Fabio Coentrao

  • Defender Fabio Coentrao wants to leave Real Madrid August 18, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid's new coach Carlo Ancelotti says defender Fabio Coentrao has asked for a transfer. Ancelotti says that he left Coentrao off his squad for Sunday's Spanish league opener against Real Betis because the Portugal international "has asked to leave." Madrid paid €30 million (then $43 million) in 2011 to acquire...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday July 29, 2013

    Real Madrid prepare 95m-pound package offer for Bale Real Madrid have prepared a package offer of £51 million plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao for Tottenham Hotspur to let go hot property Gareth Bale, according to to clubcall.com. Read more here David Moyes unsure over new Cesc Fabregas bid Manchester United manager...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 2-0. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 3-0 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Real Madrid held to a 2-2 draw at home by Espanyol December 17, 2012

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's woes in the Spanish league worsened on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 home draw by relegation-threatened Espanyol. Madrid appeared set to record their seventh straight home win in the league after Cristiano Ronaldo scored to cancel out Sergio Garcia's opener before setting up Fabio...
  • Injury to Khedira leaves Real in a spot of bother October 25, 2012

    Madrid: The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Khedira was forced off in the 20th minute of Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund when...
  • Defensive worries for Real, Barca as La Liga resumes October 19, 2012

    Madrid: Deportivo La Coruna and Celta Vigo will look to capitalize on Barcelona and Real Madrid's defensive frailties on Saturday when the Spanish league returns from the international break. Barcelona travels to face Deportivo with an eight-point advantage over Madrid. The Catalan team remains without defenders Gerard Pique and Carles...
  • Barcelona to appeal Vilanova dismissal again August 29, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona will file a second appeal against the dismissal of coach Tito Vilanova in Sunday's 2-1 win at Osasuna after the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) rejected an initial effort and suspended him for two games on Wednesday. "FC Barcelona's legal department will lodge an appeal in coming days against the...
  • Real-Barca rivalry re-ignited in Euro semis June 27, 2012

    It's all about sharing. Spain and Portugal share a border, two coastlines and an entire peninsula. They share a climate, a parallel political past and currently, a crisis. But right now, they also share a dream. The two neighbouring nations come face to face in the semi-finals of Euro 2012...