Articles tagged 'barcelona'

European soccer legends head to Zim 5 May 2018 HARARE - After successfully luring Barcelona Legends to the country, government has inked another landmark deal with the World Class Legends Company that will see European Legends coming to Harare. Last year Barcelona legends squad made up of yesteryear heroes such as Deco, Simão Sabrosa (Port...
Barca Legends laud Zim 14 November 2017 HARARE - Rayco Garcia, one of the Barcelona Legends, who was in the country for the weekend's exhibition match against the Warriors Legends, has described Zimbabwe as a safe tourist destination with potential to attract a lot of people. The Barcelona Legends played an enthralling match against...
Rivaldo to help Zim football 4 October 2017 HARARE - Budding Zimbabwean football players stand a chance to break into European leagues if the negotiations between the government and Barcelona legend Rivaldo are anything to go by. Speaking at a press conference yesterday ahead of the scheduled match between the Barcelona legends and the ...
Dutch legends visit Zim 12 August 2017 HARARE - Famed former Netherlands internationals and Barcelona legends Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids were last night expected in the country alongside Real Murcia forward Rayco Garcia. The trio, who are in the country at the invitation of the government, are expected to meet with Sports mi...
Messi's future in doubt 7 January 2015 LONDON - The future of Lionel Messi at Barcelona has been thrown into doubt after reports of a fall-out between the player and head coach Luis Enrique. Enrique's position is not thought to be under threat despite reports of a confrontation between Messi and Barca's board over the authoritarian...
Moyes praises Real Sociedad 6 January 2015 LONDON - David Moyes hailed Real Sociedad's 1-0 defeat of Barcelona as his “happiest night” since joining the club last November. The former Manchester United and Everton manager oversaw an heroic defensive effort from his players, who came under incredible pressure after holding on to a lead ...
Thierry Henry calls it a day 17 December 2014 LONDON - Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry will take a role at Sky Sports as a television pundit following his retirement from soccer.The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and Euro...
Suárez not on Ballon d'Or shortlist 29 October 2014 LONDON - Barcelona’s striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award. The list, which will be whittled down to the one player deemed to be the world’s best, has no Englishmen but five Premier League players on it, though there is no place fo...
Messi eyes record 18 October 2014 LONDON - In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga. The Argentine made his bow as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win at city rivals Espanyol on October 16, 2004. Now he is preparin...
Six fans off to Barcelona 16 October 2014 HARARE - Six Zimbabweans are set to leave for Spain this afternoon to watch European football giants Barcelona in action courtesy of Delta Beverages through their brand Castle Lager. The sextet all were the lucky winners of the of the Castle Lager World Cup Big Cheer Soccer Carnival promotion ...
Suarez texts best wishes to Reds 19 August 2014 LONDON - Brendan Rodgers received a good luck text from Luis Suárez before Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Southampton and claimed the win could set the tone for another title challenge without the brilliant Uruguay international. The Liverpool manager described the 2-1 win as “vital...
Barca hint at more signings 12 August 2014 LONDON - Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has not ruled out more signings to follow Thomas Vermaelen as the Catalan club continue their summer of rebuilding. Vermaelen completed his move to Barça on Sunday, signing a five-year contract at Camp Nou after joining from Arsenal for...
Xavi ends Spain career 6 August 2014 LONDON - The Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The Barcelona player, 34, was a member of the teams that won successive major tournaments at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012. “I have decided to retire from international...
Local coaches laud Barca clinic 30 July 2014 HARARE - Castle Premiership coaches have expressed gratitude at the knowledge they gained at the just ended two-day course with Spanish giants FC Barcelona coaches Isaac Oriol Guerero Hernandez and Daniel Alsina. The two Azulgrana coaches arrived in the country on Monday morning as part of a p...
Barcelona appoint Enrique as new coach 20 May 2014 LONDON - Just two days after ending a first season in six years without a major trophy, Barcelona have turned to one of their own in former captain Luis Enrique to restore the glory days at the Camp Nou. The move to go for someone who has plenty of playing and coaching experience at the club c...
Costa baying for Barca blood 17 May 2014 LONDON - Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa was back in training with his teammates on Thursday and looks likely to be fit for today's La Liga showdown at Barcelona.The Brazil-born Spain forward, who has 27 goals in La Liga and eight in the Champions League this term, missed Sunday's 1-1 draw...
Neymar rescues Barca 2 April 2014 LONDON - An exquisite goal from Neymar rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona after substitute Diego had given Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the lead in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. A stunning 35-metre strike from Diego put Atletico in the driving seat after 56 minu...
Martino, Simeone renew rivalry 1 April 2014 LONDON - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone clashed as rival players in their native Argentina and there will be no quarter given when they meet in the last eight of the Champions League tonight. A callow Simeone was not yet 18 when he faced Marti...
Messi earns Barca draw at Milan 23 October 2013 LONDON - Lionel Messi slipped past tight AC Milan marking to score in his first start since injury and give Barcelona a 1-1 draw on Tuesday that keeps them two points clear at the top of Champions League Group H. The Argentine struck in the 23rd minute with a slick finish to a breakaway move t...
Neymar opens La Liga account 25 September 2013 MADRID - Neymar scored his first league goal in Spanish football as Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to the campaign with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. The Brazilian bundled home Alexis Sanchez's cross after just five minutes and then expertly teed-up Lio...
Messi sparkles, Chelsea shocked 19 September 2013 LONDON - Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat. Messi took his tally to 62 Champions League goals and became the first player to score more than four Champio...
Castle Lager partners Barcelona 30 July 2013 HARARE - Castle Lager last week launched a partnership with European football giants and Spanish champions FC Barcelona. The signing of a three-year partnership marked the lager as the official beer sponsor for the team in Africa. It makes Castle Lager the official beer brand for any activity tha...
Tugwete's stock on the rise 29 June 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe junior footballer Taurayi Tugwete s stock continued its upward trend after another solid performance at Hyundai five-aside soccer tournament on Friday. Tugwete turned the Hyundai tournament into a one man show as he caused havoc to defenders on his way to score a remarkable 20 g...