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Raul Garcia of Atletico  Madrid scored a late header to earn his side a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia netted a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg after substitute James Rod(...)

An aerial view of Michigan Stadium during the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United. Photograph: Leon Halip/Getty Images

Manchester United 3 Real Madrid 1: Louis van Gaal claimed his biggest scalp of pre-season as Manchester United beat European champions Real Madrid to (...)

David Villa flicks the ball past Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Spain 3 Australia 0 A strange day that felt meaningful in a meaningless way; a day of farewells in which a long shadow was cast by those Spanish playe(...)

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(...)

Spain’s Sergio Ramos shows his despair after defending champions Spain had lost for the second time in World Cup Group B, against Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and thus exited the competition.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Would everybody please get off the carousel – this ride is now shut. Okay, so technically it was Barcelona Alex Ferguson was comparing to a fai(...)

Charles Aranguiz of Chile (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring to put his side 2-0 up against Spain in the  Group B  match at the  Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/ EPA

Chile 2 Spain 0Spain’s football empire has fallen.The European and defending world champions were sent packing from the World Cup tonight, dumped out (...)

Spain’s coach Vicente Del Bosque  during their 2014 World Cup Group B defeat to  the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Michael Dalder / Reuters

Vicente del Bosque, to be fair, could never have been accused of getting carried away when he came to meet the press after one title then another was (...)

Robin van Persie heads home a spectacular equaliser for  the Netherlands against Spain in the World Cup Group B clash at the  Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil. Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Netherlands 5 Spain 1 Back when the draw for the finals of Euro 2012 was still pending and there was still the prospect of a softer ride, Keith(...)

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