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Strange that World Cup winners need to qualify: Casillas


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), Sep 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas says that as defending World Cup champions, it felt strange to battle in out in the qualifiers for the 2014 edition.Spain ... 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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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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Spain celebrates soccer triumph


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Tens of thousands displaying the national colours of red and yellow thronged the streets of this capital Monday as Spain's national soccer team celebrated its victory ... Read more...

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Iniesta named player of Euro 2012


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta was named the player of the Euro 2012 Monday by European football governing body UEFA.The 28-year-old Barcelona player was a key ... 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: Spain edge Portugal for third-straight Euro final (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain reached their third-successive Euro final Thursday, beating a defiant Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal ended goalless after extra time.Cesc ... 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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Fatigue and injury problems for Spain


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) Tiredness and injuries to the squad could spoil Spain's chances of defending their European crown with some of the big names having already been ruled ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich qualify for Champions League final after penalty shoot-out


April 26th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich have qualified for the final of the Champions League football after knocking out Real Madrid in a penalty shoot-out.Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio ... Read more...

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Real Madrid work hard to beat Sporting Gijon


April 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) Real Madrid had to work a lot harder than expected as they defeated Sporting Gijon 3-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Spanish Primera Liga.It ... Read more...

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Real Madrid to play Apoel in Champions League


April 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Real Madrid face what in theory should be a comfortable evening when they entertain APOEL Nicosia in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal ... Read more...

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Madrid eyes Wenger, Loew after fallout with Mourinho


January 25th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS) Spanish football giant Real Madrid has short-listed Germany's head coach Joachim Loew and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to replace Jose Mourinho.Mourinho was booed by section ... Read more...

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Guardiola named ‘best coach in the world’


January 7th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has been named the best coach in the World in the annual inquest by the International Federation of Football History ... Read more...

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Di Maria’s hamstring injury a blow to Real Madrid


November 7th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 7 (IANS) Real Madrid could be without winger Angel di Maria after the Argentinean injured a hamstring during his side's 7-1 win at home to Osasuna in the ... Read more...

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Brazilian star Marta’s message of women’s power in World Cup


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 28 (IANS) Brazilian football star Marta Vieira da Silva, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said women not only play lead ... Read more...

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Murray left star struck after meeting ‘Special One’ Mourinho


August 9th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI); Britain's No.1 tennis player Andy Murray has admitted that he was left star struck after sharing a chat with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.Murray met football's 'Special ... Read more...

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Casillas dismisses Mourinho rift fears with Spain’s WC stars


July 20th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20(ANI): Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has dismissed suggestions that the club's World Cup stars are on a collision course with new coach Jose Mourinho.The squad has started training under ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole set for 30 million pound Real Madrid deal


July 14th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14(ANI): Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed that Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is certain for a 30 million pound move to join the Spanish giants."From what I ... Read more...

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Soccer WC Cup coverage ‘misogynistic’: Miriam González Durántez


July 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Miriam González Durántez, the wife of Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, says media coverage of the recently concluded soccer World Cup was misogynistic.The Spanish born González has ... Read more...

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World Cup squad returns to Spain in triumph (Lead)


July 13th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish royal family and government welcomed the country's World Cup-winning soccer team home Monday and emphasised that the players' work projects the best image of Spain. The Royal ... Read more...

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Casillas is World Cup top goalkeeper


July 12th, 2010 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Spain skipper Iker Casillas has been named the best goalkeeper of the 2010 World Cup. The FIFA Technical Study Group picked the Real Madrid shot-stopper after some outstanding performances ... Read more...

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Iniesta goal gives Spain World Cup glory (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta became a legend Sunday by scoring in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in ... Read more...

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World Cup trophy handed over to Spain


July 12th, 2010 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup trophy was handed over to Spain captain Iker Casillas by FIFA head Joseph Blatter and South Africa President Jacob Zuma at Soccer City following ... Read more...

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World Cup final lineups


July 12th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Lineups for the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg Sunday: Netherlands vs Spain (kickoff 1830 GMT)Netherlands:Maarten Stekelenburg, Gregory Van der Wiel, John ... Read more...

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Road to Soccer City - Spain’s final preparations


July 10th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 10 (DPA) The play stations, the playing cards, the books and clothes were all packed up ready for Spain's last trip of this World Cup - the ... Read more...

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German team is best: Spanish players


July 5th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 5 (IANS/EFE) Ahead of the match against Germany in the World Cup semifinals, Spanish players say that the German team is "the best" in the 2010 soccer ... Read more...

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Spanish media euphoric about “historic” achievement


July 4th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (DPA) The Spanish media were euphoric Sunday about their national team finally reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup. "This is what we have been waiting for 60 years," ... Read more...

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Jabulani ball just too round to fly straight, say experts, critics


June 30th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have said the controversial World Cup Jabulani football is far from perfect, 20 days after the tournament's start.Puzzled experts have concluded that the Jabulani ball may simply ... Read more...

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European champions Spain stunned by Swiss in Group H (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, June 16 (DPA) World Cup favourites Spain were beaten 0-1 by Switzerland at the Durban Stadium Wednesday. Vicente Del Bosque's side dominated the first half of the Group H encounter without ... Read more...

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Favourites Spain beaten 0-1 by Switzerland


June 16th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, June 16 (DPA) World Cup favourites Spain were beaten 0-1 by Switzerland in the football World Cup here Wednesday. Vicente Del Bosque's side dominated the first half of the Group H encounter ... Read more...

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‘Expect goals from 45 yards at this WC due to Jabulani ball,’ US reserve goalkeeper


June 7th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 7(ANI): US reserve goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann believes that the World Cup ball, Jabulani, will lead to a number of freak goals during the tournament in South Africa."There will be ... Read more...

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Not only goalies bamboozled by the World Cup ball


June 4th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (DPA) Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is not alone in spending an inordinate amount of time with the controversial Jabulani World Cup football. Australian coach Pim Verbeek said Friday that the ... Read more...

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David James has fears over the world cup ball


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): One of England's goalkeeper for this year's FIFA World Cup David James has warned that goalkeepers will be left with egg on their faces by the controversial World ... Read more...

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Spain are contenders but not top favourites, says Xavi


May 31st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 31 (DPA) Euro 2008 champions Spain are not the top title contenders to win the World Cup but have a chance to lift the trophy in South Africa, playmaker Xavi ... Read more...

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