Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores the second in  their Uefa Champions League Group B game against  FC Basel at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas / EPA

Real Madrid 5 FC Basel 1Real Madrid escaped to Europe for a little therapy. It is 114 days and only six games since they won the trophy that defines t(...)

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque will wait until after the final group game against Australia to decide his future. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Vicente del Bosque insists he does not want to be a “hindrance” and has offered to step down as Spain coach due to the team’s early exit from the Worl(...)

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas was culpable for Chile’s second goal in the World Cup Group B match at the Maracana on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images.

In their great years, Spain made winning look easy. It was never easy. Their victories were flowed from an unprecedented intensity and control that in(...)

Spanish fans react while watching their team play against the Chileans. The current football World Cup champion have been eliminated from the competition after losing their second match 2-0. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Spanish newspapers mourned the end of the country’s soccer dynasty after the champions’ stunning exit from the World Cup in Brazil, although front pag(...)

Vicente Del Bosque of Spain (left) talks with goalkeeper Iker Casillas during a training session at the team’s training facilities in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. Photograph: CJ Gunther/  EPA

Spain’s sensational 5-1 thrashing by the Netherlands was only a ‘partial defeat’, a relaxed-looking coach Vicente Del Bosque told reporters on Saturd(...)

The ‘brazuca’ and the Fifa World Cup Trophy at the Maracana today. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

The official ball for the 2014 World Cup has been launched, with manufacturers adidas confident the ‘brazuca’ will not come in for the same level of c(...)

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Gareth Bale will join Real Madrid. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Gareth Bale thanked Tottenham for making his dream world-record €100 million move to Real Madrid happen after the deal was finally agreed on Sunday ni(...)

 Luis Suarez (Uruguay) is tackled by Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain during the FIFA Confederations Cup  Group B match at the Arena Pernambuco. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque criticised his players for not scoring more goals during a sublime first half against Uruguay and said that profligacy(...)

Jose Mourinho makes his point on Tuesday night.

Real Madrid’s 10th European Cup will have to wait and so will Jose Mourinho’s third. Next season they will continue their quest for the trophy (...)