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World Cup 2018: Spain’s star player Sergio Ramos

\When Julen Lopetegui named his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, there was an excitement that they could reclaim the title they won eight years ago. Filled with a mixture of experience and youth, it is a side that has the potential to do great things this summer. While there were some notable exclusions, it is hard to argue that the Spanish coach has not covered every basis in his search for the perfect squad. Many world-class Spaniards There is talent across every inch of the pitch, with a…

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News Spain 

WC Russia 2018: Who will make the Spain squad? – Friendly enemies to partner up in defence

Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos will partner up for Spain this summer in Russia as the Barcelona and Real Madrid men look to win the World Cup. Following on from our first and second feature on who will make the Spain squad; we now take a look at the centre-back options for Julen Lopetegui. The two defender’s have been at a war of words over the past few years, having been at logger heads in La Liga for their respective clubs. Whilst, Spanish press love to cast doubt over their…

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Blog News Spain 

Team Spotlight: UE Llagostera and their European champion, Javier Chica

When you imagine European Championship-winning Spaniards, you think of Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets or Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Yet, UE Llagostera, a third-tier Segunda B side, have one too, not from the 2008 or 2012 La Roja successes, but from the 2004 under-19 team triumph. Javier Chica, now a 32-year-old full-back, played alongside the likes of David Silva, Roberto Soldado, Juanfran and the aforementioned Ramos as the youngsters beat Turkey in the final in Switzerland. Espanyol regular to Segunda B defender Chica started out in the…

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Match Centre News 

PSG vs Real Madrid: Los Blancos aim for quarter finals on 116th birthday

The second leg of PSG vs Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League takes place tonight, in a game where the host must score at least two goals and not concede to go through to the quarter finals on away goals. However the big news heading into the game is that the Parisian side will be without Neymar who suffered a broken metatarsal in PSG game after the first leg, so that news may give Los Blancos an bit more hope of progressing. If the first leg…

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LaLiga News 

Sergio Ramos discusses ‘bad mood’ in Madrid dressing room

Sergio Ramos has opened up about the mood around Real Madrid after they slipped up against Levante on Saturday evening. It is fair to say that Madrid have got better in recent weeks in the league, beating struggling Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 and Valencia 4-1 last week, however, a dismal 2-2 with Levante saw them slip even further behind Barca and the top three La Liga teams. Barca, who remain unbeaten in the league, sit comfortably at the top of 58 points, whilst Atleti are in second on 49 and Los Che…

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LaLiga News 

Sergio Ramos calls for united front after Leganes defeat

Leganes made it to their first ever Copa del Rey semi final as they stunned Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and Sergio Ramos has called on his team-mates to put on a united front as the season enters it’s final stages. Marco Asensio’s late goal in the first leg had given Los Blancos the advantage heading into the second leg across the city with Real widely tipped to complete the job at home. However it was the visitors who stunned the home fans by taking the lead towards the end…

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LaLiga News 

Real Madrid trio support troubled Ronaldo on dinner date

Real Madrid trio Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Marcelo have been full of support for Cristiano Ronaldo, attending a meal at his house this week. Portuguese forward Ronaldo is undergoing arguably his worst season as a professional footballer, having failed to keep up with Lionel Messi in terms of goals and having been linked with a summer return to former club, Manchester United. Constant negative press for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has seen him question his time in Spain, with reports claiming he has told the Spanish club that…

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La Copa News 

Varane happy for Real Madrid to win ugly

Raphael Varane has claimed that winning matches is far more important to Real Madrid than playing well, after they held on for a 1-0 victory in their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Leganes. Los Blancos have come under significant pressure this season with their failure to keep pace with Barcelona, currently sitting in fourth and 19 points adrift of the La Liga leaders. But, as per Marca, the French centre-back believes the players are happy to play badly, as long as it ends in victory, with wins much…

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LaLiga News 

Real Madrid without Ramos for trip to Celta

Real Madrid will be without captain Sergio Ramos for their trip to Celta Vigo and the next two to three weeks after he suffered a calf injury. Madrid are starting the second half of the season with a game against 11th place Celta Vigo and will be hoping that the second half of the season is better than what the first half was for Los Blancos. They head into the new year 14 points behind leaders Barcelona who they lost 3-0 to before the winter break. Zinedine Zidane’s men head…

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LaLiga News 

Sergio Ramos calls El Clasico a ‘must-win’

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has spoken ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico tie with Barcelona, which he calls a ‘must-win’ for his side. Heading into Saturday’s lunch-time game, Madrid are the ‘underdogs’ after a stuttering start to the season which has seen them sit 11 points behind their arch rivals and league leaders, Barca. Bragging rights were in Madrid’s hands prior to the season after a Spanish SuperCopa victory over the Catalan giants, but Ernesto Valverde’s side have been faultless in their attempts so far to win back to the…

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