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Girona, Spain, (Prensa Latina) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was absent today from the first court at the first instance of Girona, where he had to testify as part of a lawsuit against him and his father.

Brasilia, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Midfield player Rafinha Alcantara, of the Barcelona Spanish club, will substitute injured Casemiro, of the Real Madrid, for the friendly games scheduled for Brazil to play against Uruguay and Cameroon.

Hanoi,  (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese capital will host a stop for the Formula One Grand Prix from April 2020, according to the organization of motor racing together with local authorities.

Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Security Federal Service (FSB) aborted several drone terrorist attacks during the recent World Soccer Cup event, revealed today the head of that Russian entity, Alexander Borotnikov, in an international forum.

Nyon, Switzerland, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Football Leagues Association expressed its disagreement on Tuesday with the creation of an elite tournament to gather the continent''s best clubs. The organization, made up of 35 European leagues, expressed its disagreement with this idea in a press release, and noted its opposition to any competitions created ''on the franchise model''.

London, (Prensa Latina) British soccer player Wayne Rooney will play a last match with the English national team next November 15 against the United States

Seoul, Nov. 2 (Prensa Latina) South Korea and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have resumed sports dialogues on Friday , focusing on cooperation to compete together at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Games.

Barcelona, Spain, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean star Lionel Messi is back here for training with the Barcelona FC, 11 days after a fractured right arm radius, the team reported on its website Wednesday.

Washington, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Steve Pearce, whose club Boston Red Sox has just won the World Series, was selected the most valuable player of the 2018 Series.

Kigali, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Soccer Cup America will be played on even years starting from 2020, confirmed here president of the International Federation of that sport (FIFA), Gianni Infantino.

Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) declared the World Cup in Russia as the best in its history, reported on Friday official sources, quoted by the capital''s television.