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2014 FIFA World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands - As it happened

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 02:50

Live coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B opener between heavyweights Spain and the Netherlands being played at Salvador`s Arena Fonte Nova, in Brazil.

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

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 08:04

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.

Xavi rules out retirement: I`m in better shape than ever

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 13:09

Barcelona ace Xavi says that he is in best shape of his life and is therefore not even entertaining the idea of hanging up his boots right now.

Barcelona beat Man City, reach Champions League quarter-finals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:06

Leo Messi`s 66th goal ensured that FC Barcelona would be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they defeated Manchester City 2-1 to assure a 4-1 aggregate win.

Luis Aragones, of famed <i>tiki taka</i> dies, aged 75

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:57

The legendary Spanish coach, Luis Aragones, who helped Spain win 2008 Euro, died aged 75 on Saturday. After spending majority of his playing career with Atletico Madrid, Luis started his managerial career with the capital club in 1974.

Xavi doubts ending career at Barca

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:44

FC Barcelona`s veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez said he hopes to end his career with the Spanish giants but is not sure if that will happen.

UEFA Champions League: Ajax stun Barcelona 2-1 to end unbeaten run

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 10:42

Ajax gave their chances of qualifying for the Champions League last 16 a huge boost as they beat Barcelona 2-1 on Tuesday despite playing almost the entire second-half with 10 men.

Injury crisis continues for Barcelona

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:25

FC Barcelona`s injury crisis continues as they look to assure first position in their qualifying group of the Champions League, when they will take on Ajax of Amsterdam Tuesday night.

Three more Barcelona players hit by injuries

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:57

Barcelona`s injury woes deepened when tests showed Xavi had a hamstring strain, Valdes limped out of Spain`s friendly in South Africa and Cristian Tello suffered ankle ligament damage.

Iker Casillas, Xavi celebrate milestones in Finland

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:37

Among the rising stars to shine at the U-20 World Cup in 1999, including Ronaldinho and Diego Forlan, two callow Spaniards would go on to represent their nation`s senior side more times than anyone else.

Xavi Hernandez happy with Tata Martino, Neymar

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 12:26

FC Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez says he is happy at the arrival of coach Tata Matrino after Tito Vilanova`s decision to step down due to his treatment for cancer.

Spain motivated to win Confederations Cup: Xavi

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:24

Veteran midfielder Xavi said Spain will not accept anything less than victory at the Confederations Cup as the reigning World Cup champions begin their quest for the only major trophy that has eluded them.