BARCELONA: The president of Spain’s Catalonia region said Wednesday he would call an independence referendum in September 2017, in a move likely to infuriate Madrid as the country endures a protracted political crisis.
BARCELONA: Barcelona failed to capitalise on Real Madrid dropping points against Villarreal as the La Liga champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, while talisman Lionel Messi limped off with a groin injury.
BARCELONA: One person died and 14 people were injured in an explosion in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early Sunday, rescuers said.
BARCELONA: Two football hooligans have been detained for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman wearing a niqab in Barcelona, police said Thursday, as anti-Islam hate crimes soar in Spain.
BUENOS AIRES: Lionel Messi’s return to international duty with Argentina could be delayed by a groin injury his club side Barcelona stated on Monday.
LONDON: Heavyweight trio Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea kept up their 100 percent starts to the Premier League season this weekend while Bayern Munich made a six-goal start to the defence of their Bundesliga crown.
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s new coach Edgardo Bauza said Thursday he was optimistic he can convince Lionel Messi to come out of international retirement after meeting the five-time World Player of the Year.
BARCELONA: Lionel Messi is not interested in leaving Barcelona in the wake of his sentencing for tax fraud, according to club spokesman Josep Vives.
BARCELONA: Argentina football star Lionel Messi will appeal and vowed to clear his name after a court in Spain on Wednesday sentenced him and his father to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, the player’s lawyers said.
BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.