Carles Puyol

Barcelona will miss the legendary influence of Carles

 March 6, 2014   John Welsh

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When Carles Puyol recently announced his intention to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, it marked the end of an era for this one-club legend. Not only was he a distinctive figure with his flowing locks and no-nonsense approach to the game, but he was also a very successful defender and sportsman who […]

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Lionel Messi

The Grand Return of Lionel Messi

 January 10, 2014   R K Gupta

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In Barcelona city, Lionel Messi is a household name. if you were to visit the by-lanes of La Rambla, Barcelona’s most prominent street and famous tourist attraction, you cannot miss the numerous shops, which sell the no. 10 Messi football shirts. There is something else about Barcelona. It has Europe’s largest football stadium, Camp Nou, which […]

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FC Barcelona LaLiga

Pedro Rodriguez’s thundering Performance for FC Barcelona

 December 24, 2013   R K Gupta

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Getafe is Spain’s industrial hub, located 13 kilometers south of the capital city of Madrid. It has a football stadium called coliseum Alfonso Pérez, so named in the honor of the Spanish footballer Alfonso Pérez. Of the more than 100 football stadiums located all across Spain, the seating capacity of the Alfonso Perez, which is […]

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Athletic Bilbao

Resurgent Bilbao upset Barcelona in new San Mames

 December 2, 2013   John Welsh

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Since the new San Mames Barria stadium opened for business in September, Athletic Bilbao have not lost a football match on home soil. The stadium has been built alongside the old ground on a prominent hill overlooking the river which flows through the Spanish city. Many bars and cafes line the roads leading to the […]

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uefa champions league-2013

Champions and Europe League draws provide fascinating clashes

 August 31, 2013   John Welsh

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The draws have now been completed for both the Champions and Europa League group stages and as per usual there is the apparent ‘Group of Death’ and those where two clear favourites are emerging for qualification to the next knockout phase. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea appear to have a fairly easy passage in Group E with […]

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Football transfer fees remain high despite Eurozone problems

 August 27, 2013   John Welsh

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At a time when the Eurozone in general has just emerged from recession, but with some member states still struggling with negative growth, football transfer fees show no sign of abating and if anything, transactions during the summer have eclipsed previous seasons. While protests at the expenditure on stadiums and infrastructure abounded in Brazilian cities […]

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