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FC Barcelona: Spanish professional football club announces debt of over $1.6 billion

Spanish professional football club FC Barcelona is in a debt of $1.6 billion, the club’s president revealed, describing the situation as “very worrying”. The club’s wage bill currently accounts for 103% of total income. Barcelona president Laporta blames predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu for the debt, accusing him of leaving a “terrible inheritance”. Extending Lionel Messi’s […]

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Lionel Messi’s tear-filled napkin from Barcelona farewell press conference put on sale for $1 million

An Argentine footballer broke down in tears during a press conference on 8 August to say goodbye to his childhood club Barcelona. A napkin that was allegedly used by Lionel Messi during his farewell press conference in Barcelona last week has been put for sale for $1 million on the MercadoLibre platform. An anonymous vendor […]

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Dutch man dies after mistakenly swallowing car keys as Spanish officials couldn’t understand his plea for help

A Dutch tourist has died after mistakenly swallowing his car key. The tourist swallowed his key and choked to death because the Spanish authorities who he was asking to help him could not understand him. The 37-year-old from the Netherlands was on holiday with his family in Barcelona when the tragic incident happened. He allegedly […]

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Lionel Messi signs two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi has officially signed for French club Paris Saint-Germain, bringing his long-term association with FC Barcelona to an end. The French giants said in a statement that the Argentine superstar is signing a two-year deal “with an option of a third year”. “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at […]

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‘I’m not ready for this’: Lionel Messi breaks down at press conference confirming Barcelona exit

Lionel Messi couldn’t control his tears as he began a press conference at which he confirmed he is leaving Barcelona, the football club where he has played his entire career. He was emotional before he even made an opening statement. “These recent days, I’ve been giving lots of thought about what I could say, and […]

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Paris St-Germain in talks with Lionel Messi after leaving Barcelona

Paris St-Germain are in talks with Lionel Messi’s representatives about the Argentina forward joining the Ligue 1 club following his Barcelona exit. Messi’s negotiating team contacted PSG once it became clear Barcelona were unable to honour the contract they had agreed. On Thursday, the Catalan club said Messi, a free agent, would not stay at […]

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Lionel Messi won’t return to Barcelona, ends 21 year association

Lionel Messi will not be staying in Barcelona “because of financial and structural obstacles”. Messi, 34, has been a free agent since 1 July when his contract expired. He agreed a new deal on reduced wages with the club two weeks later, but it was dependent on Barca selling players to afford his salary. “Both […]

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100-year-old man in Argentina keeps handwritten notes of every Messi goal

Hernán Mastrángelo, a 100-year-old man in Argentina, has gone viral after it emerged that for years he had been taking handwritten notes of almost every goal scored by local hero and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Mastrángelo, a chocolate maker by profession, made it his hobby to keep track of each of Messi’s goals, an achievement […]

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Lionel Messi becomes free agent after his Barcelona contract expires

One of the world’s greatest players is now officially a free agent, twelve months on from his aborted attempt to leave Barcelona, Lionel Messi is now out of contract. The Argentine superstar’s deal expired at midnight and despite months of rumour and conjecture, he has failed to commit to an extension. Talks over a new […]

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John McAfee: Anti-virus software entrepreneur found dead in Barcelona prison cell

Anti-virus software crusader John McAfee was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell, hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the United States to face tax evasion charges. The Catalan Justice Department said prison medics tried to resuscitate him, but were not successful. It said in a statement that “everything indicates” McAfee […]

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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over breakaway league

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the proposed European Super League. The clubs were part of the 12 ‘founding’ members of the breakaway league, which later collapsed. The other nine clubs renounced the project but Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have refused to do so. UEFA […]

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Missing man found dead inside a large dinosaur statue in Spain

A 39-year-old man in Spain who was reported missing was found dead inside a large dinosaur statue. According to reports, a father-son duo, noticed some smell coming out from the papier-mache stegosaurus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a satellite town of Barcelona. On inching close to the dinosaur statue, father saw the corpse through a crack […]