Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


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 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...
Via Soccerlens
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Spain’s Sergio Busquets awful miss on goal

Originally posted on 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...
Via Top-soCCer
25 days ago  |  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...
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...
Via Sports-Kings
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Van Persie's incredible header goal

VIDEO: Van Persie celebrates Dutch equaliser with Van Gaal - originally posted on 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...
Via Soccerlens
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso re-ups with Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Spanish club until 2016. The Spain international had delayed re-signing with Madrid with his contract up in June and reported interest from English club Chelsea and Juventus in Italy. Alonso won one Spanish league title with Madrid, which did not release the financial terms of...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso undergoes back surgery

Real Madrid says midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone surgery after missing several games at the end of last season because of back pain. The 31-year-old Alonso was left out of Spain's squad for the Confederations Cup in June in Brazil because of the problem. Madrid says Alonso was operated on by the specialist Ulrike Muschawek in Munich, Germany. The Spanish club did not indicate...
Via Fox Soccer
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso unclear on Madrid future

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted he has not yet made his mind up over his long-term future at the Spanish club. The former Real Sociedad player has made no secret of his affection towards Liverpool having played for the Anfield club for five years. And recent press reports suggest that current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may try to tempt Alonso back to the...
Via Fox Soccer
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso Crushes Baseball, Proves Boundless Prowess At All Things (Video)

Fresh off of dominating Euro 2012, Xabi Alonso took a few minutes to try out a new sport: baseball. Alonso was using some of UCLA's facilities with his Real Madrid teammates, when someone broke out some bats, balls and gloves. The Spanish midfielder played a little catch, while his teammates tried in vain to hit soft-toss pitches. After Kaka whiffed on an underhanded pitch, Alonso...
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Semi-final life and death for Alonso

Spanish hero Xabi Alonso has described Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final with Portugal as "life and death". The Real Madrid midfielder scored both goals in a 2-0 quarter-final defeat of a lack-lustre French side on the night he won his 100th cap for Spain. Alonso said: "The team was phenomenal and personally I am very satisfied with the two goals. "We didn...
Via Fox Soccer
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

The most overrated NFL players

The NBA's most overpaid players

MLB players likely to be traded by July 31st

10 best WWE matches of 2014 so far

Breaking down NFL MVP odds

The best GMs in the NFL today

Best 40 and under college football coaches

Most underpaid players in the NBA

Trade needs for each MLB contender

Who is the #1 fantasy football pick?

Most exciting walkoffs of the week

Way-too-early 2014 bowl projections

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.