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The October 2014 FIFA World Ranking has been released. USA have been kicked out of the Top 20, Spain have suffered another blow and Portugal have surprisingly been promoted.
The FIFA World Ranking is perhaps the most hated chart in world football. However, as long as it affects the seeding ahead of tournament draws, fans continue to be concerned about it. The October 2014 edition of the ranking is not less controversial than last month’s.
The biggest talking point is the fall of reigning European champions Spain. They are now out of the continent’s top... Read the rest of the article »
Reports surrounding the alleged fixed match between Zaragoza and Levante include payments to seven players and their former coach.
The plot thickens around the alleged fixed match between Zaragoza and Levante back in 2011. According to investigations, seven players and their coach received payments made by their president, Agapito Iglesias, only to return the money days later. One of the players who allegedly received money is Manchester United's Ander Herrera, and Atletico Madrid's captain Gabi, who scored a brace to help Zaragoza... Read the rest of the article »
The Chelsea boss has ruled out his star striker of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Maribor, whilst taking a jab at Spanish national team coach Vicente del Bosque
Chelsea coach Jose Mourino claims he is uncertain when star striker Diego Costa will regain fitness to return to the squad, but revealed that the former Atletico Madrid forward will not be ready for Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Maribor at Stamford Bridge.
The 26-year-old joined up with Spanish national team for two Euro 2016 qualifying game during the latest international break.... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish International stated he has never thought of leaving the National team, and he even sees himself taking part of the Euro 2016.
After receiving harsh criticism for his recent performances with Spain's National Team, Iker Casillas spoke about all the heat he has been taking from fans and media on whether he should step aside and give another goalkeeper his spot. Real Madrid's icon -where he has been in the center of controversy as well- revealed during a press conference he still thinks he has what it takes to help the Spanish... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid coach took the job in 2008, leading Spain to win the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012.
Following their recent results and after a disappointing performance in this summer's World Cup, Vicente del Bosque has stated he will leave Spain's Head coaching gig after the Euro 2016, if they manage to qualify.
During an interview, the Spanish coach acknowledged he is considering seriously to leave the position, in which he became World Champion in 2010:
"It's a sure thing.... Read the rest of the article »
Unbeaten Premier League contenders Chelsea are yet to be truly tested, Manchester City’s David Silva claims.
In the English Premier League, the Citizens are currently the Blues’ closest rivals. However, there is still a five-point gap separating both teams. Southampton are surprisingly third with 13 points while Manchester United possess 11 points like Swansea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Could Chelsea dethrone Man City come May 2015? Spanish midfielder David Silva believes that the EPL title race... Read the rest of the article »
The Chelsea striker finally found the back of the net for la Furia Roja in the team's win over Luxembourg.
Despite starting off well with his new club, Diego Costa hasn't found success as easy to come by at international level.
The new Chelsea signing has been in absolute devastating form for the Blues so far this season as he has formed a great partnership with fellow newbie Cesc Fabregas.
However, the Brazilian, who switched nationality to his adopted nation to much controversy, was unable... Read the rest of the article »
Luxembourg vs Spain will be featured in a Euro 2016 qualification encounter on Sunday, the 12th of October at the Stade Josy Barthel.
Spain's woes continued after a dismal World Cup campaign as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Slovakia. Juraj Kucka put the hosts one up in the first half after an error from Real Madrid number one Iker Casillas. Paco Alcacer seemed to have saved the day for the reigning champions after he equalized in the 82nd minute only for Miroslav Stoch to slot home Hamsik's inch perfect pass to hand... Read the rest of the article »
Spain's coach also recognized his team is having a hard time recovering from recent retirements of key players such as Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez
Spanish head coach Vicente del Bosque held himself responsible for the current crisis in La Roja. Del Bosque stated during an interview he sees his team without the confidence they showed before, but he trusts this moment shall pass soon and they will bring the good times back:
"I'm not asking for forgiveness, I know we have represented our country in a great way in the past few years... Read the rest of the article »
The loss in Slovakia represents the FIRST ever qualifying loss for la Furia Roja in eight years.
On paper, many had expected Spain to record a second win in their EURO 2016 qualifying group against Slovakia after the disaster at this year's World Cup.
La Furia Roja became the second team in recent times--preceded by Italy--to win a trophy at the prior tournament and to be dumped out of the group stages four years later in Brazil. The shock result saw coach Vincente Del Bosque have to field... Read the rest of the article »
Slovakia vs Spain will be featured during the international break watch the match live on Wednesday, the 9th of October.
Defending champions Spain will be looking to make their way into the Euro 2016 after a disappointing World Cup campaign which saw them getting knocked out in the first round. They will travel to Zilina where they face Slovakia in a Group C encounter on Wednesday.
Both sides currently have three points with Spain demolishing Macedonia during their opening match whereas Slovakia got the better... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid's defender was substituted in the team's last game during halftime. His place with Spain will be taken by Barcelona's Marc Bartra.
Sergio Ramos will not take part of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifying matches this week after coming down with an injury in his club's last game. Ramos was substituted in Real Madrid's game against Athletic this Sunday, and despite feeling fine this morning, tests on his right leg revealed a muscular injury to his right leg.
Ramos is one of the few players Carlo Ancelotti did not rest, starting... Read the rest of the article »
La Roja arrived to this match following their catastrophic performance during Brazil 2014 and after losing their previous friendly match against France.
Spain started their qualification round to Euro 2016 with a win against Macedonia. After giving away their title as World Champions back in Brazil, La Roja expected a better performance from some of their top players against a very poor opponent.
Spain started scoring with a penalty kick taken by Sergio Ramos. The Real Madrid defender scored by kicking the ball "Panenka-style".... Read the rest of the article »
After a disappointing exit from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, Spain start their European title defending campaign against Macedonia on Monday.
Spain will face Macedonia on Monday with the hopes of getting back to winning ways following a disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil and a discouraging 1-0 defeat against France in a friendly match on Thursday. The match will take place in Valencia at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium.
Vicente Del Bosque is looking to make a successful transition towards the future after players like Xavi, Xabi... Read the rest of the article »
There are UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches on September 7th, 8th and 9th. Here is where to watch the qualifier of your choice in LIVE streaming online or on TV. Start time, TV listings and more…
In Europe, September’s international break gives way for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers to kick start. Matchday 1 begins on Sunday, September 7, 2014 with two highly-ranked European teams in action – reigning World Cup champions Germany and Euro 2004 hosts Portugal. Both sides will be at home, playing simultaneously against Scotland and Albania respectively.
On Monday, Russia will... Read the rest of the article »
Costa was rumored to be injured prior to his last game with Chelsea, although he ended up playing. The rising star from Barcelona played yesterday with the U-21 Spanish team
The Royal Spanish Football Federation informed via a press release Diego Costa will be sidelined from La Roja's first Euro 2016 qualifying match, and will be replaced on the list by Barcelona's rising player Munir El Haddadi.
"Diego Costa is sidelined from the National Team due to a myofascial injury hamstring muscle in his left thigh. Given injury was detected with an MRI scan carried... Read the rest of the article »
Spain and France will play one another in a friendly setting at the Stade de France on Thursday, the 4th of September 2014.
Two European heavyweights who will have different points to prove on the night will face one another in what promises to be an exciting match. Spain put forth a disappointing defense of the World Cup title they won back in 2010 after getting knocked out in the first round only.
La Roja finished third in a group comprising of Holland, Chile and Australia after getting thoroughly outclassed by... Read the rest of the article »
Del Bosque decided to include four new faces for Spain’s friendly match against France and first 2016 Euro qualifier against Macedonia.
A new era begins for Spain after their disappointing exit from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, where they didn’t manage to get through the group stages. The 23-man squad was confirmed on Friday, and surprisingly, Pepe Reina, Piqué, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata were not considered.
For this new cycle, Del Bosque decided to rejuvenate the squad and name four new faces after... Read the rest of the article »
Spain’s national team continues to lose its veterans. The latest is Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso who announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon.
Sefutbol broke the news, releasing the 32-year-old’s statement in full. Parts of it read:
“I quit the Spanish National Team. The hardest thing is knowing when to say goodbye, and after thinking about it, I think that my time with the National squad has come to an end.
“It has been a glorious period with the Spanish team that started more than 11 years ago, I have formed... Read the rest of the article »
While USMNT have plummeted to 18th place, the 2010 World Cup champions Spain have made advancements in their road to reclaiming the number one spot from Germany
The latest Fifa world ranking has been released and European giants Germany retains their number one spot. The 2014 World Cup champions leapfrogged the 2010 champions Spain in the July rankings after beating Argentina 1-0 in the final at the famous Maracana stadium, and see their spot at the summit remain untouched.
The runners-up from the tournament in Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina... Read the rest of the article »