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  • Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

    London (AFP) - Aston Villa's overhauling of their defence after flirting with relegation last season continued on Tuesday with the signing of Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo from relegated La Liga side Cordoba for a fee reported to be £500,000 ($780,000).

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  • Villarreal make winning start in Emirates Cup

    Spanish side Villarreal kicked off the Emirates Cup with a 2-1 win over Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg on Saturday. Marcelino Garcia Toral's team made a flying start in the opening match of the four-team pre-season tournament thanks to first-half goals from Mario Gaspar and Matias Nahuel Leiva at…

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  • Australian 'keeper Ryan moves to Valencia

    Australian international goalkeeper Matthew Ryan signed a six year contract with Spanish side Valencia from Belgian outfit Bruges on Tuesday. The 23-year-old -- who played for Australia at last year's World Cup finals -- has been at Bruges since 2013 but Valencia signed him because they believe he…

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  • Real coach Benitez outlines vision for new season

    New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez is focussed on improving the Spanish giants' defence during the forthcoming season, while sticking to the club's attacking philosophy. The former Napoli boss, who replaced the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu in June, wants to build a side that…

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  • La Liga becomes first league to sue FIFA over Qatar, probably won't be the last

    Spain's top division is challenging FIFA's decision to move the 2022 World Cup from its regular summer schedule to the winter.

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  • Valencia football president steps down

    Amadeo Salvo resigned as president of La Liga club Valencia on Wednesday citing personal reasons, although Spanish media said his departure along with four other senior personnel was due to differences with Singaporean owner Peter Lim. Salvo, who has been in the post since June 2013, sitting…

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  • Spanish judge suspects Osasuna of match-fixing

    A Spanish judge suspects Osasuna paid at least 900,000 euros ($1,000,000) to fix matches at the end of the 2013-14 La Liga season, a court said Wednesday. Osasuna were battling to avoid relegation from La Liga in 2013/14, although they failed to beat the drop. Around 250,000 euros appear to have…

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  • Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy

    Eder scored the only goal of the game as Portugal recorded their first win over Italy since 1976 with a 1-0 friendly success in Geneva on Tuesday. Fernando Santos's men were in buoyant mood after last Saturday's 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifying victory in Armenia and they produced a solid display against…

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  • Juve snap up Khedira from Real Madrid

    Real Madrid's German international midfielder Sami Khedira signed for defeated Champions League finalists Juventus on Tuesday, the Italian club announced. The Stuttgart-born Khedira had been at Real Madrid since the summer of 2010, and has achieved success in La Liga, the Copa del Rey (twice), the…

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  • Barcelona cap great season with fifth European Cup soccer win

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a title treble. The Spaniards lived up to their tag as…

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  • Xavi ends Barca career in style with European triumph

    By Iain Rogers BERLIN (Reuters) - Xavi brought his glittering Barcelona career to a fitting and emotional end when he hoisted aloft the European Cup following a 3-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday. Considered one of the finest midfielders of all time, Xavi…

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  • Luis Enrique still unsure on Barca future despite treble glory

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique refused to clarify whether he will continue at the club next season despite leading the Catalan giants to the treble in his first campaign in charge. Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Neymar sealed a 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday…

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  • Barca still want more, warns Rakitic

    Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted his side will not lose their hunger for more trophies after landing the treble in his first season with the Catalan giants. The Croatian international opened the score after just four minutes of Saturday's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League…

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  • Champions League Final Live: Juventus vs. Barcelona in Berlin

    The new king of European club soccer will be crowned when Serie A champion Juventus takes on La Liga champion Barcelona at the Olympiastadion.

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  • Barca's Pique dreaming of perfect season

    Gerard Pique says Barcelona will have achieved a perfect season if they beat Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final, and thus match the feats of Pep Guardiola's 2009 treble-winning side. Barca's current boss Luis Enrique can finish his first season at the Camp Nou by emulating Guardiola's…

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  • Spain's Elche relegated over tax debt

    Mid-table finishing Spanish La Liga outfit Elche are to be relegated to the second division for unpaid tax, a Spanish football league judge decided on Friday. "AS of today Elche's debts are still outstanding and no guarantee has been offered," a La Liga statement explained. As a result Basque…

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  • Flashy Neymar won't change despite final controversy

    Brazilian star Neymar has insisted he won't be bullied into curbing his repertoire of skills after a host of Athletic Bilbao players reacted angrily to his show-boating towards the end of Barcelona's 3-1 Copa del Rey final win. Neymar flicked the ball over Unai Bustinza with both feet with two…

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