Football in Spain
  • Barcelona FC midfielder Xavi Hernández, who has spent his entire career with his hometown team, has been linked to a move to Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club. 

    BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC on December 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2014, 10:52 AM EST
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, centre, keeps the ball from Manchester United's Chris Smalling during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 22, 2013.

    City received 157 points out of a possible 180 in the team vote to finish 20 points ahead of Napoli.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 24, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT
  • Espanyol players form a guard of honour to FC Barcelona prior to a Spanish La Liga soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

    With 60 goals in all competitions, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi earned 66 votes more than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo to top the season-end player rankings.

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT
  • Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

    Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid after three years as coach, paving the path for his return to England and a second stint as Chelsea's manager.

    LAST UPDATE : May 20, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT
  • Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal gestures as he leaves the stadium following a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

    Real Madrid's Champions League campaign had just ended in defeat when Jose Mourinho spotted an opportunity to send a message.

    LAST UPDATE : May 01, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT
  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez is seen during his team's 2-2 draw against Chelsea in their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2013. Suarez appeared to bite the arm of Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic at the end of a tussle during the game.

    The Football Association said Friday that Suarez's suspension will begin immediately, meaning he'll miss the last four games of this season and the first six of next season.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT
  • Bayern's Thomas Mueller, third left, celebrates after scoring during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

    Thomas Mueller scored twice, Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben had one goal each and Bayern Munich routed Barcelona 4-0 Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT