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Spain stars pay touching tribute

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Barcelona duo Cesc Fabregas and Jordi Alba, as well as Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa, have paid a glowing tribute to all those who have been a part of Spanish football's triumph in the last four years.

Spain went from a trophy-less wonder to a record-breaking football nation after winning an unprecedented trio of consecutive international titles between June 2008 and July 2012.

RIP: Piermario Morosini

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Today was Piermario Morosini's funeral. The Livorno midfielder died tragically five days ago on the pitch of unknown causes with the autopsy proving inconclusive. But it is likely he suffered from sudden cardiac arrest that claimed the lives of Marc Vivien Foe, Miklos Feher, Antonio Puerta, Dani Jarque, and others before him.

Ball boy collapses in Hercules v Real Sociedad match

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Spain has had more than its fair share of on-field tragedies in the last few years, with the deaths of Antonio Puerta and Jarque. There was cleary concern, therefore, when a ball boy collapsed shortly before the start of the second half in the game between Hercules and Real Sociedad. The story had a happy [.

Ball boy collapses in Hercules v Real Sociedad match

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Spain has had more than its fair share of on-field tragedies in the last few years, with the deaths of Antonio Puerta and Jarque. There was cleary concern, therefore, when a ball boy collapsed shortly before the start of the second half in the game between Hercules and Real Sociedad. The story had a happy [.

Heart problems force Rubén de la Red’s retirement at 25

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Rubén de la Red announced his retirement from professional football today, two years after collapsing during Real Madrid's Copa del Rey tie against Real Unión. The 25-year-old midfielder has been unable to play since then, due to problems with his heart.

Tearful De La Red Announces His Retirement At Just 25

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It's not often that football brings you to tears. While everyone has seen the fans crying on television when their team are relegated or lose in a cup final, rarely does one see moments of tears amongst raw emotion. Today, however, as Ruben de la Red announced his retirement, was one of those rare moments.

La Liga News: Sergio Sanchez withdraws from football

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After the tragic deaths of Antonio Puerta and Dani Jarque, and the indefinite retirement from football by Ruben de la Red, Spanish football recieved another kick in the teeth with the news that Sevilla defender Sergio Sanchez has to withdraw from all footballing activity. The Andalucian club had carried out medical tests on all the whole first team squad, with the young defender returning results that showed he suffers from a heart problem, the exact nature of which is still unknown.

Final respects: Jarque's body brought back to Barcelona

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Fans line up at the Cornella El Prat to pay their respect to Dani Jarque

Spain paid its respect to Espanyol skipper Dani Jarque whose body was brought back to Barcelona and lay in repose at the chapel of the Cornella- El Prat.

A number of clubs showed up to say farewell to the young defender who tragically died three days ago at the age of 26 years of a sudden heart attack.

Hace dos años Antonio Puerta y ahora Dani Jarque: ¿por qué? "La tragedia ha v

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Hace dos años Antonio Puerta y ahora Dani Jarque: ¿por qué?

"La tragedia ha vuelto a cebarse con el fútbol español. Prácticamente dos años después del fallecimiento de Antonio Puerta, un ataque al corazón segó ayer la vida en Italia de Dani Jarque, capitán del Espanyol de Barcelona, de 26 años y uno de los defensas más prometedores de nuestro fútbol.

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Carl- Erik Torp recovers from heart attack

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Over the weekend, 27 year old Carl-Erik Torp, a midfielder for SK Brann, suffered a dramatic collapse on the pitch and was immediately stretchered off by the medical staff. He was treated with a cardiac de-fibrillator unit in the locker room to get his heart beating again. Torp had come in as a 70th minute sub in the match against Sogndal, another Bergen side, in a domestic league game.

Andres Iniesta gets standing ovation

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Andres Iniesta's last league game of 2010 took place at Estadi Cornella-El Prat.
And he was treated to the most emotional reception by Espanyol supporters.
The extract below is from a great article on goal.com about Andres tribute to his friend Dani Jarque which helped many of us to briefly forget the cynicism and bad sportsmanship associated with the World Cup and the modern game.

Evander Sno again brings ARVD to the fore

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Evander Sno, 23 year old former Celtic midfielder now at Ajax collapsed on the field yesterday while playing Vitesse in a reserve match. A defibrillator had to be used thrice to revive Sno who apparently went into cardiac arrest possibly due to cardiac arrhyhthmias. He is now in hospital recuperating.


La Liga Jornada 16 Review: Barcelona Ends the Calendar Year With Romp In Catalan Derby

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Andrés Iniesta became one of the few Barcelona players to be truly loved by Espanyol fans with this gesture.

Before the biggest match in Andrés Iniesta's career and in the history of Spanish football, Iniesta had a trillion thoughts running through his head.  One of those thoughts that came to fruition was writing a message to his close friend, Daniel Jarque, on his undershirt.

Liverpool Midfielder Riera Dedicates Goal To Late Daniel Jarque

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Liverpool midfielder Albert Riera has dedicated his international strike for Spain this week to the memory of the late Espanyol player Daniel Jarque.

Jarque, a former team-mate of Riera's at the Catalan outfit, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack after a training session.


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Buenas ligadespaneros, ya estoy de vuelta por estos parajes.
Antes de nada, compartir el luto por el repentino fallecimiento del capitán del Espanyol, Dani Jarque. El central de 26 años, sufrió una parada cardíaca que acabó con su vida en la temporada que estrenaba brazalete de capitán en el nuevo estadio Cornellà - El Prat.

Liverpool FC Striker Torres’ Sorrow After Friend’s Death

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Fernando Torres has spoken of his sadness following the death of former teammate Dani Jarque on Saturday.

The Espanyol captain, who played alongside Torres when Spain won the European U19 Championships in 2002, died of a heart attack following a training session in Italy.

Torres said: "In these hard times I want to express my sincere condolences and I offer all my support to Dani's family, friends and Espanyol teammates.

Spaniards Remember Dani Jarque

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via EFE

Spanish players and fans from all over are mourning the death of Espanyol captain, Dani Jarque who passed away on Sunday due to heart failure. La Furia Roja's players gathered at a hotel in Madrid yesterday before their away friendly to Macedonia and many were noticeably reeling from the shock.

Professional Tailgating: On the Road Again

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The Only Time Will Tell hit the road again on Sunday to go to see the most expensive team in the world, Real Madrid. So the crew loaded up the car and headed to DC to see Madrid take on DC United. Here are some of the sites and sounds of the game that drew approximately 72,000 people to FedEx Field.

The grill was cooking some fresh meatsThe most expensive team in the world, Real Madrid, arrives at the stadium
FedEx Field would make a classic World Cup venue in the future
Real Madrid take the field to warm upBoth teams take the field

A moment of silence for Daniel Jarque, the Espanyol captain, who passed away late last week
Our seats were really high up, but were really not that bad

Lazy Links & Randoms

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An amusing commentary on why athletes score all the hot babes. Speaking of hot babes, here's Sylvie van der Vaart at the Germany's Got Talent launch. She says once she's done with chemo she hopes she can have another baby with Rafa in the future.

Well, well. Who knew Edwin van der Sar had all this going on under that jersey?

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An amusing commentary on why athletes score all the hot babes. Speaking of hot babes, here's Sylvie van der Vaart at the Germany's Got Talent launch. She says once she's done with chemo she hopes she can have another baby with Rafa in the future.

Well, well. Who knew Edwin van der Sar had all this going on under that jersey?

Ruben de la Red: A cautionary tale

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Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red was counseled to sit out the 2009-2010 season
after fainting in a match against Real Union Irun on October 30th last year. He is to undergo testing every two months for a yet to be confirmed heart condition.

Today, he spoke about Dani Jarque.

"I am fortunate because what happened to Jarque could have happened to me.

Espanyol stunned by Jarque death

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Espanyol captain Daniel Jarque has died after he suffered a cardiac arrest following a training session, the club have confirmed in a statement.

The 26-year-old midfielder had been training in Coverciano, Italy, where the squad are on a pre-season camp.
Club doctors and Italian paramedics tried to revive Jarque without success.

La última víctima de la guerra incruenta

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Lo que nació como confrontación estratégica y recreativa entre pueblos se ha ido convirtiendo, con el paso de las décadas, en un maravilloso juego en el que se recrea la guerra, la batalla tribal, de un modo limpio, noble y estudiado. El fútbol es una especia de recreación de la guerra, con la salvedad de que en esta no se lamentan víctimas.

Calcio, squadre: Espanyol sotto shock. Un infarto stronca il capitano Jarque

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Un'altra tragedia, pazzesca e senza un perchè. Il mondo del calcio e dello sport è sconvolta dall'ennesima morte inaspettata, improvvisa e, che almeno per adesso, non ha un motivo. Ieri, a Coverciano, dove era per un tour con la squadra, il difensore e capitano del club spagnolo dell'Espanyol, Dani Jarque, è morto a seguito di un infarto.

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Spain Makes Winners List As Pale Face Scores Cup Winning Goal

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Spain is officially the eighth nation to win the World Cup and best of all, they become the first European nation to win the prestigious World Cup in the Southern hemisphere. Andres Iniesta was brilliant throughout the match admidst very tough tackling by the Netherlands. He immediately dedicated his goal and Spain's World Cup triumph to the late Dani Jarque who died from a heart attack in August last year.

La Liga Predictions: #12-9

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#12: Espanol

If there is any team in La Liga that deserves a good finish to the season it is likely Espanol. The club has gone through a horrific last few months that puts frustrating season's on the pitch into perspective. While training for the La Liga season captain Dani Jarque died on the pitch of a heart attack in a preseason practice.

Fabregas dedicates his goal to Jarque

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A touching moment during the Everton match as Cesc Fabregas holds up a jersey bearing Daniel Jarque's number after scoring his second goal. The Espanyol skipper died tragically of a sudden heart attack a week ago at the age of 26 plunging Spain into a pall of gloom.

Jarque death puts loss into perspective – Theo – JW & TA

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Evening all,

yesterday I said that the Valencia game will help Wenger decide where he needs to get new players in. The game ended in a 2-0 loss and as I didn't watch the match and have not as yet seen any highlights, it is quite hard for me to comment on the game so I will leave that to the other blogs around.

Antoine Griezmann The Teen Sensation!

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Before i begin my update i would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and team-mates of Espanyol club captain Daniel Jarque who died after he suffered a heart attack following a training session yesterday. My thoughts are with them at this sad time.

Moving onto the title of this update only a couple of weeks ago hardly any Real Sociedad supporters would have heard of Antoine Griezmann since he was in the youth set up and yet to even make the step up to Sanse however with 4 goals in 2 pre-season friendlies he is the talk of San Sebastian.


Spanish Win For Jarque

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The ferosha La Furia Roja homems scored thrice in five minutes to give Spain a 3-2 win over Macedônia last night. The match was filled with tributes to Dani Jarque as players gathered for a minute of silence and dedicated their goals to him.

Reira, in particular, pointed to the sky in memory of his friend when he scored the winner.


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Nice to be back after a few days away on relax. However the newsdoes not stop for a moment & the biggest & saddest was the suddendeath of 26 year old Espanyol Captain Dani Jarque after an unexplainedheart attack. There have been too many examples in such a shorttime that leads to too many suspicious questions & calls for tightermedical examinations.

The Rest

Andy Gray and Richard Keys sexist comments (audio)

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I'm sure you have heard on the back pages today that, Andy Gray and Richard Keys have been accused of sexism. Here is the audio of the incident (Ignore the pointless intro)

Well done bellends!...Now for some statements via the BBC:

An FA statement said it had made "real strides in encouraging both male and female match officials to enter the game at every level, and will continue to offer every encouragement to all officials within the football family to progress to the highest levels possible".

The Joy and Sorrow of Arsenal’s Season – by a Young Arsenal Fan

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This is the third and last winner of the Arsenal Season Review DVD Competition. by Edward Sai Kuen Sikorski Joy, pain, relief, sorrow and excitement. These are the words that describe this season. The joy when it started off so good. When we beat Everton and Fabregas showed Jarque's Arsenal shirt. When Vermaelen was powering in [.

La Liga Picks of the Week (Week One)

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I am happy to announce that it is time for the Yank's Weekly Picks.  And you know what that means, right? That means it is also time for the start of La Liga football. And with all the action going on in La Liga this off-season it feels like an eternity since last season finished.Â

In the first match of the season fans of La Liga will get to see what they have been waiting for.

Everton 1-6 Arsenal : A sixy start to the new season

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I think the first thing that needs to be said about yesterday's result is how much we clearly missed Adebayor and Toure. It might have been eight with them and you know goal difference might just be the difference between winning and losing this league. Wenger out.

But seriously, what a way to start the season.

Espanyol stunned as captain dies of heart failiure

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Tragic news coming out of Spain as newly-appointed Espanyol captain Dani Jarque was found dead in his Coviciana hotel room on Saturday night.

According to news sources, the centre-back is said to have suffered from heart failure during Espanyol's pre-season tour of Italy while talking to his girlfriend on the telephone.