Barcelona, Real Madrid and European giants reboot: How continent's top teams are set (or not) for the future
Two weeks ago, we took a look at how the Premier League's richest clubs are stocked for the future. Now, it's time to turn our gaze to the rest of Europe. Looking specifically at what are likely the eight richest clubs in the Spanish Primera Division, the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1, who is the most organized and prepared for European success in the coming seasons?
(Note: We're ignoring any and all transfer rumors for this...
Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In a 10-part series, they told their stories.
Including Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS arrival, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham carrying their countries to World Cups and Carli Lloyd scoring a World Cup final hat trick.
Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In the final installment of a multipart series, they tell the story of the best team they have seen in person, which include Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and the Spain side that won three major trophies from 2008 to 2012.
Sid Lowe's pick: Barcelona, 2008-12
Highlights: Won Champions League (twice), La Liga (three times), Copa del Rey (twice) and Club World Cup
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to remove four members of his board as factions at the club deepen, sources have told ESPN.
One source compared life behind the scenes at Camp Nou to hit television drama "Game of Thrones," explaining that everyone is vying to position themselves ahead of next summer's presidential elections.
Bartomeu, who will not be able...