelona still Messi-dependent as Madrid cope without Ronaldo
Carlo Ancelotti's side thrashed Galatasaray despite the absence of their star man and Sergio Ramos' red card, while the Catalans lost out to 10-man Ajax without Messi Spanish Football Writer It was all about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Catalans go potty for seasonal Salmond Christmas decoration
It is a uniquely Catalan mark of respect and even affection paid to deserving figures, and now the gesture has been extended to Alex Salmond.
Neymar Admits Barcelona Gloom over Lionel Messi Injury
Lionel Messi's current injury absence undoubtedly played its part in Barcelona's first loss of the season at Ajax , and Neymar has now confirmed that the squad is saddened without their star.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Neymar: Messi is a Barcelona cornerstone
The Brazilian has wished his injured team-mate a speedy recovery and says playing alongside the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi is hard to believe Neymar says that Lionel Messi is a "cornerstone" of Barcelona and hopes he recovers quickly from injury.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
International Business Times
Courtois Nominated for Spanish Award While Chelsea Future Remains Unclear
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan from Chelsea, will fight with Barcelona number one Victor Valdes and Malaga's Willy Caballero for the best goalkeeper in La Liga award during last season.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Catastrophic Celtic have cross to bear after failing to fight corner
Where to begin? With the catastrophic defending at not one Milan goal, not two, but all three? With the growing catalogue of missed chances? With the strikers who have yet to score a goal in five Champions League group games? With the board for failing to adequately furnish Neil Lennon with the resources to replace the key figures who left last ... (more)
Ajax 2 Barcelona 1 - match report: Neymar and Co stunned in Holland as hosts roll back the years
Barcelona were beaten by Ajax in Holland to leave themselves still needing a point against Celtic in their last game to top the group.
Betting Special: Who will score for Barcelona in Messi's absence?
With the Argentine forward out injured, our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, takes a look at who might get on the scoresheet for the Spanish champions on Tuesday evening He may only be small in stature, yet Lionel Messi's absence through injury leaves an enormous gap in Barcelona's attack, with the Catalans needing other players to fill the ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
FC Barcelona: How Barcelona Will Line Up in Champions League Against Ajax
Barcelona may have already booked their place in the next round of the Champions League, but the work isn't over yet.