1. Barcelona To Showcase Next Generation in Spanish Supercup

    "Every cloud has a silver lining," the saying goes. In the case of F.C. Barcelona, this week's cloud has been the Spanish Federation, whose poor planning is preventing defending ...

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  2. Chile vs. Spain 2010 World Cup: Spain Must Overcome Doubts To Progress

    Yesterday's win over Marcelo Bielsa's impressive Chile side have seen Spain progress to the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup...

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  3. Four Reasons Why Arsenal Should Let Cesc Fabregas Go

    After three years of incessant rumors, Barcelona have finally made a bid. Arsenal have firmly rejected that bid, but it nonetheless represents a change in the long-running battle for the services of the midfielder...

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  4. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain's 10 Greatest Players

    The Spanish national side is as famous for underachievement as anything else. They have consistently failed to live up to the expectation created by the prestige of Spain's club sides and the nation's frequent ease of qualification...

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  5. José Mourinho To Cost Real Madrid 80 Million Euros

    Real Madrid may not have won any trophies for two years, but there is one thing at which they are indisputably the best. When it comes to splashing the cash, nobody in the world comes close...

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  6. Full Circle: Jose Mourinho To Face Former Mentor in UEFA Champions League Final

    The similarities between the two teams in the Champions League final are numerous. Both teams are among the giants of European football history. Both are chasing a treble...

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  7. World Cup 2010: Spain's Five Best International Performances

    Spain has a mixed history in international competition. Unlike the country's club teams, the national side has struggled to win international titles. With just two European Championships won, they have not lived up to the expectations placed in them...

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  8. Barça Begins Negotiations for Cesc Fabregas and David Villa

    Two of the worst-kept secrets in European Football were finally confirmed yesterday when F.C. Barcelona Vice President Rafael Yuste confirmed that the club has started negotiations over the signings of its preferred transfer targets...

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  9. Nail Biter: La Liga Full of Drama Right To the End

    It wasn't supposed to be this way. It was supposed to be predictable. Depending on who you asked, you would hear that Barcelona's sextuple winners would cruise to another set of titles, or that Madrid's new Galacticos were too good to be stopped...

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  10. World Cup 2010: Why Spain Must Take Pedro with Them To South Africa

    Today Spain's preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup was released. In addition to the usual suspects are five players who have yet to debut in the Roja of the national team shirt...

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  11. The Spanish Premier League: A Coming Reality

    In a meeting last week the presidents of the biggest football clubs in Spain layed the foundations for change in how Spanish football is run...

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  12. Goal Drought: Lack of Forwards Finally Catching Up with F.C. Barcelona

    What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Andres Iniesta's last-minute winner took Barcelona past Chelsea and towards an historic treble. Wednesday, Bojan looked to have done the same when he shot past Julio Cesar in the 91st minute...

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  13. Plan of Attack: What Barcelona Has to Do to Eliminate Inter

    Wednesday, F.C. Barcelona face their biggest test since Guardiola took over as coach. The two goal deficit is the largest the team have had to overcome, and they will have to do it against a very solid, professional, and talented side...

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  14. Jose Mourinho Takes a Step Towards Real Madrid Job With Win Over Barcelona

    Tuesday night Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan accomplished what so many had tried and failed to do. The unstoppable machine that was Pep Guardiola's Barcelona squad ground to a halt in the San Siro, and it was Mourinho who engineered the breakdown...

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  15. Internazionale-Barcelona: Clash of the Titans in the San Siro

    Champions League semifinals don't get any bigger than this. Barça and Inter are the only two of the initial favorites left in the tournament. They are coached by two of the most astute and successful coaches in the game...

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  16. Lionel Messi Chases Ronaldo's Goal Record

    The 22-year-old Argentine needs no introduction. It will come as a shock to absolutely no one that he currently leads the list of goalscorers playing in Europe...

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  17. Barcelona-Real Madrid: Blaugrana Win Clash of Styles in the Bernabeu

    At first glance, there are more similarities than differences. They are the two biggest clubs in Spain, are supported by hundreds of millions of global fans, employ the game's biggest ...

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  18. El Clásico is Much More than Messi Versus Ronaldo

    The week leading up to the bi-annual match between Real Madrid and Barcelona is traditionally filled with fevered expectation...

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  19. Arsenal-Barcelona Match Dispels Long-Held Myths

    The beauty of sport is that eventually all of the talking ends and the players sort the right from the wrong. Seldom has a single game exposed so many commonly held opinions to be blatant falsehoods, as did Arsenal against Barcelona Wednesday night...

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  20. Fernando Torres Profligacy Costs Liverpool Dearly

    Given Fernando Torres's demolition of United's back line at Old Trafford one year ago, he was always going to be the subject of much attention in his return there on Sunday...

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  21. Why Chelsea Lost: A Tactical Breakdown

    The biggest match-up of this Champions League’s round of 16 is long over. We have all had time to digest the images, to share reactions, and ultimately, come to conclusions...

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  22. When It Comes to Diving, English Players Should Look in the Mirror

    In a week when diving has dominated the English headlines, plenty of public figures have waded into the debate to offer their opinions. John Terry had the following to say about diving: “It’s something the England lads don’t do...

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  23. A New Day Dawns For RCD Espanyol

    Comparisons are odious. Especially in football. For some teams, unfavorable comparisons are a part of their lot in life. There is certainly merit in being the second most successful club in your geographical area, but it is a merit often ignored...

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  24. Transfer Shocker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Set to Sign for Barça

    So much for keeping its head. Clearly tired of having their bids for a goalscorer rejected, Barcelona have signed a second player from Inter in 24 hours...

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  25. Barcelona Keeps its Head In Times of Galactic Inflation

    The Madrid-based press has been giddy of late. Their Real Madrid had already signed three Galacticos, and Barcelona hadn't managed a single signing...

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