Spain

Spain in charge; Czechs notch second win; Poland extend lead

Spain made it four wins out of four and took control of their Euro 2020 qualifying group by beating closest rivals Sweden 3-0 on Monday after overpowering the visitors in the second half with two...

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

Spain appoint Hierro following Lopetegui sacking

Spain named federation sporting director Fernando Hierro as its World Cup coach to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was sensationally sacked after his appointment as Real Madrid manager.

March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018

Iniesta's display against Germany shows what Spain would miss

Andres Iniesta may be considering international retirement and winding down his club career in China but Spain's creator-in-chief demonstrates why he might be leaving too soon.

November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017

Silva leads Spain's assault on Costa Rica

Manchester City midfielder David Silva plays a starring role as an irresistible Spain show their class to thrash Costa Rica 5-0 in an international friendly.

November 5, 2017
November 5, 2017

Belgium to decide on ex-Catalan leader’s arrest

A Belgian judge is going to decide on Spain’s arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his associates after they turned themselves in to Belgian police, a spokesman for...

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

Arrest warrant sought for ousted Catalan leader

Spain's state prosecutor seeks a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing.

October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017

Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Spanish takeover

Catalonia's separatist leader calls on Catalans to peacefully oppose Spain's takeover, in a staged appearance that seems to convey that he refuses to accept his firing, which was ordered...

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain takes drastic measures to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region's leader compared to the...

October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017

Italy seeded for World Cup play-off draw

Italy will be one of the four seeded teams in the draw for the European play-offs for next year's World Cup, FIFA's latest world rankings reveal.

October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017

Crisis averted for now as Spanish PM has upper hand

The decision of Catalonia's separatist leaders to delay their unilateral declaration of independence from Spain may have averted an immediate showdown between the regional government in the...

October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017

Ramos desires free and democratic country

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos suggests that he and Barcelona's Gerard Pique are on the same boat and conveys wish to live in a free and democratic country.