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3 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Spain's Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

France's Yohan Cabaye, right, and Spain's Xabi Alonso go for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarter-final match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Xabi Alonso retires from international football

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, one of the key figures in Spain's dominant era that included two European championships and a World Cup title, says he is retiring from international football.

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4 hrs ago | Independent.ie

'The time has come to say goodbye' - Xabi Alonso calls time on glittering Spanish career

The 32-year-old was a member of the Spain squads which won the World Cup in 2010 and European Championships in 2008 and 2012 during a sustained period of dominance - but that run came to an end with a miserable World Cup in Brazil this summer as they were dumped out before the group stages had even concluded.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Express India

Manchester United smash British record by signing Angel Di Maria

Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, FIFA Soccer World Cup, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea

Business News

Chelsea's Diego Costa is purpose-built for the Premier League

The powerful striker has netted in both the Blues ' game so far as they recorded wins over newly-promoted Burnley and Leicester City.

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Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Soccer Players, Didier Drogba, Eden Hazard, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Diego Costa, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Football365

Spanish Thing

Lionel Messi endured some testing times with Barcelona last season, but he was back smiling in scoring two against Elche.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, World Soccer, More Sports, Atletico Madrid, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Football365

Smiling Messi puts Bar a Back on Track

Lionel Messi endured some testing times with Barcelona last season, but he was back smiling in scoring two against Elche.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Andy Carroll, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gorka Iraizoz

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Sky Sports

Record fee agreed for Di Maria

Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has arrived in Manchester to finalise his British record 59.7m move to Manchester United.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Gary Neville, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Fernando Torres, Chelsea

SFGate

Ronaldo seals Madrid's 2-0 win to open league

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Cordoba at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 .

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Soccer Players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Carlos, Sami Khedira, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Cyprus Weekly

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Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Per Mertesacker, Romelu Lukaku, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Seamus Coleman, FIFA Soccer World Cup

USA Today

Messi's back with 2 goals as Barca wins opener

Messi's back with 2 goals as Barca wins opener Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tzcrRm BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season's disappointments ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Switched

Michael Sam Sacks Johnny Manziel, Is Becoming A Distraction To Quarterbacks

In a moment that had many fearing for the continued existence of Twitter and ESPN, the two most talked about NFL rookies met on the field in dramatic fashion in a preseason game on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, SEC Football, Summer Olympic, Elaine, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Football, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Rory McIlroy, Golf, Golfers, Racing, Dakar Rally

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Hindustan Times

Man United set to sign Reals Di Maria might give him Beckhams shirt reports

Manchester United are close to signing Real Madrid's Argentina winger Angel Di Maria in a deal that is expected to smash the British transfer record, according to media reports.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Fernando Torres, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Goal.com

Mourinho rules out Torres exit

The Chelsea boss insists he needs three strikers in his squad for the upcoming season and will not be allowing the Spaniard to leave, despite speculation linking him with a move Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he has no intention of letting Fernando Torres leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Soccer Players, Didier Drogba, Romelu Lukaku, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Diego Costa

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Sky Sports

La Liga: 'Don't back against Real'

Sky Sports News HQ's David Garrido looks ahead to the opening weekend of the new league season in Spain.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, World Soccer, More Sports, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Sami Khedira

CNN

Tiny Eibar take on Spanish soccer's big guns

Tiny Eibar is about to play in Spain's top league for the first time in its history.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Real Sociedad, Asier Illarramendi, Xabi Alonso, Alex

Goal.com

Rafinha, Deulofeu & the potential breakthrough stars of La Liga in 2014-15

Spanish Football Writer La Liga is back again this weekend and there will be much expectation as many of the world's top players gear up for action in Spain's showpiece competition.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Rafinha, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Jese

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Football: Mourinho lets his flair show

When we hang labels on managers, the board around Jose Mourinho's neck tends to say "pragmatic, functional, ruthless, meticulous, realistic, clean-sheet obsessed".

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Petr Cech, Eden Hazard, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Andres Iniesta

Business News

Spain media add credence to Alonso rumour; United capitalise on Khedira stalemate

With Arsenal and Chelsea cooling interest in Khedira, Real Madrid could be forced to sell Xavi Alonso to Manchester United in order to be FFP compliant.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, David Luiz, Sami Khedira, Chelsea

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

FIFA rejects Barcelona appeal against transfer ban

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, center, poses with Barcelona's sports director Andoni Zubizarreta, left, and Barcelona's vice-president Jordi Mestre during a press conference of his presentation at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Luis Suarez, FIFA Soccer World Cup

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