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In another dimension somewhere, Julen Lopetegui is still basking in the warm glow of Spain’s World Cup triumph. In this other reality, he watched Sunday’s Clásico...

Something slightly odd is happening in Spain. And when I say Spain, perhaps I really mean Morocco and the USA. Because it seems that is where...

Seconds after the final whistle blew in Kiev in May, Gareth Bale gave an interview near the centre circle. Bale had only played the last half...

About five minutes after Iago Aspas’ penalty spun off Igor Akinfeev’s boot and over the top of the crossbar, Carrusel Deportivo had posted a vote on...

Great goals have the power to brighten even the dullest moments. Yesterday evening my train from Newcastle to London was about halfway through its one hour...

Well, that went quickly didn’t it? It only seems like yesterday that Real Madrid were dismantling Barcelona in the Super Cup, leading to Gerard Pique stating...

Ronaldo twisted and turned, approaching the edge of the penalty area with a kind of steady menace. Defenders backing off. Then he let fly. The ball...

In a piece published in El Pais today called “Neymar Breaks the Rules of Professionalism“, Diego Torres recounts the story of Neymar inviting Javier Mascherano to...

In the song “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra, he sings about flying high in April and then being shot down in May. Like another Sinatra classic,...

Football is cyclical. That’s what my dad always told me when I was a kid. No team can go on winning forever and ever. As a...