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Netherlands haunt Spain with 2-0 friendly win

Mario Suarez (L) of Spain challenges Daley Blind of the Netherlands during their international soccer friendly match at the Amsterdam Arena March 31, 2015.
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Netherlands revived bitter Spanish memories from last year’s World Cup finals when they beat a second-string La Roja 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday to become the first team to inflict two defeats on coach Vicente del Bosque. Rather than reliving their World Cup final triumph against the Dutch from 2010, Spain were overrun in the opening 20 minutes at ...

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Xavi retires from international football

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Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old won the World Cup and two European Championships with his country. He was capped 133 times, more than any other Spanish outfield player, and scored 13 goals. Xavi told a news conference in Barcelona on Tuesday: “I’m grateful for all those years. It has been ...

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28 Sports Associations want independence from NSA

Citi Sports understands that up to 28 sports associations want autonomy from the National Sports Authority (NSA). This is after repeated complaints over several years about the neglect of other sporting disciplines apart from football. The NSA is the umbrella body for all the sports associations in Ghana but after continuous complaints of nonchalance from its constituents, the Minister for ...

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