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Michel Gonzalez new coach of struggling Zargoza


December 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 31 (IANS) Former Getafe coach Michel Gonzalez will be named as the new coach of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga strugglers, Zaragoza, after the sacking of Javier Aguirre two ... Read more...

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Real cruise as Barca lose in Spanish football


November 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Real Madrid kept their lead at the top of the La Liga table with a 4-1 demolition of derby rivals Atletico Madrid here Saturday night. Barcelona ... Read more...

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Del Bosque defends players after tepid draw


November 16th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish football coach Vicente del Bosque Wednesday defended his side following their disappointing display against Costa Rica in a friendly match.Although Spain scored late goals from ... Read more...

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Real Madrid top La Liga as Barcelona held


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid won 4-0 away to Malaga to go atop the the Spanish football La Liga while Barcelona were ... Read more...

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Two tough defences as Barca host Sevilla


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Two of the tightest defences in Spanish football will go head to head when FC Barcelona entertain Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium Saturday night.Barcelona ... Read more...

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Spanish clubs firm on fairer share of TV rights money


September 9th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Spanish soccer club Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has said that a movement of clubs from the Primera Liga was unstoppable in its quest for ... Read more...

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Messi back from India to resume Spanish liga action


September 9th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Spanish football returns to action this weekend following last week's break for international matches.FC Barcelona kick off the round of games with a trip to ... Read more...

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Spanish coach to stay on till 2014 Football World Cup


September 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he would continue in his position until the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil.Del Bosque was speaking ... Read more...

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Spanish clubs move to end domination of big two


September 7th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 7 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has said he is meeting every club president in the Primera Liga, with the exception of those ... Read more...

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Spanish football manager Lillo watches Indian team practice


July 5th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Interested in taking over as the technical director, Spanish football manager Juan Manuel Lillo watched the Indian team practice at the Ambedkar Stadium here ... Read more...

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BCCI rubbishes report of players demanding Rs.5 crores for World Cup win


April 20th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Wednesday rubbished media reports of players demanding Rs.5 crores each as a bonus for winning the World Cup.Board of Control for ... Read more...

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Secret of Barca’s success is its super star factory


February 11th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
Barcelona (Spain), Feb.11 (ANI): The secret of Spanish football club Barcelona's unprecedented success in European football is out. It is its superstar factory, a production line that is the envy of ... Read more...

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Indian businessman Ali Syed to buy La Liga club


January 21st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed is close to buying Spanish football club Racing Santander for a reported 30-40 million euros.The deal between Ali Syed and the La Liga ... Read more...

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Ferguson’s secret dream was to manage Barcelona once in his life


November 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that his secret dream is to manage Spanish football giants Barcelona."I'd have loved to have gone to Barcelona at one ... Read more...

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Barcelona has more football fans than anyone in Europe: Report


September 12th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 12(ANI): A new study has found that Spanish football club Barcelona has more supporters than any other football team in Europe.According to the study by Sport Market, Barcelona has ... Read more...

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Barcelona sign Mascherano, poised to sell Ibrahimovic


August 27th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 27 (DPA) Spanish football champions Barcelona announced Friday that they had reached an agreement with Liverpool "for the transfer of Javier Mascherano." Mascherano, 26, will fly into the Catalan capital ... Read more...

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Zaragoza sign veteran goalkeeper Franco


July 18th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 18 (DPA) Spanish football club Zaragoza has announced the signing of veteran Argentine goalkeeper Leo Franco from Turkish giants Galatasaray for an undisclosed fee. Franco, 33 - who played for Argentina ... Read more...

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Barcelona buy Adriano from Sevilla


July 16th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 16 (DPA) Spanish football champions Barcelona have bought Adriano from Sevilla, according to media reports on Friday. These reports claimed that Sevilla have agreed to accept 10 million euros (12.83 million ... Read more...

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Winning the World Cup is a dream come true, says Fabregas


July 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Spanish football star and Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas has said that he is still pinching himself to make sure that he was a part of the world ... Read more...

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Andres Iniesta Dedicates Win To Dani Jarque


July 12th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Johannesburg, South Africa, July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday, history was carved on the grounds of Soccer City. It is the first time that the Spanish football team has lifted the ... Read more...

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‘Spain no longer a team of unlucky losers’


July 12th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (DPA) The Spanish national football team finally came of age on Sunday by beating the Netherlands 1-0 in a bad-tempered World Cup final in Johannesburg. The global media were unanimous ... Read more...

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Dutch and Spanish football closely connected for 40 years


July 9th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (DPA) In many ways it is appropriate that Spain's opponents in Sunday's World Cup final will be the Netherlands. For almost 200 years the Netherlands were Spanish colonies, and the ... Read more...

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Paul the Octupus a global superstar


July 8th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Oberhausen, July 8 (DPA) Paul the Octopus has turned into a global superstar revolving around the 2010 World Cup, with top political leaders in Spain even worried about the oracle mussel-eater's ... Read more...

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Locals in New Delhi rejoice over Spain’s victory in the FIFA semis


July 8th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Fans of the Spanish football team in New Delhi are happy about Spain's beating Germany and entering the finals of the FIFA World Cup.It is for ... Read more...

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Spain ready to inflict more pain on Germans: Alonso


July 7th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 7 (ANI): Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso is convinced that his team will triumph by beating Germany in tonight's World Cup semi-final just like they did in the Euro 2008 final.The ... Read more...

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Spanish coach Del Bosque relieved after ‘toughest game’


July 4th, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 4 (DPA) Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque breathed a sigh of relief Saturday after a late David Villa goal helped Spain overcome a resilient Paraguay 1-0 and make footballing history ... Read more...

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Spanish fans prefer Llorente to Torres


July 1st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 1 (DPA) Spanish football fans prefer Fernando Llorente to Fernando Torres as the centre-forward of the World Cup team, to judge by two online polls published on Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Iniesta doubtful for Spain’s World Cup debut


June 9th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 9 (DPA) The Spanish football federation announced Wednesday that Andres Iniesta might miss Spain's World Cup debut against Switzerland on June 16. Iniesta, 26, pulled a muscle in his right ... Read more...

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After Europe, Spain now set to conquer the World (Group H team profile)


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (DPA) Spanish football and jinx have long gone hand-in-hand at the national team's level. But after beating the spirits and claiming the Euro 2008 title, Vicente del Bosque's ... Read more...

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Barcelona keen to bring Fabregas back to Camp Nou


June 1st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Barcelona, June 1(ANI): Spanish football giants Barcelona remain confident about signing Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this summer.Fabregas has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that he wants to join Barcelona, but the ... Read more...

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Mourinho is new Real Madrid coach


May 31st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Jose Mourinho is the new Real Madrid coach, the ninth one for the Spanish football club in six years. The former Chelsea manager replaces Manuel Pellegrini. The ... Read more...

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England apologises for Lord Triesman’s bribing allegations against Spain, Russia


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): England's new World Cup 2018 chief Geoff Thompson has personally apologised to Spain's football chief for Lord Triesman's infamous bribery claims.According to reports, Thompson conveyed his personal apologies on ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal line up dream final in Madrid


May 16th, 2010 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 16 (DPA) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry a year after their last meeting as both played through in three sets Saturday into an all-star final ... Read more...

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Real Madrid may bid 30-million pounds for unhappy Gerrard


May 7th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Spanish football giants Real Madrid have reportedly made discreet enquiries about England and Liverpool mid-fielder Steven Gerrard, and according to club sources, are ready to buy him ... Read more...

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Language, culture prevents Real Madrid from bidding for Rooney in 2010


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Spanish football giants Real Madrid have ditched plans to launch a summer bid for England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, because they fear he won't be ... Read more...

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