spanish football

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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Stiff sanctions for Coentrao and Vilanova


August 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) The Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has handed out heavy sanctions to FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.Coentrao ... Read more...

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Javi Martinez joins German side Bayern Munich


August 30th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez finally joined German giants Bayern Munich after weeks of speculations on a five-year deal, the club announced.Martinez, 24, terminated his ... Read more...

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Champions League: Malaga beat Panathinaikos


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Spanish football club Malaga defeated Greek side Panathinaikos 2-0, while minnows BATE also prospered in the UEFA Champions League.Malaga, who spent over $70 million recruiting new ... 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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Facebook has more than 83 mn fake users


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Social network Facebook has said there are now more than 83 million fake users on the website, BBC reported Thursday.The company said 8.7 percent of ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo signs Assuncao from Atletico Madrid


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Paulo Assuncao has joined Sao Paulo on a one-year deal after ending his contract with Spanish football club Atletico Madrid by mutual ... 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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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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Barca set 90 million euro buy-out clause for Alba


July 6th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spanish football giants Barcelona have attached a 90 million euro buy-out clause to Spain left-back Jordi Alba, who joined from Valencia during Euro 2012.The 14 ... 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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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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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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UEFA fines Russia and Spain over racism


June 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have been fined 30,000 and 20,000 euros respectively for racist chanting by their fans at Euro 2012, UEFA ... Read more...

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Russia, Spain hit with UEFA charges of racism


June 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have both received UEFA charges relating to alleged racist chanting by fans at the Euro 2012.Russia's case relates to ... Read more...

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Spanish football mourns Miki Roque’s death


June 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Spanish football is mourning the death of Betis defender Miguel 'Miki' Roque Farrero, who passed away as a result of bone cancer Sunday, aged just 23 ... Read more...

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Celta return to Spanish La Liga after 5 years


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Celta Vigo joined near neighbours Deportivo la Coruna in being promoted to Spain's La Liga after a gap of five years.Celta's 0-0 draw at home to ... Read more...

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Spanish Supercup to be held in China


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that five of the next seven finals of the Spanish Supercup will be played in China.The RFEF confirmed Friday ... 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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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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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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Kaka: I want to stay at Real Madrid


May 7th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Kaka said he wants to remain at the Bernabeu next season.The 30-year-old Brazilian has been a bit-part player under Jose ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... 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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Barca complain to UEFA over San Siro pitch


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) Spanish football giants Barcelona Thursday said they had complained to UEFA over the quality of the pitch at the San Siro, after they were held ... Read more...

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Six points still a big lead: Guardiola


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists that his side still has a lot of work to do if they want to overtake Real Madrid in the ... Read more...

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Two game ban for Madrid defender Pepe


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 24 (IANS) The disciplinary committee of the Spanish Football Federation has decided to suspend Real Madrid defender Pepe for two matches.Pepe was shown a red card following his ... 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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Still no venue for Copa del Rey final


February 14th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS) A venue is yet to be decided for the Spanish Copa del Rey football final between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao.The Spanish Cup final is ... Read more...

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Bilbao cruise into final of Copa del Rey


February 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bilbao (Spain), Feb 8 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao assured their place in the final of the Copa del Rey football for the 36th time in the club's history with a ... Read more...

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Barcelona to set up academy in Indonesia


January 26th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) Spanish football club FC Barcelona said it is going to set up the SCB Escola soccer academy in West Java, Indonesia, in a move expected to ... 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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Granada sack coach Fabri


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 23 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Granada has sacked coach Francisco Gonzalez 'Fabri'.The man who led Granada to promotion to the top flight of Spanish football for ... Read more...

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Real Madrid look to extend the lead in Liga


January 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) Real Madrid look to reach the halfway point of the Spanish football season this Saturday night by extending their lead at the top of the Spanish ... Read more...

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Copa return leg matches may see some surprises


January 10th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 10 (IANS) The hectic Spanish football season will continue with the 16 return leg matches of the Copa del Rey to be played this week. Although FC Barcelona, ... Read more...

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