Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named as the winner of the 2015 Fifa Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or for the fifth time after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and team mate Neymar to the award in Zurich. (...)

Barcelona celebrate Luis Suarez’s opener in their 3-0 Club World Cup semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande. Photograph: Getty

Barcelona 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to book a FIFA Club Worl(...)

Pedro had attracted interest from Manchester United before signing for Chelsea from Barcelona. He scored on his Premier League debut for the London side against West Brom. Photograph: EPA.

Twenty minutes into his Premier League debut, Pedro accepted a pass from Eden Hazard, dodged to his left and tried a quick low shot at goal through th(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar is reportedly open to a move to Manchester United. Photograph: Reuters

Neymar is open to moving to Manchester United from Barcelona, though there is a recognition the transfer is unlikely to occur before the current windo(...)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggested that there is a political campaign against the club over its prominent role in Catalan nationalism. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he h(...)

 A Brazil fan   after watching his side beingbeaten   7-1 by Germany in the World Cupsemi-final  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

‘It’ll be fine,’ he said. ‘My team-mates have got it covered,’ he said. ‘I have full faith in them,’ he said.Poor Neymar, how wrong he was. Days after(...)

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano scored five against BATE Borisov in Minsk. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Group FNeymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in Champions League Group F on(...)

BMW: posted 17.9 per cent growth in sales in China

Last week, until an hour before kick-off, a friendly football match between Argentina and Brazil in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium was looking dicey be(...)

Brazil’s Willian attends a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Brazil will meet Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Photograph:  Marcelo Regua/Reuters

Much like Ireland in 2002, Brazil has, over the last few days, become utterly focussed on a man who is no longer available to play. The locals are hav(...)

Brazil’s Fernandinho commits one of several fouls on Colombia’s James Rodriguez during the World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.

The car was speeding down Rio’s eastern motorway in the direction of Copacabana. The driver dodged from lane to lane but he wasn’t paying any attentio(...)