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Posts tagged spain

Mar 27 '13

will the deep-rooted problems in spanish football boil over?

Lighting up La Ciudad del Futbol in Las Rozas - a municipality near Madrid and the home of the RFEF - are two European Championships, one World Cup and countless trophies from under-age successes. Domestically there’s the small matter of Real Madrid and Barcelona too, the two teams who were pretty much solely responsible for FIFA’s team of the year and who’s regular meetings - known as El Clasico - regularly draw millions of viewers worldwide.

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Nov 8 '12

SOS, shares, social media y sidlowe

We are aware of the cons, not necessarily in agreement, but aware. After all, football has hardly done itself any favours in recent years.

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Oct 13 '12

who hit three?

Pedro hit three as Spain won both halves in Belarus 2-0. Jordi Alba score the other, assisted by? Pedro. The impressive win came one night after the under 21s put on an outstanding performance in their play off match at home to Denmark. Rodrigo of Benfica hit four and Isco a penalty in a 5-0 win which virtually assures their qualification for next summer’s European Chamipionships.

Sep 28 '12

politics, economics and independence

Beyond football there is a wider world. Yes, really. Aside from the Basque derby this weekend and Falcao leading the Pichichi there are some deep rooted issues in Spain. Mostly it has come from the debt crisis gripping the Eurozone and then various issues have spiralled from that. This week things have really stepped up a notch with protests in Madrid and election dates set in Catalonia as they seek a move away from central government regulations.

Below are four articles well worth reading if you want to get to grips with it on both a general and a sporting level…

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Aug 7 '12

200 words on carlos marchena

Depor have a new man in town. An experienced man. A man with a proud record. Carlos Marchena.

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Jul 22 '12
22 year old Alejandro Perez Jimenez has linked up with English side Plymouth Argyle on trial. 
Released by Sevilla last season, the Spaniard featured yesterday as the Green Army lost to Yeovil.
Carl Fletcher told the Argyle website ‘I thought he did well. He played the full 90, but it’s always difficult when foreign players come over. He speaks pretty good English though.’
The League Two side are yet to make a decision on whether to offer Jimenez a permanent deal.
futbolgrande are pretty keen to see how this develops…

22 year old Alejandro Perez Jimenez has linked up with English side Plymouth Argyle on trial. 

Released by Sevilla last season, the Spaniard featured yesterday as the Green Army lost to Yeovil.

Carl Fletcher told the Argyle website ‘I thought he did well. He played the full 90, but it’s always difficult when foreign players come over. He speaks pretty good English though.’

The League Two side are yet to make a decision on whether to offer Jimenez a permanent deal.

futbolgrande are pretty keen to see how this develops…

Jul 20 '12

200 words on oliver torres

There is a deep-rooted irony in the words that follow. Firstly we’re going to draw your attention to the talent of Oliver Torres, then we’re going to be the ones to tell you not to pin high expectations on his young shoulders. Yet.

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Jul 17 '12

afootballreport:

Keep your eye on… Suso.

Since 2007, Spain have won the U-19 European Championship three times, clinching their third title this past weekend in a 1-0 win over Greece. While the squad was supplied with plenty of future stars, such as Deulofeu and Jesé, one player stood out: Suso. That’s his nickname, of course. His full name is Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saez de La Torre, and he plays for Liverpool.

The compilation posted above showcases highlights only from the U-19 tournament, yet it’s plain to see just how dominant he was. The spraying of 35 yard passes time and time again reminds us of Xabi Alonso, yet there’s something about his skill on the ball that also adds a hint of Juan Mata. At only 18 years old, it could still be a year or two before we see Suso regularly at Anfield. Nevertheless, he is a playmaker to keep your eye on, especially as Brendan Rogers tries to transform Liverpool into a free-flowing attacking side. [AFR Twitter/FB]

Jul 12 '12
Paco Alcacer. What an impact this young man continues to have off the bench. In last year’s final he scored two as Espana were crowned U19 European Champions. Against Estonia a few days ago he scored a golazo (see below). Then there was tonight. 
Gerard Deulofeu scored twice before tucking away the winning penalty and Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two spot kicks, but it was Alcacer who left us purring.
He arrived at 1-0 to the French. He perfectly weighted a pass for Deulofeu to level, he fantastically put Spain ahead and then sent Deulofeu clear again for what looked like an extra time winner. In the shoot out, the Valencia forward- obviously- didn’t miss from twelve yards.
Were you watching Mauricio Pellegrino? This kid needs game time at the Mestalla next season.
Spain meet Greece in the final on Sunday night.

Paco Alcacer. What an impact this young man continues to have off the bench. In last year’s final he scored two as Espana were crowned U19 European Champions. Against Estonia a few days ago he scored a golazo (see below). Then there was tonight. 

Gerard Deulofeu scored twice before tucking away the winning penalty and Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two spot kicks, but it was Alcacer who left us purring.

He arrived at 1-0 to the French. He perfectly weighted a pass for Deulofeu to level, he fantastically put Spain ahead and then sent Deulofeu clear again for what looked like an extra time winner. In the shoot out, the Valencia forward- obviously- didn’t miss from twelve yards.

Were you watching Mauricio Pellegrino? This kid needs game time at the Mestalla next season.

Spain meet Greece in the final on Sunday night.

Jul 9 '12

Goooolazo! Paco Alcacer scores the second as Spain beat Estonia 2-0 this afternoon. And a tasty goal it was too. The win, coupled with Portugal’s defeat to Greece, means ‘Mini La Roja’ qualify for the semi-finals as group winners.

Also see: five players to watch in estonia.