"I had some problems with my Achilles tendon last year and I’ve had a few problems with my calf this year, so I have started the pre-season quite gently", explained Xavi, adding that the work he’s been doing with the Club trainers so far this pre-season: "is to help prevent any injuries".
Win or lose, Barcelona fans have a lot to be proud of. So if you’re looking for a community of local fans for when the regular season kicks off, FC Barcelona has a well-organized local fan club. We watch every game at the Elephant and Castle at 19th and I streets NW, so come join us. With any luck, you’ll get the chance to graciously accept kudos from United fans after next year’s Champions League final.
Barcelona took on what could be its toughest rival ever, teaming up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to try to eradicate polio. Flanked by players Andres Iniesta and Seydou Keita, the club's manager Josep Guardiola and Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday announced a three-year partnership against the crippling disease in Washington, with vaccination a key part of the fight.
Pedro Conceicao is not impressed with the Santiago Bernabeu side's attempts to lure the Brazilian forward to Spain and feels the player is worth more than he is currently valued at
Celtic have announced that Effrain Juarez will spend next season on loan to Real Zaragoza. The versatile player struggled for a regular first-team place at Parkhead last season, making 11 starts and nine appearances off the bench.