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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola fined over yellow ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 for wearing a yellow ribbon on the touchline during the FA Cup defeat at Wigan.

Spanish court refuses to free jailed Catalan govt candidate

Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request from Catalan separatist leader Jordi Sanchez to be released from jail so he could be sworn in as the region’s new president next week.

Carles Puigdemont refuses to rule out fresh elections in Catalonia

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont refused Friday to rule out fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.

Barcelona beat Espanyol on penalties in Catalan Super Cup

Jasper Cillessen was the hero as Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday to lift the Catalan Super Cup, exacting revenge for last season's defeat against the same opponent.

Pep Guardiola bows to FA rules despite disagreement

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will live by the English Football Association’s (FA) rules even if he doesn’t agree with an FA charge for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned pro-independence campaigners in his native Catalonia.

Pep Guardiola accepts charge for wearing yellow ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has accepted a Football Association charge over "wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon".

Antoine Griezmann hits four as Atletico Madrid thrash Leganes

Antoine Griezmann delivered a resounding message to Barcelona by scoring four goals against Leganes ahead of Atletico Madrid's crunch match at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at Manchester City’s request

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Pep Guardiola: I will continue to wear yellow ribbon despite FA charge

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will still wear the yellow ribbon that has led to him being charged by the Football Association for breaching its kit and advertising regulations.

Pep Guardiola risks wrath of English FA by wearing Catalonia political symbol

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defied English football authorities on Sunday, arriving at Wembley for the League Cup final against Arsenal wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

Pep Guardiola: Spanish police searched my jet looking for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

The Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon during games.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola charged for wearing political ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged for breaching the FA's kit and advertising regulations.

Play less football before World Cup – Argentina FA chief tells Lionel Messi

President of Argentina’s national football association, Claudio Tapia, says he has told national captain Lionel Messi to play fewer games for La Liga side FC Barcelona before June.


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