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Spain Triumph: Historic European Water Polo Gold

Spain Secures Historic European Gold in Water Polo Clash Spain clinched a remarkable victory against reigning champion Croatia in the European men’s water polo championships, winning 11-10. The flawless 3-0 final quarter performance led Spain to their first crown after reaching the finals four times. Alvaro Granados, crowned Most Valuable Player, played a pivotal role, scoring three crucial goals, including the match-winner. Croatia, aiming for a third title, couldn't hold their lead, and Spain's magical final eight minutes secured their historic win. Crowning
Netherlands

Netherlands Wins, Greece Qualifies in Water Polo Euros

Netherlands secures its sixth European title in women's water polo with a last-gasp goal from Bente Rogge, defeating Spain 8-7. Greece secures the European Olympic Games qualification berth with a 7-6 victory over Italy in the bronze-medal final. The bronze-medal match winner also earned the European Olympic berth. Despite Spain leading 2-0 early, the Netherlands dominated, leading 5-3 at halftime and 6-5 at the final break. Rogge's last-minute goal secured the historic sixth European title for the Netherlands. Greece led the bronze-medal match
Doggy Date

Alicante Doggy Date

Australian tennis sensation Alex de Minaur and his British girlfriend Katie Boulter recently treated fans to a glimpse of their joyous retreat in Alicante, Spain. After successful campaigns on their respective pro tours in 2023, the couple decided to unwind and make the most of their off-season together. The 'Happy Place' Chronicles: Katie Boulter took to her Instagram on December 11 to share her "happy place" with followers. The post featured a carousel of images capturing the couple's day out on the hills
Spain's Bautista Agut out of Davis Cup with injury, replaced by Ramos

Spain’s Bautista Agut out of Davis Cup with injury,…

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut has been ruled out of the Davis Cup after suffering an abdominal injury in training and will be replaced by Albert Ramos, the Spanish tennis federation said. World number 19 Bautista Agut, who helped Spain clinch the 2019 title against Canada in the inaugural edition of the revamped event, was the highest-ranked singles player in the team. Ramos, 33, will join Pablo Carreno Busta, Feliciano Lopez, Marcel Granollers and 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, who will be making his Davis Cup
Gavi gives glimpse of Spain's future with debut showing

Gavi gives glimpse of Spain’s future with debut showing

Midfielder Gavi became Spain's youngest ever international in Wednesday's Nations League semi-final victory over Italy and immediately showed why coach Luis Enrique had the faith to throw him into the side at 17 years and 62 days old. Despite having made only three starts for his club Barcelona, Enrique opted to start Gavi in a three-man midfield against the European champions at the San Siro. Up against the likes of Marco Verratti and Jorginho, Gavi showed no signs of being overawed, producing a

Vuelta a Espana: Primoz Roglic wins third straight title

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic wrapped up a third straight Vuelta a Espana after claiming victory in the final stage, a 33.8km time trial. Roglic, the Olympic time trial champion, beat second-placed Magnus Cort Nielsen by 14 seconds and became the third rider to win a third Vuelta.Roglic won by four minutes 42 seconds overall - the biggest winning margin at a Vuelta since Alex Zuelle in 1997. Enric Mas and Jack Haig completed the podium, with Briton Adam Yates fourth. "It's the last stage
Italy reach final to continue storming comeback from World Cup failure

Italy reach final to continue storming comeback from World…

REUTERS Italy reached the Euro 2020 final after edging Spain 4-2 on penalties following a compelling 1-1 draw after extra time on Tuesday, completing a remarkable revival after failing to qualify for the last World Cup. Jorginho coolly rolled the decisive kick past Spain keeper Unai Simon in the semi-final at Wembley after Alvaro Morata had been thwarted by a fine save from Italy's Gianluigi Donnarumma and Dani Olmo had blasted his effort over the bar. Italy's substitutes and coaching staff poured on
Spain captain Busquets tests positive for COVID-19, leaves Euro 2020 training camp

Spain captain Busquets tests positive for COVID-19, leaves Euro…

MADRID: Sergio Busquets has left Spain's pre-Euro 2020 training camp after testing positive for COVID-19, the country's football federation (RFEF) announced on Sunday (Jun 6). In a statement, the RFEF said Spain captain Busquets, 32, tested positive earlier on Sunday, with the rest of the squad all testing negative. The RFEF added that those who have been in close contact with Barcelona midfielder Busquets "will remain isolated" as a preventative measure. The squad will carry out individual training programmes in the build-up to
Badminton champion Marin withdraws from Tokyo due to knee injury

Badminton champion Marin withdraws from Tokyo due to knee…

MADRID: Spain's Olympic women's singles Badminton champion Carolina Marin confirmed on Tuesday (Jun 1) that she is unable to defend her crown in Tokyo due to a knee injury. Marin, a five-time European and three-time world champion who beat Pusarla Venkata Sindhu of India to claim gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, said she has torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and both meniscus in her left knee. "After examinations during the weekend and the medical consultation, I confirm that
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos faced a new setback in a season littered with injury problems when his club said on Tuesday he had tested positive for COVID-19. Ramos has been nursing a calf injury since April 1 which led him to miss his side’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final first leg and Saturday’s 2-1 victory over rivals Barcelona in La Liga. The central defender, 35, who underwent knee surgery in February, had already been ruled out

Xabi Alonso faces five-year jail term for tax fraud

Former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Liverpool midfield ace Xabi Alonso has found himself in trouble with tax authorities in Spain. The 37-year-old is facing charges of tax fraud and could be jailed for 5 years after refusing to settle the matter outside court. Spanish authorities allege the Spain midfielder did not declare earnings from his image rights and has defrauded the state of 3 million dollars. Alonso has refused to accept the charges and is willing to fight the matter out in

Croatia’s Dejan Lovren Hits Back At Sergio Ramos With…

Liverpool and Croatia's Dejan Lovren has now made a statement via his Instagram account hitting out at Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos. The World Cup star went out on social media to make this statement about his bitter rival from last year's Champions League finals, Sergio Ramos, after his team's narrow win over the Spanish side. It read as,  "I'm happy, I killed him with my elbow, I killed him..." he ranted on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqO_rAdlOXP/ The star who made a name

UEFA Nations League: Why Is It A Good And…

The international football break is on, and fans across the world will not miss club football courtesy of the UEFA Nations League. This new league is a tactical plan by the UEFA to give small nations a shot at playing against bigger and better teams, in a bid to improve their infrastructure and system. No longer shall we see qualification matches featuring powerhouses like Belgium or France massacring San Marino or Gibraltar. Instead, we will see Belgium and France play teams equal to

Barcelona Lose First League Game At Home In More…

La Liga table-toppers Barcelona have lost a league game at home for the first time in the last two years as a spirited Real Betis beat the defending champions with some dazzling display at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi was back in the starting XI for Barcelona following his recovery from a broken arm, but the little magician couldn’t help his side avoid defeat on a night that belonged to Betis. Barcelona's previous home league game defeat came on 10th September 2016, where