Spain, Romania announce March friendly | FourFourTwo
As part of their respective preparations for the European Championship next year, Spain and Romania will meet for a friendly in March. Spain will begin their warm-up friendlies for the tournament against England and Belgium this month while Romania have a fixture scheduled with Italy next week.
Karim Benzema to take legal action against French radio station | Sky Sports
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will lodge a complaint for violation of judicial confidentiality after French radio station Europe 1 published extracts of phone taps that could incriminate the France international. Benzema was placed under formal judicial investigation last week in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow-French soccer international Mathieu Valbuena using a sex video.
La Roja unite for kit launch | Football Espana
Spain’s 24-man squad have unveiled their new home kit for Euro 2016, which showcases a "more classical and retro" look and feel. The kit marks a return to blue shorts and black socks after La Roja’s recent all-red offering and will be debuted on Friday, when the side host England in Alicante.
L'Equipe publishes transcript of Karim Benzema 'sex tape blackmail' conversation - Eurosport British
Benzema has been charged with conspiring to commit a criminal act and complicity to blackmail - offences which carry a prison sentence of a minimum of five years under French law - over allegations that Lyon midfielder and international team-mate Valbuena was being held to ransom over an intimate video.
‘Ronaldo & Bale unbalance Madrid’ | Football Espana
Jorge Valdano has claimed that Real Madrid "lose their discipline" when Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are both playing. The Welshman made his comeback in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Sevilla, and Los Blancos’ former sporting director believes his return has unbalanced the side, with Cristiano Ronaldo not known for his defensive contributions and currently "playing under protest".
Sergio Ramos Rafa Benitez set to walk the injury tightrope - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez is not a manager normally associated with taking unnecessary risks. The Real Madrid coach has waged a personal media campaign to shake off his cautious tactical reputation since his summer arrival at the Bernabeu but Sergio Ramos' recurring injury problem present Benitez with a treatment room balancing act as delicate as his captain's shoulder.
Ramos to undergo surgery? | Football Espana
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will reportedly undergo shoulder surgery after the Clasico against Barcelona on November 21. According to AS, the decision was made after he suffered a second shoulder injury to his left arm in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Sevilla.
Odegaard keen to learn from Ronaldo | FourFourTwo
Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is keen to learn from Cristiano Ronaldo and has revealed the Portugal international is always happy to give him tips to improve his game. Odegaard joined Madrid from Stromsgodset in January 2015 and made his official first-team debut in the 7-3 win over Getafe in May, replacing Ronaldo for the final 30 minutes of the game.
'Ronaldo' review: A sanitized look at the self-obsessed star - Goal.com
Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo screams luxury. Be it his well-groomed appearance, his reported weekly salary of around $450,000, or his string of apartments, cars and own-brand clothing. So it is of no surprise he recruited the production company behind award-winning documentaries 'Senna' and 'Amy' for a feature-length presentation on his life.
Diego Simeone best coach in Atletico history - Gil Marin - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has backed Diego Simeone, saying the Argentine has been the best coach in the club's history. An evolving Atletico side have had an inconsistent start to the new season, mixing some excellent performances such as the recent 2-1 home win over Valencia, with less impressive showings.
Rayo Vallecano launch club in USA | FourFourTwo
Rayo Vallecano launched a team in United States with the announcement Rayo OKC will play in the North American Soccer League (NASL) from 2016. The club was unveiled at a media conference on Tuesday as Rayo Vallecano became the first ever La Liga club to invest in a team in North America. NASL commissioner Bill Peterson lauded the decision to launch the team, based in Oklahoma City.