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14 min ago | BleacherReport

Champions League Draw 2014: Fixture Dates, Dark Horses and Group Predictions

The much-anticipated return of the Champions League is almost upon us, and excitement is mounting after Thursday's group-stage draw, revealing to us which teams will do battle this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Horse Racing, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Soccer Players, Angel Di Maria, Xabi Alonso

5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres Dropped from Latest Spain Squad

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres are the latest victims of the backlash to Spain's dreadful group-stage exit at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Soccer Players, Juan Mata, FIFA Soccer World Cup, FIFA World Cup, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Ander Iturraspe

5 hrs ago | Fox Sports

Spain coach Del Bosque rings changes for France, Macedonia games

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has rung the changes in his first squad list since their World Cup humiliation, bringing in five uncapped players among eight new faces.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Marc Bartra, Gerard Pique, David Villa, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Juan Mata

9 hrs ago | BleacherReport

B/R Experts Predict Top Matches in World Football for Weekend of August 29-31

The Premier League programme has thrown two Merseyside-London matches together for this weekend, but there is no doubt where the focus of attention will be.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Mario Balotelli, World Soccer, More Sports, AC Milan, Filippo Inzaghi, Borussia Dortmund, Xabi Alonso, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country's first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team.

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Goal.com

Zubizarreta: Barcelona can't just focus on PSG

The Blaugrana and the Ligue 1 champions are expected to cruise into the last 16 but the former Spain international is refusing to underestimate the threat posed by Ajax and APOEL Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has hailed Paris Saint-Germain as "a great team" but feels it would be a mistake for Luis Enrique and his troops to presume ... (more)

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Switched

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Takes 'The Best Selfie Ever' WIth Newborn Daughter

This week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany welcomed a baby girl into the world.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Daniele Meucci, Summer Olympics, Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Olympic Water Polo, Sergio Aguero

BleacherReport

Xabi Alonso and the 2014 Summer International Retirements XI

This week, Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso announced his international retirement, making the 32-year-old the next in a long line of decorated players to make their exit from the international stage this summer.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Norway World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Brede Hangeland, Ashley Cole, England World Cup, Frank Lampard

A Different League

Chelsea concern over Costa

Chelsea are waiting to establish the extent of a hamstring injury to Diego Costa amid fears the Spain international could be missing for six weeks, ESPN has reported.

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

Yahoo!

Why Drogba, not 'embarassing Torres,' must replace the injured Costa

However, a thorn has reared its ugly head in the form of an injury to new signing Diego Costa .

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

Yahoo!

Herrera setting right example at 'Espa a Unite a

"He's intense and gesticulates a lot. He gives a lot of importance to the ball and possession.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester City, Soccer Players, Marcelo, Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, FIFA Soccer World Cup, David Silva

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Telegraph

'Can't wait to play in ISL'

Calcutta: Joan Capdevila wasn't amongst the high-profile names when Spain were on top of the world, winning almost everything from 2008 to 2012.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup

Metro

Alonso 'agrees Bayern transfer', Real fans react badly

Real Madrid fans were left stunned after reports in Spain on Wednesday evening claimed that Xabi Alonso had agreed to join Bayern Munich.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, FIFA Soccer World Cup, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Toni Kroos

Yahoo!

Bundesliga - Reports: Xabi Alonso set for sensational a

The former Spain international - who has won the World Cup, two European Championships, two Champions Leagues and the Liga title - has made 236 appearances for Real Madrid , who he joined from Liverpool in 2009.

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

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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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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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

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