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Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and host of new @coveringfutbol podcast.

Cristiano Ronaldo could play for Portugal at 2016 Olympics

espnfc.com — Portugal could take Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2016 Olympic Games as an overage player, according to the president of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Olympic rules permit each team to nominate three players born before Jan. 1, 1993, in their squad for the football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, which will take place between Aug.

Sergio Aguero injures shoulder as Argentina beat Uruguay

espnfc.com — Sergio Aguero is to have tests on a shoulder injury after his goal gave Argentina a hard-fought 1-0 Copa America group win over Uruguay that captain Lionel Messi admitted was "a battle."

Xavi Hernandez - Qatar has conditions for great World Cup - ESPN FC

espnfc.com — Xavi Hernandez says players will benefit from playing the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, citing the lack of travel involved in the Gulf state as a positive factor. Xavi, 35, has ended his long association with Barcelona to join Qatari club Al-Sadd on a two-year deal, which also involves the Catalan playmaker acting as an official ambassador for the 2022 tournament.

Xavi Hernandez rejects claims over Barcelona-Deportivo draw

espnfc.com — Xavi Hernandez has rubbished allegations that Barcelona eased off to allow Deportivo La Coruna to get the point they needed to escape relegation in the final game of the season. Barca had already been confirmed as champions ahead of their match with Depor at the Camp Nou, and with an hour gone were 2-0 up.

Messi benefiting from new diet

espnfc.com — Italy-based nutritionist Giuliano Poser has confirmed that he helped Lionel Messi to change his diet, leading to the Barcelona star's outstanding 2014-15 campaign with his club. Messi had a superb 2014-15 season with his club, scoring 58 goals and making 23 assists as Barcelona won the Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga Treble, making the Argentine already a huge favourite for the 2015 Ballon d'Or award.

Luis Enrique to stay on as Barcelona manager

espnfc.com — Luis Enrique has agreed a new contract to stay on at Barcelona, a big coup pulled off by president Josep Maria Bartomeu as he formally stepped down ahead of elections due at the Camp Nou this summer.

Luis Enrique on Barca treble hopes

espnfc.com — Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said it was two down, one to go after his team completed the domestic double with Saturday evening's 3-1 Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi was once again the game's outstanding performer -- opening the scoring with an outstanding solo goal and adding a well-taken second midway after the break.

Lionel Messi marches Barcelona to Copa del Rey final win

espnfc.com — BARCELONA -- Three things from the Camp Nou as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2015 Copa del Rey final. 1. The Messi final This will surely go down in history as Lionel Messi's Copa del Rey final.

Dermot Corrigan's Copa del Rey Final Preview: Barcelona To Make It Two Out Of Three

bet.unibet.co.uk — Saturday evening's Copa del Rey final sees Barcelona aiming to complete the second part of a potential treble, while Athletic Bilbao travel to the Camp Nou hoping to pull off what would be a huge shock.

Almeria forced to wait on three-point La Liga deduction

espnfc.com — Almeria will not learn whether they are to be docked three points by FIFA for a transfer irregularity until next Tuesday, meaning the team could save themselves from relegation on the pitch this weekend and then be forced down by a legal ruling three days later.
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Jul 02, 2015

RT @JohanCruyff: Joan Laporta has my full support. FC Barcelona should recover the values as soon as possible. These are my reasons: bit.ly/1LJJsWo

Jul 02, 2015

RT @AlexHoliga: The word is that Zdravko Mamić's commission fees from Luka Modrić's contracts are also being investigated.

Jul 02, 2015

RT @AlexHoliga: OK, so here's what's happening today in Croatia... Police raided the homes and offices of Zdravko and Zoran Mamić, Dinamo Zagreb bosses.

Jul 02, 2015

@gingerhulk would have issues over how objective the book is... definitely interesting tho alright.

Jul 02, 2015

@sv_cule already growing upset among fans at how things being managed according to local guys who've followed team for years.

Jul 02, 2015

@EirikSPedersen they were not the only two options. But Salvo didnt listen to any other bids - focused just on Lim.

Jul 02, 2015

On balance I guess most Valencia fans not over worried, as team played very well, finished top 4. CL play-off in August gonna be huge.

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