Stories Tagged 'Spain'
Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals and send thousands of ecstatic Russians to the streets to celebrate.
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Substitute Iago Aspas struck in stoppage-time to earn Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday which gave them top spot in World Cup Group B and a place in the last 16.
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A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.
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The Spanish port of Valencia has seen the arrival of the first boat carrying migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and turned away by Italy and Malta.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal as he denied Fernando Hierro's Spain victory with a stunning late free-kick in their World Cup Group B opener.
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Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region, according to Reuters.
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