Two game touchline ban for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti
Two game touchline ban for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has been given a two-game touchline ban by the disciplinary committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), a media report said on Thursday.

Spain court to rule Thursday on league strike
Spain court to rule Thursday on league strike

A Spanish court said it would rule on Thursday whether footballers can legally push ahead with a strike which threatens to shut down the country`s top league this weekend.

Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer
Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer

A long-simmering squabble between Spain`s most powerful football chiefs could bring the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo show to a halt this weekend.

Spanish football league fights to avert strike
Spanish football league fights to avert strike

Spain`s football league on Monday urged players and officials to abandon a threatened strike, warning of the "serious harm" to the sport if key end-of-season matches are scrapped.

Spain football strike could cost 50m euros a day: Liga chief
Spain football strike could cost 50m euros a day: Liga chief

Spain`s football league launched a lawsuit Friday to block a strike threatened by Spanish footballers that it warned could cost 50 million euros ($56 million) per match day in lost revenues.

Spain govt says football league strike harms game
Spain govt says football league strike harms game

A threat by footballers in Spain to strike in a dispute over the sharing of riches from television rights harms the game and its precious revenues, the government warned Friday.

Spanish league tries to block plan to suspend games
Spanish league tries to block plan to suspend games

Spain`s professional league (LFP) has taken legal steps to overturn a decision by the football federation (RFEF) to suspend matches from May 16 over a dispute with the government on a new TV rights law.

Spain TV rights war ramps up, football games at risk
Spain TV rights war ramps up, football games at risk

Spain`s football federation went to war Thursday over television rights, threatening to cancel the season`s crucial last matches as the government accused it of getting too big for its boots.

Spanish federation agrees to suspend competition
Spanish federation agrees to suspend competition

 The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) has decided to indefinitely suspend all domestic competition from May 16 over a spat with the government on issues including a new law on collective bargaining for television rights.

Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute
Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday that it intends to suspend all competitions from May 16 in a dispute with the Spanish government over a new law introduced to regulate the sale of television rights.

Lionel Messi yellow card appeal rejected by Spanish federation
Lionel Messi yellow card appeal rejected by Spanish federation

Barcelona`s appeal against Lionel Messi`s yellow card for time wasting after he was hit on the head by a plastic bottle in Sunday`s La Liga game at Valencia has been rejected by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF).

Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban
Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban

A Spanish sports court on Friday backed Zinedine Zidane`s appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid`s reserve team over his disputed qualifications.

Zinedine Zidane given coaching reprieve until ban appeal resolved
Zinedine Zidane given coaching reprieve until ban appeal resolved

Zinedine Zidane will be able to continue coaching Real Madrid`s B team until his appeal against a three-month ban for not having the correct licence is resolved, a court ruled on Friday.

Diego Simeone handed eight-match ban for Super Cup fracas

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eight-match touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid last Friday.

Spanish federation supports del Bosque

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) secretary general Jorge Perez has spoken up for head coach Vicente del Bosque despite the team`s early exit from the FIFA World Cup.

Villarreal should face `heavier` sanction for banana slur

The Spanish government on Thursday demanded Villarreal face a heavier punishment after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona star Dani Alves.

FIFA imposes transfer ban on FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona received a jolt on Wednesday as the FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposed sanctions on the club for the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

Barcelona are to appeal a one-year ban on signing players imposed by FIFA for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing under-age players, the club announced on Wednesday.

Barca v Real King`s Cup final set for April 16 in Valencia

The King`s Cup final between record winners Barcelona and Real Madrid has been set for Wednesday April 16 at Valencia`s Mestalla stadium, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Thursday.

Atletico fined after Ronaldo hit with lighter

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Friday fined Atletico Madrid 600 euros ($822) after Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo was struck on the head with a lighter during the clubs` Copa del Rey clash on Tuesday.