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Archives: Spain

UEFA Euro 2012 Draw: A Spanish Perspective

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland held the draw for UEFA Euro 2012 on Sunday afternoon, and while there is no clear consensus about a “group of death” among the nine groups, Spain’s … Continue reading

Mallorca Earns Their First Win Away from Home

Posted on by Andy Pineda

At the crossroads of the Pyrenees and the fruitful Ebro valley lays the Estadio Reyno de Navarra in Pamplona, where RCD Mallorca visited Osasuna in Round 14 of La Liga.  A cold, crisp night with a wintry wind whipping through … Continue reading

The World Cup Draw: A Quick Perspective from the Eyes of the Spanish National Team

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Most of the headlines focus around Group G, the consensus “Group of Death” with Brazil, Portugal, Côte d’Ivoire, and North Korea, and the pairing of England and the United States in Group C.  For Spain and manager Vicente del Bosque, … Continue reading

Adidas Spain 2010 World Cup Home Shirt

Posted on by footballnewsblog

Spain have just launched their home jersey for the 2010 World Cup and the design has a 1980s feel about it. Adidas have once again manufactured this World Cup kit, which is the usual red with a hint of blue … Continue reading

Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have … Continue reading

Why Do Players Prefer Spain over England?

Posted on by Diego Pestana

Beginning in December of 2008, rumors filled the web with information on Manchester City’s supposed done deal in signing Kaka from AC Milan, which at that time (before CR9’s transfer) would have made him the most expensive player ever with … Continue reading

La Liga Week 30 Wrap

Posted on by Juan Arango

Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, … Continue reading

Champions League Tuesday Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero … Continue reading

Barca-Pool Give England A Spanish Lesson

Posted on by Juan Arango

Spain chewed England up and spit them out. There was no other way that the game could be put.   It was ironic to have done it to Fabio Cappello’s team in Spain.   The home side was simply a machine and … Continue reading

Del Bosque Names Squad For England Friendly

Posted on by George Metellus

Vicente del Bosque has named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus England in Sevilla.  Barcelona players Gerard Piqué & Sergi Busquets got their 1st ever call up for La Furia. Piqué was called up to provide cover in … Continue reading

Attendance In Spain Drops

Posted on by Juan Arango

The first half of the season is already in the books, but there were less people watching. In Spain they are talking about the fact that the game itself could be in danger of changing radically in the coming months … Continue reading

19 Red Cards Given Out By Spanish Ref

Posted on by Juan Arango

Sometimes rivalries, hate, and revenge aren’t the only things that allow violence to destroy a spectacle.  There are cases in which violence is generated based on incompetence.  When justice is given out in such a haphazard way, that in the … Continue reading

Exciting Night in Euro 2008 Qualifying Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Spain

What a magnificent night for European football. The plucky Northern Ireland, buoyed by their jubilant crowd at Windsor Park, shocked world football by defeating Spain 3-2. And France cruised to a comfortable and awe-inspiring 3-1 home win against World champions … Continue reading