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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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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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UEFA withholds prize money for 23 clubs


September 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rubin Kazan, Atletico Madrid and 21 other football clubs involved in UEFA competition this season saw the payment of their prize money temporarily withheld, the ... Read more...

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Atletico insists on need to change organisation of Spanish football


September 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Director General, Miguel Angel Gil has launched another attack on the organisation of the Spanish football league.Atletico won the Europa League last season and ... Read more...

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Ex-Liverpool striker Sinama-Pongolle joins Rostov


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Liverpool forward Florent Sinama-Pongolle has signed a two-year contract with Russian Premier League side FC Rostov.In August, the 27-year-old striker left Sporting Lisbon by mutual ... Read more...

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Portuguese player Sabrosa joins Espanyol


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Portuguese footballer Simao Sabrosa has signed with Spain's Espanyol, the Catalan football team confirmed on its website.The Portuguese is the fifth signing of the La Liga ... Read more...

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Alba, Mata and Martinez in Spain’s Olympic squad


July 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Luis Milla, coach of the Spanish football team for the London Olympic Games, has included members of Euro 2012 Jordi Alba, Juan Mata and Javi Martinez ... Read more...

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Wolfsburg reject Flamengo bid for Diego


June 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) Bundesliga club Wolfsburg has reportedly rejected an offer from Flamengo for Brazilian playmaker Diego.Flamengo's bid for 50 percent of the player's economic rights was ... Read more...

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Monchengladbach sign defender Alvaro Dominguez


June 28th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 28 (IANS) German side Borussia Monchengladbach has signed Atletico Madrid defender Alvaro Dominguez until June 2017, the club said in an official statement.The 23-year-old central defender passed the ... 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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Unai Emery signs two-year Spartak deal


June 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Valencia coach Unai Emery has officially taken charge at Russian club Spartak Moscow after signing a two-year contract, the club confirmed.Emery left Valencia at ... 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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Athletico Madrid sign Uruguayan winger Rodriguez


May 29th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Europa winners Atletico Madrid roped in Uruguayan international winger, Cristian Gabriel Rodriguez as their first signing for the 2012-2013 season.The Spanish club has reached an agreement ... Read more...

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Torres defends his selection in Spain’s Euro squad


May 29th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Spain's out of form striker Fernando Torres defended coach Vicente del Bosque's decision to include him in the 2012 Euro squad ahead of Valencia's Roberto ... 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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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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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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Three month ban for Granada’s Dani Benitez


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Granada winger Dani Benitez has been handed a three-month ban by the Spanish FA for his part in the scenes which marred the end of his ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid wins Europa league title


May 10th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, May 10 (IANS) Colombian Radamel Falcao's brace gave Atletico Madrid its second Europa football League title in three seasons with a 3-0 victory over fellow Spanish team Athletic Bilbao.Falcao ... Read more...

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Corinthians interested in signing Uruguayan striker Forlan


April 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Atletico-MG are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan and Uruguay striker Diego Forlan.The Italian serie A outfit has responded by ... Read more...

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China’s social networking site extends sponsorship deal with Villarreal


April 11th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Chinese social network site Renren extended its sponsorship deal with Spanish La Liga football club Villarreal.As per the sponsorship deal, Villareal will wear Renren's name on ... 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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Real Madrid face tough match against Valencia


April 7th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 7 (IANS) Real Madrid face what on paper at least looks like one of their toughest tests between now and the end of the season when they entertain ... Read more...

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Barcelona play Zaragoza away from home


April 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona look to reducing the gap to within three points of Real Madrid when they go away to play Zaragoza Saturday in the Spanish ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid eliminates Hannover from Europa


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 6 (IANS) Atletico Madrid striker and Colombian international Falcao scored the winner to beat Hannover 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.Diego Simeone's side wrapped a second ... 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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Madrid’s lead reduced to six points


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Real Madrid saw their lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga reduced to just six points following a 1-1 draw away to Villarreal.Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read more...

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Barca beat Gijon 3-1 without Messi


March 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona, playing without their talisman Lionel Messi who was suspended for the game, beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 at the Camp Nou.The win takes Barca to ... Read more...

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No Messi as Barca take on Sporting Gijon


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona will be without top scorer and star player, Lionel Messi for their home match against Sporting Gijon in the Spanish Primera Liga.Messi is suspended ... Read more...

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Guardiola: I don’t think Barca can win the League


February 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola ruled his side out of the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title Monday.Lionel Messi's 28th league goal of the season, ... Read more...

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Real Madrid retain 10-point lead over Barcelona


February 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Real Madrid won a difficult and controversial away game against Rayo Vallecano to retain their 10-point lead over FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish ... Read more...

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Barca face test away to in-form Atletico


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona face what could be one of their most difficult away match when they travel to play Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Sunday.Barcelona ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid to host Barca-Bilbao Copa del Rey final


February 25th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) The final of the Spanish Copa del Rey football competition will finally be played at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium.The Calderon has been chosen by ... Read more...

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Chelsea eye Torres swap deal


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Chelsea are ready to swap their 50 million pound Spanish striker Fernando Torres for Athletico Madrid's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool on ... Read more...

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