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April 2014 Archives

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid routed Bayern Munich 4-0 here Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, moving one step closer to a 10th title in Europe's elite club competition. Winning 5-0 on aggregate, the Blancos will have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday's contest between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to find out who they will face in next month's final. continue reading »

Mexico to Debut at World Cup June 13- Dreams of Making History

Mexico to Debut at World Cup June 13- Dreams of Making History

Mexico is dreaming of "making history" at the World Cup in Brazil even though it is "in a very difficult group," Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera said in an interview published by O Estado de Sao Paulo on Sunday. Mexico, which is in Group A, will make its debut at the 2014 World Cup on June 13 against Cameroon and will then take on host Brazil and Croatia. continue reading »

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

The Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed a humorous response to racist abuse after eating a banana thrown at him during Barcelona's La Liga victory at Villarreal on Sunday. The Brazilian full-back was preparing to take a corner at Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium when the piece of fruit landed on the pitch next to him. A nearby linesman and the home supporters were then surprised to see the Barça player peel open the banana and eat it while proceeding to take the corner. continue reading »

Mexico Plans on “Making History” at World Cup 2014 Says Coach

Mexico Plans on “Making History” at World Cup 2014 Says Coach

Mexico is dreaming of "making history" at the World Cup in Brazil even though it is "in a very difficult group," Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera said in an interview published by O Estado de Sao Paulo on Sunday. continue reading »

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Former FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died Friday at a clinic here, the club said. He was 45. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Gets Ready for First Leg of Champions League

Atletico Madrid Gets Ready for First Leg of Champions League

The Uruguayan who leads the stingiest defense in La Liga exuded a winning mentality Monday as he and his Atletico Madrid teammates geared up for the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Chelsea. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

April will be a "very decisive month" for Atletico Madrid as it fights to stay atop the Spanish first division and prepares for a Champions League semifinal against Chelsea, top striker Diego Costa says. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

A tremendous individual effort by Welsh international Gareth Bale with six minutes left in regulation gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona in Wednesday's 2014 Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, which will get underway later this month. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Real Madrid said new tests showed Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a left hamstring injury but did not indicate how much longer the star forward would be out of action. continue reading »

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

An inspired Atletico Madrid advanced to the final four of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory over FC Barcelona in Wednesday's second leg of their quarterfinal clash. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Jese Facing Complications of Knee Surgery

Real Madrid’s Jese Facing Complications of Knee Surgery

Real Madrid said Friday that Jese Rodriguez will travel to Germany for further tests after suffering inflammation in his surgically repaired knee. continue reading »

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

David Beckham's plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of PortMiami face legal obstacles because the city deeded that land to Miami-Dade County more than two decades ago on condition it be exclusively used for port purposes, Mayor Tomas Regalado told Efe. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid triumphed 3-0 here Wednesday over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal clash, taking a giant step toward avenging their loss to the German club in last year's semis. continue reading »

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, and FC Barcelona 500,000 Swiss francs ($565,000) and 450,000 Swiss francs ($508,000), respectively, for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. continue reading »