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Archives: Spain

France-Colombia, Brazil-Spain, England-Mexico, Korea-Costa Rica TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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Now that the Group Stage games of the 2015 Women’s World Cup are well under way, we can start to see some of the team’s strengths and weaknesses. We get our second looks at Groups F and E to wrap … Continue reading

France-England, Spain-Costa Rica, Colombia-Mexico, Brazil-Korea TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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Tuesday’s games introduce Groups F and E to the 2015 World Cup and introduce Spain to the tournament for the first time in the country’s history. France and England are always a great game to watch but Brazil vs. Korea … Continue reading

Spain did not win the World Cup; Catalonia did, says Eric Cantona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has courted controversy by suggesting that Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory was a product of the influence of Barcelona players on the team. The legendary French footballer was speaking ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards, which … Continue reading

Barcelona forward Pedro admits to frustration, as talk of transfer increases

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona forward Pedro says talk of him leaving the Catalan club is “logical” and admitted to frustration with a lack of playing time under manager Luis Enrique. Pedro’s first-team action has been significantly reduced due to Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis … Continue reading

Koke is the key to Spain and Atletico Madrid’s future

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
Atletico Madrid's Koke celebrates after scoring a goal against Malaga during their Spanish First Division soccer match in Malaga

Similar to Dunga attempting to rebuild Brazil’s national side, Vicente Del Bosque has the same responsibility of constructing the future of Spanish soccer. With legends like Xavi and Xabi Alonso retiring from international duty and Andres Iniesta’s quality fading away, … Continue reading

David de Gea says playing in England has changed him for the better

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says playing in England has changed him for the better. De Gea is preparing to start for Spain today against the Netherlands in a rematch of Holland’s 5-1 victory over Spain during last summer’s World … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba ruled out for 10 days after suffering hamstring injury

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has been ruled out for ten days after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty for Spain. The injury took place during the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Spain and Ukraine on Friday – which Spain won by … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke believes playing for Diego Simeone is a way of life

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Atletico Madrid's Jorge "Koke" Resurrecion celebrates his goal against Real Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match in Madrid

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke believes playing for manager Diego Simeone is a way of life. The product of Atletico’s youth system has been with the club since he was eight years old. Now, at 23, he is a Spain international and … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi to join Qatari club Al Sadd this summer, say reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is poised to sign a three-year contract with the Qatar club Al Sadd, according to numerous reports in Spain. The 35-year-old is set to receive a salary of £7.4 million a season. Xavi will also study for … Continue reading

NYCFC striker David Villa holding out hope for future Spain call up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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New York City FC striker David Villa is still hopeful of being called up to the Spanish national team, despite not being included in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and their friendly in the … Continue reading

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas is the best goalkeeper in the world, says Gerard Pique

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Iker Casillas is the standard at Real Madrid and has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years. Pique is currently with the Spanish national team at Las Rozas as they prepare for their … Continue reading

Diego Costa removed from Spain squad due to hamstring injury

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have issued a statement confirming striker Diego Costa has left the national team squad due to injury. The Chelsea player was assessed by the RFEF’s medical staff and it was determined the striker has suffered a … Continue reading

Espanyol threatens strike over Spanish television money

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking after the announcement of the Premier League’s massive new broadcast deal, Espanyol president Joan Collet has hit out at the uneven split of television money in Spanish football. The current arrangement in Spain sees each club negotiate their own deal … Continue reading

Barcelona president named in tax fraud probe regarding Neymar signing

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier today, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu was named a suspect in a tax fraud probe regarding the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar. A national court judge accepted the request of a state prosecutor to include Bartomeu in the ongoing investigation … Continue reading

Referee who showed Arda Turan a yellow card for boot throw suspended for two weeks

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The referee who showed Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan a yellow card for throwing his boot at a linesman during the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday has been suspended for two weeks. While Turan escaped further sanction from the … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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
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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