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Spain reach Brussels for official tie vs Belgium

Brussels: Spain’s football team on Wednesday arrived in Brussels amid moderate security measures to prepare for the friendly tie against Belgium on Thursday. The international friendly will be Spain’s first match under the newly coach Julen Lopetegui, who was appointed after the European Championship 2016. Earlier, last November the game between the two national teams

Hoshiarpur youth killed in Spain

Hoshiarpur: A Hoshiarpur-based youth, Saurabh Dadwal (42), was done to death in Spain, where he was residing for the last over 12 years. He was staying in Barcelona.According to information, Saurabh, son of Varinder Dadwal, a resident of Changadwa village in Talwara block of Hoshiarpur was attacked with knives, reportedly by his friend, a resident

US clobber Spain to win sixth straight women’s basketball gold

Rio de Janeiro:  The powerhouse United States women’s basketball team was nearly as dominant in the final as it was in every other contest at the Rio Games, winning its sixth straight Olympic gold with a 101-72 victory on Saturday. Spain, which secured its first every medal in this competition with a convincing 68-54 win

ISL: FC Pune City begin pre-season training in Spain

Madrid: As part of their pre-season training and conditioning, Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City have commenced preparations for the forthcoming season here in Spain, under the watchful eyes of head coach Antonio Lopez Habas. The training is being held in a complex named Vincci Valdecanas here, a Pune FC release said on

England to play Spain at Wembley on November 15

London: England national football team will play Spain in a friendly match at the historic Wembley Stadium here on November 15, the England Football Association has announced on Thursday. The fixture is England’s last of 2016 and comes four days after Sam Allardyce’s side host Scotland in a World Cup qualifier. Spain have a new

Spain reportedly hires private security firm for Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has taken the unusual step of hiring its own private security firm for next month’s Olympic Games, according to media reports. The Marca newspaper on Sunday said the COE had contracted Madrid-based Prosegur to shadow the country’s athletes and officials during their stay in Rio, reports Xinhua.

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Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud; won’t go to jail

Barcelona: A court in Spain today sentenced Barcelona’s star striker Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in jail for tax fraud and slapped them with a fine of 3.7 million euros (USD 4.1 million). But these prison sentences are likely to be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent

India draw with Spain in final game of the 6 nations meet

Valencia: India played out a 1-1 draw intheir final match of the 6 Nations invitational hockey tournament here tournament. India started off on the front foot, very early in the game and had a penalty corner as early as the 5th minute, which was saved by Quico Cortes in Spain’s goal. The action shifted ends

Max Verstappen becomes youngest ever Formula One winner in Spain

Barcelona: Teenager Max Verstappen became the youngest ever Formula One winner on Sunday when he took full advantage of Mercedes’ first lap crash to claim a drama-laden Spanish Grand Prix. In his maiden outing for Red Bull following his unexpected promotion from Toro Rosso, the 18-year-old Dutchman showed supreme composure under pressure as he resisted