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Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Champions League
The hole in Lionel Messi's game
15:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

First, let me apologise to Erik ten Hag. I intended to write about the wonderful work he’s doing at Ajax today but Barcelona interfered. He’ll understand. Frenkie de Jong remains his player only until June and possibly Matthijs…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Spain
Are Barcelona's midfield woes a thing of the past?
17:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Over the last decade, Barcelona's identity lay in their midfield strength. Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets helped the team win two Champions League titles under Pep Guardiola and remained together until Xavi's departure…

World Cup
Tiki-Taka No More: Why Spain need to re-invent themselves following recent World Cup exit
12:00 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Shocking results at the World Cup. They don't come much more shocking than Spain exiting in the Round of 16. What's that Germany? Oh, right. Sorry. Nevertheless, La Roja returned home following a lacklustre display against Russia. A…

Spain
Sergio Busquets is the most underappreciated footballer
10:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

Chelsea vs Barcelona was a tactically intense affair. Antonio Conte had his men set up behind the ball, depriving Barcelona any space. The Blues' plan was to force mistakes when Barca were in possession, then transition quickly to utilize…

Opinion
Barcelona are responsible for their own predicament
18:00 Tuesday 25th July 2017

When Barcelona took home the Club World Championship trophy in 2009, their name was etched in history as one of the greatest teams of all time by winning six trophies in just one season. It was not just about the victory, but the graceful way…

Spain
Barcelona team news ahead of Real Sociedad encounter
18:50 Saturday 15th April 2017

Luis Enrique's side are anxious to regain form when they face Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. Here is our Barcelona team news for their upcoming La Liga game. The Catalans had a humiliating experience when they lost 2-0 to Malaga last weekend…

England National Team
England vs. Spain: New approach, Same England.
16:30 Wednesday 16th November 2016

I don't want to be negative and say 'same old same old' but I'm struggling not to. Yes, the result was disappointing as normal, but I suppose the performance did offer some signs of encouragement.

Opinion
Five reasons why Sergio Busquets is among the most important players at Barcelona
15:55 Friday 14th October 2016

We look at five reasons why Sergio Busquets is among the five most important players currently at Barcelona. I'm someone who keeps out an eye for unsung heroes in the game of football. This is because, there are a countless number of players…

European Championships
Combined European Championship XI
16:14 Friday 27th May 2016

The European Championships in France are just two weeks away and fans and players are gearing up for a summer packed with the unpredictability of knock-out football. With the goals, saves and outrageous decisions will come glory and despair.…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Croatia 0-1 Spain
23:21 Monday 18th June 2012
By Rob

Spain reached the quarter finals of Euro 2012 with a 1-0 victory over a plucky Croatian side, in a game that the holders could, and possibly should, have lost.Croatia missed a couple of gilt-edged chances and were denied a stonewall first half…

Football
Credit to the deserving Sergio Busquets.
13:15 Saturday 2nd July 2011

Mention Barcelona and the "passing game" immediately springs to mind. Tell your friend about Barcelona's passing game and he'll mention Xavi and Iniesta. Yet again he is forgotten, left in the shadows, unrecognized, uncherised, uncredited.…