SOCCER

Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas retires at age 39

Considered one of the all-time greats, he had been off the pitch since May 2019 after suffering a heart attack

SPORT

Rest in pitch: How Atlético even took some of its dead supporters with it to its new stadium

At its former home, the club’s fans could opt to have their ashes kept in a columbarium under the stands. The demolition of the building, however, has meant they had to be moved

SPORT

Women’s soccer game in Spain smashes turnout world record

More than 60,700 people came out to watch Atlético Madrid and Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the Copa de la Reina, the biggest crowd ever for a match between female clubs

Cultural diversity

The Chinese Madrileños who are fighting persisting stereotypes

As the Year of the Pig begins, members of the third-biggest foreign community in the region discuss their affinity with the people and culture of the Spanish capital

POVERTY

A Madrileño’s career move from money bank to food bank

Francisco García, who found a new mission fighting poverty in the Madrid region, has high expectations for this year’s Christmas food drive