Diego Costa Could Force Team-Mate David Villa from Spain's 2014 World Cup Squad
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will arguably be their hardest test to date, taking place in South America, with a few of their biggest stars from previous tournaments either into or approaching their 30s and with most of the rest of the world seeing them as the team to beat.
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5 things to know about the Spanish league as Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico play for title
Real Madrid's advantage at the top of the Spanish league has been squeezed down to a single point over Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid is only three points behind.
6 Reasons Why Atletico Madrid Are Not on Barcelona and Real Madrid's Level Yet
A Copa Del Rey win at the end of last season has been followed by a storming La Liga campaign, but the Rojiblancos still remain the outside bet to take the title in May. A slender first leg lead in their Champions League encounter against AC Milan , with the home leg to come, has given the mattress makers hopes of qualifying for their first ... (more)
Wed Mar 05, 2014
look Spain edges fellow European power Italy
It finished Spain 1-0 Italy , but Thiago Alcantara was the real winner in Wednesday's international friendly in Madrid.
Shaw, Koke, Verratti and Europe's other young guns getting their shot ...
Mourinho reveals Real Madrid stars queued up to use the mirror before they went out on the pitch... and why can't more rich kids try to emulate my warrior Chelsea players like Terry and Lampard? He's still world class! Vidic signs bumper deal to quit United for Inter Milan on free transfer as Italians hail capture EXCLUSIVE: Ramsey to sign new ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Balague: End of an era
The 35-year-old centre-back announced on Tuesday that he will leave the Catalan club at the end of the season, 15 years after making his first-team debut in 1999.
Talismanic Carles Puyol Was the Heart and Soul of Barcelona's Golden Era
's decision to leave Barcelona after 19 years with the club probably means the curtain will now come down on the La Liga career of one the greatest defenders in the history of the game.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Spanish confidence quietly building for...
Spain will start the defence of the World Cup they won for the first time in 2010 as they ended in South Africa by facing th Netherlands in Salvador on June 13. Whilst not as decisive as when the two sides met in the final four years ago, the presence of a highly-rated Chile side alongside Australia as their opponents in Group B, allied to the ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Spain calls up Diego Costa for Italy friendly
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque called up Brazilian-born forward Diego Costa on Friday for next week's friendly against Italy, leaving veteran strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres off the list.
Juan Mata omitted from Spain squad: A month after moving to...
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Back on Top, Real Madrid Look Like Favourites for the La Liga Title
It's all change at the top of La Liga with Real Madrid three points clear and now favourites for the title.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
La Liga: This season's title race promises the most dramatic conclusion in years
The gap in competition was made evident in Europe again this week as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid took major steps towards a passage into the last 8 of the Champions League.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Are Atletico Madrid Long-Term Liga Title Contenders?
This manager has built a side in his own personality, as they fight for every ball and display a positive attitude.
15 Greatest European Football Comebacks of All Time
They're chasing two-goal deficits and facing daunting away trips to both the Camp Nou and the Allianz Arena respectively, but all is not lost - here are 15 of the greatest European comebacks recorded in the continental competitions.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
The 10 Biggest Shocks in the History of the Champions League Last 16
With this season's Champions League round of 16 currently going through its paces, a bounty of clubs are looking to overcome the odds in the hopes of claiming a quarter-final berth.
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Guardiola praises Arsenal counterpart Wenger
Bayern Munich Coach Pep Guardiola has spoken of his admiration for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the Champions League meeting between the sides on Wednesday, ESPN has reported.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
AC Milan's 3 Key Players Against Atletico Madrid
AC Milan face a stern test Wednesday night at the San Siro as they welcome Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16. Milan edged their way though group H alongside Barcelona, while Atletico thoroughly dominated in group G, taking 16 out of 18 possible points.
8 Issues to Watch in Round of 16 Champions League Ties
We've got some ridiculously enticing matchups, with only potential dead rubber in the form of Manchester United vs. Olympiakos, and the pick of the ties seems to be Barcelona vs. Manchester City.
Imagining a Barcelona Team If They Had Not Sold Yaya Toure to Manchester City
Tuesday sparks will fly as Catalan giants Barcelona travel to England to face off with a very deadly Manchester City side in Champions League play.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Messi scores 2 in Barca's 6-0 rout of Rayo
Barcelona's big win, which included the scoring return of Neymar after a monthlong injury absence, came three days before it visits Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.