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14th World cup
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Villar paga los 300.000 euros de fianza y sale de la cárcel

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Tanto el ex presidente de la RFEF, como su hijo Gorka, deberán comparecer semanalmente y les será retirado el pasaporte.

Imponen una fianza de 300.000 euros a Villar

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El expresidente de la RFEF deberá comparecer semanalmente y le será retirado el pasaporte.

Maxi Rodríguez llega a Peñarol

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El experimentado mediocampista argentino sonó fuerte para llegar a Tigres y a la MLS.

Crespo, nuevo vicepresidente de Parma

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El exgoleador argentino asume un nuevo rol en el club que ascendió a la Serie B y sigue en el camino de la recuperación.

RFEF president Villar held in custody amid corruption case

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The long-time head of Spanish football was detained along with his son as authorities investigate charges that include improper management

¿Por qué enviaron a prisión provisional a Ángel Villar?

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El juez de la Audiencia Nacional detalla los hecho presuntamente delictivos y destaca un posible riesgo de fuga.

El juez acepta enviar a prisión provisional sin fianza para Ángel Villar

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El juez de la Audiencia Nacional accedió a la propuesta de la Fiscalía Anticorrupción como parte de las medidas cautelares del caso.

La Fiscalía Anticorrupción pide prisión provisional sin fianza para Ángel Villar

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El juez de la Audiencia Nacional tendrá que decidir si accede a esta propuesta como parte de las medidas cautelares del caso.

La detención de Villar puede paralizar el calendario de LaLiga 2017-18

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La situación hace que peligre la asambela de la RFEF del próximo 20 de julio en la que se debe definir el calendario de la temporada.

La detención de Villar no debe paralizar el calendario de LaLiga 2017-18

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La situación no hace que peligre la asamblea de la RFEF del próximo 20 de julio en la que se debe definir el calendario de la temporada.

Gaspart: “El fútbol no se puede parar por nadie”

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La detención de Villar hace que peligre la asambela de la RFEF del próximo 20 de julio en la que se debe definir el calendario de la temporada.

Así es la operación de la Guardia Civil contra la Federación

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El presidente, Ángel Villar, su hijo, el vicepresidente económico, Juan Padrón, y el presidente y el secretario de la Federación Tinerfeña, detenidos.

Spanish police arrest head of Spain FA, Angel Villar, in anti-corruption crackdown

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The Spanish Civil Guard are investigating crimes of fraud, document forgery, corruption between individuals and misappropriation of funds

¿Quién es Ángel Villar?

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El presidente de la Real Federación Española de Fútbol llevaba casi 30 años en el cargo antes de ser detenido en una operación Anticorrupción.

Ángel Villar, detenido en una operación Anticorrupción contra la RFEF

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El presidente de la Real Federación Española de Fútbol fue detenido por la UCO en una investigación por corrupción.

Spanish FA president Ángel María Villar Llona arrested on corruption charges

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• Villar Llona and four others held after raid on RFEF headquarters• Arrests follow investigation into finances of Spanish federationsPolice in Spain say they have arrested Ángel María Villar Llona, the president of Spain’s football association, Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).Villar Llona, who is also a senior vice-president at Fifa and Uefa, was arrested on Tuesday morning along with his son and three other federation executives as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Related: Chuck Blazer, former Fifa official turned informant, dies aged 72 Continue reading...

El cielo es el límite para Saúl

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El crack del Atlético Madrid la rompió en la Sub 21, firmó una cláusula de 150 millones de euros y se perfila para dominar en no demasiado tiempo.

"En Alemania siempre trabajamos en equipo, no con individualidades"

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La Selección española sub-21, favorita en el certamen, cayó en la final ante el equipo germano por 1-0.

Germany stun Spain to claim Under-21 title after Mitchell Weiser header

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• Germany Under-21 1-0 Spain Under-21• Mitchell Weiser scores game’s only goal in the 40th minuteGermany stunned the hot favourites Spain to become European Under-21 champions for only the second time, thanks to Mitchell Weiser’s deft first-half header. With a side packed with top-quality players and boasting the tournament’s two best performers in Saúl Ñíguez and Marco Asensio, La Rojita had been tipped to make short work of opposition who were without seven eligible players who are in action for the senior side at the Confederations Cup in Russia.But in a superb display of organisation and commitment from Stefan Kuntz’s side, Weiser’s goal five minutes before the break was enough to seal victory that will certainly not go down well at the Spanish football association’s headquarters in Madrid. Winners in 2011 and 2013, the side were expected to make up for their failure to qualify for the tournament two years ago but instead will have to settle for second place this time around. Related: England lose to Germany on penalties in European U21 Championship semi-final Related: Germany v Spain: European U-21 Championship final – as it happened Continue reading...

Germany v Spain: European U-21 Championship final – live!

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Live updates from the final, kicking off at 7.45pm BSTEmail Paul with your thoughts or Tweet him here, if you fancyEd Aarons: Saúl answers call for Spain’s next generationEngland’s U-21 players now need Premier League experience 8.03pm BST 17 min: Deulofeu skins Toljan down the left wing, feinting one way and then darting the other. He then opens fire from the corner of the box, but it’s diverted behind for a corner. Which yields nothing, owing to Asensio’s poxy delivery. 8.00pm BST 14 min: Gerhardt fires in a low cross from the left. Gnabry controls it brilliantly, taking the pace out of it while teeing himself up for a thumping volley. But he thumps it into the sidenetting! It was a tight angle, in fairness. “What with the lack of words for the Spanish anthem their being outsung ain’t nothing new,” suggests Nicholas Kelleher. The absence of words is an invitation to be creative: humming, dance and mime are among the options eschewed today. Inauspicious for a side supposedly full of flair. 7.58pm BST 12 min: Corner to Spain. Asensio sends it into el mixer. It comes out the far side but they send it back in again and Bellerin leaps well to apply a dainty header, which glides inches wide! 7.55pm BST 9 min: Arnold sends a shot swirling just wide from 25 yards. Suddenly Spain aren’t looking so chipper. 7.53pm BST 7 min: That’s more like it from Germany! They work the ball wide to Wesier, who lashes in a shot/cross from an acute angle, forcing the keeper to tip it over for a corner. Arnold curls it in. It’s cleared but Germany regain possession and then fire in another cross, which Meyer meets about 15 yards out. He sends an curling header goalward .... and it strikes the outside of the post and goes behind! 7.50pm BST 5 min: Spain are looking ominously good. They’re pinging the ball around with imagination, speed and finesse. Germany, who danced around England, are being made to look quite lubberly. 7.49pm BST 3 min: Llorente pesters Arnold into conceding a corner: Spain’s frantic pressing paying early dividends there. They take the corner short and it comes to nought. A strange decision given how woeful Germany’s attempt to defend corners against England were. What’s Spanish for ‘get it into the mixer, son”? Don’t tell me the concept doesn’t exist in Spain. 7.47pm BST 2 min: Germany spend the first minute acquainting themselves with the ball, trying to develop a relationship with it, earn its trust. But Spain are determined interlopers and soon get between the would-be lovers. 7.45pm BST 1 min: The 2017 U-21 European Championship final is go! By my watch, there are 90 minutes left. 7.43pm BST Germany gain an important psychological edge by outsinging their rivals during the anthems. They really laid down a marker there. 7.40pm BST The teams march out on to the pitch. The crowd are happy and loud; Spain are in their traditional red shirts, blue shorts and black socks; Germany are in their traditional white shirts, black knicks and white socks; all is right with the world. 7.36pm BST “Never mind about Boothroyd’s prognosis, what do you think will happen,” hollers Graham Linsley. I’m touched that you care, Graham. I think Spain will win. By an absolute bin-load if Germany defend as cackfootedly as they did against England. Let’s say 4-1. 7.32pm BST Here’s Boothroyd’s prognosis: “I think it’s going to be an open game because both teams are going to want to dominate possession. I think the team that defends well while they’re on the attack will win the game. But it could also come down to a setpiece.” He doesn’t appear to be suggesting that either of the teams should sit back and wallop the ball forward to a lone front man whenever they get it. Lessons may have been learnt. 7.29pm BST Aidy Boothroyd is a-punditin’ in the Sky Sports studio today. But he’s not wearing his waistcoat so I’m not sure how seriously he’s taking the job. 7.26pm BST If Spain win today, it will be their fifth triumph in this tournament, bringing them level with Italy’s record. If Germany prevail, however, it will be that country’s second victory, giving them the same tally as England. 7.13pm BST Welcome to the future. Spain’s youngsters have swaggered to this final with such brio that they look to embarrassing senior opponents across the world for years to come. They are strong favourites to win today, even though Germany - without of their best youngsters - outclassed England in the semi-final and would have trounced Aidy Boothroyd’s team if not for shoddy finishing. Their chances of finishing better today have been hampered by the absence of their best striker, Selke, who is only fit enough for a place on the bench. So Philipp will move further forward to serve as a striker and, hopefully for him, have his sights aligned better than they were in the semi, when he bungled a slew of chances (before, naturally, scoring in the shootout). 7.06pm BST Germany: Pollersbeck; Toljan, Stark, Kempf, Gerhardt; Haberer; Weiser; Meyer, Arnold, Gnabry; Philipp Subs: Schwäbe, Vlachodimos, Anton, Jung, Dahoud, Silke, Platte, Klünter, Kehrer, Amiri, Oztunali, Kohr 9.36am BST Paul will be here shortly. Here’s Ed Aarons on the tournament’s star so far, Spanish midfielder Saúl Ñíguez:Saúl Ñíguez, like several of his Spain team‑mates who will contest the European Under-21 Championship final on Friday night, has a point to prove. For the second and final time the Atlético Madrid midfielder, whose brilliant hat-trick destroyed Italy in the semi-final on Tuesday, will attempt to win this competition, at the end of an international youth career that started in 2009 for the under-16 side.Saúl, 22, will win his 48th cap at youth level in Krakow against Germany having secured only one title – the European Under-19 Championship in 2012 after La Rojita surprisingly failed to qualify for the Under-21 finals last time, when Saúl was suffering from a debilitating kidney injury. He also missed out on selection for the star-studded team who won a second successive tournament at the 2013 edition, from which Álvaro Morata, Thiago Alcântara, Isco and Koke are firmly established in the senior set-up. Continue reading...

Saúl answers Spain’s call as latest generation seeks to redeem rare failure | Ed Aarons

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The Atlético Madrid midfielder has inspired Spain to the European Under-21 Championship final against Germany after the shame of failing to qualify in 2015Saúl Ñíguez, like several of his Spain team-mates who will contest the European Under-21 Championship final on Friday night, has a point to prove. For the second and final time the Atlético Madrid midfielder, whose brilliant hat-trick destroyed Italy in the semi-final on Tuesday, will attempt to win this competition, at the end of an international youth career that started in 2009 for the under-16 side. Related: Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez recalls the night when he feared his career was over Related: Spain Under-21s reap benefit of experience England can only dream of Continue reading...

Pau Gasol: A Piqué no se le puede reprochar nada

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El ala-pívot de los SA Spurs ha defendido al central de los pitos que recibe de parte de la afición española, aunque también entiende a los críticos

Theo Hernández: "Soy del Madrid desde pequeño"

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El lateral, formado en el Atlético y jugador esta temporada del Deportivo Alavés, confirma su futuro como merengue.

España, pleno de victorias hacia las semifinales

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Un gol de Denis Suárez en el primer tiempo basta para que 'La Rojita' venza a Serbia y se plante en semifinales con 9 de 9 puntos posibles

Spain Under-21s reap benefit of experience England can only dream of

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La Liga clubs seem to find room for their young players to actually play, and the advantages look clear given the strength of the Spanish squad at the European Under-21 ChampionshipIñaki Williams knew he did not have long to make his mark. He had lost his place in the starting lineup to Málaga’s Sandro Ramírez just before the tournament but, with 15 minutes to play and Spain leading Portugal 2-0 in their group game at the European Under-21 Championship on Tuesday, the striker was handed his opportunity by the coach, Albert Celades.Within seconds, a brilliant volley from the new RB Leipzig signing Bruma had reduced the deficit to just one goal to set up a frantic finale between the two Iberian rivals in Gdynia. Both sides had their chances but, in the end, a supreme illustration of pace, power and skill from Williams, the boy from the Basque country with a Ghanaian father and Liberian mother, settled the argument as Spain became the first team to reach the semi-finals with a 3-1 victory. Related: Swansea City to sign Tammy Abraham on season-long loan from Chelsea Related: Nathan Redmond winner completes England comeback against Slovakia Continue reading...

Mundial Rusia 2018: qué selecciones de Europa entrarían a la repesca

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Cuando quedan pocas jornadas para el final, damos un repaso por los países que se ubican en el segundo lugar de la tabla.

Mundial 2018: Qué equipos europeos se clasificarían para Rusia

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En el lado del viejo continente acceden 14 federaciones en esta edición.

El calendario de España e Italia para acudir al Mundial

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Las dos selecciones suman los mismos puntos en la clasificación.

Isco: "¿Mi renovación? Estamos cerca"

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El centrocampista se lució con España ante Macedonia y volvió a dejar claro que su futuro pasa por seguir en el Real Madrid.

Ramos: "Sería egoísta pedirle a Morata que se quede"

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El capitán del Real Madrid apuesta a que haya pocos cambios en la plantilla pero sólo espera que el delantero tome la mejor decisión para su carrera.

“Fichar por el Atlético no quiere decir que esté sin jugar, podría estar cedido"

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Diego Costa volvió dejarse querer por el Atleti, destacó que le restan dos años de contrato con los Blues y dejó la pelota en su tejado.

“El Chelsea sabrá lo que quiere hacer conmigo"

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Diego Costa ha vuelto a hablar sobre su futuro, destacando que le restan dos años de contrato con los Blues y dejando la pelota en su tejado

Isco también se gana la titularidad con España

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Su buen nivel en el Real Madrid le valió para ganarse un puesto en el once ideal de Lopetegui y cumplió firmando un buen partido.

Macedonia 1 Spain 2: Silva and Costa keep visitors on top

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Diego Costa shrugged off recent transfer speculation to score the decisive goal as Spain defeated Macedonia.

España no falla en Macedonia y sigue mandando en su grupo

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El equipo de Lopetegui venció con sufrimiento y llegará empatado a puntos con Italia al trascendental partido de septiembre.

Sergio Ramos y Gerard Piqué se reencuentran en el Macedonia - España

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Lopetegui recupera a su once tipo para el importante partido clasificatorio para el Mundial y forma con los jugadores de Madrid y Barça en defensa.

El calendario de España e Italia para acudir al Mundial

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Las dos selecciones suman los mismos puntos en la clasificación.

Mundial 2018: Qué equipos europeos se clasificarían para Rusia

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En el lado del viejo continente acceden 14 federaciones en esta edición.

El calendario de España e Italia para acudir al Mundial

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Las dos selecciones suman los mismos puntos en la clasificación.

Mundial Rusia 2018: qué selecciones de Europa entrarían a la repesca

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Cuando quedan pocas jornadas para el final, damos un repaso por los países que se ubican en el segundo lugar de la tabla.

Mundial Rusia 2018: qué selecciones de Europa entrarían a la repesca

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Cuando quedan pocas jornadas para el final, damos un repaso por los países que se ubican en el segundo lugar de la tabla.

Mundial 2018: Qué equipos europeos se clasificarían para Rusia

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En el lado del viejo continente acceden 14 federaciones en esta edición.

Quiénes son los diez máximos goleadores de la Selección de España

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Los jugadores de la historia de Selección Española que más goles han anotado en la historia

Padre de James: "Su talento tiene que estar en el terreno de juego"

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Juan Carlos Restrepo habló de la situación de su hijo en el Real Madrid. “Si dependiera de mí le diría que se busque dónde jugar”, afirmó.

Monaco felicitó a Falcao por su nuevo récord con la Tricolor

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El Tigre marcó ante España y se convirtió en el máximo artillero de la Selección con 26 tantos.

Clemente: "Soy de Piqué hasta las trancas porque dice lo que piensa"

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El ex seleccionador de España defendió al central del Barcelona y asegura que no entiende que lo piten en los partidos con 'La Roja'.

La Policía Nacional recupera el bombo de Manolo

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El instrumento del mítico aficionado de la selección española fue sustraido de su coche en Murcia antes del España - Colombia del miércoles.

James: "Qué lindo es jugar con esta camiseta"

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Tras el empate en el amistoso ante España, el todavía jugador de Real Madrid no habló ante la prensa, pero se expresó a través de sus redes sociales.

Gerard Piqué discutió con un periodista y se fue enfadado

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El central de la Selección mantuvo una acalorada conversación con un entrevistador por culpa de los pitos: "Me llevas preguntando esto año y medio".

Piqué consigue en España lo que le niegan en el Barcelona

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El central protagonizó una de las anécdotas del España - Colombia tras portar el brazalete de capitán en la segunda parte del amistoso.