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Barcelona eye Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso as new centre-back

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Barcelona are tracking Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso and plan to deploy him at centre-back. According to Goal, the Catalan giants have...

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Spurs tracking Barcelona’s Andre Gomes

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Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes is a summer transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mirror. The 24-year-old Portugal...

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Chelsea and Spurs in the running to sign Isco

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Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing summer moves to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to The Sun. The London clubs have joined Premier...

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Mo Salah set to reject Real Madrid and sign new £200,000-a-week deal at Liverpool

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Liverpool star Mo Salah will reject interest from Real Madrid to stay at Anfield this summer, according to the Sunday Mirror. The Egypt...

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Gareth Bale will join Man Utd if Zinedine Zidane keeps Real Madrid job

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Gareth Bale will sign for Manchester United this summer if Zinedine Zidane keeps his job as Real Madrid coach, according to the Daily Mirror. The...

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Man Utd prepare £50m bid for Raphael Varane

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Manchester United are lining up a £50m bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to the Daily Mirror. The France international, who...

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Barcelona and PSG join race for £200m-rated Mohamed Salah

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Liverpool face a struggle to keep hold of star man Mohamed Salah this summer. The Sun reports that Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are...

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Robert Lewandowski holds talks with Man Utd but agrees move to Real Madrid

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has agreed in principle a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Poland...

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GIFs and Video: Atletico Madrid’s Sime Vrsaljko and manager Diego Simeone sent-off at Arsenal

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Atletico Madrid have had defender Sime Vrsaljko and manager Diego Simeone sent-off inside the first 12 minutes of this evening's Europa League...

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Santi Cazorla returns to the turf ahead of Europa League semi-final clash

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Having been sidelined since October 2016 as a result of debilitating Achilles and ankle problems,...

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Confirmed Team News: Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid lineups

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Here is the confirmed team news for this evening's Europa League semi-final first leg between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. Arsenal team to play...

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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa named in squad to face Arsenal

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Atletico Madrid have included Diego Costa in their squad to face Arsenal in Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg. The former Chelsea...

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Arsenal hot on 15-year-old FC Barcelona prodigy’s heels

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On April 12th, just 3 days time, FC Barcelona's 15-year-old prodigy Robert Navarro will turn...

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Hector Bellerin hails vegan diet for helping his fitness

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Arsenal's flying right-back Hector Bellerin used to leave the field of play feeling...

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Arsenal to hand Lucas Perez a ‘second chance’ after dismal loan stint

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Barcelona closing in on La Liga title ahead of Celta Vigo trip

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Barcelona will have one eye on the Copa del Rey final while Europe is the main focus for Real and Atletico Madrid so what is left for La Liga?

Barca are 11 points clear at the top of the table but, with an overhaul of the squad expected in the summer, few players can afford to ease off during the run-in.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit Argentina for six

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain delivered a resounding message about their World Cup chances this summer as Isco scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Argentina in Madrid on Tuesday.

Diego Costa was back in the starting line-up for the first time in eight international matches and he marked his return with the opening goal as Spain ripped apart an opponent supposedly also in the running for the title in Russia.

Messi absent from Argentina friendly against Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi was left out of Argentina’s squad for their friendly match against Spain on Tuesday.

Messi had been feeling pain in his hamstring and despite coach Jorge Sampaoli insisting on Monday the striker was fit, he did not even make the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Messi absent from Argentina friendly against Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi was left out of Argentina’s squad for their friendly match against Spain on Tuesday.

Messi had been feeling pain in his hamstring and despite coach Jorge Sampaoli insisting on Monday the striker was fit, he did not even make the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

‘Untouchable’ Messi fit to face Spain says Argentina boss

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina star Lionel Messi is set to return from a minor injury for Tuesday’s international friendly against Spain, national team coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Monday.

The Barcelona forward sat out Friday’s 2-0 defeat of Italy in Manchester with a thigh muscle problem but came through Monday’s training session in Madrid and is expected to line up against the 2010 world champions.

‘Untouchable’ Messi fit to face Spain says Argentina boss

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina star Lionel Messi is set to return from a minor injury for Tuesday’s international friendly against Spain, national team coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Monday.

The Barcelona forward sat out Friday’s 2-0 defeat of Italy in Manchester with a thigh muscle problem but came through Monday’s training session in Madrid and is expected to line up against the 2010 world champions.

Forward places up for grabs as Spain take on Argentina

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Madrid (AFP) – Two of the World Cup’s leading contenders will meet in Madrid on Tuesday but neither Spain nor Argentina have yet settled on a forward line for this summer.

For Argentina and Jorge Sampaoli the question is who best to stir Lionel Messi, with the two-time winners again boasting an embarrassment of riches up front, while showing little indication they know how to deploy them.

Forward places up for grabs as Spain take on Argentina

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Madrid (AFP) – Two of the World Cup’s leading contenders will meet in Madrid on Tuesday but neither Spain nor Argentina have yet settled on a forward line for this summer.

For Argentina and Jorge Sampaoli the question is who best to stir Lionel Messi, with the two-time winners again boasting an embarrassment of riches up front, while showing little indication they know how to deploy them.

Iniesta’s display against Germany shows what Spain would miss

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Madrid (AFP) – Andres Iniesta may be considering international retirement and winding down his club career in China but Spain’s creator-in-chief demonstrated on Friday why he might be leaving too soon.

Iniesta’s threaded pass in the sixth minute, disguised by a contradictory glance and weighted so precisely that Rodrigo Moreno did not meed to bother with a controlling touch, was not one of a player struggling to keep up.

Spain draw shows Loew areas for Germany improvement

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew says he knows the areas where the defending champions must improve before the World Cup after drawing 1-1 with Spain on Friday.

Rodrigo Moreno put Spain ahead after just six minutes in Duesseldorf, but hosts Germany levelled when Thomas Mueller hit a superb equaliser in his 90th international.

Spain draw shows Loew areas for Germany improvement

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew says he knows the areas where the defending champions must improve before the World Cup after drawing 1-1 with Spain on Friday.

Rodrigo Moreno put Spain ahead after just six minutes in Duesseldorf, but hosts Germany levelled when Thomas Mueller hit a superb equaliser in his 90th international.

Lopetegui wants to test Spain against evolving Germany

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will use Friday’s high-profile friendly against world champions Germany to test his team against a high-level opponent which “has never stopped progressing” under Joachim Loew.

“This is an important test for us,” Lopetegui said in Duesseldorf on Thursday.

Rodrigo, Zaza send Valencia third in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Rodrigo and Simone Zaza scored for Valencia in a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday that lifted them above defending champions Real Madrid and into third place in La Liga.

Italy international Zaza teed up Rodrigo to open the scoring on 19 minutes at Mestalla as the latter found the net for the fourth time in three games.

Videos

Classic Moments: Iker Casillas Pulls Off Gutsy Save To Thwart Arjen Robben One-On-One During 2010 World Cup Final (Video)

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As you probably well remember, the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands was grubby, tense, petulant and nigh-on barbaric at times.

Howard Webb did his best to keep a lid on the hostility, showing admirable restraint to limit the card count to just 14 yellows and one red; Xabi Alonso got kicked in the aorta; elbows were swung, studs were left in; Mark van Bommel was there, inflicting ABH on whomever should cross his path, friend or foe.

The Man Who Saw Too Much: Lionel Messi Simply Gets Up And Walks Out After Watching Spain Score Sixth Goal Against Argentina (Video)

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Spain made mincemeat of Argentina in a friendly at Atletico Madrid's Metropolitano gaff on Tuesday night, with Isco in particular shining in a shock 6-1 demolition job.

Diego Costa opened the floodgates in the 12th minute with the home side surgically unpicking their hosts and running up a massive winning margin in the process.

Spain: Cultural Leonesa Coach Faces 10-Match Ban After Being Sent Off For Deliberately Stopping Albacete Counter Attack (Video)

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There's a chance that Cultural Leonesa coach Ruben de la Barrera may be forced to sit out the entire remainder of the season after getting himself sent off in ridiculous circumstances at the weekend.

During his side's Segunda Division match against Albacete, De la Barrera took it upon himself to nip a counter-attack in the bud by encroaching onto the pitch and making the tackle.

Honours Even: Germany’s Thomas Muller Secures 1-1 Draw Against Spain With Explosive 25-Yard Equaliser (Video)

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Germany welcomed Spain to the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf in one of the more high falutin' international friendlies to take place on Friday evening.

Somewhat quashing the expectant atmosphere,Spain nudged themselves into an early lead (6′) when Rodrigo slipped in behind Mats Hummels and lifted a finish over Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Astonishing: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 50th Career Hat-Trick As Real Madrid Sweep Girona Aside (Video)

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There was a time when hat-tricks were rare, illusive things but Cristiano Ronaldo has practically made a habit of making them commonplace, especially over the latter half of his career.

Indeed, the Real Madrid star scored the 50th hat-trick of his career (for both club and country) in Sunday night's 6-3 victory over Girona that's 44 for Real, one for Manchester United and five for Portugal.

Germany

Where to find Germany vs. Spain friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Spain in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

Two of Europe’s top soccer sides face each other on Friday in what should be an entertaining friendly. Both national teams are favorites to win the World Cup this summer in Russia, so Friday’s match could easily end up being a preview of a match if these two face each other in the latter stages of the World Cup.

Where to find Germany vs. Spain friendly on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Spain in a friendly, you’ve come to the right place.

Two of Europe’s top soccer sides face each other on Friday in what should be an entertaining friendly. Both national teams are favorites to win the World Cup this summer in Russia, so Friday’s match could easily end up being a preview of a match if these two face each other in the latter stages of the World Cup.

World Cup: Adidas Release Drop-Dead Gorgeous Away Kits For Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, Mexico And Russia (Photos)

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With less than 12 weeks to go until it all kicks off in Russia, Adidas have rolled out a plethora of World Cup away kits for their competing nations.

It's fair to say that Adidas have scored some major, major points, with each and every kit a retro-tinged stunner in its own right.

Anyway, less talky-talky, more gawpy-gawpy.

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Matt Real, Mark McKenzie heading to Spain with United States U20s

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Training camp will run through March 28

Mark McKenzie and Matthew Real are heading to Spain to take part in a United States U20 training camp that runs through March 28.

McKenzie, of Bear, Del, and Real, of Drexel Hill, were among 25 players called up for the camp, which will include matches against France and Atletico Madrid's U21 squad.

Leaked Photo- New Spain Away Kit 2018 World Cup- Spanish 2018 Alternate WC Shirt

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Here is what will be Spain's new 2018 World Cup away kit. This new Spanish alternate WC shirt will be officially unveiled later this month. Julien Lopetegui's men will take on Argentina and Germany in friendlies later this month. Country: Spain Manufacturer: Adidas Kit: 2018/19 Away/Alternate Kit Season: 18/19 and 2018 World Cup