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Brazil striker  Neymar  celebrates scoring the winning penalty in the shootout against Germany at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Brazil’s build-up to this summer’s World Cup in Russia seems to have picked back up right from where the side left off at the last one – worrying over(...)

Danilo of Manchester City. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Danilo smiles and pulls up a trouser leg to show a tattoo below his left knee: Conquistando o impossível pela fé – “Conquering the impossible for fait(...)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile as he arrives at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to ena(...)

 Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar  at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish prosecutors have called for Brazilian soccer player Neymar to stand trial for fraud. File photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish prosecutors have called for Brazilian soccer player Neymar to stand trial for fraud because of alleged irregularities involving his transfer t(...)

Luis Suarez was the sun at the centre of Liverpool’s solar system but he starts out at Barca as a peripheral satellite.  Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

There are many well-founded objections to the unfair economic systems that have resulted in the concentration of the world’s top footballers at a hand(...)

Former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos pictured in this April 2014 file photograph: Photograph: Reuters

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash today, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings(...)

Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has yet to respond to an invitation to attend the state banquet in honour of President Michael D Higgin(...)

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(...)

Sandro Rosell during the press conference announcing his resgination as FC Barcelona president today.  Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Sandro Rosell has resigned as president of Barcelona with immediate effect.Rosell made the announcement at a press conference tonight following an ext(...)