New-look Spain set for test against revived France
New-look Spain set for test against revived France

After their abject failure at the World Cup, Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship with a friendly against France on Thursday.

Frank Lampard set for Manchester City loan

Former Premier League side Chelsea star Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer Team New York City FC, media reports said.

Spanish striker David Villa vows to add to legacy in New York

For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy.

MLS-bound Kaka arrives in Orlando

Brazilian forward Kaka arrived in Orlando on Monday to a rapturous airport reception from fans of expansion Major League Soccer club Orlando City.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain thrash sorry Australia 3-0

Strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres scored on Monday to help give deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win after a miserable World Cup when they beat Australia 3-0.

MLS expansion franchise Orlando targets Kaka

Orlando City, slated to begin play in Major League Soccer in 2015, said Friday it is in "advanced discussions" with Brazilian forward Kaka.

Spain mourns end of era for weary heroes

Spanish newspapers and football fans on Thursday mourned the end of an era for their national team after the world and European champions crashed out of the World Cup in a humiliating 2-0 beating by Chile.

Villa`s brace lifts Spain over El Salvador

David Villa scored twice as Spain defeated El Salvador 2-0 on Saturday in their final World Cup warm-up match before they launch the defence of their title in Brazil.

David Villa becomes the first player to sign for New York City FC

Spain striker David Villa has signed a three-year deal with New York City FC on Monday.

Spain`s Villa signs for MLS team New York City FC

Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for New York City FC on a three-year deal, the Major League Soccer team said on Monday.

"Irresistible" offer set to take striker Villa to MLS

Spain striker David Villa has announced he will leave La Liga champions Atletico Madrid after being made an "irresistible" offer thought to be from MLS side New York City FC.

Injured Diego Costa makes Spain squad to RIO 2014

Experienced strikers Fernando Torres and David Villa were both included in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque`s final 23-man World Cup squad on Saturday as he sought to cover Diego Costa`s injured hamstring.

Atletico beat Valencia to edge towards title

Atletico Madrid took another huge step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years with a 1-0 win away to Valencia on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia - Preview

Atletico Madrid can take another huge step towards their first La Liga title in 18 years when they travel to face Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Atletico close in on title as late show downs Elche

Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title for 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday.

Adrian ready to step into Costa`s shoes: Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes bit-part striker Adrian Lopez is up to the task of replacing top scorer Diego Costa for his side`s Champions League quarter-final, second leg at home to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Predator Villa waiting in the wings for Atletico

David Villa has been unable to rediscover his consistency since he broke his leg in late 2011 but Spain`s record scorer could still be crucial to Atletico Madrid`s hopes of Champions League success this season.

Atletico out to finish job against Milan

Atletico Madrid are looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 1997 when they host AC Milan at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.

Atletico Mdrid, Barcelona content with draw

The clash at Vincente Calderon between La Liga`s top two teams failed to live up to its billing. For the host - Atletico Madrid, it was a perfect chance to prove their rise as the third force in Spain. And for the visiting Barcelona, the opportunity was to test their bench strength against a serious challenger. However, the contest ended without any creditable chance, from either side.

Martino defends decision to bench Messi, Neymar

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino said any coach would have taken the same decision as he did after leaving star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench for his side`s 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.