Spain leading contender for Euro 2016: Luis Garcia
Spain leading contender for Euro 2016: Luis Garcia

Spanish soccer star Luis Garcia believes the days of struggle for Spain's national football team are over and, riding on young and exciting talent, the 2010 World Cup winners will be one of the leading contenders for the Euro 2016.

Australia 0-3 Spain: As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup Group B game between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba. The Group B last match marks the clash between two teams who have made an exit from Brazil. They are still expected to give in their best and go off on a winning note.

Beaten Atletico face tough task to stay at top

It took Atletico Madrid 40 years to reach a second European Cup final and it might be a similarly long wait for a third appearance with wealthy clubs set to poach the La Liga champions` key assets.

Five key games in Atletico`s title-winning season

Atletico Madrid won their 10th La Liga title and their first since 1996 thanks to Sunday`s 1-1 draw at Barcelona. Here are five key matches from the season:
Matchday seven - Real Madrid 0 Atletico 1

Atletico fast start too much for Barca, admits Martino

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino conceded his side had paid for a slow start as Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 40 years with a 1-0 win over the Catalans on Wednesday.

Koke can be Spain`s playmaker for next decade, Xavi says

Spain and Barcelona playmaker Xavi has singled out Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke as his successor as the man at the heart of the world and European champions` possession-based playing style.

Diego Simeone hails one of Atletico`s `best games`

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone lauded his side`s resolve as they came from a goal down to remain top of La Liga by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at San Mames on Saturday.

End of La Liga duopoly, rise of Atletico Madrid and its players

It seems, La Liga is heading for three-way tie. After years of duopoly, football fans around the world have finally got to see a three-way title-fight in Spain. The rise of Atletico Madrid, as a title contender augurs well for the well-being of football in the Iberian nation.

Koke goal puts Atletico top of La Liga

Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona off the top of La Liga, for a day at least, as a second-half strike by Koke earned a 1-0 victory over a stubborn Malaga side on Saturday.

Koke targets World Cup spot with Spain

Koke hopes his form for Atletico Madrid will convince Spain to take him to the World Cup in 2014.

Moyes to make whopping 30 mln-pound raid for Koke in Jan transfer window

Manchester United will reportedly make a whopping 30 million-pound raid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke as soon as the transfer window opens in January in the new year.