xabi alonso

Money not the root of my sadness: Ronaldo


September 5th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that money is not the reason he felt 'sad' after failing to celebrate his two goals against Granada Sunday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties, reach final


June 28th, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain reached their third-successive European championship final Thursday, beating a defiant Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal ended goalless after extra ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Alonso rules out Spain changing tactics for Ronaldo


June 26th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The attacking threat of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will not force Spain to change their approach when they face Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-final here ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nasri abuses French journalist


June 24th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Samir Nasri was involved in a foul-mouthed tirade with a French journalist after his team's Euro 2012 exit at the hands of Spain Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blanc should stay with France: Benzema


June 24th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Striker Karim Benzema said Sunday that French football coach Laurent Blanc deserves a contract extension despite Euro 2012 elimination.Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Alonso sends Spain past France, into Euro 2012 semis


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning champions Spain a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarterfinal victory over France Saturday, setting up a semifinal against Portugal.Alonso celebrated ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Spain wary of Irish fighting spirit, says Xabi Alonso


June 14th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain are wary of Ireland's fighting spirit, Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso said ahead of their crucial Group C clash in Gdansk.The reigning champions drew 1-1 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid breeze past Apoel, Chelsea beat Benfica


April 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS) Real Madrid qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-2 win over Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia while Chelsea edged past Portuguese club ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Torres dropped by Del Bosque for friendly


February 24th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been left out from the Spanish national squad named by coach Vicente del Bosque Friday for the friendly against Venezuela ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid face stiff test in Getafe


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 3 (IANS) Real Madrid make the short trip to Getafe Saturday as they look to maintain their seven-point lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga football.Last ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid counts on Ronaldo’s return in Gijon tie


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be able to count on striker Cristiano Ronaldo for his side's potentially complicated trip to face Sporting Gijon Saturday evening ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid face Valencia test in La Liga


November 18th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 18 (IANS) Real Madrid will look to overcome the effects of jetlag and tired legs when they travel to play third placed Valencia in the Spanish La Liga ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Sports |

Mourinho confirms Sahin’s return to fitness


November 6th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 6 (IANS) Real Madrid football coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that summer signing Nuri Sahin has been included in the squad for Sunday's La Liga match at home ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Real Madrid aim to keep the goals flowing


October 25th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Real Madrid football club look to continue their incredible scoring record as they entertain Villarreal in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Wednesday night.Jose Mourinho's men have scored ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid face tough test in Malaga


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Real Madrid gears up for a fascinating trip to play Malaga in the Spanish La Liga football Saturday night in a game that will test the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Alba lone new face in Spain’s squad for Euro 2012 qualifiers


September 30th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 30 (IANS) Spanish football coach Vicente del Bosque has resisted the chance to make wholesale changes to his squad that will play the European Championship qualifying matches ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Real Madrid prepare to take on Ajax in Champions League


September 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Real Madrid will have another chance to calm the atmosphere surrounding the club when the Spaniards take on Ajax in their first home Champions League match ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Torres calls Liverpool a ’selling club’


March 12th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has described his former club, Liverpool, as a "selling club" and claimed that the protracted change of ownership has caused "chaos".Torres also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mourinho jibes Wenger over Arsenal’s protracted trophy drought


November 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27(ANI): Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has launched a vicious attack on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the English club's failure to win a trophy in the last five ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Capello eyeing Spain-born Arteta as England international via citizenship swap


August 28th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28(ANI): England manager Fabio Capello has reportedly had a personal meeting with Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta to discuss if the Spaniard would consider taking British citizenship and becoming an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

I should have sent off de Jong in World Cup final: Webb


August 26th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (DPA) Referee Howard Webb admitted Thursday that he should have shown Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a straight red card for his foul on Xabi Alonso in July's World ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

Spain’s midfield maestros playing on German minds


July 6th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, July 6 (DPA) Germany will be playing against many Lionel Messis, says Joachim Loew, who probably has Spain's midfield maestros Andres Iniesta and Xavi most in mind ahead of Wednesday's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Debate in Spain about who should take penalties


July 6th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 6 (DPA) A heated debate has broken out in Spain regarding who should take penalties for the team in South Africa. David Villa - World Cup top scorer with five ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe