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Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino: We can put Tottenham with the best teams in the world

Mauricio Pochettino used to wince when his pressing game was compared with Jurgen Klopp’s but Tottenham and Liverpool share more than just a love of the chase in their recent fight to join Europe’s elite.
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) challenges Espanyol’s Spanish defender Mario Hermoso during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 30, 2019. LLUIS GENE / AFP

Lionel Messi’s magic keeps Barcelona 10 points clear in Spain

Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas: Real Madrid were interested in signing me in the summer

Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas has said that Real Madrid were keen to sign him last summer before choosing to re-sign Mariano.

Injured Diego Costa misses out on Spain squad

Diego Costa was left out of the Spain squad announced by coach Luis Enrique on Thursday, ahead of games against Wales and England.

Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad for personal reasons

Spain called up Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas to replace Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa for the upcoming UEFA Nations League encounters against England and Croatia.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s vacuum in Madrid

Real Madrid appear to have put the Cristiano Ronaldo era in the dustbin of history. While Ronaldo, the former highest goal scorer in Madrid history is struggling to find the net in his new club of Juventus, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are in a free-scoring mode for the Spanish giants.
Spain had the World Cup at their mercy given a gentle side of the bracket but they were deservedly eliminated. EPA-MAHMOUD KHALED

Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain’s World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament.
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Russia’s Igor Akinfeev thanks God for luck against Spain

Russia’s penalty shootout hero, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, thanked God, luck and the Luzhniki Stadium crowd for bringing the hosts home safely against Spain on Sunday to reach their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970.
Sergio Ramos of Spain

Sergio Ramos: Spain bow out of World Cup with heads held high

Sergio Ramos insists Spain leave with their "heads held high" after being dumped out of the World Cup by hosts Russia on Sunday.
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (R) dives for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. Antonin THUILLIER - AFP

Igor Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties

Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.
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Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Sergei Ignashevish's own goal gave Spain an early lead before Artem Dzyuba levelled, but neither side could find another breakthrough in extra time and Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero of the hour, denying Koke and Iago Aspas in a dramatic shootout.
Referee Antonio Mateu reviews the VAR footage before awarding Australia a penalty against Denmark. Simon Hofmann | Fifa via Getty Images

Dermot Gallagher: VAR needs to be tweaked after World Cup

VAR is good for the game according to Dermot Gallagher but the former Premier League referee acknowledges the system requires some fine-tuning.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi eyes a small ball during a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 25, 2018 on the eve of the team's third game as part of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA

Lionel Messi’s Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny on Tuesday, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia.
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Spain coach: Morocco deserved to stay in World Cup

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has admitted that Morocco deserved to make it to the last 16 of the World Cup tournament in Russia.
Spain v Morocco | Iago Aspas of Spain celebrates after scoring his goal | Getty Images

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal

Morocco were denied a shock World Cup win against Spain in their Group B finale on Monday when VAR overturned an offside call on a late Iago Aspas goal as the match finished 2-2.

Diego Costa finally making himself at home in Spain set-up

Diego Costa looked like a misfit at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, where Spain's inability to accommodate the burly centre-forward contributed to their disastrous campaign.

Neymar set for start as Spain, France labour in warm-ups

Neymar is set to make his first start since February in Brazil’s final World Cup warm-up on Sunday as he battles for full fitness after Cristiano Ronaldo touched down in Russia with European champions Portugal.

Lionel Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak

Barcelona equalled the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history as a Lionel Messi hat-trick inspired the runaway leaders to a 3-1 win over Leganes on Saturday to make it 38 league games unbeaten.

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Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football

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Malnutrition: 20 children dead, more risk death in Nasarawa

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