International Friendly Preview: Italy v Spain

Spain take on Italy on Wednesday, looking to improve on a mixed record in international friendlies since becoming world champions. Vicente del Bosque’s Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, adding to their 2008 European crown and cementing their status as the best team on the planet. They have impressed in Euro 2012 qualifying, winning every match to top Group I, and comfortably defeated the…

August 9, 2011

Arsenal Finally Ready To Listen To Offers For Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal could finally be prepared to let Cesc Fabregas leave this summer and return to boyhood club Barcelona. The Gunners skipper has made no secret of his desire to return to his homeland and to the club where he spent several years as a youth team player. Arsenal’s season has tailed off badly since their Carling Cup final defeat in February while the captain’s own form has been well below…

April 27, 2011

Barca Keen To Clinch League After Cup Upset

Barcelona can hardly wait for Saturday to come. That’s when they will be able to put behind them Wednesday’s shock cup final defeat against Real Madrid – by taking another step towards their third straight Liga title. Pep Guardiola’s talented team were out-fought and out-punched on Wednesday by Real, who overcame the odds to win their first trophy since 2008. Barca will face Real in the semifinals of the Champions…

April 21, 2011

Barcelona Defender Out For Six Weeks With Thigh Injury

Barcelona stopper Gabriel Milito will be out of action for up to six weeks after the defender suffered a thigh injury in the Blaugrana’s 5-1 victory over Ceuta in the Copa del Rey. The 30-year-old has been plagued by various injuries in recent years, and was distraught when he had to come off the field prior to half-time, according to Cadena Ser. Eric Abidal had to come on to replace…

November 11, 2010