CORRUPTION IN SPORTS

Spanish soccer players held for match-fixing in top divisions

Police arrest nearly a dozen people, including the alleged ringeader Raúl Bravo, a former Real Madrid footballer who also played on the national team

Obituary

Spanish soccer legend Quini dies aged 68

The iconic forward was admired for his goal-scoring prowess and kind nature

Corruption in football

Spain at “serious” risk of being ejected from World Cup: disgraced soccer boss

Fifa argues Spanish national soccer body broke rules in trying to remove Ángel María Villar

soccer

Ángel María Villar suspended as head of Spanish soccer federation

Government sports body effectively ends three-decade career sustained by high-level contacts

Soccer

Scandal-hit head of Spanish soccer federation mocked judicial wiretaps

But Ángel María Villar, arrested Tuesday on corruption charges, was not aware of scale of investigation

SOCCER

Second night of clashes between police and Leicester soccer fans in Madrid

Officers clear Spanish capital’s historic Plaza Mayor after flares set off and bottles thrown

LATIN AMERICA

Former Atlético Madrid player among victims of Colombia air crash

Cléber Santana was captain of Chapecoense, a Brazilian team on its way to play historic final

SOCCER

Spain’s Euro 2016 exit: the end of an era?

Coach Vicente Del Bosque likely to step down as national side prepares for Russia 2020 World Cup

TERROR THREAT

Spain-Belgium friendly soccer match canceled over attack risk

Decision follows Belgian government report warning about danger of further terrorist action

SOCCER

Spain’s Ángel María Villar to take over suspended Platini’s duties at Uefa

Spanish soccer federation chief not given presidency and will have to consult on decisions

Spanish soccer players’ strike suspended by High Court

Games to go ahead as normal this weekend after judges favor Liga governing body request

Chinese billionaire to buy 20% stake in Atlético Madrid soccer club

Wang Jianlin is due to inject €45 million on Wednesday through his Dalian Wanda Group

SPANISH SOCCER

How Depor ‘ultras’ got their tickets to fatal Madrid fan battle

Riazor Blues and Frente Atlético groups had not clashed in six years, security forces say

SPANISH SOCCER

Atlético Madrid and Barcelona get ready for unique Liga ‘final’ at Camp Nou

Title race to go down to wire after both contenders slip up on Sunday Real Madrid waves farewell to hopes after Celta defeat

OBITUARY

Luis Aragonés, inventor of La Roja

Soccer coach who brought Spain success leaves behind many happy memories after death at 75

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

Atlético striker Diego Costa elects to play for Spain

Liga top scorer could be called up for November friendly matches

REAL MADRID

Cristiano Ronaldo handed new contract by Real Madrid

Deal said by club to be worth close to 20 million euros a year for player

PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

“It’s very easy to talk when you’re watching the game on TV”

Diego Costa never seems to be out of trouble on the field, but Atlético is happy with its “wonderful” striker

LA LIGA

Carlo Ancelotti signs for Real

Italian coach replaces Mourinho at the Bernabéu after parting ways with PSG

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real returns to its obsession

Manchester United first knockout-phase threat to dream of 10th European crown

SOCCER

“In England you don’t have to wait until the second half for a game to open up”

Michu has taken the Premier League by storm and earned a call-up by Spain

SOCCER

Coaches seeing red over referees

Team bosses feel persecuted after spate of sendings off this season

SOCCER

The perks of being the best

Spain will not play matches against Eastern opposition amid rigors of winter

WORLD SOCCER

Does Spain have the boys for Brazil?

Coach Del Bosque banks on lure of Maracaná to motivate players on road to 2014