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Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

/ Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

Jul 12, 2018

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

A week after returning to Japan following Samurai Blue's round-of-16 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup, Takashi Inui said Thursday the next step is contributing to his new team, Real Betis, in Spain's La Liga. "I want to enjoy playing soccer, and contribute to ...

Spain plans truth commission on civil war and dictatorship

Jul 12, 2018

Spain plans truth commission on civil war and dictatorship

Spain said Wednesday it wants to establish a truth commission on wrongdoings during the civil war and dictatorship — a major step in a country that has largely brushed aside the dark period. In a statement, the justice ministry said "historical memory" was one of ...

Luis Enrique hired as Spain's new coach

Jul 10, 2018

Luis Enrique hired as Spain's new coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has signed a two-year deal to take charge of Spain. He replaces Julen Lopetegui, who was fired on the eve of the World Cup after accepting the job at Real Madrid. The move was announced on Monday. Fernando Hierro took temporary control ...