Barcelona, which added World Cup top scorer David Villa this offseason, is negotiating a 150 million- euro ($188.6 million) bank loan after falling behind with salary payments to players. The soccer club denied it’s bankrupt.
Pep Guardiola, the most successful Barcelona coach ever, will quit the Spanish soccer club after losses in the last week ended its chance to defend its league and European titles.
Barcelona’s payment to the family of Neymar two years before the Brazilian forward joined the Spanish soccer club wasn’t illegal, a lawyer for the player said.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova resigned from the Spanish soccer champions to receive treatment for cancer he’s been fighting since at least 2011.
Europe’s biggest soccer clubs warned FIFA they may take action unless the sport’s governing body starts consulting them before making scheduling decisions on players trained and employed by them.
Sandro Rosell quit as Barcelona president a day after a judge said he would look into an allegation he appropriated funds in Brazilian player Neymar’s move to the Spanish soccer champion.
Lionel Messi’s Barcelona won its fourth Spanish soccer championship in five years, and 22nd in total, after second-place Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Espanyol.
Barcelona soccer club is reviewing whether former directors spent too lavishly after a record six- trophy sweep last year -- and may ask them to foot the bill.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"This is a very difficult blow to the club, but we have overcome many difficult setbacks."
- Sandro Rosell on Jul 19, 2013