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‘We’ve learned a lot from him’: Luis Rubiales after Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach – video

Spain coach Luis Enrique stood down on Wednesday for “personal reasons” after 11 months in charge. The former Barcelona coach will be replaced by his assistant Robert Moreno, who has been in temporary charge since March when Enrique was granted absent …

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Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach due to personal reasons

Forty-nine-year-old leaves post after 11 months in jobAssistant Roberto Moreno takes over national teamLuis Enrique has stepped down as coach of the Spanish national team for personal reasons, leaving his assistant Robert Moreno in charge until Euro 20…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Shane Duffy’s late header snatches point for Ireland in Denmark

• Mick McCarthy’s side stay on top of their group• Jesus Navas on target for Spain in Faroe IslandsShane Duffy left Denmark cursing the Republic of Ireland once again as he headed home a late equaliser to snatch a 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw in Copenh…

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Santi Cazorla stunned by Spain recall aged 34 and 1,299 days after last cap

• Cazorla back in squad for first time since November 2015• Former Arsenal player almost lost leg to mystery infectionSanti Cazorla has described his return to the Spain squad as “unthinkable”, 1,299 days after he last played for the national side, and…

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José Antonio Reyes: Former Arsenal player dies aged 35 – video obituary

Former Arsenal player José Antonio Reyes died in a car accident aged 35, Spanish club Sevilla announced on Saturday. Reyes was playing at Extremadura following a career that included eight years at Sevilla and spells at Atlético and Real Madrid. The fo…

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José Antonio Reyes, former Arsenal and Spain player, dies at age of 35

• Sevilla announce that Reyes has died in a car accident• Winger earned 21 international caps for SpainJosé Antonio Reyes, the former Arsenal and Spain footballer, has died in a car accident at the age of 35, Sevilla have announced.“We couldn’t be conf…

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Spanish footballers arrested over La Liga match-fixing claims

Players and officials from top two divisions reportedly held over La Liga 2 game in May 2018Spanish police have made several arrests following a complaint from La Liga about a game in May 2018 that was possibly fixed by “an organised criminal group”, t…

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‘I was very lucky’: Iker Casillas discharged from hospital following heart attack – video

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has said he felt ‘very lucky’ as he was discharged from hospital five days after suffering a heart attack.Casillas, who captained Spain to their first and only World Cup win in 2010, said he was ‘feeling much better’…

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Euro 2020 qualifying roundup: Spain and Italy start with wins, Swiss beat Georgia

• Sergio Ramos scores Panenka in Spain’s 2-1 win over Norway• Italy beat Finland 2-0; Sweden defeat Romania 2-1The Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another Panenka penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway in their opening Euro 2020 qualifie…

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Spain v Norway, Italy v Finland and more: Euro 2020 qualifiers – live!

Scores and updates from the 7.45pm kick-offsLive scores: follow all Saturday’s gamesAny comments? Feel free to email Scott 7.03pm GMT Final Score. Before we immerse ourselves in this evening’s hot Euro action, let’s find out what’s already happened in …

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Atlético Madrid investigate after former youth coach admits sexual abuse

• Manuel Briñas admits offences while he was working at school• No accusations made by players against former coach, now 88Atlético Madrid have severed their relationship with the man who ran their youth system for 20 years and launched an investigatio…

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

• Case in Spain relates to period as Real Madrid manager• Mourinho exchanges one-year sentence for a fineJosé Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the former Real Madrid and …

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Ronaldo agrees to pay €19m fine to settle tax fraud case

Juventus footballer pleads guilty after agreeing to fine and suspended sentence in Madrid courtThe Portugal and Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted committing tax fraud while playing for Real Madrid and agreed to pay an €18.8m (£16.5m) f…

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Police in Spain break up tennis match-fixing ring ‘involving 28 pros’

Ring alleged to involve 28 professional players including one who played in last US OpenSpanish police have broken up a tennis match-fixing ring that is alleged to involve nearly 30 professional players, including one who played in the last US Open.The…

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Police in Spain break up tennis match-fixing ring ‘involving 28 pros’

Ring alleged to involve 28 professional players including one who played in last US OpenSpanish police have broken up a tennis match-fixing ring that is alleged to involve nearly 30 professional players, including one who played in the last US Open.The…

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The three generations of Marcos Alonsos who have played at Wembley

Chelsea are off to Wembley for the League Cup semi-finals, giving Marcos Alonso a chance to add to his family’s legacyBy Euan McTear for These Football Times“I don’t have many regrets as a footballer,” said Pelé a year ago. “But I wish I had played at …

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The three generations of Marcos Alonsos who have played at Wembley

Chelsea are off to Wembley for the League Cup semi-finals, giving Marcos Alonso a chance to add to his family’s legacyBy Euan McTear for These Football Times“I don’t have many regrets as a footballer,” said Pelé a year ago. “But I wish I had played at …

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Flashpoints of 2018: Julen Lopetegui sacked by Spain on eve of World Cup

Continuing our series on controversies that defined the year, the Spain manager is fired twice in 138 days, the second time by Real MadridThe call came, a five-minute warning, and then the bombshell landed. It did so about the same time as Aeroflot fli…