After a goalless 120 minutes which Italy had dominated in the Confederations Cup semi-final, Spain won the penalty shoot out 7-6, with some excellent spot kicks from both countries.
Who would have thought it? In a matter of a few days, the Haitian national football team has come away from two formidable friendlies against Spain and Italy with a narrow loss, historic draw and three goals. And the most sturring thing of all is: despite the bookies were favouring their oppoents, they deserved it. […]
France: Lloris; Jallet, Varane, Sakho, Evra; Cabaye, Pogba, Matuidi; Valbuena, Benzema, Ribéry. Spain: Valdés, Arbeloa, Piqué, Ramos, Monreal; Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, David Villa.
Don’t be fooled by the title; I’m not about to go through Spain’s fiscal issues. What I am going to talk about though is the current problems that are shielded from the average television viewer. “The top division alone holds a combined debt of $4.61 billion through the 2010-11 season, with six of the teams […]
Here we go again. Inevitably, Chelsea’s defeat to Atlético Madrid in the European Super Cup at the end of last month saw the above inquisition come to the forefront of people’s minds once more. So, I’ve decided that I may as well give tackling it a go myself. It’s rare that I consult the family […]
Updated in December 2015 Born: March 20th 1984 Fernando Torres was born in Fuenlabrada, Community of Madrid. Joined Atletico Madrid: 1995 First professional contract: 1999 Torres signed his first professional contract with Atletico Madrid when he was 15-years-old. European Under-16 Football Championship, May 6th 2001 Torres was the highest scorer in the competition and scored the only goal […]
Jordi Alba joined Barcelona when he was just 9-years-old and stayed there for seven years before he was released. He signed for neighbouring UE Cornellà when he was 16-years-old and was soon called up to the Spain U-19 squad. Valencia paid €6,000 for the teenager where he went from strength to strength. He got his […]
Spain became the first team to win 3 major International tournaments in a row with a 4-0 win over Italy. Both teams had their moments in the game, with several key chances created, but it was Spain who took theirs and were crowned Champions. Here are my top 5 moments (in the order they occurred): […]