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Iniesta after Spain farewell: 'That's life'

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Spanish football icon Andres Iniesta ends his international career on a bitter note

SAD EXIT. Andres Iniesta admits it’s not the international farewell he wanted. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

3 things we learned today at the World Cup

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:29 AM

AFP Sports looks at 3 things we learned today at the second day of last 16 action at the World Cup

JUBILATION. Russia fans react after Russia won the penalty shoot-out during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the World Cup. Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/AFP

Barcelona football legend Iniesta joins Japan's Vissel Kobe

May 24, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The Spanish World Cup winner's move marks as the biggest transfer coup in Japanese football

RECRUITMENT COUP. Spanish football star Andres Iniesta (right) and Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Rakuten and Vissel Kobe club, hold the team's jersey during a glitzy press conference in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Iniesta breaks hearts with Barca farewell

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:14 PM

The 2010 World Cup hero boasts a decorated career that includes 4 Champions League and 7 Spanish league titles

GIFTED. Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta is tagged as one of the most gifted midfielders of all time. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:21 PM

After a sublime performance, the Barcelona captain weighs an offer from a China club

ONE LAST TIME. Andres Iniesta celebrates Barcelona’s Copa del Rey title romp, but admits it’s possibly his last. Photo by Luis Gene/AFP

Barcelona not panicking after seeing unbeaten run end

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:05 PM

It was Barcelona's first defeat in 30 games in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's side, who have still not lost in La Liga

DO YOU LIKE MESSI. Lionel Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans lost 1-0 away to Espanyo, but the holders can still turn the tie around in the second leg next week. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

5 hal yang patut disimak pasca Madrid dibantai Barcelona

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Real Madrid kalah 4 0 dari Barcelona melalui gol Luis Suarez Neymar dan Iniesta

INIESTA. Gelandang Barcelona Andres Iniesta melakukan selebrasi saat menciptakan gol melawan Real Madrid. Foto oleh Curto de la Torre/AFP

Spain's Xavi retires with place in football history secure

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Xavi Hernandez who announced his retirement from football this week is credited with helping Spain turn its football program around to win the 2010 World Cup

RETIRED. Xavi Hernandez walks away from the sport after winning the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships with Spain. Photo by Toni Albir/EPA

WebHits: The last game

Jun 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Football superstars battle clones in the pitch to prove that in playing football you have to risk everything

After final loss to Brazil, Spain vow 'to return' in World Cup

Jul 01, 2013 - 8:27 PM

After a shameful defeat Spain is itching to exact revenge on Brazil in the World Cup

STARK CONTRAST. Brazil forward Fred celebrates a goal as a Spanish player watches in despair in Confederations Cup final. Photo by Felipe Trueba/EPA

FIFA World XI too Liga-dominated?

Jan 09, 2013 - 10:54 AM

With Spanish clubs having supplied all 11 members of the FIFA World XI for 2012 La Liga s claim to be considered the world s best league appears stronger than ever But was the selection fair?

WORLD'S BEST. Ballon d'Or finalists (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi pose prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

Best of his generation, Messi wins record 4th Ballon d'Or

Jan 08, 2013 - 9:02 AM

Lionel Messi added yet another record to his stellar list of achievements over the past 12 months when he won an unprecedented 4th consecutive Ballon d Or at a FIFA gala in Zurich

Messi favorite to win record fourth Ballon d'Or

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi appears the overwhelming favorite for the honor and should he be crowned he would become the first player to win the award four times

MESSI OVERTAKES PELE. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores during the Spanish league football match Mallorca vs FC Barcelona at the Iberostar stadium, causing him to break Pele's record tally. AFP.

Euro 2012: Spain crushes Italy 4-0, makes history

Jul 02, 2012 - 5:22 AM

Spain defends title after Euro 2012 victory makes history by being the first team to ever take home three consecutive international titles

Fan's take on Euro 2012 finals: A sure-fire showdown

Jul 01, 2012 - 12:45 PM

A football fan recaps the journey of Spain and Italy to the Euro 2012 finals and talks about what makes football an extraordinary sport

Euro 2012 finals preview: Spain vs Italy

Jun 30, 2012 - 8:17 PM

As the Euro 2012 comes to a close Spain Italy and the rest of the world prepare for a sure to be exciting final that will pit the Azzuri with the defending champions for the coveted title

Euro 2012: Fabregas sends Spain into finals

Jun 28, 2012 - 7:18 AM

Spain reaches the finals of Euro 2012 for a chance to defend their title

VIVA ESPAÑA! Spain defeats Portugal 4-2 on penalties to advance to the Euro 2012 finals for a chance to defend their title. Agence France-Presse.