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Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone: will be back prowling the touchline at the Calderon after serving a ban. Photograph: Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Atlético Madrid could be without captain Gabi for Wednesday night’s match at home to Juventus, coach Diego Simeone has said.The influential midfielder(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores  a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

WEDNESDAY, June 25th 16.55 According to Ewe & Eye (the Standard & Poor’s of sport spectatorship), the complete tournament require(...)

Head coach Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay hugs Luis Suarez after their  1-0 victory over Italy  at Estadio das Dunas  in Natal, Brazil. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez claimed that Luis Suarez “is the target of certain sections of the press” after the Liverpool striker provoked another m(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy   after a clash in which the latter claims he was bitten.  Photograph:   Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Luis Suarez avoided the controversy of his latest alleged biting incident as he hailed Uruguay’s march into the World Cup knockout stages. Suarez coul(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay  during the  Group D match against Italy  at Estadio das Dunas on June 24th, 2014 in Natal. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Italy 0 Uruguay 1Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup but the only thing people were talking about at Natal’s Estadio das Dunas tonight was Luis(...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani scored the first goal  against Slovenia in Montevideo. Photograph:  Andres Stapff/Reuters

Striker Edinson Cavani and substitute Christian Stuani scored to fire Uruguay to a 2-0 win over Slovenia in their final World Cup warmup at the Cente(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale heads home his side’s second goal in extra-time during the  the  Champions League final  against Atletico Madrid at Estadio da Luz  in Lisbon. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 (after extra-time): Real Madrid secured a 10th European Cup when they snatched a stoppage-time equaliser before extr(...)

Atletico’s coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone ponders a question at a recent Champions League final news conference. “It’s hard for me to interact with players who don’t give themselves completely. The weak don’t interest me.”

Last Saturday evening at the Camp Nou Barcelona surrendered its Spanish league title following a head-to-head encounter with Atlético Madrid. Seconds (...)

 Diego Simeone, coach of Club Atletico de Madrid, celebrates after winning the La Liga after the match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou  in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

In sport as in life, you don’t always get what you deserve. There is a popular piece of circular logic which says the team that finishes top of the le(...)

Diego Simeone is thrown in the air by his Atletico Madrid  players after winning the La Liga on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 1-1 against Barc(...)

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