Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract with the Barca but also end his playing days there too.
A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.
China's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has become the world's most valuable football club.
Sepp Blatter said that he was the target of "an inquisition" by FIFA's ethics committee, which has suspended him for 90 days and called for further sanctions over corruption charges.
FIFA approved five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.
French footballer Karim Benzema was arrested in connection with blackmail over a sextape featuring fellow player Mathieu Valbuena, a source close to the probe told AFP.
Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter blamed England, the United States and Michel Platini for the corruption scandal engulfing the organisation.
UEFA said it supports suspended president Michel Platini's right to defend himself against corruption allegations following an emergency meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.
Michel Platini will get a strong indication of the level of support from the organisation he heads when UEFA holds its crisis meeting in Nyon.
Kazakhstan's national football team plays against the Netherlands at the UEFA Euro Qualifiers in Astana on October 10
FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.
UEFA refused to name a new leader after FIFA banned its president Michel Platini from all football activity for 90 days.
UEFA leader Michel Platini hit out at "insidious" leaks claiming he faces a 90-day suspension from world football's governing body FIFA.
FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon said he plans to start legal action against world football leader Sepp Blatter who he slammed as "a hypocrite and a liar."
Roger Canas rescued a point for Astana in a 2-2 draw at home to Galatasaray as the Kazakh side became the first team from the Central Asian nation to stage a match in the Champions League group stage.
Football fans in Kazakhstan's capital Astana are eagerly gearing up to welcome Turkish team Galatasaray for the first ever Champions League group match in the Central Asian nation on Wednesday.
The future of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his heir-apparent Michel Platini was in play, as they faced scrutiny by the football world body's ethics committee.
Football legend, male model and father of four David Beckham went to UN headquarters in New York to call on world leaders to end violence against children.
Beijing Guoan FC offers the Head Coach of Kazakhstan's Astana FC Stanimir Stoilov a 5 million contract.
It seems not even bombastic billionaire Donald Trump would go so far as to snatch something so close to the heart of Pope Francis.
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