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NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Iker is free to decide if he should stay or leave Real Madrid

Wednesday May 20 2015,

Tags: Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, La Liga, Spain

Casillas had his debut with the team in 1999 at San Mamés when he was 18. Iker joined the club when he was nine and turned 34 today (Wednesday).
Iker Casillas turns 34 this Wednesday and there seems to be nothing clear about his future with the club that he joined when he was only nine years old. The Spanish international has just been given the opportunity to decide what is best for him, to either stay or leave the nest for someone else to take his place.

"If you want to stay at Real Madrid, you can. We are counting on you for...

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OFFICIAL: La Liga strike is suspended by Spanish National Court

Thursday May 14 2015,

Tags: La Liga, Spain

The strike was scheduled to affect the last two weeks of the competition. Barcelona could win it if they beat Atletico in El Calderon.
Hours ahead of the clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, which marks the start of the 37th week of La Liga action, the strike has been suspended by a ruling of the Spanish National Court. The decision was supported by the Spanish Federation and now every game scheduled until the end of the season will be played.

The decision will also allow the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and...

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PERKS OF A FOOTBALL STAR: Gerard Pique showcases incredible swapped shirt collection

Tuesday May 12 2015,

Tags: Gerard Pique, Barcelona, Manchester United, Spain

He recently played his 300th game with Barcelona. There are no Real Madrid or Bayern Munich shirts included.
If you ever wondered what happens after players swap their shirts at the end of a game, Gerard Pique has the answer for you. Throughout his career, he has traded his shirt with players such as Frank Lampard, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema and Andrea Pirlo. All of them are now in his closet.

Pique posted a picture on Twitter with the shirts of many of the players he has played against....

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Champions League Final & UEL Final to be Spain vs Italy affairs?

Both Serie A and La Liga have three teams each in this season's Champions League and Europa League semi-finals. We take a look at the chances to have the finals featuring at least one team from Spain and Italy.
With the second legs of this season's Champions League and Europa League set to kick off over the next few days, two countries will be hoping to have at least one of their teams featuring in Berlin and Warsaw. For Serie A and La Liga fans, there is quite a bit to celebrate as six out of the final eight teams hail from Italy and Spain respectively, with Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid, Napoli, Fiorentina...

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"Spain did not win the World Cup, Barcelona won it" - Cantona

He also does not consider either Messi or Ronaldo as the best players in the world.
Eric Cantona is certain that if it weren’t for Catalonia, Spain would have never won the World Cup. He does not think that the best player in the world plays in La Liga and he is not a fan of someone who controls football but hasn’t played it.

The French legend gave a press conference at the Laureus World Sports Awards. His answers may nothave been what many people are used to hearing...

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Netherlands vs Spain: Spanish press is furious with La Roja after defeat

Wednesday April 1 2015,

Tags: Spain, Netherlands, FIFA, Vicente del Bosque

Most publications agreed Spain lacked leadership on the field. Del Bosque claimed it was not a failure.
The Spanish press is not happy with how its national team played against Netherlands in a rematch from their opening game in the World Cup. La Furia lost 2-0 at Amsterdam and there was nothing good about it.

20 minutes was all it took for Netherlands to bury any chances for Spain to win the game. Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaassen were the one in charge of scoring for the home team. After that...

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Depay's MAD skills shine with The Netherlands in 2-0 win over Spain

Tuesday March 31 2015,

Tags: FIFA, Friendly, Netherlands, Spain, Memphis Depay

The PSV Eindhoven player showed off his ball-handling moves against the former World Champions, giving fans something to talk about.
Guus Hiddink's team may be living hard times in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, but today's victory over Spain may end up boosting them one more time. In their 2-0 win against Vicente del Bosque's men, besides the goals scored by De Vrij and Klaassen, Memphis Depay stole the show with his ball-handling skills. Depay, one of Louis Van Gaal's rising stars in the past World Cup, has been linked with a...

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Netherlands vs Spain: De Gea is not anxious to succeed Casillas with La Furia

The Manchester United goalkeeper knows his time will come soon. He has perfected his abilities while in England.
David De Gea knows that there is a big competition to become Vicente del Bosque first choice when choosing a goalkeeper. But among Iker Casillas, Victor Valdez and him, it is a friendly competition.

The Manchester United keeper is not highly concerned in taking Casillas down from his spot, but on continuing to work and learn from one of the all-time greats in that position. Every day they spent...

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Live streaming info: Netherlands vs Spain - March 31, 2015

Spain will travel to the Netherlands on March 31st for an International Friendly. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Netherlands vs Spain below.
To Spain, this international friendly might be much more meaningful than expected. As defending World Champions in 2014, they were faced with a horrendous defeat thanks to the Dutch. The Spanish barely had a chance to breathe as the Dutch took them apart, 5-1, efficiently in the heat of Brazil. Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie, the chief perpetrators, are still in the Dutch setup although...

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Spain vs Ukraine live streaming info - Euro 2016 Qualifying

Thursday March 26 2015,

Tags: Spain, Ukraine, UEFA Euro Qualifying, WTW, Live streaming

Spain has not lost its last 29 games at home in European competition. Ukraine has won its past three games without conceding a goal.
Spain is ready to host Ukraine in one more round of qualifying action toward the Euro 2016 on Friday. The two teams are tied in second place of Group C with nine points with a goal differential favoring La Furia. Slovakia leads the group with 12 units.

Spain just got knocked out off the top 10 in the FIFA Rankings for the first time since 2007. The team has had it’s up and downs in the...

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ESPN to carry 21 International Matches from March 25 – 31, 2015

Includes Coverage of Denmark vs. USA, France vs. Brazil, and UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying Matches
ESPN networks will combine to televise 21 matches in this month’s FIFA International match dates beginning March 25 through March 31, highlighted by Denmark vs. USA on Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m. ET (kickoff at 3:15 p.m.) on ESPN and WatchESPN from NRGi Park in Aarhus, Denmark.

Eleven of the 23 players from U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup roster in...

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OFFICIAL: Diego Costa ruled out of Spain-Ukraine and Netherlands-Spain

Tuesday March 24 2015,

Tags: Diego Costa, Hull, Spain, Netherlands, Euro Qualifier, Ukraine

The Spanish striker suffered a hamstring injury in the game against Hull. Will undergo treatment in London.
A hamstring injury has Costa sidelined for Spain’s upcoming games against Ukraine and Netherlands. The Chelsea striker will return to London to undergo treatment at his club during the international break. 

"Diego Costa, left the premises of the Spanish Football Federation this morning after undergoing several tests with the medical services of the RFEF," was what an official...

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March 2015 FIFA Rankings: Spain controversially OUT of Top 10

Thursday March 12 2015,

Tags: FIFA, FIFA Rankings, Spain, Germany, Italy, Argentina

The 2010 World Champion left their spot among the top 10 ranked teams for the first time in eight years.
Following their shocking performance during the past World Cup, plus their shaky outings in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Spain was revealed to be out of FIFA's top ten for the first time in eight years. La Roja's spot was taken by the Italian National Team, which climbed two positions in the monthly rank.

Last month's leader Germany remains at the top of the list, followed by Argentina and Colombia....

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Sergio Ramos dares other National Teams to top Spain's achievements

The Spanish defender also praised Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti, referring to the Italian as one of the most influencial managers in his career.
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos shared his thoughts about last year's accomplishments with Real Madrid and his complicated year defending La Roja's jersey. The Andalucian center back believes that his National Team would have had a better World Cup if they had more time to rest prior to the competition, while he challenged other teams to try and win all they won in the past few years.

"It’s...

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FIFA Rankings – February 2015: Ghana and Australia move up, Spain and England keep falling

Thursday February 12 2015,

Tags: FIFA

Asian Cup winner Australia makes the biggest move. Germany stays on top while Spain barely makes the top 10.
The February 2015 FIFA Power Rankings are out and while Germany stays on top; barely anything stayed the same further down the list in comparison to January.

Ivory Coast rallied back into the world’s top 20 after defeating Ghana in the AFCON final. Ghana lost that game but gained 12 spots to get the 25th place. Congo DR moved up 11 spots and is now in 46th place.

UEFA teams, Germany...

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Barca's Camp Nou among football's Top 10 biggest stadiums

Monday January 26 2015,

Tags: Spain, England, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus

Check out if the stadium of your favourite team features in the list of football's top 10 biggest venues. You may be surprised by the first name on the list!
Africa is on the list with Egypt's Borg El Arab stadium. It is the home of the Pharaohs with a capacity of 86,000 seats. South Africa's amazingly designed Soccer City stadium features as well.

Surprisingly, Indonesia is in there with Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno capable of hosting nearly 90,000 fans. It was opened back in 1962 and cost $19.5M. It is famous for hosting the 1962 Asian Games, the...

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The Netherlands and Spain will relive their World Cup matchup next year with a friendly match

Monday December 8 2014,

Tags: Fifa, Friendly, The Netherlands, Spain

This will be the first match between the 2010 World Cup finalists to be held in Amsterdam since 2002, when the Oranje defeated La Roja 1-0.
The Dutch Football Association announced a friendly match against Spain to be held in March 2015. The game will be held at Amsterdam Arena, giving the Spanish team the chance to redeem themselves after the recent World Cup matchup between them, where The Netherlands destroyed La Roja 5-1.

This will be the third time the Spanish team visits the Dutch nation for an international game. Their first...

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Match-fixing scandal in Spain will summon up to 32 people

Friday November 28 2014,

Tags: La Liga, Levante, Zaragoza, Ander Herrera, Javier Aguirre

Among those implicated in this case are Atletico Madrid's captain Gabi, Manchester United's midfielder Ander Herrera and Mexican coach Javier Aguirre
The investigation regarding a possible fixed match between Spanish clubs Levante and Real Zaragoza is reaching its final stages. Sources indicate the prosecution has found enough evidence to implicate up to 32 people, including players, coaches and team executives.

Zaragoza needed to win their match against Levante in 2011, and Los Maños ended up bagging three points with two goals by...

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Cesc Fabregas does not want anyone to question his commitment with La Roja

Wednesday November 26 2014,

Tags: Spain, Sergio Ramos, Vicente del Bosque, Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea's midfielder revealed he talked about this issue with Sergio Ramos, who questioned those players who refused to attend Spain's international matches due to injury.
Chelsea's midfielder Cesc Fabregas responded to those voices who criticized his recent absence with Spain during the last International break of the year. Fabregas revealed he spoke with Sergio Ramos to explain why he decided not to go with La Roja last week.

"I've played 94 games with La Roja, and I have always been there, it really annoys me that people think I don't want to play with...

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Mourinho tells Ramos to get a masters in medicine after Costa and Fabregas jibe

The Portuguese boss was not pleased by recent comments by the Spanish defender about Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, in which he appeared to question the Chelsea duo's commitment to the national team.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at Sergio Ramos after making remarks about Chelsea's Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, telling the Blancos ace: “Get a masters and become a doctor before you talk about my players’ fitness”.

These comments by the Portuguese boss comes after the Real Madrid defender, who despite claiming he was not referring to Fabregas and Costa, appeared...

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