Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Spain"

    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover.The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club.He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday.According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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    Fernando Hierro named new coach of Spain

Fernando Hierro named new coach of Spain

Former Real Madrid player Fernando Hierro has been appointed as the new coach of the Spanish national team.Hierro was on Wednesday named as the replacement for sacked Julen Lopetegui.Lopetegui was sensationally axed just 24 hours after it was announced that he would take over at Real Madrid when the World Cup ends.Hierro, a former Real Madrid and Bolton player, will [...]

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    Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain has sacked Julen Lopetegui as the national team coach, a day before the World Cup begins.Luis Rubiales, RFEF president, is said to be "furious" and "deeply upset" over Real Madrid's confirmation of Lopetegui as their new gaffer.Lopetegui had penned a new contract until 2020 just weeks ago, but the allure of succeeding Zinedine Zidane was irresistible.The coach's sack comes [...]

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    World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

The Super Eagles were the underdogs when they faced a formidable Spanish team at the 1998 World Cup in France.The Nigerian team coached by Velibor Bora Milutinovic did not adequately prepare for the tournament, yet a lot was expected from the players.After a good outing at the 1994 World Cup, many Nigerians hoped for an improved performance in France. However, [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the national teams of countries that are members of FIFA.Since inception, the tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was cancelled due to World War II.The most recent World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 and [...]

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    World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

 In a matter of weeks, the Super Eagles will join other countries to participate in the FIFA World Cup, their sixth appearance at the mundial since making a debut in 1994.The Nigerian team, formerly known as Green Eagles, surprised the footballing world in its World Cup debut by defeating a star-studded Bulgarian squad with big names like Nasko Petkov Sirakov, Ivaylo Stoimenov [...]

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    18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

Eighteen people were reported injured while watching Andres Iniesta's television interview in Barcelona on Tuesday.The 34-year old Albacete-born midfielder who announced his summer exit from Barcelona recently was being interviewed by a local television producer when the temporary seating gave way, injuring 18 in the process.According to Barcelona city hall, 11 persons, including two minors, were taken to a nearby [...]

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    Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria had a smooth ride to the quarter-final of the second division at the ITTF World Team Championships.The Nigerian team recorded a 3-1 win over Spain in the last 16 tie played at the Halmstad Arena, Sweden.The trio of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun humbled Spaniards Carlos Machado, Alvaro Robles and Jesus Cantero.Nigeria will now meet Slovakia [...]

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    End of an era: Iniesta to quit Barca and Europe

End of an era: Iniesta to quit Barca and Europe

Barcelona captain, Andrés Iniesta, has announced his intention to quit the Catalan club at the end of the season.Speaking at his press conference this afternoon, the 33-year old FIFA World Cup winner with Spain announced his intention to quit the five-time champions league winners at the end of the season."This press conference is to announce publicly my decision that this [...]

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    39 Nigerians ‘forced to live in cave-like houses’ rescued from sex trafficking ring in Spain

39 Nigerians ‘forced to live in cave-like houses’ rescued from sex trafficking ring in Spain

Thirty-nine Nigerians have been rescued from a sex slave trade in Spain, the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.The trafficking ring was said to have been coordinated by Nigerians and the victims were reportedly forced to reside in "cave-like houses".They were freed in a joint operation involving the NCA, Spanish law enforcement and the National Agency for the Prohibition of [...]

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    Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time Nations Cup champions remain in seventh position in Africa.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents; Argentina maintain their fourth position, Croatia remain 15th in the world while Iceland are at 18th.Africa’s other representatives at the World Cup; Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are [...]

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    Catalan leader surrenders to police

Catalan leader surrenders to police

Carles Puigdemont, ousted leader of Catalonia, has surrendered to the police in Belgium.Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Spain imposed direct rule on Catalonia, following an independence referendum.BBC quoted Gilles Dejemppe, a spokesman for Belgian prosecutors, as saying Puigdemont and four of his associates surrendered to Belgian federal police.A Madrid high court judge had asked Belgium to arrest  after they ignored a court order to [...]

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    England thrash Spain 5-2 to win U17 World Cup

England thrash Spain 5-2 to win U17 World Cup

The Young Lions of England have defeated Spain 5-2 to win the U17 FIFA World Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.England came from two goals down to win the tournament, after dominating the second half from start to finish.Barcelona’s Sergio Gomes opened the scoring for Spain in the 10th minute. He would later double his country's lead in the 31st [...]

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    Spain crushes Catalan Republic, imposes direct rule

Spain crushes Catalan Republic, imposes direct rule

Catalan Republic has been aborted less than one hour after it was born as the upper house of Spain’s parliament on Friday authorised the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid.Rajoy is now expected to convene his cabinet to adopt the first measures to govern Catalonia. This could include firing the Barcelona government and assuming [...]

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    Catalan parliament declares independence

Catalan parliament declares independence

Catalan lawmakers have voted to declare independence from Spain, while Madrid has vowed to quash the region’s secessionist bid.Catalan Members of Parliament (MPs) backed the motion 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by the opposition.The Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.Earleir, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return law, democracy and stability [...]

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