Cost-benefit weighs in favour of Messi at PSG

Lionel Messi's potential arrival at Paris Saint-Germain brings together three iconic brands — Paris, Jordan (PSG's kit manufacturer) and Messi.

published on : 9th August 2021

Eternal thanks to Lionel Messi: Barcelona's new captain Sergio Busquets

Earlier on Sunday, August 8, Lionel Messi confirmed the end of his 21-year stint with Barcelona as he was left in tears while saying goodbye to his boyhood club.

published on : 9th August 2021

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defends Catalonia political symbol

The Football Association on Friday charged Guardiola, saying the symbol sported by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket broke its rules.

published on : 26th February 2018

English FA charges Pep Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon 

Guardiola was born in Catalonia and is revered in the region because of his links with Barcelona's soccer team, as both a player and coach.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Lionel Messi can quit FC Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain

The contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain at Barca only as long as the club is playing in a top-level European league.

published on : 5th January 2018

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont mulls whether to return to Catalonia after win

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

published on : 23rd December 2017

Catalonia: What next?

Voters in the wealthy Spanish region on Thursday handed three separatist groupings a new absolute majority in parliament.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Spain: Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

High turnout was expected in a vote pitting leaders of the wealthy northeastern region's separatist movement against parties that want to remain in Spain.

published on : 21st December 2017

Spain ready to fight 'fake news' in Catalonia vote

The Spanish government has sought to allay fears of fraud in Thursday's Catalan election by announcing a slew of measures to limit the spread of false reports ahead of the official results.

published on : 21st December 2017

Belgium ends extradition case against Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

A Belgian court formally closed extradition proceedings against deposed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont today, after Spain dropped the European arrest warrant against him.

published on : 14th December 2017

Catalan parliament speaker in Madrid court over independence bid

The former speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament Carme Forcadell appeared Thursday at Spain's Supreme Court over her role in the region's controversial independence drive.

published on : 9th November 2017

No Belgian 'crisis' over deposed Catalan leader: PM Charles Michel

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel denied his government was in "crisis" over the arrival of deposed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont.

published on : 8th November 2017

Axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont urges separatist unity ahead of vote

Catalonia's sacked leader on Tuesday called on pro-independence parties to unite for next month's regional election as he aims to recapture power and push on with a divisive secession bid.   

published on : 7th November 2017

Barcelona seeks justice for detained Catalan ministers

On Thursday eight ministers of the deposed Catalan government, following the enforcement of home rule by the Spanish government, were detained pending a possible trial for their roles.

published on : 5th November 2017

Pro-independence Catalans: 'I've never felt Spanish'

No one knows how the crisis will end, but many Catalans feel it has been a long time coming.

published on : 29th October 2017
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