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How Nike lost Messi to Adidas over a dumb oversight and a few hundred dollars worth of tracksuits

Nike lost Messi in 2006 in an effort to save themselves a couple hundred bucks. Along with him, they ended up losing billions in potential revenue. This is the story of how one of the most iconic partnerships in sports between Lionel Messi and Adidas came to be – and how close we were to seeing both Messi and Ronaldo as ambassadors for Nike.

Real Madrid in dire need of a goalkeeper after Thibaut Courtois tears ACL two days before season starts

MADRID — Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be sidelined for several months as he requires surgery after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during Thursday's training session, the LaLiga club said.

The 31-year-old Belgian international left the practice field in tears and an MRI scan confirmed the ACL tear two days ahead of Real's LaLiga season debut at Athletic Bilbao.

Lista de futbolistas mexicanos en Europa para la temporada 2023-24

Comienza una nueva temporada en el fútbol de Europa y un puñado de jugadores mexicanos intentará hacer patria en las ligas más competitivas del planeta.

Por supuesto, hay varios que se mantienen en sus equipos, otros que han encontrado un nuevo hogar, algunos cuyo futuro todavía es incierto y un par que acaban de saltar el charco para vivir su primera experiencia en el Viejo Continente.

Futbolistas mexicanos en Europa 2023-24

Al 2 de agosto de 2023, la lista de mexicanos en Europa va así

¡Arriba Las Palmas! Los canarios le dan la bienvenida a Julián Araujo

Desde el momento en que FC Barcelona decidió bajarlo de su gira por Estados Unidos, se sabía que el futuro del mexicano Julián Araujo estaba amarrado al de la Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, equipo que acaba de ascender a LaLiga.

Sin embargo, solo hoy – y luego de superar las pruebas médicas – la noticia se hizo oficial.

¡El Rebaño sigue intratable! Chivas le arrebata trofeo a Athletic Bilbao en debut de Erick Gutiérrez

El Rebaño Sagrado de Veljko Paunovic sigue su senda ganadora. Ahora se cargaron al Athletic Club de Bilbao en un amistoso internacional celebrado en el Estadio Akron.

Chivas se enfrentó al Athletic Bilbao en lo que era la segunda parte del Trofeo Árbol de Gernika — una serie con partidos de ida y vuelta para definir al campeón.

El primer duelo, jugado se disputó en diciembre del año pasado en el Estadio San Mamés y terminó con un marcador de 2-0 en favor de Los Leones. 

Inter Miami complete the signing of Sergio Busquets on a multiyear contract

Inter Miami have completed the signing of former Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets on a deal until 2025, the Major League Soccer side said on Sunday.

Busquets, 35, will be reunited with his friend and former teammate Lionel Messi after not renewing his contract at Barça following an 18-year stay.

The 2010 World Cup winner will join the squad in the coming days and will occupy a Designated Player slot, the club added.

Barcelona, Man United among clubs fined over financial fair play rule breaches

Barcelona and Manchester United have been fined by UEFA for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, European soccer's governing body said on Friday.

Barcelona have been fined $561,000 for wrongly reporting "profits on disposal of intangible assets" in 2022.

United have been fined $267,000 for "minor break-even deficits".

Your complete guide to watching all this summer's friendlies in the USA

It's that time of year again. The time when we're left absolutely stunned by the wizardry of some 20-year-old at Real Madrid or Manchester United who's been handed his first serious minutes on a scorching July night at MetLife Stadium, so we write articles about how 2023-24 is going to be his oyster and then we never see him again.

You don't want to miss it, so here's a complete TV guide for summer soccer friendlies 2023 in the USA and Mexico. 

Vini Jr. is seen holding hands with Mexican influencer Kenia Os – Are they a couple?

Vini Jr.'s vacations seem to be an overdose of fun. The Real Madrid star spent a few days in Miami, had dinner with his childhood idol and friend Neymar, visited the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio with his teammate Eduardo Camavinga and today, he is celebrating his 23rd birthday with a two-day event.

Not bad, right? And all along with whom seems to be his new girlfriend.

Videos of Camp Nou’s demolition is enough to make any soccer fan feel a little sad

Barcelona’s Camp Nou, or Spotify Camp Nou as it’s now called, is going under renovations. Videos of the iconic stadium being torn down has left soccer fans including non-Barcelona supporters feeling down.

On Monday the cranes came out to begin destroying parts of the Camp Nou.

Camp Nou destruction videos