Category: Spain

Gareth Bale is no longer angry Instead he leading Real Madrid forward

Everyone had gone except Gareth Bale. “Together, let’s go,” said Sergio Ramos, leading his team out the dressing room but as they headed through the door, Bale sat there still, just him and a kitman gathering a few things up. Eventually, he stood, paused briefly, looked back and then broke […]

Saul is the future not just for Atletico Madrid but for Spain too

Jose Antonio Niguez, “Boria,” spent nine years in three different divisions at the Martínez Valero stadium, scoring over 50 times for Elche: a man who, in his own words, would “bust his soul for a goal.” His eldest son Jony, who is 33, plays there now: he scored on Thursday […]

Manchester United’s Juan Mata awarded after raising almost $800k for charity

Juan Mata sits down with ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes to discuss Spain’s shortcomings in the World Cup and Manchester United’s preseason in the US. Gareth Southgate praises Marcus Rashford after the Manchester United striker scored the winning goal in England’s victory over Switzerland. ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe and the FC […]

Manchester United’s Juan Mata wins Spain award for Common Goal charity

Juan Mata sits down with ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes to discuss Spain’s shortcomings in the World Cup and Manchester United’s preseason in the US. Gareth Southgate praises Marcus Rashford after the Manchester United striker scored the winning goal in England’s victory over Switzerland. ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe and the FC […]

Spain considers launching bid to host Euro 2028 or 2030 World Cup

Steve Nicol and Brian McBride react to Spain’s relentless domination of World Cup runners-up Croatia in a surprising UEFA Nations League result. The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reportedly sought the backing of Spain’s government for a bid to host either the 2028 European Championship or […]

Spain’s Luis Enrique: Not initially picking Iago Aspas a ‘mistake’

Steve Nicol breaks down both sides’ performances in Spain’s 2-1 win over England and responds to the controversial call on Danny Welbeck. UEFA Nations League: Danny Welbeck goal disallowed (90’+7′) England 1-2 Spain Marcus Rashford’s opener was offset by goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo to give Spain a 2-1 […]

David De Gea must be more involved with Spain play to replicate Man United heroics

Steve Nicol breaks down both sides’ performances in Spain’s 2-1 win over England and responds to the controversial call on Danny Welbeck. Football’s pendulum has swung back in David De Gea’s favour ahead of Tuesday’s Nations League meeting with Croatia — or at least the public pendulum of the “You’re […]

Lionel Messi ‘a step above everyone else’ deserves FIFA award – Luis Enrique

Brazil’s Filipe Luis believes the best player in the world is Lionel Messi and that the fact he isn’t included in FIFA’s Best Player of the Year award means it isn’t credible. Marcus Rashford’s opener was offset by goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo to give Spain a 2-1 away […]

France try to win not play like Spain or Barcelona – Antoine Griezmann

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe’s maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. Olivier Giroud ended his goal drought in style, scoring the game-winning volley to propel France past the Netherlands. Antoine Griezmann said France try to win games, not play like Spain or […]

Extra Time: International break blues, ranking the top keepers

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos reveals ‘death threats’ after injuring Mohamed Salah

Marcus Rashford’s opener was offset by goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo to give Spain a 2-1 away win over England. Steve Nicol breaks down both sides’ performances in Spain’s 2-1 win over England and responds to the controversial call on Danny Welbeck. Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos […]

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos: Luka Modric deserves Fifa The Best award

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos defended Cristiano Ronaldo after he no showed at the UEFA awards hailing his sportsmanship for privately congratulating Luka Modric. Lionel Messi is not a finalist for FIFA’s world player of the year award for the first time since 2006. The FC crew explain why he […]

From escape rooms to new rules Luis Enrique kicks off a new era for Spain

MADRID, Spain — Luis Enrique bundled his players into three black vans with tinted windows and without a word, he drove them to a secret location where he locked them in a room with a serial killer. Spain’s new manager has a reputation for extreme discipline and this was the […]

Isco happy with new Spain boss Luis Enrique introducing mobile phone ban

The ESPN FC guys delve into the criticism of Raheem Sterling in England and the question marks surrounding new Spain head coach Luis Enrique. Spain coach Luis Enrique says that he rates both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata and stresses that they have very different qualities. England announced its side […]

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata considered leaving after disastrous first season

Spain coach Luis Enrique says that he rates both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata and stresses that they have very different qualities. Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti question if Chelsea are better off without Alvaro Morata in the lineup as his struggles continue. Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri has hailed Marcos Alonso […]

Kepa Arrizabalaga ready to challenge Manchester United’s David De Gea for Spain

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes break down Saturday’s results from the fourth week of the Premier League season. Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri has hailed Marcos Alonso as the best left back in Europe but he must improve his defensively to be the best in the world. Former Chelsea goalkeeper […]

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui warns Lionel Messi not to doubt his squad

Lionel Messi is not a finalist for FIFA’s world player of the year award for the first time since 2006. The FC crew explain why he should be. Julen Lopetegui has told Lionel Messi he is unwise to doubt his Real Madrid squad after the Argentine said Los Blancos were “less […]

Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad for personal reasons

Spain coach Luis Enrique says that he rates both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata and stresses that they have very different qualities. Spain called up Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas to replace Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa for the upcoming UEFA Nations League encounters against England and Croatia. The Royal Spanish […]

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba must use Spain snub as motivation – Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona are the clear favourites in Group B of the Champions League, but the FC crew think Tottenham could struggle to finish ahead of Inter Milan. Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde was left fuming at the state of Real Valladolid’s pitch during their 2-1 win in La Liga and feels the club […]

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba didn’t expect to be snubbed by Spain boss Luis Enrique

Spain coach Luis Enrique says that he rates both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata and stresses that they have very different qualities. Lionel Messi scored twice in a game where Barcelona found the net eight times to remain perfect. Barcelona are the clear favourites in Group B of the Champions […]