Javier Mascherano: 'Iceland were strong defensively'Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano admits that his team struggled against Iceland's defensive tactics in their 2018 World Cup opener.
Jun 16, 21:48
Preview: Argentina vs. Iceland - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews the 2018 World Cup action as Argentina and Iceland get their campaigns underway in Group D at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow.
Jun 14, 22:16
Chris Coleman appointed as new manager of Hebei China FortuneChris Coleman is named as manager of Hebei China Fortune, a little over a month after being sacked by League One-bound Sunderland.
Jun 10, 15:39
Andres Iniesta's greatest Barcelona XITo mark Andres Iniesta's final game for Barcelona, Sports Mole selects the greatest XI from his illustrious career with the club.
May 22, 08:48
Result: Spain put six goals past Argentina in MadridSpain continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a thumping 6-1 win over Argentina in the Spanish capital.
Mar 27, 22:24
Team News: Diego Costa leads line for Spain against ArgentinaDiego Costa leads the line for Spain in Tuesday night's international friendly against Argentina - who have Lionel Messi on the bench - at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Mar 27, 19:43
Hebei China Fortune plotting audacious bid for Lionel Messi?Hebei Fortune are reportedly willing to hand over £626m to sign Lionel Messi, who they hope will follow in the footsteps of Javier Mascherano by making the switch.
Feb 7, 10:24
Result: Philippe Coutinho makes debut as Barcelona beat Espanyol to reach Copa del Rey semi-finalsBarcelona reach the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 2-0 win over Espanyol in Thursday night's quarter-final second leg at Camp Nou for a 2-1 aggregate win.
Jan 25, 22:25
Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho shirt numberBarcelona confirm that January signing Philippe Coutinho will take the departing Javier Mascherano's shirt number at Camp Nou.
Jan 24, 18:11
Javier Mascherano signs for Hebei China FortuneFormer Barcelona centre-back Javier Mascherano completes a switch to Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune.
Jan 24, 13:27
Barcelona announce Javier Mascherano departureJavier Mascherano will bring an end to his Barcelona career this month after seven-and-a-half years at the club, with a move to the Chinese Super League expected.
Jan 23, 15:47
Javier Mascherano off to Chinese Super League in £7m deal?Javier Mascherano will reportedly join Hebei China Fortune in a £7m deal before the January transfer window closes, following the arrival of Yerry Mina at Camp Nou.
Jan 12, 11:41
Result: Barcelona smash five past Celta Vigo to reach Copa del Rey quarter-finalsBarcelona cruise into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 6-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo, achieved with a 5-0 last-16 second-leg win at Camp Nou.
Jan 11, 22:26
Yerry Mina to undergo Barcelona medical this week?Barcelona will wrap up the signing of Palmeiras centre-back Yerry Mina before the end of the week, according to a report.
Jan 8, 17:55
Philippe Coutinho not given number seven shirt at Barcelona?Midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not wear the number seven shirt at Barcelona, according to reports.
Jan 8, 14:47
Result: Barcelona move 17 points clear of Real Madrid in La LigaBarcelona move 17 points clear of Spanish champions Real Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 3-0 win over Levante.
Jan 7, 17:10
Palmeiras confirm Barcelona interest in defender Yerry MinaBarcelona want to sign centre-back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras this month, but the Brazilian side would rather wait until the end of the season.
Jan 5, 10:32
Chelsea defender David Luiz prefers Barcelona move over Real Madrid?Chelsea defender David Luiz reportedly prefers to join Barcelona over a switch to Real Madrid, if he is allowed to leave Stamford Bridge.
Dec 29, 11:19
Barcelona to sell five players to sign Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann?Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell five players in order to fund the signings of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Dec 29, 10:20
Fenerbahce 'lining up Daley Blind January swoop'Fenerbahce reportedly join the likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan in the race to sign out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind.
Dec 21, 09:21
AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci on Barcelona, Manchester City radar?Barcelona and Manchester City are reportedly considering a January move for AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Dec 20, 19:15
Chelsea defender David Luiz 'tries to instigate move to Barcelona'Chelsea defender David Luiz reportedly offers himself to Barcelona as a replacement for Javier Mascherano.
Dec 20, 12:37
Javier Mascherano 'agrees Hebei China Fortune move'Javier Mascherano agrees a deal to join Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona, according to a report.
Dec 19, 15:47
Javier Mascherano Barcelona future 'to be decided soon'The future of Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano at Camp Nou is to be decided soon, according to the club's director Guillermo Amor.
Dec 11, 18:04
Team News: Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona squad for Villarreal tripJavier Mascherano and Andres Iniesta are not in Barcelona's starting XI for their La Liga trip to Villarreal on Sunday night.
Dec 10, 18:41
Ernesto Valverde "still counting on" Javier MascheranoErnesto Valverde says that he is 'not concerned' about keeping Javier Mascherano happy, while also insisting that he will not rush into making new signings in January.
Dec 5, 14:02
Barcelona to block Javier Mascherano exit?Javier Mascherano will not be allowed to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window after Samuel Umtiti picked up a long-term hamstring injury, according to a report.
Dec 4, 11:19
Report: Barcelona keen on Kalidou KoulibalyBarcelona consider a move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as Javier Mascherano prepares to leave the club, according to a report.
Dec 3, 12:04
Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona end is nearExperienced Argentine Javier Mascherano concedes that his time at Barcelona is coming to an end.
Dec 3, 09:39
Liverpool favourites to re-sign Javier MascheranoLiverpool emerge as favourites to re-sign Javier Mascherano from Brazil, with the Argentine reportedly available on a free transfer.
Nov 14, 09:33
Javier Mascherano linked with Liverpool returnLiverpool reportedly table a shock bid to bring back former defender Javier Mascherano from Barcelona.
Nov 9, 07:45
Lionel Messi angered by claims he holds big influence in Argentina set-upArgentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hits out at accusations that he chooses the coaches and players for the national team.
Nov 8, 21:50
Javier Mascherano tempted by return to ArgentinaVersatile Barcelona star Javier Mascherano hints that he is open to a return to Argentina in the long term, amid suggestions that he will quit Camp Nou next summer.
Nov 7, 21:07
Team News: Javier Mascherano replaces Gerard Pique for BarcelonaErnesto Valverde makes four changes to his Barcelona starting XI ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League trip to Olympiacos.
Oct 31, 19:06
Preview: Olympiacos vs. BarcelonaSports Mole rounds up the predicted lineups, team news and form guide ahead of Barcelona's Group D visit to face Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Oct 29, 18:52
Report: Javier Mascherano heading to Major League SoccerVersatile Barcelona ace Javier Mascherano will reportedly bring his Camp Nou career to an end next summer and join a club in the United States.
Oct 29, 16:00
Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano miss Barcelona trainingAndres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano are major doubts for Barcelona's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao due to a hip injury and illness respectively.
Oct 28, 09:47
Result: Barcelona overcome Malaga at Camp NouBarcelona stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to four points courtesy of a 2-0 win over basement side Malaga at Camp Nou.
Oct 21, 21:38
Team News: Ernesto Valverde sticks with Gerard Deulofeu in attackGerard Deulofeu retains his starting spot for Barcelona as they take on Malaga at Camp Nou, with boss Ernesto Valverde making two changes to his side.
Oct 21, 18:52
Result: Lionel Messi scores 100th European goal as 10-man Barcelona ease past OlympiacosBarcelona move to the brink of qualification for the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Olympiacos, despite being forced to play more than half of the match with 10 men.
Oct 18, 21:37
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