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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 20, 2018 Barcelona's Andres Iniesta after the match REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Delighted that Indians fans will get a glimpse of my journey: Iniesta

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Iniesta commented, “I am delighted to know that through this documentary my Indian fans will get a glimpse of my journey in the world of football. It is a story about my life and all the things I’ve lived”.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta after the match.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta after the match.(REUTERS)

‘Guardiola tried to get him out of bottomless pit’: Andres Iniesta’s story of depression at Barcelona

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Iniesta recalls his experience with the illness in a Rakuten TV documentary, ‘Andres Iniesta - The Unexpected Hero’, which was released on Thursday and covers his move to Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2018.
Andres Iniesta in action.(Twitter)
Andres Iniesta in action.(Twitter)

On-form Andres Iniesta steers Vissel Kobe to emphatic ACL victory

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Keijiro Ogawa scored a hat-trick with Kyogo Furuhashi and Brazilian striker Douglas also on target, but it was the Spanish World Cup winner who stole the show in the Group G clash with a vintage performance at the heart of Thorsten Fink’s side.
Spain's Fernando Torres waves to supporters during an event in Tosu, western Japan, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, a day after announcing his retirement from his 18-year soccer career. (Miki Nabeta/Kyodo News via AP)(AP)
Spain's Fernando Torres waves to supporters during an event in Tosu, western Japan, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, a day after announcing his retirement from his 18-year soccer career. (Miki Nabeta/Kyodo News via AP)(AP)

Tributes pour in as Spanish striker Torres retires

Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Torres, who will be an adviser to the Japanese club, thanked the crowd in a speech, and spoke of his admiration for the Sagan Tosu team that avoided relegation from the J-League last year.
FC Barcelona's forward Carles Perez celebrates his goal during the Rakuten Cup.(AFP)
FC Barcelona's forward Carles Perez celebrates his goal during the Rakuten Cup.(AFP)

Carles Perez double as Barcelona beat Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe 2-0

Kobe | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 06:32 PM IST
Carles Perez, a product of Barcelona’s academy, played a one-two inside the box and nutmegged the goalkeeper for his first goal, and fired a stunning left-footer for his second in the dying minutes.
David Villa is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel Kobe in the western Japanese port city of Kobe.(AP)
David Villa is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel Kobe in the western Japanese port city of Kobe.(AP)

David Villa to rejoin Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe in Japan

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 04:29 PM IST
David Villa, the all-time leading goalscorer in Spanish national team history, joined New York City in 2014 from Atletico Madrid following successful seasons with Barcelona and Valencia.
Daniel Jarque and Ferran Corominas were teammates at Catalan club RCD Espanyol.(PTI)
Daniel Jarque and Ferran Corominas were teammates at Catalan club RCD Espanyol.(PTI)

Played to do justice to Dani Jarque’s memories, says Ferran Corominas

Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 11:09 AM IST
Ferran Corominas was one of the first to see Daniel Jarque motionless in their room at Coverciano, Italy, where Espanyol had gone for pre-seasons.
Jose Mourinho managed real Madrid from 2010-2013(Action Images via Reuters)
Jose Mourinho managed real Madrid from 2010-2013(Action Images via Reuters)

Andres Iniesta blames current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for ‘unbearable’ tension in Spain team

Madrid | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 05:32 PM IST
Jose Mourinho was never far from controversy during his time in LaLiga, and Andres Iniesta believes he also damaged Spain’s national team.
FC Barcelona's Coutinho, front center, celebrates with teammates, including Lionel Messi, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Alaves at Camp Nou.(AP)
FC Barcelona's Coutinho, front center, celebrates with teammates, including Lionel Messi, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Alaves at Camp Nou.(AP)

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start in La Liga

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Philippe Coutinho, who had come off the bench, lashed in the second goal before Lionel Messi added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time, with the clock having ticked past midnight in Catalonia.
Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta of Spain scores his first goal for Vissel Kobe during their J-League soccer match against Jubilo Iwata in Kobe, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo August 11, 2018.(REUTERS)
Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta of Spain scores his first goal for Vissel Kobe during their J-League soccer match against Jubilo Iwata in Kobe, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo August 11, 2018.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta scores first goal for Japanese side Vissel Kobe

Reuters, Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 07:36 PM IST
Lukas Podolski slid the ball through to Andres Iniesta in the penalty area and the 34-year-old displayed all his trademark intelligence to pirouette past a Jubilo Iwata defender before rounding the goalkeeper to roll the ball into the net.
Lionel Messi was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015.(Getty Images)

Lionel Messi named Barcelona captain

Barcelona | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Barcelona will have four captains for the 2018-19 season following Andres Iniesta’s departure, with Lionel Messi at the top of the list.
Fernando Torres has reportedly signed an 18 month contract with Sagan Tosu.(Twitter)
Fernando Torres has reportedly signed an 18 month contract with Sagan Tosu.(Twitter)

Fernando Torres joins J-league side Sagan Tosu

Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 05:10 PM IST
The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid this summer after returning to his boyhood club in 2015.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta called time on his remarkable international career after his team’s surprise FIFA World Cup exit at the hands of hosts Russia on Sunday.(AFP)
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta called time on his remarkable international career after his team’s surprise FIFA World Cup exit at the hands of hosts Russia on Sunday.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: With Andres Iniesta, an era passes for Spain

Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Spain’s Andres Iniesta, who won 133 caps in an international career spanning 12 years, retired from international football on Sunday following his side’s FIFA World Cup elimination at the hands of Russia.
Andres Iniesta retired from international football after Spain lost to Russia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Andres Iniesta retired from international football after Spain lost to Russia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta confirms international retirement following Spain’s FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 02:57 AM IST
Andres Iniesta called time on his remarkable international career after Spain’s surprise FIFA World Cup 2018 exit at the hands of hosts Russia on Sunday.
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric takes part in a training session at the Roschino Arena, outside Saint Petersburg, on June 29, 2018, during the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric takes part in a training session at the Roschino Arena, outside Saint Petersburg, on June 29, 2018, during the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Luka Modric faces final chance at international glory

Saint Petersburg, Russia | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Luka Modric has never even made it into the top three of football’s most prestigious individual award but, after scoring twice in Croatia’s opening three games in the FIFA World Cup 2018, there is a chance for him finally to put his stamp on a major tournament.
Diego Costa’s high-intensity, in-your-face, often ruffian-like style of play is in stark contrast to the brand of football Spain have come to represent over the years(AFP)
Diego Costa’s high-intensity, in-your-face, often ruffian-like style of play is in stark contrast to the brand of football Spain have come to represent over the years(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Crude but Diego Costa complements Spanish artistes

Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 09:25 PM IST
Brazilian-born Diego Costa, who has scored three goals for Spain in the FIFA World Cup 2018, has been one of the few bright sparks in team’s two games.
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta greets fans from the pitch of Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday.(AFP)
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta greets fans from the pitch of Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday.(AFP)

Andres Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

Agence France-Presse, Kobe | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Wearing the number eight shirt, Andres Iniesta attended a welcome ceremony at Vissel Kobe’s home stadium together with team owner Hiroshi Mikitani
Spain football team and FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez could play on till the age of 40 after he extended his contract with Qatar club Al club Al Sadd.(AFP)
Spain football team and FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez could play on till the age of 40 after he extended his contract with Qatar club Al club Al Sadd.(AFP)

Xavi Hernandez signs on for two more years with Qatar club Al Sadd

Agence France-Presse, Doha | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:22 AM IST
FC Barcelona and Spain football team legend Xavi Hernandez will stay at Al Sadd until the end of the 2020 season, according to a statement released by the Doha-based club.
Andres Iniesta (C) left FC Barcelona after 16 seasons to join Japanese club Vissel Kobe.(AFP)
Andres Iniesta (C) left FC Barcelona after 16 seasons to join Japanese club Vissel Kobe.(AFP)

Andres Iniesta in numbers - Nine La Liga titles and 674 club games

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 04:35 PM IST
Andres Iniesta, who scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2010 World Cup final, announced last month he would leave Barcelona after 16 seasons to join Japanese club Vissel Kobe
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta poses with Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Vissel Kobe, at a news conference to announce signing for J-League side Vissel Kobe in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta poses with Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Vissel Kobe, at a news conference to announce signing for J-League side Vissel Kobe in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta signs with Japan’s Vissel Kobe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 02:07 PM IST
Andres Iniesta has signed with Japanese club Vissel Kobe after leaving boyhood club FC Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta ended his 22 year association with FC Barcelona this summer to seek a new adventure.(AFP)
Andres Iniesta ended his 22 year association with FC Barcelona this summer to seek a new adventure.(AFP)

Andres Iniesta says going to ‘new home’ Japan

Agence France-Presse, Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 10:41 AM IST
After leaving Barcelona, Andres Iniesta says he is going to a new home. The 34-year-old was pictured on a private jet with Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Japan’s Vissel Kobe.
Andres Iniesta announced at a news conference in April that he was calling time on his long career with Barca, where he moved to aged 12 in 1996 to join the club’s academy(REUTERS)
Andres Iniesta announced at a news conference in April that he was calling time on his long career with Barca, where he moved to aged 12 in 1996 to join the club’s academy(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta on way to Japanese club Vissel Kobe - reports

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 10:07 PM IST
If ex-Barcelona player Andres Iniesta completes the move to Vissel Kobe he will join up with former German international Lukas Podolski, who joined the J-League club last year.
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta lifted a ninth Liga title after his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Sunday in an emotional final game at the Nou Camp.(REUTERS)
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta lifted a ninth Liga title after his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Sunday in an emotional final game at the Nou Camp.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres given emotional La Liga send offs on season’s final day

Reuters, Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 10:20 AM IST
Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres both played their final game for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, respectively, on the final day of the La Liga season.
Football Federation Australia’s website indicated it planned to contact Andres Iniesta’s agent after he announced he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season.(Getty Images)
Football Federation Australia’s website indicated it planned to contact Andres Iniesta’s agent after he announced he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season.(Getty Images)

Australia keen on Andres Iniesta as a marquee star in A-League

Agence France-Presse, Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 02:00 PM IST
After China’s Chongqing Lifan denying an Andres Iniesta move to the club, the FC Barcelona star has been linked with A-League as well as Japan’s Vissel Kobe.
FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, who will leave the club by the end of the season, was expected to be signed by Chinese Super League (CSL) club Chongqing Lifan.(REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, who will leave the club by the end of the season, was expected to be signed by Chinese Super League (CSL) club Chongqing Lifan.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta’s China move cast in doubt by Chongqing Lifan

OmniSport | By OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:02 AM IST
Andres Iniesta announced last month that this season would be his last at FC Barcelona and he was expected to join Chinese Super League (CSL) side Chongqing Lifan.
Andres Iniesta is set to play in his final Clasico on Sunday as his glittering Barcelona career nears its end.(Getty Images)
Andres Iniesta is set to play in his final Clasico on Sunday as his glittering Barcelona career nears its end.(Getty Images)

El Clasico: Andres Iniesta’s best moments for FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid

By OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 02:09 PM IST
As FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta prepares to play in his final Clasico, we look at five of his most memorable games against Real Madrid.
Andres Iniesta will leave FC Barcelona and is rumoured to join Chinese Super League side Chongqing Dangdai.(REUTERS)
Andres Iniesta will leave FC Barcelona and is rumoured to join Chinese Super League side Chongqing Dangdai.(REUTERS)

Andres Iniesta to leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season

Reuters, Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 07:12 PM IST
Andres Iniesta, who has spent all of his senior career at FC Barcelona, he will leave the club at the end of the season but is yet to be confirmed whether he will join Chinese Super League outfit Chongqing Dangdai.
Barcelona will clinch the La Liga title on Sunday by avoiding defeat against Deportivo La Coruna.(AFP)
Barcelona will clinch the La Liga title on Sunday by avoiding defeat against Deportivo La Coruna.(AFP)

Barcelona face Deportivo La Coruna, eye 25th La Liga title

Agence France-Presse, Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 12:34 PM IST
Barcelona take on Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday and a point will ensure a domestic double of Copa del Rey and La Liga
Andres Iniesta has played for FC Barcelona from 2002 until now.(Reuters)
Andres Iniesta has played for FC Barcelona from 2002 until now.(Reuters)

France Football apologises to Andres Iniesta for never awarding him Ballon d’Or

Reuters, Barcelona | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The Ballon d’Or, awarded annually to the world’s best player, was never given to Barcelona veteran Andres Iniesta.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, center, holds up the trophy after winning the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla.(AP)
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, center, holds up the trophy after winning the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla.(AP)

FC Barcelona hammer Sevilla to win 30th Copa del Rey title

Agence France-Presse, Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 10:08 AM IST
Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta score in FC Barcelona’s rout of Sevilla in Copa del Rey final in Madrid. La Blaugrana could also wrap up the La Liga title as early as next week.
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