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Spanish sides progress in Europa League


September 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Three Spanish clubs enjoyed good starts at the Europa League as reigning champions Atletico Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win in Israel.Levante grabbed a 1-0 win ... Read more...

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Defending champs prepare for Europa League action


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Reigning Europa League champions Atletico Madrid begin the defence of their crown when they travel to Israel to face Hapoel Tel Aviv Thursday night.Atletico have enjoyed ... Read more...

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UEFA embargo for Malaga and Atletico Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) European soccer body UEFA has announced an embargo on Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid and Malaga while it investigates their debts towards employees, with other clubs and ... Read more...

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Susaeta signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 11 (IANS) Spanish football club Athletic Club Bilbao confirmed it has reached an agreement with winger Markel Susaeta over extending his contract for four years.Susaeta has agreed ... Read more...

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Chicken pox forces San Jose out of Spanish Olympic squad


July 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose, has been forced to withdraw from the Spanish football squad for the London Olympics due to chicken pox.The central ... Read more...

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Courtois returns to Atletico Madrid on loan


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish club Atletico Madrid have confirmed a deal with Chelsea to keep young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on loan for another season.Courtois spent last season with Atletico ... Read more...

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Athletic Club confirm Ismael signing


June 26th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao Tuesday confirmed Ismael Lopez as their first signing of the summer.Ismael, who is a product of the Basque Club's youth system, left the ... Read more...

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Spain prepare for Euro defence with China game


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish national team has its final rehearsal for the European Championships when they play China in Sevilla Sunday night.The game will be the only ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid sign Turkish international


May 30th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 30 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga outfit Atletico Madrid confirmed their second signing for the 2012-2013 season. The Europa League winners have signed Turkish international midfielder Emre Belozoglu on ... Read more...

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Spain coach Del Bosque names Euro squad


May 27th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque Sunday named his definitive 23-man squad for the European football championship.Del Bosque's squad was finalized two days after the final ... Read more...

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Comfortable win for Spain in Euro warm-up


May 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) The Spanish national team enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over Serbia in their first preparation game for the European football championship.Playing in the Swiss town of ... Read more...

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Tensions rise in Madrid ahead of Copa del Rey final


May 25th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Controversy surrounds the celebration of Friday's Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona in the Spanish capital of Madrid following declarations by ... Read more...

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Last chance for fringe players as Spain face Serbia


May 25th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will carry out some experiments with his side when Spain kick off their preparations for the European 2012 Championships with ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona vie in Copa del Rey final


May 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish football season comes to an end Friday as Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona clash in the final of Copa del Rey in Atletico ... Read more...

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Coach Del Bosque recalls Torres and Mata in Spanish squad


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque has called Chelsea pair of Fernando Torres and Juan Mata into his preliminary squad for the European Championships.Mata and Torres ... Read more...

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Caparros commits to another season with Mallorca


May 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Joaquin Caparros has extended his contract with Mallorca after a magnificent season with the football club.Caparros, who has previously coached Athletic Club Bilbao, Deportivo la Coruna ... Read more...

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Barcelona’s Alves to miss cup final with broken collar-bone


May 17th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Brazilian full back Dani Alves will miss the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao after suffering a shoulder injury.The club issued ... Read more...

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Del Bosque hints at taking uncapped players to Euro 2012


May 16th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 16 (IANS) Spain's football coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted at carrying uncapped players in the squad to the Euro 2012 Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine.While del ... Read more...

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Guardiola prepares for last league game as Barca coach


May 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Pep Guardiola will sit in the FC Barcelona dugout for the last time in a Spanish Primera Liga match when his side travel to play Betis ... Read more...

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Bosque to name Spanish squad after May 25


May 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said his definitive squad for the European Champions will be named after the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club ... Read more...

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Liga’s penultimate round about survival and qualifying


May 4th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) With the outcome of the BBVA Primera Liga football title resolved with Real Madrid crowned champions Wednesday night, the coming weekend's penultimate round of games in ... Read more...

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Real Madrid a win away from Liga title


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 2 (IANS) Real Madrid will be the champions of the BBVA Primera Liga football Wednesday night if they are able to win away to Athletic Club Bilbao.A win ... Read more...

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Guardiola humbled by praise from colleagues


May 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Barcelona football club coach Pep Guardiola, speaking to the press for the first time since his resignation announcement, thanked his colleagues for praising the work ... Read more...

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Real Madrid one win away from La Liga title


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Real Madrid will be crowned the champions of the Spanish Primera Liga Wednesday night if they are able to win away against Athletic Club Bilbao.A win ... Read more...

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Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Real Madrid will have to wait till Wednesday night to be crowned champions of Spanish La Liga after both Madrid and FC Barcelona won their respective ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao qualify for Europa League final


April 27th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bilbao (Spain), April 27 (IANS) Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored a last minute goal to help Athletic Club Bilbao qualify for the final of the Europa League as they ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao coach stays cool after Europa League win


April 27th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa was his usual calm self after seeing his side defeat Sporting Club de Portugal 3-1 in the semi-final second leg ... Read more...

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Del Bosque: Raul could go to Euro 2012


April 14th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 14 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has not ruled out the prospect of taking former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez to this summer's European Championships to ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’s lead shrinks to four points


April 9th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Real Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga was reduced to just four points following a 0-0 draw with third placed Valencia.Madrid were ... Read more...

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Three Spanish clubs eye Europa League semis


April 4th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Three Spanish football sides are in Europa League action Thursday night as they look for a place in the semifinals of the competition.Athletic Club Bilbao are ... Read more...

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Real Madrid crush Osasuna in Primera Liga


April 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS) Real Madrid remained six points clear at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga following their 5-1 win away against Osasuna.The game Saturday had been touted ... Read more...

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Coach Mendilibar renews contract with Osasuna


March 31st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 31 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga football outfit, Osasuna, have extended the contract of coach Jose Luis Mendilibar for a another year, the club confirmed.The former Valladolid and Athletic ... Read more...

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Barca look to narrow Primera Liga gap with Real


March 30th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 30 (IANS) Defending champions Barcelona would look to eat into the six points that current league leaders Real Madrid have at the top of the table when ... Read more...

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Valencia torn between domestic and European aims


March 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 28 (IANS) Valencia coach Unai Emery admits that he is torn between the need to try and secure third place for his side in the Spanish Primera Liga ... Read more...

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Three Spanish sides in Europa League action


March 28th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 28 (IANS) Three Spanish clubs are in Europa League football action Thursday as they aim to take a big step towards the semifinal of the competition.Atletico Madrid are ... Read more...

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