Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Argentina great has joined the chorus of praise for his late compatriot, revealing the deep impression that the legendary footballer made on his own career.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Madrid icon died July 7 at the age of 88. The beautiful game is left with a gaping hole following the passing of a true legend.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Goal columnist Ives Galarcep and Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy are in Brazil to provide updates throughout the tournament.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The former Real Madrid legend believes La Roja now need to look to the next generation to replace stars like Iker Casillas if they want to defend their European title in 2016.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Spain boss admitted he had no idea the former Barcelona star was playing his final game for La Roja and feels the national team still has a bright future.
Monday, June 23, 2014
La Roja's all-time record goalscorer has called time on his international career and his nation may never see another like him.
David Villa and Andres Iniesta inspired La Roja to their first points in Group B, with the former netting a goal on his final appearance for Spain, against a plucky Socceroos side.
Vicente del Bosque's men swept aside the Socceroos to secure third place in Group B, with the team's elimination already having been assured.
The midfielder would not discuss whether he will hang up his boots for the national side after the World Cup.
With the second set of matches over, Goal takes a look at which teams are qualified, which ones are going home and which are still battling to make the knockout stage.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Following back-to-back defeats against Netherlands and Chile and the pain of early elimination in a World Cup they had hoped to win, it's time to rebuild La Roja
The Roja boss responded to reports of a training ground altercation with Cesc Fabregas and says he is unsure whether Xavi will retire from international football.
The eliminated champion has been embarrassed in Brazil and will look to avoid a final humiliation against the Socceroos before it goes home.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The former Liverpool midfielder has taken a swipe at those he believes are trying to cause trouble following La Roja's abysmal World Cup campaign.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The reigning champion crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage in what is being labelled as the end of tiki-taka's rule over international football.
The forward dismissed reports suggesting the squad lacks quality, while he is hoping that his World Cup performances have not dented his future chances in the national team.
Following a 2-0 win over Spain which secured a last 16 place, the midfielder has claimed that his side has the desire to win and will be the surprise team of the World Cup.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The coach was in no mood to criticize his team, despite La Roja's shock elimination from the World Cup which they lifted in confident fashion four years ago
The reigning World Cup champion is dumped out of the competition in the group stage as La Roja deservedly lost to the exciting South American outfit.
The reigning world and European champion has exited the competition at the group stage after being stunned by its South American opponent.