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World Cup 2018: Are Spain favourites to win it? Diego Costa for top scorer?

Spain head to Russia as one of the most dangerous and decorated sides in football at the moment, particularly with players that have won it all in their midst. Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will be fresh from their Champions League win in May, while the former is one of four players in this year’s squad that started the World Cup final in 2010. Yet, they will only be third-favourites, with odds of 6/1 to win the tournament and lift it for a second time. Neymar…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Player of the Year: Lionel Messi

Another season of LaLiga football has come to an end with a mix of the usual suspects and some surprise names having the biggest say in the final league table. Here, LaLiga News UK pick our top three for Player of the Year. 3 Jan Oblak Yet again, the Slovenian was Atletico Madrid’s star man as they surpassed expectations to finish second in LaLiga alongside a Europa League crown in the first trophy that he has won since moving to Spain. His statistics this season were inspired, conceding as many…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: XI of the Year

In LaLigaNews’ latest end of season awards series, we outline our Team of the Season to play under Manager of the Season Quique Setien. First up is the formation. 2017/18 has been an incredible season tactically, with 4-4-2 making an unexpected return at the expense of attacking tridents. It’s caused Zinedine Zidane a selection headache but there can be no doubting that it is the in fashion formation in Spain, being the preferred tactic of all sides in the top four. Goalkeeper : Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) The winner of…

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Barcelona B face fight for survival in Segunda

While Barcelona look set to become La Liga champions for the 25th time, the Spanish giants’ reserve team face a fight for survival in Spain’s second division. With just two points from their last five games, Barcelona B find themselves 18th in the Segunda Division, just one point from the drop zone. Defeats to relegation rivals Sevilla B, and Cultural Leonesa, along with two wins on the bounce for 20th placed Cordoba, mean just three points separate 17th and 20th. Managed by former player Gerard Lopez, the team achieved promotion…

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LaLiga News 

Ronaldinho on how Barcelona will react when Messi calls time on career

Ronaldinho has given his thoughts on how Barcelona can deal with Lionel Messi’s eventual end to his career at the club. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been at the forefront of the Catalan club’s success since he turned professional in 2004, helping them to no less than – eight La Liga titles and four Champions League honours. Messi, who turns 31 in June – recently signed a new deal at the Camp Nou, which will keep him at the club until 2021, when he will turn 34 and it…

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Neymar releases cryptic tweet to Lionel Messi

Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar has sent a cryptic tweet alongside Lionel Messi, causing Spanish media to look into what his words could possibly mean. The Brazilian forward sensationally left Barcelona last summer but his time at Ligue 1 club PSG has been less than successful, having failed to see them move past Real Madrid in the Champions League. Neymar, who is currently nursing an injury, which rules him out of the rest of the season and potentially his country’s World Cup this summer – has toyed with press about…

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LaLiga Match Centre 

Sevilla vs Barcelona: Andalusians next to try to end Barca’s unbeaten streak

In the biggest game of the weekend, Sevilla welcome Barcelona to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the late Saturday kick-off. Barcelona are unbeaten in the league in 38 games and will be hoping to continue their impressive debut year under Ernesto Valverde. With eight games left in the campaign, Barcelona are already on course to win the title, but eyes will start to turn to the Catalans becoming the first Spanish team to go an entire season without defeat. Barca star Lionel Messi will be available for the trip despite…

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LaLiga News 

Messi trains and will travel to Seville

Lionel Messi took part in Thursday’s training session with Barcelona and will travel to Seville this weekend, despite concerns he could be ruled out with an injury. Messi was ruled out of both his country’s international friendlies with Italy and Spain with a slight hamstring and whilst tests were done on Thursday morning – the Argentine did take part in the first part of Ernesto Valverde’s training session on Thursday. Both Gerard Pique (Spain) and Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Germany) returned from international duty with injury problems, but they also took part in…

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