The United States fell behind early on in the FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Costa Rica, conceding a goal in the match’s first minute. Nonetheless, manager Gregg Berhalter’s squad didn’t allow for the terrible start to snowball in another off night following their loss to Panama over the weekend.
An audit of FC Barcelona’s finances revealed that the historic club was on the brink of financial ruin earlier in the year. The audit, conducted by Deloitte, determined that the club was technically bankrupt when team president Joan Laporta took over in March, Barcelona CEO Ferrán Reverter said on Wednesday.
FC Barcelona is seeking a foothold to climb out of $1.57 billion in debt. The club is looking to sell a $58.1 million stake in Barca Studios, the club’s media production arm, with the buyer then putting another $58.1 million into the venture.
Ronald Koeman appears to be having his days numbered as the manager of FC Barcelona following the 3-0 loss to SL Benfica in the UEFA Champions League, which sees the Spanish side at the bottom of the group. Various candidates are surfacing as possible replacements for Koeman, one being River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo.
Ronaldo Koeman appears to have his days numbered as the manager of FC Barcelona, and there are plenty of names circulating as possible replacements. One of the probable candidates is River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo, who has his contract up in December.
This summer, the football world was captivated for a few days when Lionel Messi unexpectedly had to leave FC Barcelona because they would not register the 34-year-old. In his press conference with the media, Marca relayed the comments made by Peru national team manager Ricardo Gareca.
Barcelona’s lawyers have launched an attempt to try and prevent PSG signing their club legend Lionel Messi. The Barca fanbase will still be reeling from the news that Messi will not be extending his contract with the club, as was expected for over a month following the expiration of his previous deal.
If PSG was to sign Messi, he would be reunited with former Barcelona teammate Neymar. He would also be the team's latest signing this summer, joining Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Opinion – Barcelona find themselves in dire straits as they search rapidly for solutions and beg Lionel Messi for patience. This time last year, Messi was demanding an exit from Barcelona amid a broken relationship with the board.