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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 […]

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Barcelona defeat Chelsea 4-0 to win first Women’s Champions League title

Barcelona scored four goals in the first-half to defeat Chelsea 4-0 and capture the Women’s Champions League on Sunday for the first time. After taking the lead inside the first minute of the game in Gothenburg, Sweden, through Melanie Leupolz’s own goal, Barcelona never looked back and had all but wrapped up the title by […]

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Covid-19 Spain: 5,000 fans attend rock concert in Barcelona for science

Around 5,000 people spent Saturday night at a gig in Barcelona after receiving negative results in same-day Covid testing. Spanish authorities let the concert, featuring band Love of Lesbian, go ahead as part of a pilot. Fans took a test earlier in the day and did not have to keep physically apart but they still […]

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Spain Riots: Arrest of anti-establishment rapper sparks violence, several detained

Ten persons were detained in Barcelona on Saturday for assaulting police officers in fresh unrest over the arrest of a rapper for insulting the royalty in his songs. Pablo Hasel, known for his anti-establishment lyrics, was arrested on February 16 after failing to report to serve his sentence, prompting debate over freedom of expression and […]

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Spain Unrest: Protest against arrest of rapper sparks violence, woman loses eye

A woman lost her eye in protests against the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel in Spain as police fired rubber bullets and used batons against demonstrators. The woman was reportedly hit by a police rubber bullet during a rally on Tuesday in Barcelona, AP news agency reported on Thursday. The injury was caused by […]

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Barcelona to sue newspaper for publishing Messi’s €555 million contract

Barcelona will take ‘appropriate legal action’ against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi’s  GBP £492 million contract. Barcelona denied “any responsibility for the publication of this document”. According to El Mundo, Messi’s four-year contract was worth a possible EUR €555,237,619 until 30 June, 2021. It means the 33-year-old would […]

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Four LIONS at Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for Covid-19

Four lions at the Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, veterinary authorities said on Tuesday. Coronavirus infecting felines is a very rare phenomenon and only a handful of cases have been documented around the world. Three females named Zala, Nima and Run Run and Kiumbe, a male, were tested after keepers noticed they showed […]

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Lionel Messi to stay in Barcelona until somebody chooses to pay $829.26 million for his release

Lionel Messi will be staying in Barcelona because it is “impossible” for any team to pay his release clause and he does not want to face the club in court. Last week, 33-year-old Messi sent a fax to Barca last Tuesday saying he wanted to exercise a clause in his contract which he said allowed him […]

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Lionel Messi skips coronavirus testing scheduled for Barcelona squad

In a clear sign to leave Barcelona, Lionel Messi skips required coronavirus testing scheduled for the whole squad on Sunday. Barcelona said Messi was the only player who did not undergo the tests at the club’s training centre. The team is set to resume training on Monday ahead of the upcoming start of the season. […]