Spain vs Italy

Isco runs the show as Spain thrash Italy 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

Isco runs the show as Spain thrash Italy 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

Italy's first defeat in a qualifier since 2006 means Spain now lead Group G of European qualifying by three points with just three games remaining and can also count on a far superior goal difference.

Sep 03, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Marco Asensio, Andrea Belotti primed for starring roles in Spain-Italy showdown

Marco Asensio, Andrea Belotti primed for starring roles in Spain-Italy showdown

Real Madrid winger Asensio, 21, and Torino striker Belotti, 23, were absent when Italy knocked Spain out of Euro 2016 last year but have since blossomed into two of the most exciting attacking players in Europe.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:31 PM IST
2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Late penalty spares Italy's blushes following Gigi Buffon howler gifted Spain opener

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Late penalty spares Italy's blushes following Gigi Buffon howler gifted Spain opener

Spain forward Diego Costa was lucky not to be sent off after the break.

Oct 07, 2016, 08:34 AM IST
Euro 2016: Spain veteran Iker Casillas hints at retirement after team's defeat against Italy

Euro 2016: Spain veteran Iker Casillas hints at retirement after team's defeat against Italy

De Gea made a string of saves to keep Spain within striking distance of Italy on Monday before Antonio Conte`s men got a late second goal for a 2-0 second-round win.

Jun 29, 2016, 22:31 PM IST
Euro 2016: Spain set for duel against Italy; England eye quarters vs Iceland

Euro 2016: Spain set for duel against Italy; England eye quarters vs Iceland

After finishing second in Group D, Spain find themselves on the same side of the draw as world champions Germany and hosts France -- both of whom advanced to the last eight on Sunday.

Jun 27, 2016, 13:16 PM IST
Euro 2016: Spain boss Vicente del Bosque expects the "real Italy" to turn up

Euro 2016: Spain boss Vicente del Bosque expects the "real Italy" to turn up

Monday`s match will be the fourth time the teams have met in the last three European Championships and the sixth time in total, making it the tournament`s most played fixture.

Jun 27, 2016, 12:58 PM IST
Euro 2016: Italy`s Antonio Candreva to miss pre-quarters clash with Spain

Euro 2016: Italy`s Antonio Candreva to miss pre-quarters clash with Spain

The 29-year-old also missed the final group game against Ireland which the latter won 1-0.

Jun 25, 2016, 20:42 PM IST
Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group

Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group

Spain and Italy have been placed in the same 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round-robin group, which also includes Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

Jul 26, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

Confederations Cup: Spain edge Italy in penalty epic to book final berth

Spain booked a date with Brazil in the Confederations Cup final with an 7-6 penalty shoot-out victory over Italy at the Castelao.

Jun 28, 2013, 09:09 AM IST

2013 Confederations Cup: Spain vs Italy - Preview

Spain will be hoping for a repeat of their Euro 2012 final victory over a weakened Italy team when they meet at the Castelao in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Jun 26, 2013, 23:10 PM IST

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Confed Cup semi-final

Striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy`s Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain with a thigh injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Sunday.

Jun 24, 2013, 11:08 AM IST

Euro Cup 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy-As it happened

It was La Furia Roja’s Royal Decree three times over as they stamped their class and authority all over the Olympic stadium sinking the ‘Azzurri’4-0.

Dec 09, 2012, 18:37 PM IST

Euro Cup final: The historic moment for ‘La Furia Roja’

With back-to-back international titles, Spain are on their journey to become the greatest team of all times.

Jul 07, 2012, 22:11 PM IST

Euro Cup final: The historic moment for ‘La Furia Roja’

With back-to-back international titles, Spain are on their journey to become the greatest team of all times.

Jul 07, 2012, 22:11 PM IST

Fabregas credits being ‘bunch of normal players’ for Spain’s spectacular success

Spain’s influential midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said the record-breaking Euro Cup winning team is more than just a team, and is actually a group of normal human beings.

Jul 03, 2012, 14:15 PM IST

‘Triple medallist’ Torres keen to put convoluted season behind him

Spanish forward Fernando Torres has expressed keenness to put the memories of a complicated season with his club Chelsea and national team behind him despite winning three medals.

Jul 03, 2012, 13:58 PM IST

Torres skipped chance to score to allow ‘struggling’ Mata bag Euro glory

Striker Fernando Torres, who won the Golden Boot in the Euro 2012, has said that he was happier setting up teammate Juan Mata for fourth goal in the tournament final against Italy.

Jul 03, 2012, 13:06 PM IST

Balotelli must learn to accept defeat: Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said that Mario Balotelli must learn to accept defeat after his side succumbed to a 4-0 loss at the hands of Spain in the Euro 2012 final.

Jul 03, 2012, 09:07 AM IST

Redknapp says Spain deserves to be compared with champion Brazil side of 1970

Former England player Jamie Redknapp has said the current Spanish football team fully deserves to be compared with the brilliant Brazilian team of the 1970s.

Jul 02, 2012, 15:33 PM IST

Coach Bosque says Spain’s success down to efficient nation’s footballing structure

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has said the major reason behind the team’s emphatic success was the efficiency of its clubs’ football academies and the excellence of its coaching staff.

Jul 02, 2012, 15:09 PM IST