RUSSIA WORLD CUP

Spain goes back a decade

The national team is defeated in a penalty shoot-out against an enthusiastic Russia

SPORT

‘La Roja’ left in the lurch: The inside story of the Spain coach sacking

The sudden intrusion of Real Madrid in the national team’s World Cup campaign saw a dramatic day unfold on Wednesday, culminating in the firing of Julen Lopetegui and his hasty replacement

Spanish soccer

Super Cup win helps boost Real Madrid credentials as world’s best team

Inspired Benzema helps Ronaldo-less club from Spanish capital add to impressive trophy haul

25 YEARS SINCE THE BARCELONA OLYMPICS

The Games that changed Spain: 25 years on from Barcelona ’92

Runaway success of the Olympics launched the nation’s athletes into new dimension of sport

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid pull off last-gasp win against Sporting Lisbon

Goals from Ronaldo and Morata saw off Portuguese guests in opening Champions League game

SPANISH SOCCER

Vicente del Bosque steps down as coach of Spanish national soccer side

With a World Cup and European Championship to his credit, 65-year-old blows final whistle on management

SEX SCANDAL

David De Gea to play in Spain’s opening match at Euro 2016

Manchester United goalkeeper was in doubt over allegations of providing prostitutes for two other soccer players in 2012

INTERVIEW

Vicente del Bosque: “We don’t need a revolution. We need a transition”

The Spain coach is counting on experience as well as new talent to move on from World Cup failure

WORLD CUP 2014

Brazilian fury versus Spanish samba

The tournament will provide an opportunity to compare two very different styles On the one hand, the legendary Canarinha; on the other, its successor, La Roja

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

A stain on Spanish soccer

The Federation’s silence over Guinea trip has left La Roja out in the cold

CONFEDERATIONS CUP

Tahiti takes shine off Rio dream

Spain players’ desire to grace Maracanã depends on rotation policy against minnows

LA LIGA REVIEW

Another ‘clásico,’ another Barça loss

Lackluster Liga leader suffers second defeat to Real Madrid in five days

LA LIGA

Mourinho loses his big bet

Real Madrid coach drops captain Casillas and goes down 3-2 at Málaga

LONDON 2012

"Better than we expected"

Spain's poor Olympic track & field showing was offset by unexpected successes

EURO 2012

The Kid is all right

Fernando Torres scores twice in Spain’s 4-0 demolition of Ireland