Over 4,400 migrants and asylum seekers have died or disappeared trying to reach Spain by sea in 2021, twice as many as in the previous year, a migrant rights group said.
Lionel Messi wins men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time, and Alexia Putellas becomes third winner of women's award for an outstanding season with Barcelona and Spain.
Mohamed Salah scores hat-trick in 5-0 win at Old Trafford registering Liverpool's largest success against United since 1925. Separately, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 at the first football match since Ramos and Messi's departure.
Barca president Joan Laporta backs embattled head coach Ronald Koeman after speculations in the Spanish media that the Barcelona-Atletico Madrid match could be Koeman's last.
Argentinian football legend says he is excited to begin a new chapter of his career at Paris Saint-Germain and that everything about the club "matches my football ambitions."
Lionel Messi successfully passed his medical test, French media reported, as he is expected to sign an initial two-year deal on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi is out of contract at the Camp Nou and is available on a free transfer but it is not clear what roads are open to him.
The 34-year-old football superstar has spent all his career at the Spanish club but he had been trying to make an exit since last year.
Spain's top football league announced it has agreed in principle to sell 10 percent of its business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for $3.2 billion, a welcome boost to clubs whose finances have taken a hit during the pandemic.
Lionel Messi is set to extend his stay at Barcelona by signing a new five-year deal, with the Argentine talisman set to take a 50 percent wage cut, La Vanguardia newspaper and ESPN reported.
The 34-year-old football superstar hasn't announced yet if he will continue to play for Barcelona.
PM Pedro Sanchez's government approves pardons for nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in a failed independence bid in the region in 2017.
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