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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
Spain exit ensures FIFA World Cup 2018 final will see new faces

Spain exit ensures FIFA World Cup 2018 final will see new faces

Former finalists England, who played their one final when they won the title in 1966, and Sweden, who lost to Brazil on home soil in the 1958 final, are still in the half of the draw vacated by the 2010 champions after their loss to the hosts.

Jul 02, 2018, 11:15 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain blame game begins after penalty heartache

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain blame game begins after penalty heartache

It would be a stretch to say Russia deserved their win, with 26 per cent possession and only six attempts at goal compared with Spain's 25, but they had a plan, stuck to it, and fought to the bitter end.

Jul 02, 2018, 09:44 AM IST
Spain's Andres Iniesta quits international football after his team crashed out of FIFA World Cup

Spain's Andres Iniesta quits international football after his team crashed out of FIFA World Cup

Spanish star footballer Andres Iniesta has announced his retirement from international football after Russia knocked Spain 4-3 on penalties out of FIFA World Cup 2018.

Jul 02, 2018, 01:39 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia vs Spain - As it happened

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia vs Spain - As it happened

 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 01, 2018, 18:42 PM IST
Spain vs Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Spain vs Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

Spain and Russia will face each other at Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

Jul 01, 2018, 17:40 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 preview: Spain face stern test against Russia in pre-quarters

FIFA World Cup 2018 preview: Spain face stern test against Russia in pre-quarters

Spain played remarkably well in a 3-3 draw with European champions Portugal - just two days after Lopetegui's dismissal - and scraped to a 1-0 victory over Iran before a shaky 2-2 draw with Morocco.

Jul 01, 2018, 13:14 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of matches on July 1, Day 18

FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule of matches on July 1, Day 18

While the first match scheduled for the day is between Group B winner Spain and Group A runner-up Russia, the second match will see an encounter between Group D winner Croatia and Group C  runner-up Denmark.

Jul 01, 2018, 13:02 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Dzyuba says Spain favourites to win but Russians to leave everything on field

FIFA World Cup 2018: Dzyuba says Spain favourites to win but Russians to leave everything on field

Russia striker Artem Dzyuba on Friday said that Spain is the favourite to win their upcoming clash in their round of 16 match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but insisted he and his teammates must give the match their all and play the game of their lives against the Spanish powerhouse.

Jun 30, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
Thiago Alcantara acknowledges Spain underwhelmed so far at FIFA World Cup 2018

Thiago Alcantara acknowledges Spain underwhelmed so far at FIFA World Cup 2018

Spain, the 2010 World Cup champion, earned only one 1-0 win in their group play, over Iran, and otherwise was held to a draw by Portugal in their first Group B clash.

Jun 30, 2018, 13:48 PM IST
FIFA World cup 2018: Russia vs Spain preview: Hosts Russia bid to rediscover mojo for Spain showdown

FIFA World cup 2018: Russia vs Spain preview: Hosts Russia bid to rediscover mojo for Spain showdown

Dismissed as no-hopers little over a fortnight ago, Russia will try to get back onboard a wave of national euphoria and pull off what striker Artem Dzyuba called a "minor miracle".

Jun 30, 2018, 10:59 AM IST
Spain's Dani Carvajal slams criticism of La Roja's FIFA World Cup campaign

Spain's Dani Carvajal slams criticism of La Roja's FIFA World Cup campaign

"I think we were criticized too much. After all, we have not lost in two years, we won the group, something not many teams can say," Carvajal said.

Jun 29, 2018, 09:36 AM IST

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