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#Spain

# spain-soccer - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Cristiano is prone to diving'

Gerard Pique was unhappy with the Real Madrid star after Spain’s World Cup draw against Portugal

Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder

Jose Mourinho also backed his Man United goalkeeper after he gifted Cristiano Ronaldo his second in Sochi last night.

# spain-soccer - Friday 15 June, 2018

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup

We followed all the action from Sochi as the European champions and 2010 World Cup winners went head-to-head in Group B.

# spain-soccer - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral'

Sergio Ramos was in no mood to dwell on Julen Lopetegui’s departure on the eve of Spain’s World Cup Group B opener.

Top scorer? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions

The42′s journalists look ahead to Russia 2018.

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup?

It all starts in Moscow with today’s opening game.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener

Fernando Hierro will take charge for the duration of the World Cup.

# spain-soccer - Monday 11 June, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the 2018 World Cup?

The much-anticipated competition in Russia gets underway on Thursday.

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish Prime Minister

Pedro Sanchez made comments in connection with a false 2016 sex slur.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Giroud suffers injury scare just days before the World Cup

The Chelsea striker was injured in a clash of heads in their draw with the USA tonight.

Power ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the 2018 World Cup

Spain, Brazil and Germany are among the favourites.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'People were in fear of Roy... When he left, it let lads breathe'

Damien Duff has suggested Ireland were not necessarily worse off without their inspirational captain at the 2002 World Cup.

# spain-soccer - Monday 4 June, 2018

Here are all 32 confirmed squads for the 2018 World Cup

Every country has now revealed their players for the upcoming tournament in Russia.

# spain-soccer - Monday 28 May, 2018

A nation holds its breath as Mo Salah travels to Spain for treatment

The Liverpool and Egypt star is hoping to be fit in time for the World Cup.

# spain-soccer - Monday 21 May, 2018

No place for Morata in Spanish World Cup squad

Julen Lopetegui named his squad today.

# spain-soccer - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

There was no sign of age catching up with the the Spain international at the Wanda Metropolitano.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

Real's Zidane has no faith in me, says Spain's hat-trick hero

The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui.

# spain-soccer - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'For me he is the biggest young talent in Europe'

Javi Martinez has heaped praise on fellow Spaniard Marco Asensio.

# spain-soccer - Monday 19 February, 2018

'The officials hate me and there’s nothing I can do to change that'

The Atletico Madrid star was booked again in his latest outing, but claims to have done nothing wrong as he continues to be singled out by officials.

# spain-soccer - Friday 15 December, 2017

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Spain's World Cup 2018 jersey is creating controversy and here's why

The Adidas plan to draw inspiration from the shirt worn at the 1994 tournament has backfired.

# spain-soccer - Friday 3 November, 2017

Santi Cazorla almost lost foot in injury nightmare

The 32-year-old Spanish midfielder has been out of action for over a year.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Spain legend Iker Casillas was controversially dropped by Porto last night

Sergio Conceicao has stood by Jose Sa after the Porto goalkeeper failed to fill the boots of the former Real Madrid star.

# spain-soccer - Friday 6 October, 2017

Gerard Pique again the subject of abuse from Spanish fans ahead of Albania clash

The Barcelona defender was jeered and booed as his name was read out in Alicante.

# spain-soccer - Monday 2 October, 2017

Barcelona's Gerard Pique whistled and jeered by fans at Spain open training session

Tensions ran high at Spain’s training camp as the Barcelona defender was badly received.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 2 September, 2017

After more than a decade unbeaten, Italy finally lose a qualifier Class This post contains videos

After more than a decade unbeaten, Italy finally lose a qualifier

Real Madrid star Isco inspired Spain to a 3-0 victory.

# spain-soccer - Monday 3 July, 2017

Everton take summer spending past €100m with signings of Ramirez and Keane True Blue This post contains videos

Everton take summer spending past €100m with signings of Ramirez and Keane

Sandro Ramirez has put pen to paper on a four-year deal to become the Toffees’ fourth buy.

Arsenal star donates £50 for every minute he played at Euros to Grenfell fire fund

Hector Bellerin pledges £19,050 to help British Red Cross efforts following London fire.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

It took just 40 seconds for the video ref to correctly award Spain's disallowed goal Tech Talk This post contains videos

It took just 40 seconds for the video ref to correctly award Spain's disallowed goal

Here’s how the new technology trial worked last night.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Bayern Munich's Alonso set to retire at end of this season - report

The 35-year-old is bidding to help Bayern Munich land their fifth straight German League title.

# spain-soccer - Friday 13 January, 2017

Chelsea axe Diego Costa after £30 million China link - reports

The striker, who already has 14 goals to his name this season, is understood to have fallen out with his manager.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

England and Spain both had a crack at the mannequin challenge last night Dummies This post contains videos

England and Spain both had a crack at the mannequin challenge last night

Jamie Vardy was first to give it a go before the visitors celebrated their late comeback in the dressing room afterwards.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Spain, Italy and Croatia among the winners in tonight's other World Cup qualifiers

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 cult favourites Iceland suffered a setback this evening.

# spain-soccer - Monday 10 October, 2016

Fuming Pique to quit Spain squad after sleeve uproar

Criticism of the defender’s jersey alteration in the 2-0 win over Albania has prompted him to confirm his international retirement after the World Cup.

# spain-soccer - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ander Herrera: I thought first Spain call-up was a David de Gea prank

The Man United midfielder was included in the Spanish senior squad for the first time this week.

# spain-soccer - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Belgium dream team of Martinez and Henry get off to losing start First Impressions This post contains videos

Belgium dream team of Martinez and Henry get off to losing start

The new management team had a formidable task on their debut this evening.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Major coup for Premier League new-boys as they land former Manchester City striker

Alvaro Negredo is returning to the Premier League with Middlesbrough.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 16 July, 2016

3 winners and 3 losers from Euro 2016

How Martin O’Neill’s Ireland fared and more thoughts from the summer’s biggest footballing event.

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