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Archives: Spanish national team

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

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

Is Mikel Arteta good enough for Spain?

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Injuries never come at a good time for a footballer, but Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta has revealed the serious knee injury he suffered last February came at the worst possible time. The former Rangers and Real Sociedad man told the … 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

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … Continue reading

Spain Jump On World Cup Bid

Posted on by Juan Arango

Sky Sports reported that the president of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar confirmed that the country is ready to go take the next step and host the World Cup yet once again.

Ziganda Out At Osasuna

Posted on by Juan Arango

Like death pools and other bets of pleasure this was one that would have caught several people by surprise. Continue reading

Spain Roll, Casillas Makes Case

Posted on by Juan Arango

Coming in to this match against Estonia, those that believed that the eastern Europeans had a shot against the reigning champs were not even found in Le Coq Arena.  Spain La Furia’s offensive firepower was on cruise control and there … Continue reading

Confirmed Lineups

Posted on by Juan Arango

Estonia: Londak; Barengrub, Jaager, Piiroja, Klavan, Kruglov, Rahn, Lindpere, Dmitrijev, Vunk, Oper 4-4-2 ———————————————Londak——————————————- Barengrub                            Jaager                         … Continue reading

Sergio Ramos Leaves Practice Early

Posted on by Juan Arango

If Vicente Del Bosque needed more people injured prior to their World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Belgium, another problem emerges.  Defender Sergio Ramos did not finish Thursday´s practice after he started feeling pain in his groin prior to Spain´s … Continue reading

Spain Remains Top Dog

Posted on by Juan Arango

La Furia remain atop the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings for a fourth consecutive month.   They were able to distance themselves from Italy and Germany in the rankings as they earned 52 more points  than the reigning world champs and 71 more … Continue reading

Spain Plagued By Injuries

Posted on by Juan Arango

La Furia got together on Tuesday as they begin preparations for their upcoming World Cup qualifier matches against Estonia and Belgium.   Valencia midfielder Raúl Albiol joins Barcelona’s Carles Puyol (foot infection) and Andrés Iniesta (knee), Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla (leg contusion), … Continue reading