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Spain have Brazil in their sights

November 16, 2009

Spain’s 2-1 friendly victory over Argentina on Saturday was further evidence that the European champions are going to take some stopping if they are to be denied their first ever World Cup triumph.

Should Rooney seek his fortune abroad?

November 13, 2009

Manchester United fans will doubtless be pleased by Wayne Rooney’s latest comments pouring cold, or at least lukewarm water on the idea that he might move to Barcelona, or anywhere else for that matter.

Arsenal emerge as shining light in Champions League

November 5, 2009

Out of eight Spanish and English teams playing in the Champions League this week, only Arsenal were victorious.

La Liga: The most boring competition in Europe?

October 1, 2009

A few days ago, Real Zaragoza president Eduardo Bandres said: “The Spanish league will be a matter totally and absolutely between two teams, among other things because the system for distributing television rights determines that it will be this way. It is unique in Europe and because of this the Spanish league is one of the most boring in Europe.”

Real and Ronaldo under threat from Spanish wizard?

September 28, 2009

An unusual headline in Spain’s El Mundo newspaper caught my eye this morning: “Real Madrid threatened by wizard.”

Reuters Sportswrap: World Cup qualifying special

September 11, 2009

Join Owen Wyatt for our regular wrap of world sport. This week, it’s a World Cup qualifier special, as we consider the plight of Diego Maradona and the battle for golden tickets for South Africa 2010.

Spain’s ’21st century gladiators’ do Merida proud

September 10, 2009

Spain’s qualification for next year’s World Cup finals in South Africa has brought a welcome distraction to a nation suffering more than most of its European peers from the economic crisis.

Villa, the Spanish goal machine, stuck in the Europa League

September 6, 2009

It’s hard to believe Spain striker David Villa will not be playing in the Champions League again this season.

Where does U.S. win over Spain rank in list of upsets?

June 25, 2009

In the previous post, Simon Evans discussed where the U.S. go from here after their stunning win over Spain. Below Mike Collett looks at where the Confederations Cup semi-final victory ranks among shocks.