Spanish Clubs

Spain legend Cesc Fabregas officially announces his retirement

Former Spain, Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas announced his retirement on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious 20-year playing career as he hangs up his boots to take up coaching at Como.

Fabregas announced himself on the scene when he made his Arsenal debut aged 16 after he was signed from Barca, taking over the midfield mantle from Frenchman Patrick Vieira and becoming one of the Premier League's greatest playmakers.

Barcelona sign İlkay Gündoğan on free transfer after Man City exit

Barcelona have signed İlkay Gündoğan on a free transfer after his departure from treble winners Manchester City with the German midfielder signing a two-year contract, the LaLiga club said on Monday.

The 32-year-old has a contract until June 2025 with an option for a further year, while the Spanish champions also said they had included a buyout clause of $435.72 million.

FIFA names USA as host of the first 32-team Club World Cup in 2025

The first edition of FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup will be held in the United States in 2025, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

FIFA had confirmed in March that the revamped Club World Cup will be played every four years from June 2025. The FIFA Council unanimously appointed the United States as the competition's hosts for the first edition of the expanded format.

The United States are also co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada.

Gerardo Martino se olvida del Tri: Dirigirá a Lionel Messi en Inter Miami

Gerardo Martino, conocido en el mundo como el Tata y recordado en México como uno de los más recientes villanos del fútbol azteca, dará un nuevo paso en su carrera. 

El técnico intentará olvidar su complicada etapa con el Tri y se pondrá el buzo del club sensación en los Estados Unidos: Inter Miami. Sí, Martino será el técnico de Lionel Messi en su próxima aventura en la MLS.

Tata Martino será el técnico del Inter Miami de Lionel Messi

Lo que era un secreto a voces terminará por hacerse oficial.

Kylian Mbappé won’t renew PSG contract next year meaning club could sell him this summer

Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain he will not take up the option of a one-year extension in his contract when it expires next June, L'Equipe reported, with the France forward adding that the club had been notified of his decision last year.

Mbappe, a World Cup winner in 2018, confirmed his decision in a letter to the club and could even be sold this summer as PSG will seek to avoid losing him for free, according to the local reports.

Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium fence collapses as Real Madrid Castilla celebrates goal

Real Madrid Castilla faced off against Barça Athlètic in the second leg of their third division Primera Federación clash for a chance to fight for a promotion to the Segunda División (second division). After coming home with a 4-2 loss, the young Galacticos had a tough challenge to overcome if they wanted a chance to play in the next tier for the upcoming season.

With a booming atmosphere, the Merengues managed to turn the tie around and defeat the culés with a 3-0 scoreline. 

Ya son compadres: Xavi Hernández se convierte en padrino del hijo de Héctor Moreno

Ya en receso liguero y después de la finalización del Clausura 2023, los jugadores de la Liga MX empiezan a aprovechar el tiempo libre para hacer actividades familiares. Héctor Moreno, por ejemplo, no dudó en usar las vacaciones para iniciar una nueva etapa dentro de su clan y que acaba de convertirlo en compadre de Xavi, DT del Barcelona

Héctor Moreno y Xavi son compadres

Así, como lo leyeron. Xavi Hernández, leyenda y actual campeón de LaLiga como director técnico del FC Barcelona, se integró oficialmente a la familia Moreno-Martínez.

Real Madrid drop $110 million on Borussia Dortmund star midfielder Jude Bellingham

Borussia Dortmund have agreed to sell England midfielder Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid for an initial fee of $110.4 million, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

Bellingham will become the third player to be signed by Real Madrid for a fee worth at least 100 million euros after Gareth Bale (2013) and Eden Hazard (2019).

"With realization of this transfer, Real Madrid will pay BVB a fixed transfer compensation in the amount of 103 million euros," Dortmund said in a statement.

We got him! Messi has decided to join Major League Soccer – reports


Well, that is if we believe the report of Guillem Balague. Who's that guy? A BBC and CBS collaborator who also happens to be Messi's biographer.

Benzema officially bids farewell to Real Madrid in private ceremony with players, family and friends

MADRID — Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema said farewell to Real Madrid in a small, private ceremony closed to fans and media on Tuesday following a trophy-laden 14-year stay with the LaLiga club.

The French striker, 35, will leave as a free agent and is set to move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, signing a two-year deal estimated by media reports to be worth more than $106 million.