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3 Things We Learned From Real Madrid’s Loss Against AS Roma

Preseason is not a time to judge a team harshly, but if and when they lose, it’s always interesting to understand why. Carlo Ancelotti put out a lineup with a good number of regular starters like Casillas, Modrić, Xabi Alonso ... Read More
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Australia v Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso’s final game?

Australia v Spain: Can World Cup holder stop the rot in Xabi Alonso’s final game? - originally posted on Spain’s campaign of misery comes to a close tomorrow in Curitiba, against Australia. It is a game of ‘saving face’, with neither team able to qualify no matter what the result. Spain’s deterioration has astonished the world of football, coming on the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso announces retirement from international football

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. Alonso played a vital role in Spain’s historic success in recent years, controlling games with his intelligent passing and excellent defensive work. The 32-year-old featured in six major tournaments in all, earning a winners medal at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012. The former...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Spain’s Sergio Busquets awful miss on goal

Originally posted on Spain and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets had the chance to convert an easy tap-in to revive Spain’s hopes of advancing from the group stages but he fails miserably. Had he taken his chance, the goal would have certainly boosted the confidence of his teammate to push on for an equalizer. The game ended 2-0 in favor of the Chileans and in...
Via Top-soCCer
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup: Flying Dutchmen thrash Spain 5-1

Van Persie celebrates his first goal of the night In the stand out game of the tournament so far the Netherlands thrashed defending world champions Spain 5-1. It was Spain who took the lead when Diego Costa went down easily in the box the referee awarded a controversial penalty which Xabi Alonso put past Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal. But just before half time a early...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso re-ups with Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Spanish club until 2016. The Spain international had delayed re-signing with Madrid with his contract up in June and reported interest from English club Chelsea and Juventus in Italy. Alonso won one Spanish league title with Madrid, which did not release the financial terms of...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso undergoes back surgery

Real Madrid says midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone surgery after missing several games at the end of last season because of back pain. The 31-year-old Alonso was left out of Spain's squad for the Confederations Cup in June in Brazil because of the problem. Madrid says Alonso was operated on by the specialist Ulrike Muschawek in Munich, Germany. The Spanish club did not indicate...
Via Fox Soccer
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso unclear on Madrid future

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted he has not yet made his mind up over his long-term future at the Spanish club. The former Real Sociedad player has made no secret of his affection towards Liverpool having played for the Anfield club for five years. And recent press reports suggest that current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may try to tempt Alonso back to the...
Via Fox Soccer
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso Crushes Baseball, Proves Boundless Prowess At All Things (Video)

Fresh off of dominating Euro 2012, Xabi Alonso took a few minutes to try out a new sport: baseball. Alonso was using some of UCLA's facilities with his Real Madrid teammates, when someone broke out some bats, balls and gloves. The Spanish midfielder played a little catch, while his teammates tried in vain to hit soft-toss pitches. After Kaka whiffed on an underhanded pitch, Alonso...
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Semi-final life and death for Alonso

Spanish hero Xabi Alonso has described Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final with Portugal as "life and death". The Real Madrid midfielder scored both goals in a 2-0 quarter-final defeat of a lack-lustre French side on the night he won his 100th cap for Spain. Alonso said: "The team was phenomenal and personally I am very satisfied with the two goals. "We didn...
Via Fox Soccer
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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