The Blaugrana president hopes the media has not swayed the outcome of the voting, but Hristo Stoichkov fears Michel Platini's influence will see the award go to Franck Ribery.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Argentine attacker picked up his third Golden Shoe award in the Catalan capital on Wednesday and vowed to take his time as he recovers from his latest injury.
The goalkeeper is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after his substitute appearance for the national side was brought to an abrupt halt Tuesday.
The Germany legend is a big fan of the Argentine but believes neither Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic would suit the club's style of football.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It was a night of high drama and emotion as France and Portugal joined Croatia and Greece as the last of the European qualifiers for Brazil 2014
The goalkeeper suffered a calf injury during Spain's 1-0 defeat to South Africa and could now miss key games for his club.
The 62-year-old coach was left bitterly disappointed following the world and European champions' slip-up against South Africa.
The Real Madrid man took his international tally to 47 goals to equal the former Bordeaux attacker's haul following a stunning hat trick against Sweden.
The Real Madrid superstar delivered one of the best solo performances in recent memory as the Seleccao qualified for the World Cup
The return of Vicente del Bosque's men to the scene of their World Cup 2010 triumph ended in disaster as they were on the receiving end of a shock defeat.
The PSG defender admits he overlooked Brazil star Neymar because it was his understanding he could not vote for his compatriot.
The Barcelona midfielder has been impressed by his international teammate and believes the goalkeeper is relentless in his attempt to be undisputed No. 1.
The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has stressed that the Spain international remains a key player for Madrid and is not interested in a swap for the Juventus veteran.
The Liga leader has revealed it is confident of announcing a long-term replacement for Victor Valdes in January having entered "advanced negotiations" with certain players.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Andres Guardado is back to full training and hopes he can work his way back into the national team picture.
The Spain manager says that while it is nice to think about his side's 2010 triumph in South Africa, it is important to stay focused on the challenges ahead.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper relived the joy of winning the 2010 World Cup as Spain returned to Johannesburg for a friendly against South Africa on Tuesday
The Spain coach said he is supporting two of his own, and he also defended himself over the controversial decision to play a friendly against Equatorial Guinea.
The Brazilian says the manager wanted to bring him to the Bernabeu in 2012, but he felt the Liga club was well covered in his position so he opted for Chelsea instead.
It had been suggested that Real Madrid might try to strengthen its injury-hit midfield during the transfer window, but the coach feels he has the depth to cope.