Real Madrid Signing James Rodriguez May Unsettle Team Balance at Spanish Giants

Real Madrid finally captured their tenth European title. Meanwhile, club president Florentino Perez seems to be reverting back to his old ways of signing big names over filling holes in the team. If Real Madrid acquire James Rodriguez, then it would be a fantastic transaction for the media and fans but it may negatively affect the team. Ten years ago, legendary manager Arrigo Sacchi...
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Canadian referee Fletcher reveals talks Tony Baffoe handshake snub has made him globally famous

Canadian referee Fletcher and Tony Baffoe after the matchWorld Cup referee Joe Fletcher from Canada says FIFA general coordinator Tony Baffoe’s snubbing his outstretched hand for a handshake has made him famous globally.The 2014 FIFA World Cup was made up of memorable moments that will never be forgotten, by players, supporters and officials.Perhaps one of the most memorable moments...
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Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer 

Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer  - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Iker Casillas is set to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the next season. The Spain international’s current deal with the Champions League winners runs down in 2015 and the goalkeeper has not been offered a new deal by the Los Blancos...
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2014 World Cup Impact: Players to Watch

It has been less than a week since the 2014 World Cup came to a thrilling finish, and the club soccer world is back in motion. The World Cup is a time when players, both young and old, can dazzle on the international stage and prove their worth. Sometimes it results in a blockbuster contract or a rising star’s first big break. Most players are lucky to see four or five games during...
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The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of shame?

The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of shame? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The World Cup in Brazil held so many captive with wonderful displays of world class football, but what about the opposite end of the scale? There were also those that disappointed on similarly majestic levels. (Did somebody at the back just say “Brazil in the semi...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero

Arsenal close to signing Colombian World Cup hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Colombia won the hearts of neutrals in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. There have been some great individual performances which will long live in the memory of football lovers. Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez became new superstars while collectively Colombia produced some fascinating football...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten WAGs of the World Cup (Gallery)

Soccer players get all the girls who like physically fit guys who flop around on the ground like a fish on a dock.  They get the women who prefer the little white shorts.  They get the women who prefer guys that try to bend it like Beckham. Some of them get the women who are really pleasant on the eyes. The World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event. Athletes playing in...
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Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free

Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal have a mixed emotions in their pursuit of signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The 33-year-old’s contract at Santiago Bernabéu runs down at the end of next season and has not signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club he joined since he was a kid beyond 2015. According to...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup Referee Smoothly Plays Off Handshake Snub (Video)

We’ve all been there. You stick out your hand for a handshake. The other guy does not reciprocate. Embarrassment ensues. Unfortunately for Canadian soccer referee Joe Fletcher, that same awkward miscommunication played out for him Wednesday. On live TV. At the biggest sporting event in the world. Fletcher was set to lead Chile and Spain out onto the field ahead of their group...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Smooth reactions from Spain v Chile ref after handshake snub Shaheen the Camel gets one last shot at glory Rivaldo’s Gamble: World Cup Day 7 Predictions…including England v Uruguay Smooth ref clip goes viral It was the stuff of nightmares for Spain against Chile...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ref Has Great Reaction After Being Left Hanging Before Spain-Chile Match

Before Spain was knocked out of the World Cup by Chile on Wednesday afternoon, an assistant referee got completely snubbed by a handshake from an official. As good as the initial snub was, the reaction from the  Iker Casillas and the ref made the moment that much better. The post Ref Has Great Reaction After Being Left Hanging Before Spain-Chile Match appeared first on Diehardsport.
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Too early for changes, says Casillas

Spain captain Iker Casillas said it is too early to think about changes after the world champions were eliminated from […]
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain’s Embarrassing 2014 World Cup Exit Signals End Of Amazing Era

Spain’s incredible dominance on the international stage ended in embarrassing fashion Wednesday when it was eliminated from contention at the 2014 World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Chile. The Spanish now have lost back-to-back games for the first time since October 2006, a span of 113 matches that included two European Championships (2008, 2012) and a World Cup title (2010). The defending...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli’s men knock out World Champions

Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli’s men knock out World Champions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com A dominant performance from Chile ensured that Jorge Sampaoli’s men would knock out the defending Champions Spain out of the World Cup as the South Amercian outfit beat the La Roja by 2-0 at the Maracana. Eduardo Vargas gave the Chileans a deserved lead just before the midway...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup assistant referee Joe Fletcher had a handshake fail prior to Spain v Chile

Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher is working Spain vs. Chile over in the World Cup today. Prior to the start, an official in a suit shook hands with Iker Casillas and a Chilean player. Joe? Yeah, eventually. [101 Great Goals]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will be brimming with confidence after their dominating victory against Australia in the opening fixture. If Spain loses, the World Champions could be eliminated depending...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup Stock Watch: Buy Argentina, Sell Spain, Hold USA, Portugal

Now that all 32 competing nations at the 2014 FIFA World Cup have played at least one game, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve seen. Literally. Some teams and players have surpassed our expectations. Others have let down their fans (and fantasy owners) in a big way. Many have performed as well as expected. This is our first 2014 World Cup Stock Watch. After each round of...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain Has a Decision to Make About Iker Casillas

  Following Spain’s 1-5 defeat to a marauding a Netherlands side on Friday, team captain and most-capped player Iker Casillas took responsibility for his team’s terrible start to their title defense. “The first thing I have to do is offer a mea culpa,” Casillas stated after the game. “This is the worst performance of my career. We have to say sorry. Holland were very good...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Casillas accepts blame for Dutch destruction

Iker Casillas has taken responsibility for Spain’s 5-1 FIFA World Cup humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands on Friday. […]
Via Soccer News
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Spanish keeper Casillas admits poor game vs. Dutch

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he had endured a bad night, but was quick to congratulate Netherlands after their 5-1 demolition of the defending champions in Brazil. Spain led through a Xavi Alonso penalty but conceded a spectacular equaliser to Robin van Persie late in the first half and then fell apart in the second as they conceded four more goals.
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Netherlands 5-1 Spain: Orange Tear Apart Reigning World Champions; Match Highlights (VIDEO)

In a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final, the Netherlands crushed Spain 5-1 thanks to inspirational performances from Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie. Spain’s early advantage gained by a controversially called penalty when Diego Costa was fouled in the area was nullified by an incredible Van Persie headed goal right before halftime. The goal by Van Persie immediately changed...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Observations From Netherlands-Spain World Cup Match

Sometimes words just can’t do justice to describe a game of soccer.  The first half of Netherlands against Spain was entertaining enough but the action in the second were simply breathtaking. Whenever Holland attacked in the second period, they looked like they were going to score whilst the Spaniards were made to look like an amateur side rather than World Champions. When the...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain 1-5 The Netherlands: Holders Spain humbled by Holland

The Netherlands caused a shock in Group B’s opener with a 1-5 win over 2010 World Cup winners Spain in a repeat of the final four years ago in what was a horrific night for Iker Casillas. Current world champions Spain took the lead however through a Xabi Alonso penalty coolly slotted home past Jasper Cilessen. Chelsea bound Diego Costa won the spot kick when he was tripped by Dutch...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Van Persie score amazing diving header at World Cup

With half-time approaching and the Netherlands trailing Spain 1-0 thanks to an Xabi Alonso penalty, the Dutch needed to get their 2014 World Cup campaign started. Or maybe that should be ‘flying start’ as Dutch striker and captain Robin Van Persie connected with a Daley Blind cross to score a stunning diving header that beat Spain keeper Iker Casillas. Van Persie plays his club...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Robin van Persie Scores Amazing Header Goal Against Spain At 2014 World Cup (Video)

Robin van Persie has scored many beautiful goals throughout his club and international soccer career, but very few are nicer than the one he tallied Friday against Spain at the 2014 World Cup. Netherlands left wingback Daley Blind sent a beautiful pass into the penalty box, where the Dutch captain deflected it with his head and past Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The two teams...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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