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Hockey World Cup: Skipper Quico Cortes hands Spain 1-1 draw against France

Hockey World Cup: Skipper Quico Cortes hands Spain 1-1 draw against France

France could not have asked for a better chance to cause the first upset and pocket full three points from the game but was denied by Cortes' brilliance in front of the goal.

Dec 03, 2018, 19:23 PM IST
Uninspiring Spain end difficult year with win over Bosnia

Uninspiring Spain end difficult year with win over Bosnia

Spain had learnt several hours before kickoff that they had missed out on reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League due to England beating Croatia 2-1 in London. 

Nov 19, 2018, 11:58 AM IST
UEFA Nations League: Jedvaj double gives Croatia dramatic 3-2 win over Spain

UEFA Nations League: Jedvaj double gives Croatia dramatic 3-2 win over Spain

Victory avenged Croatia`s 6-0 drubbing by Spain in the reverse fixture and their coach Zlatko Dalic feels confident his World Cup runners-up can win the group.

Nov 16, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Football has been unfair to us: Spain coach Luis Enrique

Football has been unfair to us: Spain coach Luis Enrique

Spain still top Group 4 with six points after four games but to reach the final round they need England to draw with Croatia in the group finale on Sunday. 

Nov 16, 2018, 13:54 PM IST
Andre Iniesta statue to be made in his homeland in Albacete

Andre Iniesta statue to be made in his homeland in Albacete

In his two-decade-long stint with the Catalan giants, Iniesta bagged countless trophies and helped deliver Spain's first-ever World Cup with an extra-time winner in the final in 2010.

Oct 23, 2018, 20:37 PM IST
England coach Gareth Southgate planning for the future after 3-2 win against Spain

England coach Gareth Southgate planning for the future after 3-2 win against Spain

Spain went into the game with 3 wins in 3 matches under new coach Luis Enrique, including a 2-1 win over England at Wembley, a 6-0 triumph at home to Croatia and a 4-1 triumph in Wales.

Oct 16, 2018, 20:55 PM IST
UEFA Nations League: ''Lazy'' midfield, ''suicidal'' defence, Spain stung by England loss

UEFA Nations League: ''Lazy'' midfield, ''suicidal'' defence, Spain stung by England loss

Spain fought back in the second half with two goals but it was not enough to prevent Luis Enrique from suffering his first defeat since taking over in July.

Oct 16, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
UEFA Nations League: Spain coach Luis Enrique hails England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of face off

UEFA Nations League: Spain coach Luis Enrique hails England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of face off

Spain made a comeback to beat England 2-1 at Wembley last month and Luis Enrique warned his players to be wary of England`s aerial threat.  

Oct 16, 2018, 00:13 AM IST
EPL's early start has taken toll on players: England coach Gareth Southgate

EPL's early start has taken toll on players: England coach Gareth Southgate

EPL was the earliest of the major European leagues to start this season, kicking off on Aug. 10, a week before Spain`s La Liga and Italy`s Serie A.  

Oct 15, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Football: Striker Paco Alcacer roars back to life for Spain after wilderness years

Football: Striker Paco Alcacer roars back to life for Spain after wilderness years

The Borussia Dortmund striker, on loan from Barcelona, has scored nine goals in five games for club and country in a sensational streak of form.

Oct 12, 2018, 18:02 PM IST
Spanish striker Paco Alcacer happy after leaving Barçelona to play bigger role with Borussia Dortmund

Spanish striker Paco Alcacer happy after leaving Barçelona to play bigger role with Borussia Dortmund

Alcacer, 25, scored a hat-trick in Dortmund`s 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday, after he joined the Bundesliga side on a one-season loan following two years with Barçelona. 

Oct 09, 2018, 22:32 PM IST
UEFA Nations League: Spain hand Croatia worst-ever defeat, maul World Cup runners-up 6-0

UEFA Nations League: Spain hand Croatia worst-ever defeat, maul World Cup runners-up 6-0

Spain on Tuesday handed World Cup runners-up Croatia their biggest ever defeat after a 6-0 rout in the Nations League group match in Elche, Spain.

Sep 12, 2018, 14:24 PM IST
Spain's govt passes decree to exhume remains of dictator Franco

Spain's govt passes decree to exhume remains of dictator Franco

Spain's government passed a decree on Friday to smooth the way for the relocation of the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco with the aim of turning his mausoleum into a memorial for the victims of the Spanish civil war.

Aug 24, 2018, 19:49 PM IST
Spain’s new coach Enrique promises ‘evolution and surprises’

Spain’s new coach Enrique promises ‘evolution and surprises’

Famous for their tiki-taka possession-based passing game, Spain struggled at this summer’s World Cup having been one of the favourites heading into the tournament. 

 

Jul 20, 2018, 14:02 PM IST
Mediterranean deaths top 1,400 this year: United Nations

Mediterranean deaths top 1,400 this year: United Nations

A total of 1,422 migrants and refugees perished attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this year, while 48,629 entered Europe, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, said.

Jul 15, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
Spanish Football Federation appoint Luis Enrique as coach

Spanish Football Federation appoint Luis Enrique as coach

President of the federation Luis Rubiales announced the appointment of head coach and sporting director during a press conference on Monday.

Jul 09, 2018, 18:16 PM IST
Spain's coach Fernando Hierro leaves Spanish federation after World Cup exit

Spain's coach Fernando Hierro leaves Spanish federation after World Cup exit

Hierro was named sporting director for the second time in 2017 but was unexpectedly catapulted into the role of national team coach the day before the World Cup began when Julen Lopetegui was sacked after agreeing to join Real Madrid.

Jul 08, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16: Spain vs Russia - See pics

Hosts Russia are through to the quarterfinals after knocking the 2010 Champions out of the tournament. Goalkeeper Akinfeev brilliantly saved Koke and Apsas’ penalties in the shootout, guiding Russia (70 in the FIFA rankings) to a historic win over Spain ( Ranked 10). 

Jul 02, 2018, 19:04 PM IST
Spain stare at uncertain future as golden generation returns empty hand from FIFA World Cup

Spain stare at uncertain future as golden generation returns empty hand from FIFA World Cup

Despite making an astounding 1,107 total passes, Spain could not break the 1-1 deadlock and their fate was sealed when Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev booted away Iago Aspas`s spotkick to cap a 4-3 shootout win for the hosts. 

Jul 02, 2018, 14:36 PM IST
Spain coach Fernando Hierro says no regrets after FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Spain coach Fernando Hierro says no regrets after FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

He also said that Spain should not change their possession-based style of play, even though it failed to break down a stubborn Russia defence.

Jul 02, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

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