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Archives: Spain

Spanish Police Arrest 30 People In Relation To Deportivo Fan’s Death

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Police

Spanish police have made a series of arrests today in an operation relating to the death of a Deportivo La Coruna fan, who died as a result of the fighting that took place between rival ultras groups in Madrid last … Continue reading

Ander Herrera And Jefferson Montero Named In Spanish Match-Fixing Probe

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero are among forty-one players, coaches and directors named in a match-fixing probe in Spain. The prosecutor’s office alleges that 965,000 euros (£766,000) was paid in cash by then Real … Continue reading

LFP President Threatens Points Deductions And Relegation For Clubs Refusing To Ban Ultras

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Ultras

LFP president Javier Tebas has taken a firm stance against violent fan groups in Spain by threatening to impose fines, points deductions and/or relegation to clubs who fail to ban ‘ultras’ from their stadiums. The head of the Spanish professional … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Expel ‘Frente Atletico’ From Vicente Calderon Following Fan’s Death

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Late Tuesday, Atletico Madrid announced that the ‘Frente Atletico’ have been expelled from the Vicente Calderon following the events on Sunday which led to the death of a 43-year-old Deportivo de la Coruna fan. The club released a statement on … Continue reading

Santi Cazorla Says Current Spain Squad Should Not Be Compared With The Previous

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Spain v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Final

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been included in Vicente del Bosque’s 26-man Spanish national team squad for the country’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus on Saturday and its friendly versus the defending World Cup champions Germany next Tuesday. The 29-year-old … Continue reading

Analyzing The Club And Country Debate

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Chelsea’s dynamic duo of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas are the latest soccer stars to receive criticism for not training with their national team. Despite both Spanish players completing a full 90 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, a … Continue reading

Copa Del Rey Fixtures Released; Possible Madrid Derby And El Clasico Loom

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The draw for the fourth round of the Copa del Rey has been made with the first legs set to be played on Wednesday December 3rd and the return fixture to be contested two weeks later on December 17th; except … Continue reading

Must-Watch International Matches This Weekend

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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With the international break now in full swing there have already been a number of shocks, goals and downright entertaining moments. Heading into the second week of internationals before domestic action resumes, here are a couple of must-watch matches. 1. … Continue reading

Barcelona To Be Barred From La Liga If Catalonia Gains Independence, Says Official

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Catalonia

According to the president of the Liga de Futbol Profesional, Javier Tebas, Barcelona and Espanyol will not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia breaks from Spain. Leaders in Catalonia have agreed to push ahead with a referendum … Continue reading

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From International Competition

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Alonso

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has confirmed his retirement from international competition via an open letter, as well as his official Twitter account. The announcement signals the end of an eleven-year career with the Spanish national team. He becomes the second … Continue reading

TV Coverage Of La Liga And Bundesliga Opening Weekends

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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beIN SPORTS is rolling out the red carpet for the opening weekend of Spain’s La Liga. Eight matches will be broadcast live on both beIN SPORTS channels: Programming note: For viewers in the United States, this weekend’s La Liga games … Continue reading

Xavi Retires From International Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Xavi

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old alerted the media to his decision during a press conference this morning. “I’ve taken the decision to leave the national team. My time there has … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: A New Era of Change for Spain

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Spain encountered a tough group at the 2014 World Cup, that’s the preface I’m going with. Yes, Spain had a tough group, and it isn’t too shocking that they were eliminated from a group with Chile and the Netherlands. Losing … Continue reading

Australia 0-3 Spain: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The reigning World Champions Spain ended their meek title defense on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday.

Why Spain Failed And Vicente Del Bosque Should Be Fired

Posted on by Tim Evans
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Paralysis by analysis. This was ultimately the downfall of Vicente Del Bosque. Of late, Spain has had an embarrassment of riches in soccer talent. And instead of a blessing, this ultimately proved to be a curse in disguise. Two years … Continue reading

Spain vs Australia, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s match between Australia and Spain gives the teams a chance to leave the tournament with pride. SEE MORE — Read the Australia against Spain World Cup preview. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 12 PM EST/9 … Continue reading

Australia vs. Spain Preview: Both Teams Playing For Pride

Posted on by Matt Walsh
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Monday afternoon at Noon ET/9am PT and Tuesday morning at 2am (AEST), the Soccerroos, ranked third in their group, will face off against last-placed Spain in what will be both teams’ final match at the 2014 World Cup after being … Continue reading

Roy Hodgson and Vicente Del Bosque Won’t Be Sacked, Say FAs

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
Roy Hodgson: Frustrating draw with Honduras won't change England's World Cup plans - video

Despite elimination from the 2014 World Cup,  The English FA are still fully supportive of manager Roy Hodgson. Hodgson’s contract extends until 2016, and with qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship around the corner, the FA has no desire to change … Continue reading