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  1. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Messi answers tax charges in court

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 01:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Gava, Spain

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gava, Spain Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has appeared in court to answer charges of evading US$5 million in taxes in a case that stunned the sporting world. ... in Spain where Messi is seen as a more humble figure than other football stars, particularly his Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. “He has a very professional image, of being focused on what he ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain back on track as big guns hit the target

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:31am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Europe’s top teams took important steps towards next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil with qualifying victories on Tuesday, notably world champions Spain who scored ... start in which they scored first. After a weekend of speculation about Spain losing their way on the road to Rio after a 1-1 home draw with Finland on Friday, their victory at the Stade de ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain crushes Tahiti 10-0 in Confederations Cup

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:52am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Associated Press in Rio De Janeiro Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta isn’t one to get distracted by small things, like being overwhelmed 10-0 by World Cup winner Spain on Thursday in the Confederations Cup. He’s used to looking for the positive. He predicted Spain might score as many as 20- and they didn’t. With that achievement, he’s focused on another- the World Cup. Tahiti has already ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain opens World Cup qualifying with late win

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 09:06am by Associated Press in Georgia

    ... Associated Press in Georgia Spain opened the defence of its World Cup title with a 1-0 win at Georgia on Roberto Soldado’s 86th-minute goal on Tuesday night, while England stumbled to a 1-1 tie at home against Ukraine. Spain, the world and European champion, has won 23 consecutive qualifiers since 2007. Soldado scored off a cross from Cesc Fabregas, who entered six minutes ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Xavi doubtful for Spain qualifier against Finland

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:51pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain playmaker Xavi Hernandezis a major doubt for Friday’s World Cup Group I qualifier at home to Finland after he missed Tuesday’s training session due to a niggling ... “But we have players who can take his place in that position and we hope he is back with us again soon,” he added. Spain and France, who drew 1-1 in Madrid in October, top the five-nation group ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain football boss denies knowing about doping

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... was not a crime in Spain at the time of their arrests in 2006. The 57-year-old Fuentes was detained when police seized 200 bags of blood and plasma, and other evidence of performance-enhancing ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SPAIN

    Jese Rodriguez's strike sends Real Madrid into King's Cup semi-finals

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Carlo Ancelotti's men set a club record of eight consecutive games without conceding a goal Jese strike sends Madrid into last four of King's Cup Real Madrid eased into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 1- ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Euro giants Spain and Germany suffer wake-up call in World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies Sweden score four times in half an hour to salvage a point and shock Joachim Löew's men as Spain share the spoils with improved France Draw leaves Germany stunned World champions Spain and fellow European heavyweights Germany were hit late in time added on to end up with just a point apiece in their respective home qualifiers. Spain were pegged back by a goal four ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain and Germany struggle to win

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 08:31am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Holders Spain stretched their winning run in qualifiers to 23 as they began the journey to the 2014 World Cup with a 1-0 victory in Georgia on Tuesday but along ... victory against neighbours Austria in Vienna. Italy, beaten by Spain in the European Championship final, were unimpressive in a 2-0 win at home to lowly-ranked Malta. England had to settle ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Gibraltar accepted as full European soccer member

    Posted May 25th 2013, 03:18pm by Associated Press in London

    ... Spain. They wanted to stop the British territory on Spain’s southern tip from joining European soccer’s governing body. Gibraltar may now enter qualifying competition for the 2016 European Championship. Uefa President Michel Platini said Spain would be kept apart from the territory during qualifying to ease political tension. Spain ceded the territory to Britain in 1713. Gibraltar has ...




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