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Carles Puyol Kicks Off FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket Sales
Press Trust of India

Carles Puyol Kicks Off FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket Sales

The Spanish legend handed over the first ticket to the 1911 Mohun Bagan captain's descendant.

Lionel Messi Was Unstoppable During Training: Carlos Puyol
Indo-Asian News Service

Lionel Messi Was Unstoppable During Training: Carlos Puyol

The former Barcelona captain retired from the game in 2014 after he and Lionel Messi shared six league titles and three Champions League crowns with the Catalan side.

Carles Puyol Quits Barcelonas Sports Management Post
Agence France-Presse

Carles Puyol Quits Barcelona's Sports Management Post

The announcement by the iconic 36-year-old came about an hour after Barcelona announced it had sacked its football director Andoni Zubizarreta who was under contract with the club until 2016.

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol considering retirement: Reports
Agence France-Presse

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol considering retirement: Reports

The 35-year-old has been dogged by injury problems over the last couple of seasons and has only featured four times in the last three months.

Barcelona lose Carles Puyol, Dani Alves for Bilbao trip
Associated Press

Barcelona lose Carles Puyol, Dani Alves for Bilbao trip

Barcelona say Carles Puyol won't travel after picking up a knee injury while Dani Alves is sidelined due to pain in his right leg.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti criticises referee after El Clasico defeat
Indo-Asian News Service

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti criticises referee after El Clasico defeat

Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez had put Barca 2-0 ahead before youngster Jese Rodriguez netted a late consolation for Madrid.

El Clasico: Neymar, Alexis Sanchez give Barcelona 2-1 win over Real Madrid
Agence France-Presse

El Clasico: Neymar, Alexis Sanchez give Barcelona 2-1 win over Real Madrid

Neymar gave the hosts a deserved lead with a neat finish from a narrow angle on 19 minutes before Alexis Sanchez sealed the points 12 minutes from time with a delightful chip over Diego Lopez.

Neymar, Gareth Bale set for El Clasico debut
Agence France-Presse

Neymar, Gareth Bale set for El Clasico debut

Barcelona dropped their first points of the season with a 0-0 away at Osasuna last weekend and were then held 1-1 by AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday. Madrid took advantage of that rare slip-up by their rivals with a 2-0 win over Malaga.

La Liga: Barcelona surrender perfect start, Real Madrid win on Gareth Bale return
Agence France-Presse

La Liga: Barcelona surrender perfect start, Real Madrid win on Gareth Bale return

Osasuna stood firm to prevent Barca scoring in the league for the first time since January 2012.

David Moyes wants to sign more top-class talent at Manchester United
Agence France-Presse

David Moyes wants to sign more top-class talent at Manchester United

Moyes's delayed arrival from Everton meant the only major signing United made during the last transfer window was Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini from his old club. United failed in their attempts to bring Spain Under-21 captain Thiago Alcantara and midfielders Cesc Fabregas, Ander Herrera and Daniele de Rossi to Old Trafford.

Bayern Munichs star Thiago Alcantara faces upto seven weeks lay-off
Agence France-Presse

Bayern Munich's star Thiago Alcantara faces upto seven weeks lay-off

A scan by Bayern Munich's team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt confirmed the need for an operation on Thiago Alcantara's right ankle and recuperation for up to seven weeks.

Arjen Robben relaxed as Mario Goetze set for Bayern Munich debut
Agence France-Presse

Arjen Robben relaxed as Mario Goetze set for Bayern Munich debut

The 29-year-old, who scored Bayern's winning goal in May's Champions League final against Dortmund, only returned to the starting line-up last season after injury to Toni Kroos, but the he said competition for places is a healthy thing in the Bayern ranks.

Mario Goetze scores twice on Bayern Munich debut
Agence France-Presse

Mario Goetze scores twice on Bayern Munich debut

Munich coach Pep Guardiola gave Goetze 30 minutes off the bench in a friendly at Hungarian champions FC Gyor.

Gerardo Martino knows nothing of FC Barcelonas bid for Chelseas David Luiz
Agence France-Presse

Gerardo Martino 'knows nothing' of FC Barcelona's bid for Chelsea's David Luiz

Barcelona are known to be in the market for a ball playing central defender as back up to their ageing and increasingly injury-prone captain Carles Puyol.

Borussia Dortmund beat FC Bayern Munich to take Super Cup honours and partial revenge
Agence France-Presse

Borussia Dortmund beat FC Bayern Munich to take Super Cup honours and partial revenge

Bayern showed plenty of attacking intent without reward in an evenly matched first half as Arjen Robben, Thiago Alcantra and Mario Mandzukic were kept at bay by Dortmund's defence. At the restart Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp made a straight switch in midfield, Sven Bender replaced by Sebastian Kehl.

German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash in Wembley re-match
Agence France-Presse

German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash in Wembley re-match

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes has been replaced by ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, Spain under-21 captain Thiago Alcantara has been recruited from the Camp Nou and Germany midfield star Mario Goetze has joined from Dortmund. Dortmund have also rung the changes by signing attacking midfielders.

German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash in Wembley re-match
Agence France-Presse

German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash in Wembley re-match

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes has been replaced by ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, Spain under-21 captain Thiago Alcantara has been recruited from the Camp Nou and Germany midfield star Mario Goetze has joined from Dortmund.

Tito Vilanova departure hard to take, says Barcelona captain Carles Puyol
Agence France-Presse

Tito Vilanova departure hard to take, says Barcelona captain Carles Puyol

Vilanova's sudden departure - due to cancer treatment - has left Barca without a coach less than a month before they are due to begin the defence of their Spanish title.

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