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Spain’s Isco To Miss Russia Trip

Real Madrid’s midfielder from Spain Isco jumps to avoid an APOEL’s player during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP Real Madrid playmaker Isco withdrew on Sunday from the Spain squad for Tuesday’s friendly away to Russia in preparation for next year’s …

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Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In a move unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister …

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‘The fans were phenomenal’ – Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd response

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant, despite a mixed reception for Gerard Pique during Friday’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania. La Roja secured automatic qualification for Russia 2018 with the win, while the Alicante crowd gradually warmed to Pique, prompting Lopetegui to praise the local fans. Outspoken defender …

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Spain Rejects Mediation As Catalans Plan To Declare Independence

People hold Catalan pro-independence flag: Josep LAGO / AFP Spain’s government has defiantly rejected calls for mediation over Catalonia’s push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown. The European Union has urged dialogue to ease the standoff between separatists in the northeastern region and Madrid, but Catalan …

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David Villa doubtful for Liechtenstein qualifier

New York City FC striker David Villa will miss Spain’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein after suffering an adductor injury in training Sunday. Villa was a surprise inclusion in Julen Lopetegui’s latest squad after three years away, and he made a brief substitute appearance against Italy on Saturday. Check out …

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Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea’s decision

The Blues are yet to communicate their decision on the future of the Spain striker, who scored against Macedonia Diego Costa says he is still waiting for Chelsea to make their decision over his future after he scored in Spain’s victory in Macedonia. Lindelof a statement signing for Man Utd …

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Costa: Conte does not want me at Chelsea anymore

The striker told reporters after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday that the Blues boss has informed him via text message Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he does not have a future at Stamford Bridge. Morata rescues draw for Spain …

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