Belarus

  • Champions Spain have comfortable draw for Euro 2016 23-02-2014 06:45 PM

    Nice, France: Two-time defending European champion Spain face a seemingly comfortable road to defend their title at Euro 2016 after being drawn in Group C along with Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia and Ukraine on Sunday. The Netherlands were drawn in a tougher-looking Group A and faces the Czech Republic, Turkey,...
  • Del Bosque wants a more aggressive Spain 12-10-2013 03:05 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged his players to be more aggressive in attack after the world and European champions struggled to break down ultra-defensive Belarus in Friday's World Cup 2014 qualifier. Spain won the match in Palma de Mallorca 2-1 thanks to second-half goals from captain Xavi...
  • World Cup game as scheduled despite Madrid explosion 11-10-2013 01:35 PM

    Madrid: The World Cup qualifying game between Spain and Belarus is not in danger despite an explosion in the Son Moix Stadium in Mallorca, it was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation. The explosion which took place in a generator in the car park outside of the ground where the...
  • Spain's Vicente del Bosque cautions against complacency 10-10-2013 11:44 PM

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his squad not to lose focus in their World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia. "Football is very treacherous," Del Bosque told a news conference on Thursday in Palma de Mallorca, where they play Belarus on Friday. They complete their qualification campaign against...
  • Karim Benzema under pressure to end France goal drought 02-09-2013 10:55 PM

    France: Karim Benzema is under pressure to end his 14-game scoring drought with France in upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus. Benzema has scored twice in three league games for Real Madrid, and also set up two goals in Sunday's 3-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. But he...
  • Belarus: police use tear gas to disperse protest 04-07-2011 09:19 AM

    Minsk: Police used tear gas to break up an anti-government protest in Belarus and forcefully detained dozens of demonstrators on Sunday in the capital. The authoritarian government had tried to thwart the protest by blocking access to Facebook, Twitter and a major Russian social networking site used by the organisers....