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Alexis adds to Barca injury woes


September 14th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona said that Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez will miss Saturday's La Liga away game against Getafe.Alexis returned from playing two World Cup qualifying matches ... Read more...

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Casillas, Xavi win Prince of Asturias award


September 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) The prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Sport was awarded to Spain football internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez.The award saw the Real Madrid goalkeeper and ... 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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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... Read more...

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Hope my two-game ban sets precedent: Vilanova


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova complained about the two-game suspension which means he will have to watch his side's Primera Liga football match against Valencia from ... Read more...

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Mallorca end top of Primera Liga


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Real Mallorca moved to the top of the Primera Liga football on goal difference Saturday night, thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad.Victor ... Read more...

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Questions to answer as Barca entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Primera Liga Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in ... Read more...

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Real Madrid entertain Granada at home


September 1st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Real Madrid will aim to maintain the feel good factor after winning the Spanish Supercup when they face Granada in the Spanish La Liga football Sunday ... Read more...

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Eto’o rejects Cameroon’s invite


August 28th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), Aug 28 (IANS) Cameroon's top striker Samuel Eto'o Tuesday turned down the invitation to return to the national team for the 2013 African Nations Cup first leg qualifier ... Read more...

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Barcelona sign Arsenal midfielder


August 19th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Barcelona have bought Arsenal midfielder Alex Song for 19 million euros, the Spanish football club said.Song signed a five-year deal Saturday."FC Barcelona and Arsenal ... Read more...

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Midfielder Keita to leave Barcelona


July 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona said midfielder Seydou Keita is leaving the Spanish football club.The 32-year-old may go to Chinese club Dalian Aerbin. His departure means Barca will probably ... Read more...

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Van Gaal to coach Dutch national team


July 7th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 7 (IANS) The Dutch football association KNVB has appointed Louis van Gaal as the new head coach of the Netherlands national team.Van Gaal succeeds Bert van ... Read more...

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Tbilisi to host 2015 UEFA Super Cup


July 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, July 1 (IANS) The Georgian capital Tbilisi will host the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA executive committee said.The Super Cup match will be held at the Mikheil ... Read more...

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Jordi Alba joins Barcelona


June 28th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Barcelona have signed Valencia left-back Jordi Alba for 14 million euros on a five-year deal, the Catalan giants said Thursday.The 23-year-old, who is with his ... 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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Euro 2012: Ronaldo key for Portugal


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 2 (IANS) Portugal had difficulties qualifying for Euro 2012, but will nevertheless start the forthcoming tournament in Ukraine and Poland with high expectations, thanks to Real Madrid's ... Read more...

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Netherlands defeat Slovakia in Rotterdam friendly


May 31st, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rotterdam, May 31 (IANS) The Netherlands beat Slovakia 2-0 here in a friendly match before the start of the European 2012 football championships.After Saturday's 1-2 loss in Amsterdam against Bulgaria, ... 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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Barca defender Abidal released from hospital


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona confirmed that left back Eric Abidal had been discharged from hospital.Abidal underwent a liver transplant April 10 and was released Monday, just over a ... 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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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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FC Barcelona to open football school in India


May 16th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Spanish giants FC Barcelona's first football school in India will come up in New Delhi by the end of the year, the club announced here ... 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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Van Bommel signed by PSV Eindhoven


May 15th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 15 (IANS) Mark van Bommel signed a contract for one year at his former club PSV Eindhoven Monday a day after he announced his departure from ... Read more...

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Barcelona soccer camp in Bangalore (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Former Barcelona player Josep 'Pep' Moratalla will head a five-day training camp for children in the 6-17 years age group to be held at the Bangalore ... Read more...

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Puyol concedes he won’t be fit for Euro 2012


May 9th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol Wednesday conceded that he won't recover from his knee injury in time to represent defending champions Spain in the Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona football camp in Bangalore


May 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona's former player Josep 'Pep' Moratalla will head a five-day training camp for children in the 6-17 years age group to be held at the ... Read more...

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Pellegrino named as new Valencia coach


May 8th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Valencia announced that former defender Mauricio Pellegrino will be their new coach for the next two seasons.The decision which was announced ... Read more...

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Pieters to miss Euro 2012 due to foot injury


May 8th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 8 (IANS) The Netherlands will be without Erik Pieters at Euro 2012 after the PSV Eindhoven left-back received bad news on his foot injury.Just three hours ... Read more...

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Betis to tour China for first time


May 8th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Betis will tour China for the first time this summer. Club President Miguel Guillen explained that the club's first trip to ... Read more...

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