Pique takes Camp Nou bow as Barca beat Almeria

Gerard Pique said goodbye at Camp Nou on an emotional night, and Barcelona beat Almeria 2-0 to move to the top of LaLiga, even though they missed several clear chances on Saturday. This was the 35-year-old defender’s last home game for the club, for which he has played 616 times. After Tuesday’s game against Osasuna, […]


Nadal stunned by Paul at Paris Masters as Alcaraz cruises

Rafael Nadal lost to American Tommy Paul in three sets in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. This gave Carlos Alcaraz a better chance of ending the year as the world’s No. 1 player. After a short break with his wife and newborn son in Mallorca, Nadal was playing his first singles […]


Talented Portugal aiming to shake off underachievers tag in Qatar

One of Portugal best generations of players, led by Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of his career, will go to the World Cup under pressure to show that they are not underachievers. Over the past 20 years, the soccer scene in Portugal has changed a lot. What used to be a mid-level team is now […]


Neymar aiming for glory and redemption with Brazil in Qatar

Brazil’s Neymar will turn 31 in February, and Qatar could be his final opportunity to help his country win a record-extending sixth World Cup title. Neymar’s career has been a rollercoaster ride, with high expectations frequently being met with disappointment and frustration. He is the most expensive player in soccer history, but he may have […]


Retiring Pique not as “important or useful” as before – Xavi

The 35-year-old Pique not feel as “essential or valuable” to the squad as he once did, according to Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez, who says he understands Pique’s decision to retire midway through the season. Pique made the decision to play his final game at Camp Nou against Almeria on Saturday. He also said he would […]


Bayern goalkeeper Neuer is back in training and could face Hertha-coach.

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could return to action against Hertha Berlin on Saturday after missing a month due to a shoulder injury, according to coach Julian Nagelsmann. Neuer, Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper, had been out since early October, raising fears that his participation in the World Cup later this month would be jeopardized. […]


Fifa urges World Cup teams to ‘concentrate on football’ in Qatar.

In a letter obtained by Sky News on Thursday, Fifa urged the nations competing in the contentious Qatar World Cup to “concentrate on sport” and quit “dispensing moral messages.” Qatar has experienced criticism for its human rights record, including the treatment of foreign workers on World Cup infrastructure projects, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights. In […]


Bale shrugs off fitness fears ahead of Wales World Cup return

Gareth Bale’s lack of involvement in club football has rarely prevented him from excelling at the international level, and Wales fans will be desperately hoping that this trend continues at the World Cup. The Welsh star, 33, has been instrumental in his nation’s revival over the past ten years, helping it qualify for two European […]


Kane wants to become England’s top goalscorer and end their trophy drought in Qatar.

Harry Kane could make history in Qatar. The England captain needs just two goals to match Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for the Three Lions. But if Kane doesn’t lift the World Cup at the Lusail Stadium on December 18, he won’t have won a major trophy before he turns 30. Kane is already […]