All posts tagged "Spain"

  • Can Barca move send Andre Gomes’ career into hyperdrive?

    The progression of Portuguese youngster Andre Gomes has been gradual to date, but a big-money move to Barcelona will thrust the midfielder in the spotlight next season and boost pressure on the player to take his burgeoning...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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  • Where will Nolito go?

    Celta Vigo winger Nolito earned a spot in Spain’s twenty-three man squad for Euro 2016 after an impressive 2015/2016 campaign in La Liga, in which helped his side to a historic sixth place finish. The twenty-nine-year-old impressed...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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  • Defending champions Spain have much to prove heading into Euros

    The Spanish national team are having another identity crisis. Two unfulfilling draws against Italy and Romania deflated any previous momentum the defending champions had heading into Euro 2016 this summer. They were flat, uninspiring and blunt up...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • Gary Neville’s conundrum at Valencia

    There was an alleged quote from Gary Neville that recently surfaced on social media after his Valencia side lost 7-0 to Barcelona over the weekend.  It wasn’t, in fact, the score of the match for which Neville...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Yannick Ferreira Carrasco gallops into Atletico Madrid’s starting eleven

    The temperature was rising at the Vicente Calderon, the fervor of the night had reached its peak. And so the chase began. Darting between a hungry pack of defenders, slaloming down the wing with a graceful elegance...

    • Posted January 30, 2016
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  • FIFA transfer bans put Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in limbo

    FIFA have handed Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid a body blow with a potential two-year transfer ban for breaching its rules on registering overseas players under the age of eighteen. Assuming Barcelona beat relegation embattled Sporting Gijon...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • Zinedine Zidane completes grooming and secures Real Madrid’s top job

    Zinedine Zidane might never have managed a top division team, but he is unquestionably accustomed to handling the pressure of doubters harrowing his every movement 24/7.  In April 2005, seventeen cameras were specially-placed inside the Santiago Bernabeu...

    • Posted January 4, 2016
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  • Ballon d’Or nomination the latest accolade for Neymar’s growing maturity

    There’s a word, ginga, that was formed on the streets of Rio di Janeiro, in the Brazilian favelas. It was spawned as a derogatory term (more on its fascinating etymology here), but evolved into a widespread slang...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Villarreal enjoying life as underdogs atop the La Liga table

    The critics say that Barcelona and Real Madrid’s duopoly in La Liga takes the excitement out of the league title race. At least in terms of their dominance, history is certainly on their side, the two rivals...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • Karim Benzema embracing role as Cristiano Ronaldo’s understudy

    No one will soon outshine Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Not the record breakers, poster boys and unparalleled legends; not the men who have split the FIFA Ballon D’Or award for the past seven years; especially not...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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