Soccer News: Barcelona back in the transfer game
Barcelona won't be sitting out the summer transfer window after all. FIFA opted to postpone the sanction while Barcelona goes through the appeal process. Barcelona is defending itself against charges that they inappropriately signed youth players.
Barcelona Target Big Names As FIFA Temporarily Suspends Transfer Ban
Barcelona breathe a sigh of relief after reports emerged that FIFA have temporarily lifted their ban on the Catalans which will allow them to enter the transfer window this summer. As reported earlier, FIFA had earlier slapped a two transfer-window ban on ...
Rafael Nadal advances, David Ferrer loses at the Barcelona Open
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6 ...
Barcelona Open: Ramos beats Davydenko, faces Nadal next
BARCELONA, Spain -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.
FIFA announce Barcelona transfer ban to be put on hold
Barcelona will be able to sign players this summer after FIFA announced that the club's transfer ban will be put on hold pending an appeal.The Catalan club had been given a transfer ban for two windows for breaching rules on signing minors from overseas.
No One is Surprised that FIFA Lifted Barcelona’s Transfer Ban
Spanish giant Barcelona were handed a transfer ban due to breaking the rules surrounding the signing of under-18 players. The team followed through with their plan to challenge the ruling and vowed to take the appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ...
Ferrer ousted by another Russian at Barcelona Open
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Barcelona's 14-Month Transfer Ban: Where Does It Fit in the History of Sports Penalties?
This morning, FIFA announced that they were levying a 14-month ban on all transfer activity against FC Barcelona, one of the most powerful clubs in the world and home to arguably the world’s best player, Lionel Messi. The club, it has been determined, is ...
Barcelona transfer ban suspended
FIFA has announced it has suspended Barcelona's transfer ban following the club's appeal against the punishment. The Catalans were banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows for breaching regulations relating to the international ...
Barcelona defends Messi, offers better contract
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's president and manager defended Lionel Messi on Saturday from criticism for his erratic play during the team's recent collapse, and made sure to stamp out any talk of the club's all-time leading scorer leaving Camp Nou.
FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal
Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal. Soccer's world governing body said its appeal panel ''considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect.'' Panel chairman Larry Mussenden made the decision because the case was unlikely to be resolved ...
Ferrer knocked out of Barcelona Open
BARCELONA: Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili. The loss came five days after world number five Ferrer upset Rafael ...
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