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'Mathieu is Abidal's spiritual successor at Barcelona'
Former Camp Nou man Ludovic Giuly thinks that the defender's arrival will be good for the team and insists that the club will return to winning ways next term Ludovic Giuly has hailed the arrival of Jeremy Mathieu at Barcelona and believes he will be the spiritual successor to Eric Abidal.
Deco scores for both sides in his own farewell match
Deco enjoyed a memorable farewell match in Porto on Friday night, scoring for both sides in an entertaining 4-4 draw between the Barcelona class of 2006 and the FC Porto class of 2004.
Suarez signing another blow to Barcelona's self-styled 'Mes que un Club' mantra
Spanish Football Writer More than a club? For years, Barcelona prided themselves on being different to the rest: their playing philosophy changed the course of modern football and wowed the world; their values were admired far and wide.
EU urged to prevent destruction of Syrian chemicals in the sea off Crete
The head of the Hellenic League for Human Rights, Constantinos Tsitselikis, has written to the European Commission to ask for Brussels to take action to prevent the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the sea off Crete.
Eric Abidal joins up Olympiakos squad in Austria
Eric Abidal joined on Tuesday his new teammates at Zeefeld, Austria for their preseason training after Olympiakos confirmed on Saturday it had signed the veteran French defender on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Eric Abidal signs for Olympiakos... just days after signing a new contract with Monaco
The 34-year-old signed a new one-year deal with the Ligue 1 club along with fellow defender Ricardo Carvalho on Thursday.
Valdes will not join Monaco, says club's VP
Valdes, who has been out of action since suffering a season-ending knee injury in March, reportedly underwent medical tests in the principality on Wednesday.
Barcelona had been 'more than a club' for 100 years but Catalans...
Barcelona had been 'more than a club' for 100 years but Catalans have reached their 'twilight hour' with new sponsorship deal In 2006 everybody hailed Barcelona.