Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he will not play again for the Spanish national team despite his former Barca coach Luis Enrique being appointed as coach. Pique declared his intention to quit international football after the 2018 World Cup following a World Cup qualifier against Albania in October 2016, saying he was tired of [...]
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There was no lull in the mud-slinging between the Spanish national team and Real Madrid as the club’s president Florentino Perez labelled the decision to sack Julen Lopetegui ‘absurd’. Spain kick-off their World Cup on Friday against Portugal but there was no amnesty, with Perez defending his club’s decision to poach the national team boss [...]
Stunning news from the Spain camp ahead of the World Cup where Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain boss on the eve of the World Cup after Spanish FA chiefs were left furious following his announcement as Real Madrid boss. Spain hastily called a press conference as reports emanated that the head of the [...]
The second day of the World Cup brought us our first surprise as holders Spain were taken apart 5-1 by Holland in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. In the day’s other games Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 while Chile got by Australia 3-1. But the story was in Salvador where the new Manchester [...]
The draw for next summer’s Confederations Cup was made in Sao Paulo today and it set up some interesting matches. The Confederations Cup takes place in Brazil on 15-30 June 2013 when hosts Brazil line up in Group A with Japan, Mexico and Italy. While Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti will be joined in Group B [...]
Cesc Fabregas has called Spain’s semi-final with neighbors Portugal as the El Clasico of Euro 2012. The Barcelona star believes that Portugal’s style mirrors Real Madrid’s counter-attacking style by using the explosive pace of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, while Spain use Barcelona’s passing template, basing their game on their Nou Camp geniuses. Barca stars Gerard [...]
Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas has called Spain’s semi-final with neighbors Portugal as the El Clasico of Euro 2012. The Barcelona star believes that Portugal’s style mirrors Real Madrid’s counter-attacking style by using the explosive pace of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, while Spain use Barcelona’s passing template, basing their game around Barca’s midfield maestro’s. Barca stars Gerard [...]
Former French international and one of the games greats Zinedine Zidane is considering the option of returning to the French national team as a coach. Zidane who retired from the side after he infamously head butted Marco Materazzi during the 2006 world cup finals, made the statement when questioned by Le Parisien. “Whether I’d like [...]
Holders Spain and Holland both maintained their perfect starts to Euro 2012 qualifying while Italy, France, Belgium and Serbia also won as qualification resumed for the new year. Spain won all three of their Group I games in the fall but with 21 minutes left trailed the Czech Republic in Granada. David Villa levelled the [...]
In addition to the naming of Lionel Messi as the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, FIFA also announced Jose Mourinho was named Coach of the Year ahead of World Cup-winning Spain boss Vicente del Bosque and Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola for leading Inter Milan to an unprecedented Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia [...]