ARTICLES RELATING TO SPAIN

Alonso quits Spain duty

2014-08-27 20:11

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.

Del Bosque wants to keep job

2014-07-17 21:00

Vicente del Bosque has confirmed his intention to stay on as coach of Spain, despite their disappointing SWC performance.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-04 09:51

Will Luis Suarez be a Barcelona player? Where is Angel Di Maria headed next? Well, here is the latest transfer window updates.

Alonso: Spain weren't 'valued'

2014-06-27 10:19

Xabi Alonso feels only now, after Spain's 2014 World Cup disaster, do his compatriots realise what the team achieved over the last six years.

Ramos promises response

2014-06-26 09:20

Sergio Ramos insists the Spain national team will soon restore the 'pride' of the nation following their disastrous World Cup campaign.

Villa's tearful end to Spain career

2014-06-24 07:27

David Villa scored his last World Cup goal before breaking down in tears as he left the field as a Spain player for the final time.

As it happened: Australia v Spain

2014-06-23 20:00

A recap of scoring and commentary from the SWC match between Australia and Spain.

Spain to avoid new SWC low

2014-06-21 16:45

Spain will take on Australia in the knowledge that defeat will officially make its defense of the World Cup the worst in history.

Del Bosque to stay?

2014-06-20 14:31

According to the secretary general of Spanish soccer federation Spain wants Vicente del Bosque to remain as coach despite poor SWC.

Spain avoid further blushes

2014-06-19 16:23

Vicente del Bosque clearly had other things on his mind after Spain's elmination from the SWC, nearly boarding the Chile team bus.

Vidal oozing confidence

2014-06-19 14:00

Arturo Vidal expects his team to advance deep into this year's World Cup, after another clinical performance on Wednesday night.

Five stories not to be missed!

2014-06-19 12:22

Soccer news is flying off the "shelves" and Sport24 doesn't want you to miss out on any of the must know SWC news.

Spain 'not good enough'

2014-06-19 10:21

Spain's players have different explanations for the team's early Soccer World Cup exit against Chile in Rio de Janeiro.

10 must read SWC stories

2014-06-19 09:18

The Soccer World Cup is in full swing, here are the top 10 articles that every sleep deprived fan should be reading.

Chile ending to Spain's reign

2014-06-18 23:14

Defending champions Spain have slumped to defeat to Chile and crashed out of the SWC after their second defeat in five days.

Spain face do-or-die SWC date

2014-06-18 14:31

Defending champions Spain could be knocked out of the SWC if they crash and burn against Chile at the Maracana stadium.

Del Bosque mulls changes

2014-06-17 22:18

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that he will make changes to his team for their pivotal SWC clash against Chile.

Reina: Spain not buried yet!

2014-06-17 08:20

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina is fed up with all the talk surrounding Spain's shock defeat to the Netherlands.

Spain press mourns 5-1 loss

2014-06-14 11:40

Spanish newspapers have bemoaned the "humiliation" and "catastrophe" of Spain's 5-1 SWC battering by the Netherlands.

Dutch overrun hapless Spain

2014-06-13 23:22

Two goals each by Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben helped the Netherlands destroy world champions Spain in their Group B opener.

Spain staying grounded

2014-06-13 11:51

Vicente Del Bosque says Spain's World Cup success in 2010 will be of little consequence ahead of this year's campaign.

Del Bosque: Spain still has it

2014-06-12 21:20

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has dismissed suggestions his side are past their best as they attempt to retain the SWC.

Casillas will come good

2014-06-12 13:34

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque is confident that captain Iker Casillas will make a meaningful contribution at this year's SWC.

Nadal picks a SWC winner

2014-06-12 10:01

Fresh off his ninth French Open victory, Rafael Nadal is preparing for Wimbledon, but like most, he has one eye on Brazil.

Wednesday's Top 7 SWC stories

2014-06-11 13:36

The 2014 Soccer World Cup is only ONE day away! Here are the Top 7 not-to-be-missed news stories from Wednesday.

 

Xavi announces Spain retirement

2014-08-05 12:28

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football.

Spaniards mourn Di Stefano

2014-07-08 10:49

Spain mourned Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday, paying homage to one of the world's greatest footballers.

EPL transfer updates

2014-07-03 10:18

It's almost weekend but the rumours are not taking a rest. Here is the latest updates in the transfer window.

Soccer's sad side

2014-06-26 11:04

The Soccer World Cup is a thing of beauty. Millions of fans converge on a country for a month long carnival. But soccer has a sad side.

Del Bosque won't rush decision

2014-06-24 08:48

Vicente del Bosque has insisted he will not rush into a decision on his future after his side ended their disappointing defence of the World Cup.

Winning farewell for Spain

2014-06-23 20:13

Spain have ended what has been a disappointing 2014 World Cup campaign with a win over Australia in Sao Paulo.

Aussies smell Spanish blood

2014-06-22 11:00

Australia's Tim Cahill believes the Socceroos can take a huge step forward with victory over dethroned world champions Spain.

Xavi, Xabi to call it quits

2014-06-21 13:11

Key midfielders Xavi and Xabi Alonso are both poised to quit the troubled Spanish national team, according to media reports.

Why so many goals at the WC?

2014-06-20 07:38

After a steadily diminishing goals-per-game ratio at recent World Cups, the 2014 tournament has bucked the trend in spectacular fashion.

A new leaf for Spain

2014-06-19 15:35

Is it the end of an era or the beginning of a new one for the La Roja?

Spain 'won't fall apart'

2014-06-19 13:00

Vicente del Bosque will not be rushed into a decision over his future as coach of Spain after their SWC reign ended.

Spain mourns end of era

2014-06-19 11:38

Spanish newspapers and football fans mourn the end of an era for their national team after they crashed out of the SWC.

Ramos: Excuses are for losers

2014-06-19 10:05

Spain defender Sergio Ramos has made no excuses for his side's early exit from the World Cup after falling short against Chile.

'Sad day' for Spain at SWC

2014-06-19 07:35

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque could not hide his disappointment after the holders were eliminated from the Soccer World Cup.

As it happened: Spain v Chile

2014-06-18 20:30

Relive all the key moments in the LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from the SWC match between Spain and Chile.

Iniesta ready for 'final'

2014-06-18 10:45

Andres Iniesta says Spain must approach their tie against Chile as if it were "a final".

Pedro ready for Chile 'final'

2014-06-17 10:55

Pedro says Spain, who need a win against Chile in order to progress, will be approaching Wednesday's clash as "a final".

Casillas seeks forgiveness

2014-06-14 16:30

Spain's 5-1 mauling by the Netherlands was especially symbolic for the disastrous role played by captain Iker Casillas.

Xavi: Loss hardest of my career

2014-06-14 09:05

Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez said Friday's Soccer World Cup loss to the Netherlands was the hardest of his career.

Alonso: Spain won't lose cool

2014-06-13 18:20

Spain's Xabi Alonso has said his team will not get frustrated if they find themselves up against defensive opponents.

The Rematch!

2014-06-13 10:23

Spain and Netherlands will dominate Day 2 of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in a repeat of their epic 2010 final.

Sneijder seeking revenge

2014-06-12 13:42

Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is relishing the opportunity to exact revenge on Spain when the sides meet on Friday night.

Dutch hunt SWC revenge

2014-06-12 11:22

World Cup holders Spain will face the Netherlands in their opening game on Friday in what will be a repeat of the 2010 final.

Study: Spain to retain SWC

2014-06-11 21:30

Statisticians have revealed that Spain look set to retain the SWC thanks to the interlocking qualities of their squad.

Navas unperturbed by exclusion

2014-06-11 08:26

Jesus Navas concedes that the decision to exclude him from the World Cup squad was in the best interests of Spanish football.

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