Spain

Fernando Torres still hopes to fire his way into Spain's World Cup squad
• 'I will work, which is the only thing I know how to do'• Torres has been in indifferent form for Chelsea this seasonFernando Torres has not given up on making Spain's World Cup squad and will work h... [Read More]

 
Eduardo Vargas and a second European chance at Valencia
Despite the financial turmoil that has embroiled Valencia in recent seasons and their gradual fall from grace on the pitch as a result, new manager Juan Antonio Pizzi has brought an air of optimism to... [Read More]

 
Éver Banega, World Cup ambitions and a surprising move home
In a World Cup year, players’ priorities change and there is certainly a focus on playing regularly and impressing the national boss – regardless of which of the 32 participating countries they origin... [Read More]

 
Chelsea Fans Record Brilliant Leaving Song For Juan Mata
After weeks of speculation Juan Mata eventually signed for Manchester United at the weekend. The Spanish international had to settle for a place on the Chelsea bench since Jose Mourinho arrived during... [Read More]

 
Athletic Bilbao, Basque identity and challenging for honours
This season’s La Liga campaign has been shaken up slightly with the inclusion of a third title contender, as Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid challenge the hegemony of El Clásico powerhouses Barcelona ... [Read More]

 
Is Atlético’s tenacious tackling ready to set a new trend in Spain?
Saturday’s clash between La Liga table-topping duo Barcelona and Atlético Madrid was something of a tactical mismatch; arguably the best attacking team in the division against the most regimented coll... [Read More]

 
Fernando Torres Wears His Christmas Socks For Chelsea Against Arsenal
Fernando Torres is in the festive spirit this year. Leading the line for Chelsea, he has a lot more to be happy about than when he first signed on at Stamford Bridge. And at the Emirates last night, h... [Read More]

 
Breaking down the Champions League Round of 16 draw
Gianni Infantino, UEFA’s General Secretary at the Group Stage draw   A lot is still to happen before the Champions League resumes but before then, here are initial thoughts on the Round of ... [Read More]

 
Champions League Round-up
The draw for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League took place this morning, and once again did not fail to produce a host of enthralling clashes between some of Europe’s heaviest hitters. A cou... [Read More]

 
Chelsea transfer news: Juan Mata desperate to play as World Cup looms
Spain star enjoying fighting for Chelsea place but admits he has one eye on Brazil 2014. Juan Mata says he is enjoying fighting for his place at Chelsea but has admitted securing a World Cup place wit... [Read More]