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Spain begin World Cup defence with hard fought win


September 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Reigning football World Cup champions Spain needed an 87th minute goal from striker Roberto Soldado to begin their title defence with a 1-0 win away ... Read more...

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The road to Brazil begins in Georgia: Del Bosque


September 10th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 10 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his players that the defence of the World Cup that they won in South Africa in 2010 begins ... Read more...

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VIlla happy to be back in Spanish squad


September 8th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spanish striker David Villa expressed his satisfaction at returning to international football with a goal against Saudi Arabia.Villa came on as a substitute for Fernando ... Read more...

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Easy win for Spain against Saudi Arabia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Reigning World and European Champions Spain enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a friendly.The Spanish totally outplayed a Saudi side Friday that ... Read more...

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Punish referee for Chelsea game: Pogrebnyak


August 24th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak Thursday added fuel to fire regarding his team's controversial defeat to Chelsea stating that the referee and linesmen from the ... Read more...

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Spanish press hail Euro 2012 triumph


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) The Spanish media hailed their football team after they were crowned European Champions Sunday night with a 4-0 win over Italy.Spain's victory, which came ... Read more...

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Italy wept in changing room, says Buffon


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mario Balotelli may have cried right on the ground after Italy's 0-4 defeat to Spain in the Euro 2012 final, but almost the whole ... Read more...

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Del Bosque hails ‘great era’ of Spanish football


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque on Monday hailed his team as representing a "great era" of Spanish football after their 4-0 Euro 2012 final ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 win has to sink in: Jordi Alba


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain left-back Jordi Alba said Monday it will take time to realise he has become a part of history after scoring in Spain's 4-0 ... Read more...

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Spain wins Euro 2012 final, smashing Italy 4-0 (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain won the Euro 2012 championship here Sunday, trouncing a valiant, but outmatched, Italy 4-0.The victory makes Spain the first team in history to win ... Read more...

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Spanish football fans celebrate victory


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Football fans across Spain celebrated their country's 4-0 win over Italy in the final of the European Championship Sunday night.Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, ... Read more...

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Lack of rest killed us against Spain: Italy coach


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli acknowledged Monday his side had struggled to cope with the physical demands of Euro 2012 after their 4-0 thrashing at ... Read more...

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Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win Euro 2012 title


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final Sunday, securing the Spaniards' place in history as the first country to win three successive ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Last-gasp Navas goal sends Spain through, Croatia out


June 19th, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nervous Spain left it late to beat Croatia with a Jesus Navas strike for a 1-0 win that books their place in ... Read more...

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Leading scorers at Euro 2012


June 18th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS) The following are the leading goal scorers at Euro 2012 after Sunday's matches:Three goals: Mario Gomez (Germany), Mario Mandzukic (Croatia), Alan Dzagoev (Russia).Two goals: ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres on song as Spain knock out Ireland


June 15th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fernando Torres rediscovered his scoring touch in a Spain shirt in a 4-0 thrashing of Ireland that makes the Irish the first side ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 Group C Preview: Ireland may decide who survive


June 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 5 (IANS) On paper it looks that two countries among title holder Spain, Italy and Croatia should qualify from Group C in the European Championships -- however, ... Read more...

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Spain defeat China 1-0 in Euro 2012 warm-up


June 4th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Spain finished their preparation for the European football Championships with a narrow 1-0 win at home over a hard-working Chinese national side.The Chinese, coached by ... 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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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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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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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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Barcelona striker Villa out of Euro 2012


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Spanish Football Federation RFEF has confirmed that David Villa will not be part of their squad for this summer's European Championships.The Barcelona striker has not ... 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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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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Valiant Chelsea knock Barca out, reach Champions League final


April 25th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Chelsea staged a remarkable comeback with 10 men to knock out defending champions Barcelona and qualify for the final of Champions League football with a ... 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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Chelsea reach Champions League quarters after thrilling win


March 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) English club Chelsea overcame a 1-3 first leg deficit against Italy's Napoli to book a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League football, winning ... Read more...

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Lukaku contemplating loan move away from Chelsea


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has shown frustration by asking to be loaned out in the summer after being continuously overlooked for a starting position by ... Read more...

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Injured Negredo out of Spain squad against Venezuela


February 28th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) Spain striker Alvaro Negredo was forced to pull out of his country's football squad for their friendly game at home against Venezuela after suffering ... 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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Chelsea lose at home to Villa


January 1st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Chelsea lost further ground to English Premier League table toppers Manchester City as they slumped to their third home defeat, losing 1-3 to Aston Villa.The ... Read more...

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Navas and Monreal back in Spain’s squad for England, Costa Rica friendlies


November 8th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 8 (IANS) Spain's football coach Vicente del Bosque has named his squad for the side's two friendly matches against England and Costa Rica.Spain, who have already qualified ... Read more...

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Valencia, Chelsea draw 1-1 in Champions League


September 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS) Valencia and Chelsea drew 1-1 in a Champions League football match at the Mestalla Stadium.Frank Lampard opened the scoring for Chelsea, who controlled much of ... Read more...

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