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Spain reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Spain reopens Neymar fraud case

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Spain reopens Neymar fraud case – court filing

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Madrid (AFP) A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was re-opened on Friday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed.

In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the high-profile transfer were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle.

Costa double leads eight-goal start for Lopetegui’s Spain

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Madrid (AFP) Newly-appointed Spain coach Julien Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all hit doubles in an 8-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein in Leon on Monday.

Costa scored his first Spain goal since 2014 after just 10 minutes, but despite complete domination of the game the hosts had to settle for just a one-goal lead at half-time.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Five eye-catching transfers in Spain for 2016-17

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Madrid (AFP) After the close of the transfer window on Wednesday, AFP Sports takes a look at the five biggest incoming deals of the transfer window in Spain:

Alvaro Morata

Juventus (ITA) to Real Madrid, 30 million euros ($33.4 million)

Fresh from winning a second Champions League in three years, Real Madrid resisted the temptation to go for a new Galactico, but did strengthen an already fearsome forward line with the return of Spanish international striker Morata.

Five eye-catching transfers in Spain for 2016-17

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Madrid (AFP) After the close of the transfer window on Wednesday, AFP Sports takes a look at the five biggest incoming deals of the transfer window in Spain:

Alvaro Morata

Juventus (ITA) to Real Madrid, 30 million euros ($33.4 million)

Fresh from winning a second Champions League in three years, Real Madrid resisted the temptation to go for a new Galactico, but did strengthen an already fearsome forward line with the return of Spanish international striker Morata.

Europe

How to fix Valencia: A 7-step guide to saving a Spanish giant in crisis

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It has been a difficult year for Valencia. This time last year, Nuno Espirito Santo was still in charge of the club, before he resigned in November of last year and was replaced by Gary Neville....

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Life after the fairytale: Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Boavista and how underdog champions did the year after

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Before last season, dishing out a thrashing at Anfield to Leicester City would have been seen as business as usual for Liverpool. But Leicester are the Premier League champions now. As...

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Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola in trophies: Which manager has won more?

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Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are widely regarded as two of the best managers in the modern game. Both have experienced football in different leagues around Europe, in differentplaying conditions...

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From Manchester United’s loan star to the Barcelona wonderkid: The #JF70 2017 – Top 10 best La Liga young talents to watch in Spain 2016/17

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We've reviewed and graded 2015/16's most exciting young talentsto watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to...

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Isaac Success to Inaki Williams.. Grading our JF60 Top 10 La Liga best young players of 2015/16

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The #JF60 is our annual special feature on Just Football bringing you the best young footballers in Europe across six major leagues. Before we release our Class of 2017 later this week the 10...

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La Liga transfer deadline day: 6 possible deals and 3 Real Madrid players who could be leaving

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There have already been plenty of interesting transfers both in and out of La Liga this summer, but with a matter of hours to go before the transfer window closes there is still time for clubs to do...

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3 to See: AC Milan, Barcelona and a tasty Rotterdam derby

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With a whole weekend of football stretched out in front of you (a long weekend if you're in the UK), it might be hard to work out the games that matter. Don't worry we've...

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Marco Asensio: The swift evolution of Real Madrid’s newest wonderkid

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On the evening of August 9th, Real Madrid lined up against Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. The Norwegian city of Trondheim was the setting for the annual match between the winners of the previous...

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La Liga 2016/17 season preview: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid gear up for battle

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Another La Liga campaign gets underway this weekend with the top 20 clubs in Spanish football all looking to take the first step towards a memorable season. Over the last few years the El Clásico duo...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Barcelona believe they can sign Hector Bellerin for €35m

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Barcelona are confident of landing Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin in a €35m deal, according to Catalan newspaper Sport. The 21-year-old has...

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Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois talks up transfer to Spain

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been talking about the prospect of quitting the club in favour of a move to Spain. The Belgium international...

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Raphael Varane on why he turned down Man Utd

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been explaining why he rejected the opportunity to sign for Manchester United during the summer transfer...

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Spurs sign goalkeeper Pau Lopez

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We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Pau Lopez on a season-long loan from Espanyol. #WelcomeLopez pic.twitter.com/xtZLZLbsCD...

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Video: Isco confirms he is not joining Spurs

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Isco CIERRA el debate y le CONFIRMA a @EduAguirre7 que SE QUEDA en el Real Madrid. La ÚLTIMA HORA, en #Jugones pic.twitter.com/hJO3UclF6m El...

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Video: Lucas Perez records message to Arsenal fans

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You've sent in your messages for @LP10oficial here's what he has to say to you#BienvenidoLucas pic.twitter.com/Bfn5w9hhSr ...

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Done deal: Arsenal confirm Lucas Perez signing

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You're spot on @VintageBrady and here's the man himself! #BienvenidoLucas pic.twitter.com/xOTMw00hLQ Arsenal FC (@Arsenal)...

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Photos: Lucas Perez at Heathrow ahead of Arsenal unveiling

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Lucas Perez at London Heathrow. Set to be announced tomorrow #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/aasTrU6u5S Bruce Archer (@Bruce_Archer89) August 29,...

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Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi pass Arsenal medicals

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Wenger on Mustafi and Lucas Perez: "They've both had medicals but we need to complete the paperwork"#WFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/lEvVptAJq9 ...

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Arsenal agree deal to sign Lucas Perez, Shkodran Mustafi transfer close

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Arsenal are set to complete the £17.1m signing of Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez today. The Gunners have agreed a deal to sign the...

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Man Utd make €10m-a-year offer to Raphael Varane

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Manchester United offered a €10m-a-year deal to join them earlier this summer, according to Spanish radio station COPE. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho...

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Arsenal set to beat Everton to Lucas Perez signing

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Arsenal are on the verge of signing Deportivo La Coruna star Lucas Perez, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial. The 27-year-old striker was...

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Former Liverpool right-back arrives at Sunderland for medical

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Ex-Liverpool right-back Javi Manquillo has arrived in the north-east ahead of a medical at Sunderland, according to Sky Sports. The Atletico Madrid...

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Spurs set to sign Barcelona starlet Munir

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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to sign Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi, according to Catalan newspaper Sport. The 20-year-old has been on the...

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Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafi forced into Valencia action

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Substituton from the bench for #VCF @MustafiOfficial on @VezoRuben off Valencia CF English (@valenciacf_en) 22 August 2016 Arsenal transfer...

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Valencia tell Arsenal to pay £50m for Shkodran Mustafi

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Valencia have upped their asking price for defender Shkodran Mustafi and told Arsenal to stump up £50m to sign him, according to the Daily Mirror....

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Spain Football Team

SPAIN 8 - LIECHTENSTEIN 0 | WORLD CUP 2018 GROUP RESULT

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SPAIN DEFEATS BELGIUM 0 - 2 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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Lopetegui’s new-look Spain begin long road to Russia

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Madrid (AFP) Faint hopes Spain's spectacular fall from grace at the 2014 World Cup was a mere blip were extinguished as another early exit at Euro 2016 finally ended Vicente del Bosque's eight-year reign as coach.

Julien Lopetegui is the man charged with restoring Spain's former glories, but he faces a demanding task in just getting La Roja to Russia in two years' time with Euros' conquerors Italy lying in wait in qualifying.

Lopetegui’s new-look Spain begin long road to Russia

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Madrid (AFP) Faint hopes Spain's spectacular fall from grace at the 2014 World Cup was a mere blip were extinguished as another early exit at Euro 2016 finally ended Vicente del Bosque's eight-year reign as coach.

Julien Lopetegui is the man charged with restoring Spain's former glories, but he faces a demanding task in just getting La Roja to Russia in two years' time with Euros' conquerors Italy lying in wait in qualifying.

Where to find Belgium vs. Spain on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Belgium vs. Spain, you've come to the right place.

In Roberto Martinez's first match in charge of Belgium, he couldn't have found a tougher opponent as Spain. Eden Hazard will be leading out the Red Devils as captain, while Thierry Henry will be assistant coach for his first match with Belgium.

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Chelsea and Man Utd battling for Antoine Griezmann

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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head for the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according to the Daily...

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Baffling Bellerin decision GOOD news for Arsenal

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It is not just the Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin who will be left at home scratching his head for the next two weeks, as his fellow Spaniard and Arsenal team mate Santi Cazorla has also been left out of the Spain national squad for the first international break of the new season. Cazorla being [.