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Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui watches his side lose to Levante at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Photo: Rodrigo Jimenez/EPA

They’d been there for a while when the call came through to tell them they were standing in the wrong place. Raphaël Varane’s handball had actually be(...)

 Barcelona fans with their Catalan flags at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

At the one end of the ground that is an end and not just a wall, a small gang of Rayo Vallecano fans in bright high-vis jackets and yellow hard hats s(...)

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos vies for the ball with Ivan Alejo of Getafe. Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenez/EPA

The union of Spanish footballers (AFE) is unanimously opposed to La Liga’s plans to play regular season games in the United States and will not rule o(...)

The Spanish Football Federation named former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as their new manager. Photograph: Getty Images

Spain have named Luis Enrique as their new head coach after Fernando Hierro stepped down from temporary charge following their last-16 World Cup exit (...)

 Spain’s head coach Fernando Hierro reacts after the penalty shootout defeat to Russia in the  World Cup round of 16 match in Moscow. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales insists he has no regrets over the decision to sack coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World (...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his  third goal in the World Cup Group B clash with Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Get sentenced to two years in prison in the afternoon, come out and score a hat-trick in a World Cup classic against Spain that night. Cristiano Ronal(...)

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in a training session at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi . Photograph: Getty Images

Group B: Portugal v Spain, Friday June 15th, Sochi (7.0pm) They might finally be the ones with a title to laud over their rivals, but Portugal could (...)

 Spain’s new boss Fernando Hierro with captain Sergio Ramos. Ronald Wittek/EPA

The way these things usually work, the player does his bit then is allowed to leave for training, but Sergio Ramos would never feel comfortable willin(...)

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui poses with  with club president Florentino Perez during his  presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

The Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, has accused the Spanish Football Federation of taking an “absurd reaction” in sacking their manager on th(...)

Julen Lopetegui:  he can now look forward to being called a traitor by the half of Spain that is not already laughing at him. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Throughout his two years as coach of the Spanish national team, Julen Lopetegui often came across as a bland bureaucrat – exactly the type of federati(...)

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