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18-Year-Old Pedri Now Has The Highest Release Clause In The World After New Barcelona Contract

Spanish and Barcelona phenom Pedri can’t legally buy an alcoholic drink in the United States, but he can claim the title of having the highest release clause in all of soccer and Barcelona history.

Barcelona will be keeping Pedri until June 2026 after extending the Spaniard’s contract and setting his release clause at a whopping 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion). This ties him with Karim Benzema for the highest release clause in soccer.

Good God, When Is The Next FIFA Election So We Can Get This Guy Out?

Gianni Infantino, the ninth President of FIFA, has found himself increasingly in the news of late, which we’ve come to learn is never, ever a good sign when it comes to FIFA presidents. The 51-year-old’s latest fixation is a biennial World Cup that’s been panned by everyone with a genuine love for the game, so it’s only a matter of time before the plan becomes reality.

Newcastle Fans Are Partying At St. James’ Park After Confirmation Of $415M Takeover

LONDON - A Saudi-Arabian backed consortium completed its purchase of Premier League club Newcastle United on Thursday as a long-running takeover saga finally reached the conclusion the majority of the club's supporters desired.

Fourteen months after Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) withdrew a $415.07 million bid to buy the north-east club from owner Mike Ashley following the Premier League's failure to give regulatory approval, a deal was announced after a day of mounting excitement on Tyneside.

Gucci Enters The World Of Indoor Soccer With $850 Shoe

The worlds of football and Gucci are no strangers to each other. On any given weekend you’ll see countless professionals departing the team bus and heading to the dressing room with their Gucci handbags in tow (except Kieran Tierney).

On the pitch, the greatest purveyor of the luxury fashion house is Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin, who frequently embarrasses defenders while wearing a $250 Gucci headband with a sticker over the branding to avoid a fine.

Work Continues In China On ‘World’s Largest’ Soccer Venue Despite Incredible Debt

GUANGZHOU, China - Work on a China Evergrande Group project in the southern city of Guangzhou to build one of the world's largest soccer stadiums is proceeding "as normal,” the company told Reuters on Monday, despite the real estate giant's cash woes.

Evergrande owes $305 billion in debt and has run short of cash, rattling global markets. It missed a payment deadline on a dollar bond last week.

Construction on the Guangzhou FC Soccer stadium, which was set to cost around $1.86 billion, began in April last year and had been due to finish by 2022.

After Lionel Messi Signed, Who’s PSG’s Highest-Paid Player?

The dust has settled on the biggest transfer of the 2021 summer window, when Lionel Messi — the six-time world men’s player of the year — finally left Barcelona and joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. Despite being 34, the Messi PSG contract money speaks to his continued standing as world’s best footballer.

Despite Overwhelming Fan Opposition, FIFA Says Tiny Survey Shows Fans Want More World Cups

MANCHESTER, England - FIFA says it has fan backing for the much-criticized plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters.

The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA's head of Global Football Development, former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, have been met with widespread opposition from within the game.

Now That Ronaldo’s Back, Who’s Man United’s Highest-Paid Player?

Cristiano Ronaldo finalized his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United on the final day of the 2021 summer transfer window, bringing an end to a three-year spell with the Old Lady and returning him to Old Trafford, where Ronaldo spent six superlative seasons between 2003 and 2009. The Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United contract salary, despite now being 36 years of age, speaks to how prolific and valuable the forward still remains at the highest level.  

World Cup Every Two Years? FIFA Moves Forward With Arsène Wenger’s Diabolical Scheme

MANCHESTER, England - FIFA's proposals for the World Cup to be held every two years, rather than the traditional four-year gap, have been met with strong opposition from European soccer body UEFA and major leagues, the following is a Q&A on the issues:

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