Atletico Madrid celebrate their Super Cup victory over Real in Estonia. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

Real Madrid 2 Atlético Madrid 4 (AET) Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in (...)

Spain and Real Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty

Sunday July 1st, Spain v Russia (Luzhniki Stadium, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/BBC) A World Cup last-16 match between Spain and Russia would have seemed like a woefu(...)

 Fernando Hierro during Spain’s  match against  Morocco. He was  a last-minute replacement as Spain’s manager after Julen Lopetegui was sacked. Photograph: EPA

Spain defender Dani Carvajal spoke out on Thursday in favour of his side’s interim coach Fernando Hierro’s abilities as a tactician whilst admitting t(...)

Gerard Piqué makes a vital interception between Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/EPA

Gerard Pique has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo dived for the early penalty in the dramatic World Cup encounter between Spain and Portugal on Friday nigh(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo completes his hat-trick for Portugal  with a free-kick in the World Cup Group B game against Spain at the Fisht Stadium  in Sochi. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Portugal 3 Spain 3 There was a time when games between these two produced goals aplenty all right but that was before Portugal became a footballing p(...)

Spain boss Julen Lopetegui will take over at Real Madrid after the World Cup. Photograph: Domenech Castello/EPA

Real Madrid have chosen Julen Lopetegui to be their next manager, with the current head coach of the Spanish national side set to move to the Bernabéu(...)

Andres Iniesta is set to make his final appearances in a Spain shirt this summer. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain (6-1) Who are they? The aura of invincibility which surrounded Spanish football from 2008-2012 is long gone, but Spain remain a heavyweight fo(...)

Head coach Antonio Conte has overseen a resurgence at Chelsea since taking over in the summer. Photograph: Getty.

Antonio Conte has backed the policy at Chelsea under which players receive a bonus only if they claim trophies rather than win individual league or c(...)

 Gerard Pique has been criticsed by Spanish fans for cutting off the sleeves from his shirt which bore Spain’s colours of yellow and red. Photograph: Getty Images/Inpho

Influential Spain defender Gerard Pique has said he will retire from international soccer after the 2018 World Cup, because he is “tired” of the crit(...)

Julen Lopetegui has been announced as the new head coach of the Spanish national team. Photograph: EPA

Julen Lopetegui is the new manager of Spain, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Thursday. The 49-year-old former goalkeeper and Porto man(...)

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