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Chelsea’s 25-pass move and 20 of football's greatest team goals
1 week ago
José Mourinho’s Chelsea have not been famed for their patient passing, but André Schürrle’s goal against Burnley was as impressive as these efforts from Barcelona, Spain and Dundalk
England plummet to 20th in Fifa world rankings while Germany go top
1 month ago
England have slumped to their lowest Fifa ranking for 18 years following their disappointing World Cup campaign
World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
1 month ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
So long and thanks for the memories, Brazil. We’ll never forget you
1 month ago
Barney Ronay: We came expecting protests and chaos. But the lasting legacy of 2014 will be the recasting of international football at the pinnacle of the sport and a new Wunderteam from Germany
World Cup 2014: the big losers
1 month ago
Paul Doyle: Eat your heart out, Premier League, international football is alive and vibrantly relevant – though England, France and Spain don’t seem to have got the message
Alfredo di Stéfano was one of football’s greatest trailblazers
1 month ago
Louise Taylor: The former Real Madrid forward, who has died aged 88, set a formidable path for others to follow
Alfredo Di Stéfano obituary
1 month ago
Centre-forward of the all-conquering Real Madrid football team of the 1950s, which won five European Cups in a row
Pepe Reina heads back to Liverpool after a year’s loan at Napoli
2 months ago
Pepe Reina departed Brazil bound for Spain but he expects to return to Liverpool at the end of his holiday
World Cup 2014 talking points: Brazil say adiós Spain, hello Fernandinho
2 months ago
Guardian writers: Schadenfreude was thick on the ground as the champions bowed out and the hosts may have found a key man
World Cup: dismal title defences – from Uruguay in 1934 to Italy in 2010
2 months ago
With Spain on their way home from Brazil having failed to get out of their group, we look at five other title defences that went horribly wrong
World Cup 2014: Jordi Alba threatens journalist after Spain’s final game
2 months ago
Spain’s Jordi Alba told journalist ‘I’ll rip your head off’ while leaving stadium after 3-0 World Cup win over Australia
World Cup 2014: Vicente del Bosque is optimistic over Spain’s future
2 months ago
Vicente del Bosque used Spain’s 3-0 consolation victory over Australia to sound a note of optimism for the future of the national team
David Villa helps Spain salvage some pride with victory over Australia
2 months ago
Fernando Torres was among the scorers as the defending champions ended their World Cup 2014 campaign with a 3-0 win over Australia
Australia v Spain: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
2 months ago
David Villa and Fernando Torres and Juan Mata all scored as Spain finally won before heading home
Socceroos can continue rejuvenation in lively dead rubber against Spain
2 months ago
Aaron Timms: Australia get the chance to write a winning chapter in the story of their World Cup rebirth under Ange Postecoglou, when they take to the field against Spain
Spain and Australia unable to train on pitch before meeting in Curitiba
2 months ago
Spain and Australia were unable to train at the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba before their final World Cup game there on Monday
Spain are here but they are not here. The World Cup, and the joy, has gone
2 months ago
Sid Lowe: After six years of celebration and wonder, the deposed world champions are still trying to figure out where it all went wrong
Raúl Albiol says Spain will give everything to defeat Australia
2 months ago
Raúl Albiol has dismissed suggestions that already-eliminated Spain’s match against Australia in Curitiba on Monday does not matter
Vicente Del Bosque refuses to commit to Spain beyond World Cup
2 months ago
Vicente Del Bosque has refused to commit his future to the Spanish national team after the World Cup
Spain’s champions abandoned tiki-taka as a sinking ship
2 months ago
Barney Ronay: The reign of Spain, one of the great international teams, has finally fizzled out and the overriding feeling is of sadness

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

The Guardian - 14 hours ago
Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. The 32-year-old Real Madrid midfielder was a member of the Spain squads that won the World Cup in 2010 and European Championships in 2008 and 2012 during a sustained period of ...
Football Espana - 18 hours ago
Xabi Alonso has confirmed his retirement from international football, ending an 11-year career with Spain. The Real Madrid midfielder announced this afternoon that he was calling time on his La Roja stint, finishing on 114 caps and 16 goals. The 32 ...
Tribal Football - 2 hours ago
And I'm enjoying my football, which is the most important thing." One minor drawback for Bale is Real's eagerness to help him feel at home. He wants to improve his Spanish, but Real's staff are too accommodating! He explained: "I probably need to try a ...
When you think of Spanish football, you probably think of Barcelona and Real Madrid, two of the biggest, best and most important football clubs in the world. Honestly, you're forgiven if those are the only two teams you can name from the Spanish league ...
The Guardian - 4 days ago
Or will Real Madrid triumph and so restore their order to Spanish football, the one that sees them and Barcelona fighting it out alone up top, with the others battling beneath them. Simeone thinks the latter is the most likely scenario. But he said so ...
The World Cup didn't quite go to plan for Spain, as they failed to even make it past the group stage of the tournament in Brazil, but keen to dust themselves down and start afresh, their campaign to reach the Euro 2016 finals in France, begins in ...
Football Espana - 5 days ago
“They signed James Rodriguez in an attempt to sell more jerseys. He's a marketing product for Madrid.” Think you know your Spanish football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won ...
Football Espana - 1 week ago
Spanish football is out of date and needs to completely reformed, according to a member of the players' union. A judge this week ordered Real Murcia be reinstated into the Segunda Division after the Spanish Federation had initially relegated the club ...
I want to thank Spain for all that you've given me and especially for allowing my daughter to be born on this earth. And a very particular thanks to the people at Montepríncipe hospital, who I will always carry in my heart. My wife, my daughter and I ...
He got several promotions to the Primera during his time as manager, but he was also a starring figure of two of the most amazing facts in Spanish football history. In 1935, he lead Real Betis Balompié to conquer their first and only La Liga title ...

Latest Photo Galleries

Holland v Spain: the best pictures of the World Cup final
4 years ago
The best pictures of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa, including the build-up, the match itself and the aftermath ...
World Cup 2010: Germany v Spain in pictures
4 years ago
A look at the best pictures from Durban Stadium where a place in the World Cup final against Holland is at stake
World Cup 2010: Argentina v Germany and Paraguay v Spain
4 years ago
All the best images from the remaining quarter-finals - in Port Elizabeth where Germany take on Argentina and in Johannesburg where Paraguay take on Spain
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