Articles tagged 'spain'

Spanish guitarist for Hifa 29 April 2016 HARARE - Acclaimed classical guitarist Rafael Serrallet from Valencia, Spain will perform at the Harare International Festival of Arts' Cabs Classical Weekend to be hosted by St George's College from today to May 1. Serrallet, who will perform on Sunday, was brought to Harare by the Embassy of...
Mhlanga finishes 2nd in Spain 22 June 2015 HARARE - So-Kyokushin fighter Tangayi Mhlanga put up a commendable effort at the 2015 Grand Prix Barcelona, Spain on Saturday. Mhlanga showcased his great arsenal of techniques at the Pabellon Deportivo La Bastida where he competed in three professional fights by WFKO rules on his way to finis...
Spain investigates Ebola case 7 October 2014 MADRID - Investigations are under way at a hospital in Madrid after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus outside West Africa. The nurse had treated two Spanish missionaries who died of the disease after being flown home from the region. Mea...
Xavi ends Spain career 6 August 2014 LONDON - The Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The Barcelona player, 34, was a member of the teams that won successive major tournaments at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012. “I have decided to retire from international...
Iniesta rallies La Roja 18 June 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta says that the defending champions must ready themselves for a fight when they tackle Chile in Wednesday's make-or-break World Cup encounter in Rio de Janeiro. Spain's 5-1 drubbing by the Netherlands has left them in a vulnerable position in Grou...
Spain face identity crisis 14 June 2014 LONDON - With one disastrous result, Spain's World Cup campaign and overall footballing identity is suddenly facing a crisis. A 5-1 loss to the Netherlands on Friday to open Group B left many wondering whether the team that has dominated world football since 2008 has finally lost its edge - an...
King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates 2 June 2014 MADRID - King Juan Carlos of Spain has announced his intention to abdicate, after nearly 40 years on the throne. "A new generation must be at the forefront... younger people with new energies," the 76-year-old king said in a televised address. His son, Crown Prince Felipe, 45, will take ove...
Spain princess summoned in fraud case 9 January 2014 MADRID - A Spanish court has declared King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter Cristina a suspect in alleged tax and money-laundering crimes. Cristina, 48, has been linked to the business affairs of her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who is under investigation for alleged...
Bafana Bafana stun Spain 20 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa recorded a famous 1-0 win over World and European champions Spain in an international friendly at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.Bernard Parker scored the decisive goal 10 minutes into the second half as Bafana Bafana racked up a victory that will boost both their self-c...
Costa out of Bafana tie 12 November 2013 LONDON - Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa has withdrawn from the Spain squad for their friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa after tearing a muscle in his right leg in La Liga action on Sunday. Costa, who was substituted in the 83rd minute of Atletico's 1-1 dra...
Bafana's rebuilding exercise has started 10 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's senior national men's soccer team, Bafana Bafana, have been on a downward trend in the past few years. The popular side hit its lowest low in 2011 when they failed to reach the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament jointly hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in ...
Spain show versatility in qualification 16 October 2013 LONDON - If Spain have at times been too predictable during their successful World Cup qualification campaign, the holders proved they can adapt when necessary in Tuesday's 2-0 win at home to Georgia in Albacete. As expected, Georgia opted for the ultra-defensive tactics the majority of Spain'...
Back to the drawing board for Spain 1 July 2013 RIO DE JANEIRO - June 16, 2010 and June 30, 2013. The dates bracket an era which came to an end Sunday in Rio for world champions Spain as their 29 competitive matches unbeaten run came to a shattering end in a 3-0 Confederations Cup final loss to exhilarating Brazil. The Furia Roja had during...
Brazil embarking on new path - Scolari 1 July 2013 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insisted his side were still a work in progress despite their Confederations Cup masterclass against world champions Spain on Sunday. Scolari, the architect of Brazil's last World Cup victory in 2002, was the proudest man in the Maracana on Sun...
Brazil maul Spain to win Confed Cup 1 July 2013 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil humbled world and European Champions Spain with a crushing 3-0 win in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday, ending their opponents three-year record run of 29 unbeaten competitive matches Two goals from Fred and a stunning left-foot shot from Neymar gave next year s Worl...
Brazil, Spain ready for final feast 29 June 2013 LONDON - Fifa president Sepp Blatter has already declared this year's Confederations Cup, hors d'oeuvre for the World Cup in 12 months-time, the best ever. Yet he and 200 million Brazilians, 47 million Spaniards and countless fans across the globe hope the best is yet to come as holders Brazil...
Spain's dominance becoming worrisome 29 June 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Spain are the current world champions, they are also European champions, a title they successfully defended and are course to be the only team to hold all three powerful titles at the same time in the history of the game. You see, there is nothing wrong in one country dominating...
Spain beat Italy to set up Brazil final 27 June 2013 FORTALEZA - World and European champions Spain reached the Confederations Cup final with a 7-6 penalty shootout win over Italy following a goalless draw in their semi-final on Thursday. Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci was the only player to miss when he skied the 13th penalty of the contest ...