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Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has told ESPN FC that Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui has not told him why he was not selected for the friendlies against Germany and Argentina later this month. Martinez, 29, won the World Cup in 2010 and Euro 2012 with Spain and was also in the 2014 World [...]

Diego Costa has return to the Spain squad for the friendlies against Germany and Argentina, but Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata misses out. Former Madrid striker Morata replaced Costa at Stamford Bridge last summer, with the latter’s strong form at Atletico Madrid earning him a recall to Julen Lopetegui’s squad. There is better news for Chelsea [...]

Zinedine Zidane wants Real Madrid to remain calm and ‘not go crazy’ in pursuit of goals after their frenzied second-half assault on Levante failed to produce a winner. A much-changed team – Real begin the defence of the Champions League trophy on Wednesday, against Apoel Nicosia at the Bernabeu – could do no better than [...]

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has stunned fans in Spain by announcing that he will stop playing for his country after the 2018 World Cup in Russia because he feels he is not wanted in the national team by some. The Barcelona defender made the announcement after Spain’s 2-0 win at Albania on Sunday in European [...]

Sergio Ramos lashed out at his critics after the penalty he gave away cost Spain victory in their World Cup qualifier against Italy, insisting he will “shut them up”. Spain took a 1-0 lead at Juventus Stadium when Vitolo punished an error from Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to open the scoring in the 55th minute. [...]

David de Gea gave a press conference at Spain’s base on the Île de Ré after his name appeared in a police investigation into Spanish pornographer Ignacio Allende Fernández ‘Torbe’. According to information published in Eldiario.es a protected witness in the investigation said De Gea had organised a meeting in a five star Madrid hotel [...]

Stunning news out of France and Spain as Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has reportedly been accused of organizing a meeting between two footballers and two women, one of whom claims they were both sexually assaulted by the men. Spanish newspaper El Diario reports that the allegations emerged in a statement given by a [...]

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said they will learn from their 2014 World Cup nightmare and become the first side to win a third successive European Championship. After winning the European title in 2008 and 2012 and a first World Cup in 2010, Spain did not cope with the pressure of being favourites in Brazil [...]

The Premier League will provide nearly one out of five players at Euro 2016, more than any other league, and almost triple the amount of players playing in La Liga. Remarkably, La Liga, which dominated Europe this season in providing both Europa League and Champions League winners is sending just three more players to the Euros [...]

Victory in the Champions League final on Saturday could rest on how well either Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid defends, but both have a much different approach to that particular area of the game. There is no better defence in Europe than that of Atleti, who only conceded 18 league goals in this campaign while [...]