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#Spain

# spain-soccer - Monday 13 August, 2018

125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football

The Manchester City schemer won the 2010 World Cup as well as two European championships.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Spain and Barcelona legend Gerard Pique announces international retirement

The 31-year-old made the last of his 102 international appearances in his country’s World Cup last-16 loss to Russia.

# spain-soccer - Monday 9 July, 2018

Luis Enrique named Spain's new head coach after disastrous World Cup

The ex-Barcelona boss takes over after Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace the sacked Julen Lopetegui in Russia.

# spain-soccer - Monday 2 July, 2018

De Gea: Spain are f***ed but we'll get up again

The Manchester United goalkeeper was uninhibited in his summation of the feeling within his national team’s camp

# spain-soccer - Friday 29 June, 2018

Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the World Cup

Spain and Brazil are among the favourites to lift the trophy.

# spain-soccer - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Here are the times and dates for the 8 last-16 World Cup ties Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 8 last-16 World Cup ties

France v Argentina is among the standout matches.

# spain-soccer - Monday 25 June, 2018

Can the Irish team learn from Iran and Morocco's displays tonight?

Both sides came close to beating Spain and Portugal tonight.

'Because Iran had suffered a couple of injustices, they said to give the penalty' VAR FARCE This post contains videos

'Because Iran had suffered a couple of injustices, they said to give the penalty'

The RTÉ panel were left unimpressed by some of the decisions in the Portugal-Iran game tonight.

Spain stumble over the line as they claim last-gasp draw with Morocco Upset This post contains videos

Spain stumble over the line as they claim last-gasp draw with Morocco

A late Iago Aspas goal was given after the officials consulted VAR.

Portugal took the lead tonight with one of the goals of the tournament so far Take A Bow This post contains videos

Portugal took the lead tonight with one of the goals of the tournament so far

Ricardo Quaresma scored a stunning strike that Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of against Iran.

Watch: Morocco take shock lead against Spain before Hierro's men hit back Scare This post contains videos

Watch: Morocco take shock lead against Spain before Hierro's men hit back

Khalid Boutaïb scored a memorable goal, but Isco equalised five minutes later.

# spain-soccer - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?

A number of pre-tournament favourites have struggled to live up to expectations in Russia.

# spain-soccer - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

# 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

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.

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