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Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its founding clubs. File photograph: Getty Images

Twelve of Europe’s top football clubs announced on Sunday they were launching a breakaway Super League in the face of widespread opposition from withi(...)

 Florentino Perez, the only candidate for the club’s presidency, was reelected for a sixth term. Photograph: Getty Images

Florentino Perez has been re-elected as Real Madrid president for a sixth term. Perez, 74, was unopposed in the election, which was called last week (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Athletic Bilbao with Pedri. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty

Lionel Messi’s wife collected him from Barcelona’s El Prat airport in mid-November after playing a couple of international games in South America. Mes(...)

 FC Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from his position on Tuesday, together with the rest of the board. He also announced before leaving that Barcelona has accepted the invitation to join a proposed European Super League. Photograph: EPA

Josep Maria Bartomeu was on his way out when he casually tossed in a match and closed the door behind him. It was barely 30 seconds in a 30-minute val(...)

Spanish captain  Iker Casillas lifts the World Cup trophy after victory over the Netherlands in the 2010 final in  Johannesburg. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement from the professional game on Tuesday, ending a career that s(...)

Former Real Madrid chairman Lorenzo Sanz has died of coronavirus aged 76. Photograph: Sergio Barrenchea/EPA

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died of coronavirus aged 76. Sanz, Real’s president from 1995 to 2000, had been admitted to hospital wi(...)

Liverpool celebrates scoring during the Uefa Champions League Group E football match with RB Salzburg  earlier this month, in Salzburg. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Insane, selfish, money-oriented and egotistical: football’s grandees could have been talking about the professional game in general. But, on this occa(...)

Spurs manager José Mourinho:  ‘I’m not a villain, I’m not an enemy. I am the coach trying to win against United that’s how the United fans are going to look at me.’ Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

José Mourinho may have mentioned this once or twice. Actually, there has not been a press briefing during his short time at Tottenham when he has fail(...)

Lionel Messi’s pre-match address to his team at Anfield: “We can’t waste this opportunity, okay? Give everything, now that we are here. We have to start strong. Remember Roma was our fault. Nobody else’s. We mustn’t let the same thing happen.” Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty

Last Friday, Barcelona became the latest big European football club to release a documentary charting the story of the team throughout the 2018-19 sea(...)

Abelino Chib Caal from Guatemala in Dublin  after he was awarded the  Romero International Award by Trócaire, for his work defending human rights. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On April 26th, 2019 Abelino Chub Caal walked free after spending 813 days in prison. Less than six months later, the Guatemalan activist stood before (...)

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