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Coutinho: I don’t like Iniesta comparisons

Posted Monday, September 24, 2018 by squawka.com34 hits

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has rejected comparisons to Andres Iniesta saying he wants to be his own player. The Brazil international swapped Anfield for the Nou Camp in January, and after a successful season with the Catalans, he's being touted as a long-term replacement for Iniesta who left Barca to play in Japan this summer. Coutinho has occupied the space vacated by Iniesta on ...Full Story »

Iniesta: My advice to Messi about Barcelona captaincy

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com59 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta has offered advice to his successor at Barcelona, Leo Messi. Messi has taken over Barca's club captaincy from Iniesta after the veteran's departure to Japan. Iniesta said, "I have a little advice for Messi. Although he did not wear the armband before, Leo always acted as captain. "The captains have a very strong potential to manage a team, Messi is the ...Full Story »

Torres scores first Sagan Tosu goal in Iniesta reunion

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com110 hits

Fernando Torres came off the bench to score his first goal for Sagan Tosu on Wednesday, breaking his duck for the J.League club. Torres is yet to score in seven league appearances for the club he joined after his Atletico Madrid contract ran out at the end of the 2017-18 season. But the former Spain international was on target as Sagan knocked Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe out of the Emperor...Full Story »

J1 League changes rules to allow Iniesta to wear iconic No. 8 shirt

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Marca.com136 hits

Andres Iniesta will wear his favourite No. 8 at his new team Vissel Kobe, after the J1 League has changed the rule dictating that number switches were prohibited mid-season. In a move that highlights the importance of the Spaniard's signing for the country's football, league bosses have taken the step to adapt to the player's request. Iniesta will take his new number from Hirotaka Mita, who ...Full Story »

Iniesta and Torres ready to debut in Japan

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Marca.com124 hits

Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta have already begun their Asian adventures, and two of Spain's most important players of the last decade are getting ready to play their first match since arriving in Japan. Despite only having a handful of training sessions under their respective belts, both are to be presented to the Japanese public on the pitch on Sunday and will be hoping to impress their...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona chiefs the three transfers that could replace Andres Iniesta

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com264 hits

Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona chiefs to deliver the transfer of a top class midfield playmaker this summer, providing three top candidates. According to Don Balon, the Argentina international has listed Paris Saint-Germain pair Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot as possibilities, along with Juventus star Miralem Pjanic. Iniesta will undoubtedly prove a tough act to follow at the N...Full Story »

Iniesta: Spain retirement not easy decision

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com94 hits

After announcing he will retire from international football following World Cup Andres Iniesta says he spent "many months" thinking about his international future being opting to quit Spain duty after the World Cup. Iniesta confirmed his international retirement after Spain's shock last-16 exit at the hands of hosts Russia on penalties. The former Barcelona captain, 34, will now turn his f...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta confirms retirement from Spain squad after World Cup exit

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by ESPN71 hits

David Ramos/FIFA/Getty Images Andres Iniesta confirmed he has played his last game for Spain after they crashed out of the World Cup on penalties to Russia after Sunday's round-of-16 game in Moscow finished 1-1 after extra time. Iniesta, 34, had said in May that he was likely to step aside from La Roja after the tournament, although he later said he couldn't rule out a return. However, after c...Full Story »

Iniesta: Lopetegui sacking unsettled Spain players

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com87 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta admits Julen Lopetegui's sacking unsettled Spain's players. Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russia after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid. "It was a moment that we want to put behind us, it was not comfortable for anyone and we are concentrate...Full Story »

Ramos and Iniesta stick their tongues out at sudden death

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Marca.com81 hits

Spain continue to prepare for the 2018 World Cup, yet Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta took time out to take part in a promotional feature for the 'stick your tongue out at sudden death' campaign. It's an issue that remains close to the hearts of all those involved in Spanish football, with both Antonio Puerta and Dani Jarque both suffering shock deaths whilst playing on the pitch. The promot...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona legend 'had a lot of offers' before signing for Japan's Vissel Kobe

Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 by BBC.com122 hits

Iniesta was presented with his shirt by Vissel Kobe owner Hiroshi Mikitani Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta said he dismissed offers from elsewhere to join Vissel Kobe because they showed they had "trust and confidence" in him. The 34-year-old completed his move to the Japanese top-flight side after leaving Barca, where he spent 22 years. "I had a lot of offers, other clubs showed an interest ...Full Story »

Ex-Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta hints that he's joining Japan's Vissel Kobe

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by ESPN96 hits

Andres Iniesta has hinted that he's set to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe. The 34-year-old playmaker left Barcelona at the end of the Spanish season after more than 20 years at the club and sources told ESPN's Jordi Blanco last month that he would sign with J1 League club. Iniesta wrote on Instagram on Wednesday: "Heading to my new home, with my friend @hiroshi.mikitani." In the accompanying ...Full Story »

Barcelona 1 - 0 Real Sociedad: Andres Iniesta bids emotional farewell as champions Barcelona end with a win

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by PA87 hits

Andres Iniesta’s final Barcelona appearance ended in victory on an emotional evening at the Nou Camp.LaLiga champions Barca, who lost their unbeaten record in a 5-4 loss at Levante last week, responded with a 28th win of the season, defeating Real Sociedad 1-0.Former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, scorer of a hat-trick a week ago, netted the only goal on a night which belonged to Ini...Full Story »

Iniesta says goodbye to teammates at barbecue

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by Marca.com78 hits

Ernesto Valverde faces a challenging summer at Barcelona with several transfer market decisions needing to be made, one of them being how to replace Andres Iniesta, who said his informal farewells to teammates at a barbecue. The entire squad and staff met on Saturday at the club's training facility. Everybody was invited to the barbecue by the veteran midfielder, although this is a tradition...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Barcelona out to give Iniesta a fond farewell

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PA141 hits

Ernesto Valverde has called on Barcelona to give Andres Iniesta the perfect send-off when the midfielder plays his final game for the club on Sunday.The 34-year-old will bring the curtain down on his glittering career against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp before moving on to pastures new this summer.Iniesta, a European Championship and World Cup winner with Spain, has won 32 trophies during his ...Full Story »

Barcelona plan tifo to bid farewell to Iniesta

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Marca.com104 hits

Andres Iniesta is set to say goodbye to Barcelona fans on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and the club have announced a tifo to honour their captain. A red, yellow and blue mosaic will be raised all over Camp Nou stands to form the phrase 'Infinite Iniesta'. The aforementioned message will be accompanied with the reversed No. 8 of the player to form the mathematical symbol for infinity. The g...Full Story »

Iniesta choosing between China and Japan

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com91 hits

Andres Iniesta is choosing between China and Japan as he prepares for life after Barcelona. Barcelona great Andres Iniesta confirmed he was close to making a decision over his future, with China and Japan his options. Iniesta, 34, will leave the LaLiga champions at the end of the season after 16 campaigns at the club. The Spain international was expected to head to China, only for Japan and...Full Story »

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: I'll decide in next 10 days

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com56 hits

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says his next move is yet to be decided. Although he was asked on Thursday, Iniesta gave no insight into where he will be playing next season. "The moment to announce it will be once the league ends and once my commitment with the club is finished," he added. "In the next 10 days I will try to pick the best option at all levels for myself. "I will...Full Story »

'All possibilities are open' – Iniesta responds to China, Japan and Australia links

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Goal.com85 hits

Andres Iniesta revealed there are still "little details" to resolve as he decides on who is next club will be, insisting all possibilities are open outside of Europe. The Barcelona icon is leaving the La Liga champions at the end of the season and has been linked with moves to China, Japan and Australia after declaring he would not move to another European side. Iniesta started Barca's 5-1 t...Full Story »

Zidane waited five minutes for Iniesta to give him a farewell hug

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by Marca.com114 hits

This was Andres Iniesta's last Clasico and there were tributes to the Barcelona captain from FIFA, from his teammates, from the fans at the Camp Nou and... from Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman waited five minutes in the tunnel for the Spaniard in order to wish him well and give him a hug. The cameras of Movistar + captured the moment, as Zidane greeted the man he had called "not just any play...Full Story »

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