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Thiago Alcântara during a Liverpool training session in Kirkby, England on Tuesday. Photograph:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Group B: Liverpool v FC Porto Thiago Alcântara has distanced himself from a return to Barcelona and said he remains committed to a Liverpool team tha(...)

Barcelona players  enjoy a lighthearted moment during a training session at the Camp Nou on the eve of their  Champions League Group E  clash against Benfica. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez said on Monday he is relishing the challenge of facing Benfica in the Champions League as they look to avenge their defe(...)

Barcelona’s new head coach Xavi Hernández waves to fans during his presentation at Camp Nou on Monday. Photograph: Alejandro García/EPA

At last, the time was right and the place was too. Xavi Hernández returned to Barcelona as manager and revealed that not only had he twice turned the (...)

 Xavi Hernandez has been confirmed as Barcelona manager. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/Getty Images

Barcelona have appointed Xavi as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The former midfielder, who spent 17 years in the Barcelona first te(...)

Xavi has accepted an offer from Barcelona to replace Romald Koeman as head coach. Photograph: Photograph: Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images

Xavi Hernandez has accepted an offer from Barcelona to become their head coach after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. The deal is due to be confirmed onc(...)

Qatar manager Felix Sanchez celebrates his side’s win in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final over Japan with  Abdelaziz Hatim, Hasan Al Haydos and Saad Al Sheeb at Zayed Sports City Stadium  in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

When Qatar successfully bid to host the 2022 World Cup their official slogan was “Expect Amazing”. Perhaps understandably the marketing around the Mar(...)

Barcelona manager  Ernesto Valverde reacts after the defeat to Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield in May 2019. photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Barcelona’s ex-manager took training on Monday morning, if only because he wasn’t the ex-manager just yet. Besides, someone somewhere had to act with (...)

    Xavi’s record in charge of Al Sadd reads 15 wins, 10 defeats and two draws in all competitions and his side are third in the 12-team top flight. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has n(...)

 Protesters clash with Spanish policemen on the highway leading to El Prat airport in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

There was a conspicuous casualty amidst the chaos at Barcelona’s international airport on Monday afternoon, following Spain’s Supreme Court ruling tha(...)

Barcelona’s  Sergio Busquets slides in to tackle Atletico Madrid’s  Rodri    during the La Liga game at the  Nou Camp at the weekend. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Manchester United and Barcelona met it ended with a plea for mercy. There were 10 minutes left in the 2011 European Cup final when Wayne(...)

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