Kieran Canning

Football correspondent for Agence France Presse in London. Still a follower of all things Spanish football. Views here are my own

Messi double inspires Barca to Juventus revenge

Messi was involved in all three goals as he beat Gianluigi Buffon for the first time in his career to open the floodgates just before half-time.

Prudent Real remain Champions League favourites

Madrid remains very much the side to beat as the UCL returns tonight having ended a near three-decade long wait for a team to retain the trophy.

Zidane gets sacrifice from Galacticos to make Madrid champions

Zizou's transformation of Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted in fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude.

Five things we learned from El Clasico

Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal deep into stoppage time to earn the Catalans a 3-2 win over Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday.

Miracle at the Nou Camp as Barca stun PSG 6-1

Neymar hailed the best game of his career after Barcelona pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history.

Five of the best at the Euros

The focus of the football world on Euro 2016 provides players from all over the continent a chance to earn a big-money move.

Time for France to forget their troubles

Despite injuries and bans, the French squad is rearing to go for Euro 2016 on home ground.

Rafael Benitez named new Real Madrid coach

Rafael Benitez will take charge of Real Madrid next season after the club confirmed he signed a three-year deal with the Spanish giants on Wednesday.

Messi leads Barca from crisis club to champions

The mercurial Argentine Lionel Messi has guided the Catalans from potential disaster to Spanish glory.

Madrid’s crumbling season hanging by a thread

Los Blancos must overcome a 2-1 deficit against Juve if they are to retain any hope of top honours after Barcelona tightened their grip on La Liga.

Germany rout ‘worst day of my life’, says Brazil coach

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany's 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom.

Messi stunner breaks Iran hearts in injury time

A stunning from Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran.

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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