Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez could debut against Real Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez’s debut for Barcelona is likely to come against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday October 25th.The striker – who joined from Liverp(...)

Older African members of the Aspire Football Dreams program watch as younger players played the visiting FC Barcelona youth team, in Doha, Qatar, on January 27th, 2014. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

A little more than a decade ago, Andreas Bleicher, then a director of one of Germany’s Olympic training centres, arrived in the tiny Persian Gulf nat(...)

 FC Barcelona Sport Director Andoni Zubizarreta, Luis Suarez and  Jordi Mestre  pose for the media during a press conference. The club had their transfer ban appeal tuned down by Fifa. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Fifa today upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.The(...)

Thomas Vermaelen, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets  share a joke during the official presentation of the FC Barcelona prior to the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Club Leon at Camp Nou. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

“And now, please give a huge ovation for . . .” A month after Luis Suarez signed for FC Barcelona and two months before he can play a competitive game(...)

Eirtech Aviation managing director Niall Cunningham. Photograph: David Sleator

Los Angeles private equity firm Vance Street Capital has bought Shannon-based aircraft coating company Eirtech Aviation. Vance Street did not disclos(...)

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club “after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona. The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities, which will then conclude the transfer”.

Liverpool have finalised the terms of a club-record fee with Barcelona for the sale of striker Luis Suarez. Official talks began over a week ago and w(...)

Cesc  Fabregas: “I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies.” Photo:  Nigel French/PA

Cesc Fabregas has joined Chelsea where he will be expected to become a cornerstone of Jose Mourinho’s reconstructed team next season. The Spain midfi(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has  signed an improved contract with the club.

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona, the Catalan giants have announced.Barca revealed that an agreement over a new deal had been rea(...)

Barcelona’s Neymar during a training session at the Etihad Stadium this week. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Barcelona and Brazil striker Neymar has launched an attack on his former club Santos and spoken out in support of his father, insisting he had(...)

Tax charges relate to the transfer for   Neymar from Santos to Barcelona. Photograph: Peter Powall/EPA
Barcelona charged with tax fraud
  • Soccer
  • February 20, 2014, 21:04

Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year, a court spokesman s(...)