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La Liga News: 3 August 2015; Cristiano Ronaldo Swears at Interviewer, Villarreal Finalizing Roberto Soldado Signing

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Sony acquires broadcasting rights - The Hindu
"These acquisitions strengthen the network’s current portfolio of live football programming which already boasts of a strong line-up of marquee properties including the UEFA EURO 2016, Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, European Qualifiers for 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup and COPA America 2015," a media release said on Monday.

Ronaldo swears at FIFA interviewer | Football Espana
The 30-year-old was quizzed by CNN on the topic of the corruption scandal currently engulfing world football’s governing body, along with the decision to hand Qatar hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup, only for him to launch a tirade against the journalist in question. "I don’t speak about FIFA, I don’t care about FIFA or Qatar," he exclaimed.

Real Madrid foolish to let Karim Benzema move Arsenal - ESPN FC
Reports surfaced in the UK that Arsene Wenger has identified the France forward as his primary transfer target and, although the Arsenal manager denied any interest, he has proved reluctant during the past few summers to spend big on a striker while stocking his midfield with some of the finest assist-makers in the game.

Shanghai goes crazy for Atletico Madrid - Inside Spanish Football
Atletico earned a victory in Japan against Sagan Tosu before making their way to Shanghai to meet with part-owner Wang Jianlin and prepare for Tuesday’s friendly against Shanghai Sipg. Upon their arrival to China, the team was greeted by over 400 fans waiting to take selfies, pictures and get autographs from the players and manager Diego Simeone.

Atletico need a lot from supporting cast this season - ESPN FC
While Saturday's penalty shootout victory over Sagan Tosu may not have produced the most convincing of winning margins for Atletico Madrid this preseason, there are more definitive signs of forward progress from Los Rojiblancos.

Southampton 1 - Espanyol 1: Jay Rodriguez's beauty earns Saints a draw (Official highlights) | 101 Great Goals
The Saints, who beat Vitesse 3-0 in the Europa League last week, fell behind in the 11th minute thanks to a low strike from Salva Sevilla. Southampton need to wait until the 85th minute to equalise, when Jay Rodriguez struck a fierce effort into the top right-hand corner.

Everton FC 1 Villarreal 2: Blues still toothless without Lukaku while Stones' importance remains vast - Daily Post
It goes without saying that from a Blue-tinted perspective it was a heart-warming afternoon in many ways. Duncan Ferguson back on the Goodison pitch with number nine on his back, and a redemptive cameo for prodigal son Wayne Rooney. Evertonians were misty-eyed as they savoured memories of days past, taking in the surreal sight of Rooney spraying passes and Duncan winning headers.

Villarreal finalising €16m transfer for Tottenham's Roberto Soldado - Inside Spanish Football
According to Mail on Sunday, Soldado has agreed to join the Yellow Submarine for a reported fee of €16 million as the two sides now work out the details before officially confirming the move.

Olympique Lyon negotiating €10m transfer for Malaga's Sergi Darder - Inside Spanish Football
Darder has been one of the most prized youth players to come through Malaga since Isco and while the Andalusians continue to make dramatic strides to purge their debt, they continue to put their best young players up for sale.

Official: Getafe swoop for Victor | Football Espana
Getafe have completed the signing of winger Victor Rodriguez from Elche on a season-long loan. The 26-year-old had expressed his desire to leave Los Franjiverdes following their demotion to La Segunda for non-football reasons. A clause in his contract allowed him to join a top-flight club, as long as they matched his salary.

Betis rule out Osvaldo capture | Football Espana
Pepe Mel has admitted that Real Betis have "zero chance" of signing Dani Osvaldo, despite the former Espanyol striker’s unattached status. The 29-year-old is currently a free agent after being released by Southampton, just two years into a €15.1m transfer, having spent three loan spells at Juventus, Inter and Boca Juniors during that time.

Official: Fajr joins Depor | Football Espana
The Elche exodus shows no sign of abating, with midfielder Faycal Fajr joining Deportivo La Coruna on a three-year contract. The 26-year-old snubbed Granada in favour of helping the Valencians finish 13th in La Liga last season, but the club were demoted to the second tier for off-field troubles.

Official: Las Palmas sign Alcaraz | Football Espana
Las Palmas have completed the signing of former Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz on a free transfer. The 32-year-old, who left the Toffees in June, has put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the La Liga new boys, with the option of another.

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