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  1. Can Dani Carvajal be Spain's golden boy?

    Rob Train

    On Sunday, a day after the Champions League final, Vicente del Bosque will slash his World Cup squad from a preliminary 30 to 23 players. Difficult decisions will have to be made. Diego Costa's recent injury woes might prove to be good news for anoth...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Barca's past, present and future on display with La Roja

    Dermot Ledwith

    I had the good fortune to be in the Vicente Calderon Stadium to see two of the great international sides warm up for the Brazil World Cup in Madrid on Wednesday night. It was of course the Spain-Italy friendly, and there were little reminders of Barc...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
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  5. Neymar and Cesc step up in Messi's absence

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved an unimpressive 3-1 win against Malaysia XI at the Shah Alam Stadium in their sixth preseason friendly on Saturday. Cesc Fabregas, Neymar and Gerard Pique scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 81 percent of possession, cr...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  6. Spain, Uruguay roll into semifinals

    Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information

    Spain and Uruguay booked their places in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup as round-robin play concluded on Sunday. Spain wore down Nigeria, 3-0, and Uruguay overwhelmed Tahiti, 8-0, to finish first and second in Group B and round out ...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  7. Star backs are fully involved in Brazil

    Michael Cox

    We're at the midway point of the Confederations Cup -- eight matches gone, eight to play. While the tournament hasn't produced any major surprises, there's a broad consensus that it has produced some excellent attacking football. One of the prim...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. Barca player ratings 2012-13 -- Part 2

    Francesc Tomas

    Part 2 of my Blaugrana player ratings for the 2012-13 La Liga championship season. Click the links for Part 1 of the player ratings and the comprehensive end of season review. Thiago Alcantara, midfielder: 6 -- After struggling with injury in the...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  9. Barcelona: End of season review

    Francesc Tomas

    With yet another exciting season having come to an end, it is time to look back and analyse what the Blaugranas have achieved since the ball started rolling back in August. A successful domestic season Newcomer Tito Vilanova famously replaced c...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. Jordi Alba absence exposes Spain weakness

    Martin Laurence,

    While England's game in Podgorica against Montenegro has been billed as the biggest in their World Cup qualifying campaign, the match in Group I with France hosting Spain will be far more appealing to the neutral, and is the focus of's ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  11. Barcelona can cement their place as favorites to win the Champion...

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Just like that, normal service resumes. Two little tweaks and Barcelona return to their devastating best? It's not quite that straight-forward. But it's not far off. The 4-0 demolition of Milan on Tuesday serves as a reminder that Barcelona re...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. Barca's Total Football triumphs over Milan

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona secured a tremendous 4-0 win against AC Milan in the return leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. The aggregate 4-2 result granted the Catalans qualification for the quarterfinals of the biggest competition in European football. Lione...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. Barcelona stage epic comeback to remember against AC Milan

    Miguel Delaney

    Quite simply, the most perfect response possible. Barcelona are not just still in the Champions League, they are emphatically the team to beat. Indeed, it wasn't just that they eliminated AC Milan 4-0 (4-2) at Camp Nou on Tuesday, it was the manne...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. Flagging Barcelona stunned by Real Madrid

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona endured a painful 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Camp Nou Tuesday in the return leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals. Jordi Alba scored for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 62 percent of possession and attempted 11 shots, three on target. -- Ron...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  15. Real Madrid dominate Barcelona to reach King's Cup final

    Graham Hunter

    BARCELONA -- There was a myriad of sights and sounds to take away from this thumping Real Madrid 3-1 (4-2) Copa del Rey semifinal victory over Barcelona. So late at night are some of Spain's games, so great are the geographical distances between c...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  16. Alba issues giving Barca food for thought

    Dermot Corrigan

    Signing Jordi Alba last June was a no-brainer for Barcelona. At 23, he was young, Catalan born, had been at La Masia as a kid, and was available for €12 million as he had only year left on his Valencia contract. His subsequent performances for S...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  17. Barcelona's wide revolution

    Graham Hunter

    Part of the fun of watching FC Barcelona over the last four and a half years has been watching them tinkering with the norms of football tactics and formations. For their fans, and for neutrals who simply enjoy watching individual or group display...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  18. Thanks to Valdes, lead over Madrid back to 16

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a valuable 1-1 draw against Valencia at the Mestalla in Matchday 22 of La Liga Sunday. Lionel Messi scored the goal for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 66 percent of possession and attempted 10 shots, two on target. In the absence of ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013