Diego Costa Trying To Wax Xabi Alonso’s Leg On The Bench Was The Highlight of Spain’s World Cup

.embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 100%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;} .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Spain’s incredible international run in soccer ended with a 3-0 win over Australia yesterday. While their showing in the World Cup was more than a little...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonso to consider international future

Xabi Alonso has refuted talk that he will retire from international football imminently after Spain’s shock exit from the FIFA […]
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Australia v Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso’s final game?

Australia v Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso’s final game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Spain’s campaign of misery comes to a close tomorrow in Curitiba, against Australia. It is a game of ‘saving face’, with neither team able to qualify no matter what the result. Spain’s deterioration has astonished the world of football, coming on the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso announces retirement from international football

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. Alonso played a vital role in Spain’s historic success in recent years, controlling games with his intelligent passing and excellent defensive work. The 32-year-old featured in six major tournaments in all, earning a winners medal at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012. The former...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Costa unhappy at Alonso remarks

Diego Costa has hit back at Xabi Alonso’s damning comments following Spain’s shock first-round exit from the FIFA World Cup. […]
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Spain’s Sergio Busquets awful miss on goal

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com Spain and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets had the chance to convert an easy tap-in to revive Spain’s hopes of advancing from the group stages but he fails miserably. Had he taken his chance, the goal would have certainly boosted the confidence of his teammate to push on for an equalizer. The game ended 2-0 in favor of the Chileans and in...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Australia v Netherlands Preview: Socceroos Look to Continue Mastery of Dutch

DETAILS Wednesday afternoon at 1pm (local time) and Thursday morning at 2am (AEST), the Socceroos will face off against the extremely confident Netherlands in what will be both teams’ second group match at the 2014 World Cup. The match will be played at the Estadio Beiro-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre with Netherlands at full strength, but Australia have just lost Ivan Franjic for...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain-Netherlands Analysis: Dutch Delight Breathes Life Into 2014 World Cup

Thank you, Robin van Persie. Thank you, Netherlands national football team. Thank you for saving the 2014 FIFA World Cup before it even needed saving. The Netherlands emphatically defeated Spain 5-1 in the opening game of Group B action on Friday. The victory took the Netherlands to the top of Group B and sent Spain, the defending World Cup champion, crashing to the bottom. The Dutch...
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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

World Cup: Flying Dutchmen thrash Spain 5-1

Van Persie celebrates his first goal of the night In the stand out game of the tournament so far the Netherlands thrashed defending world champions Spain 5-1. It was Spain who took the lead when Diego Costa went down easily in the box the referee awarded a controversial penalty which Xabi Alonso put past Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal. But just before half time a early...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Spain 1-5 Holland, RVP and Arjen’s Brace saw Dutch run riot

VIDEO: Spain 1-5 Holland, RVP and Arjen’s Brace saw Dutch run riot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Holland have registered a crushing 5-1 victory over defending champions in Group B opening fixture at the Arena Fonte Nova in El Salvador on Friday. A brace from Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, sandwiched between Stefan De Vrij’s...
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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

Robin Van Persie Scores Amazing Diving Header for Netherlands

With halftime approaching, Spain was leading the game 1-0 thanks to Xabi Alonso’s penalty kick. Netherlands was dying for a little spark on the offensive end. That’s when Robin Van Persie scored this amazing diving header. The post Robin Van Persie Scores Amazing Diving Header for Netherlands appeared first on The Sideline | thesidelinesports.com.
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Van Persie's incredible header goal

VIDEO: Van Persie celebrates Dutch equaliser with Van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie scored with an absolute stunning header which gave Netherlands their equalizer against Spain in the World Cup’s Group B encounter at the Arena Fonte Nova in El Salvador. The 30 year old then raced down the sidelines to celebrate his incredible...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s €40m midfield target wants to join Real Madrid

Manchester United’s €40m midfield target wants to join Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Bayern Munich midfielder and Manchester United target Toni Kroos has requested his club to let him join Real Madrid, as he refuses to sign a new contract extension. Manchester United were heavily interested in Kroos, if the reports are to be believed, with the player himself...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dealing with pressure is key, says Alonso

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso knows his side must deal with the pressure that comes as defending FIFA World Cup champions […]
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arturo Vidal and Alvaro Morata 'deal' could see Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs miss out

The Chilean enforcer is one of world football's most highly sought-after midfielders since joining the Serie A champions for a bargain £8.5million from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in 2011. Nicknamed 'The Warrior' by the Italian media, the 27-year-old is famed for his stylish and tenacious attitude in the centre of the park, and would be a real coup for new United...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso: Real egos are controlled

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso said he feels the ‘egos’ inside the Bernabeu dressing room are well managed. Alonso’s side […]
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Real ´will really miss´ Alonso, says Morientes

Fernando Morientes believes Xabi Alonso’s absence could be decisive for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico. […]
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting Kansas City: Losing Oriol Rosell could be detrimental

Oriol rosell The loss of holding midfielder, Oriol Rosell, could be damaging for Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer. If the reports are true, the 21-year-old could be headed to Portugal this summer to join Sporting Clube de Portugal. In his third season in MLS, Rosell has established himself as the most technically gifted defensive midfielder in the league. Even though...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UEFA reject Alonso appeal

Xabi Alonso will miss the UEFA Champions League final after UEFA rejected Real Madrid’s appeal against his booking against Bayern […]
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Real to appeal Alonso booking

Real Madrid will appeal Xabi Alonso’s suspension for this month’s UEFA Champions League final, coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed. Alonso […]
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso blasts UEFA rules

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has labelled UEFA rules 'unfair' after being ruled out of the Champions League final. Alonso was booked for a rash 38th-minute challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger during the 4-0 semi-final win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and will now miss the showpiece on May 24 after also picking up a caution in the quarter-finals against Borussia...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Alonso slams ´unfair´ rule

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso said the rule that will see him miss the UEFA Champions League final is ‘unfair’. […]
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso: Ancelotti reason for stay

Midfielder Xabi Alonso says coach Carlo Ancelotti was the reason he decided to stay at Real Madrid . The Spain international would have been out of contract in July but he agreed to a two-year extension on Wednesday. Alonso says the Italian coach was insistent ''I stay, he was even telling me this when I was injured. His public support for me was decisive in my decision...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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