2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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4dAdriana Garcia

NYCFC's Villa eyes spot in Spain WC squad

Villa, who was recalled for the first time in three years in August, was omitted from the squad a month later because of an injury.

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12dAdriana Garcia

Argentina confirm Spain friendly game

Argentina will play an international friendly against Spain in March in preparation for the World Cup, the AFA president Claudio Tapia has confirmed.

30dAssociated Press

Court removes suspended Spain chief Villar

The Spanish football federation says Spain's administrative court for sport has fired Angel Maria Villar from its presidency.

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30dAdriana Garcia

Pep calls for release of independence figures

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has appealed to the Spanish government to release the pro-Catalan independent activists and politicians in jail.

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32dAdriana Garcia

Rubiales targets Spain federation presidency

RFEF president Angel Maria Villar has been suspended by Spain's top sports authority, Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), since July.

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33dAdriana Garcia

Spain won't miss World Cup - La Liga chief

La Liga president Javier Tebas has reassured fans that Spain are in not in danger of missing out on the World Cup.

34dAdriana Garcia

Villar: FIFA could ban Spain from World Cup

Angel Maria Villar, the suspended president of the RFEF, has warned that government interference could cost Spain their place at the World Cup.

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37dAssociated Press

FIFA set to investigate Spanish federation

FIFA said Friday it will send a delegation to Spain to investigate government meddling amid concerns of the federation's independence.

47dAdriana Garcia

Morata wants 'very tired' Ronaldo at WC

Spain striker Alvaro Morata hopes Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo shows up at next summer's World Cup "very tired."

51dAdriana Garcia

Lopetegui: Spain have 'hard, difficult group'

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has a lot of admiration for the three countries his team will face in the group stages of the World Cup.

Lowe: Spain are back at the very top (4:27)
Burley: Ronaldo less influential for Portugal (1:10)
ESPN FC panel's reaction to FIFA World Cup draw (3:56)
Group B - A cruise for Portugal and Spain? (1:57)
Mata: I've accomplished more than I could have dreamt (2:29)
55dRob Dawson

Mata: Luck key for every player's career

Even without the Premier League, few can match Juan Mata's trophy haul. But, as he tells ESPN FC, he admits luck has played its part in his career.

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59dAssociated Press

Hierro reappointed at RFEF

The Spanish Football Association has re-appointed former Spain and Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro as its sporting director.

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62dESPN staff

NYCFC's Villa: 'I'm going to fight retirement'

David Villa has played down talk of a return to European football and said he is focused on postponing retirement as long as possible.

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66dAdriana Garcia

El Haddadi hopeful over Morocco switch

Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi is hopeful that FIFA will grant him clearance to represent Morocco at the 2018 World Cup.

68dPA Sport

Smolov, Ramos braces as Spain, Russia draw

Sergio Ramos scored two penalties as Spain played out an entertaining 3-3 draw against 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in St Petersburg.

Sergio Ramos doubles Spain's lead from the spot (1:33)

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference7Tied-9th
Goals Scored12Tied-11th
Goals Conceded5Tied-89th