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Lopetegui is new Spain Coach


Vicente del Bosque’s successor as Spain Coach has been confirmed as Julen Lopetegui. Loptegui replaces World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 winner Del Bosque, who retired after Euro 2016, La Roja eliminated in the last 16. The 49-year-old was latterly in charge at Porto, taking over in the summer of 2014 before he was let go in January 2016, and ...

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Vicente del Bosque calls time on Spain reign


Vicente del Bosque has called time on his glorious eight-year spell in charge of Spain, in the wake of his team’s unsuccessful UEFA European Championship title defence. “I will continue my duties until my contract runs out on 31 July and then I’m leaving. My decision is irreversible,” the 65-year-old said, the holders having been knocked out of UEFA EURO ...

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EURO 2016: Dominant Italy brush aside champions Spain


Italy brought to an emphatic end Spain’s eight-year reign as European champions and avenged their 4-0 defeat in the final four years ago, as goals by Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pellè earned them a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final meeting with Germany on Saturday. In doing so, Antonio Conte’s team sounded a warning: they will take some stopping on this evidence. But for ...

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Perišić’s late goal means Croatia pip Spain


An incredible late solo goal by Ivan Perišić gave Croatia victory against the holders and first place in UEFA EURO 2016 Group D, leaving Spain to face Italy in the round of 16. Croatia knew before kick-off that they were definitely through along with Spain thanks to Northern Ireland’s loss to Germany, and there were five changes to the team ...

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EURO 2016: Piqué pounces for late Spain win


Spain’s bid for a third straight UEFA EURO title began with a dramatic Group D victory as Gerard Piqué’s towering 87th-minute header ensured they found a way past the Czech Republic. Andrés Iniesta’s inswinging cross was met by the head of his Barcelona colleague just when it seemed the points were to be shared. The Czech defence were missing the ...

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Manchester United’s David De Gea accused of setting up rape – reports

Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has reportedly been implicated in a Spain rape case.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been named by a protected witness in connection with sexual assault, after he allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between two Spain under-21 players and two women in a Madrid hotel in 2012 which is being investigated by police as part of Spain pornography case, reports say. According to Spanish media, police sources say ...

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Euro 2016: Spain beaten 1-0 by Georgia in final warm-up match

Okriashvili gave Georgia their first win since beating Gibraltar in Euro 2016 qualifying in October

European champions Spain were beaten 1-0 by Georgia in their final warm-up game before Euro 2016. A poor Jordi Alba pass led to Georgia midfielder Tornike Okriashvili scoring the only goal on 40 minutes. Spain boss Vicente del Bosque had his Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players available for the first time since last month’s Champions League final. But his ...

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World champions Germany suffer defeat ahead of Euro 2016


Germany suffered a third defeat in four games as they were beaten 3-1 by Slovakia in the final match before their Euro 2016 squad is finalised. Joachim Low’s world champions went ahead through Mario Gomez’s penalty after 13 minutes. But Slovakia, who are in the same group as England and Wales in France, hit back through Marek Hamsik, Michal Duris ...

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Euro 2016: Diego Costa, Juan Mata & Fernando Torres not in Spain squad


Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s provisional squad for Euro 2016. Vicente del Bosque has also overlooked Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata and Atletico Madrid’s former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Fernando Torres. Holders Spain are in Group D, along with Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey as they chase a third successive European Championship title. Costa has ...

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Spain, Switzerland book EURO 2016 places

Spain players celebrating against Luxemburg (Image credit: Getty Images)

Holders Spain and Switzerland booked their places at Euro 2016 with comfortable victories on Friday. Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla and Valencia striker Paco Alcacer both scored twice in Logrono as they beat Luxembourg 4-0 to win Group C. However, Manchester City midfielder David Silva and forward Alvaro Morata both came off with injuries. In Group E, Leicester City’s Gokhan Inler ...

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