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  • Carlo Ancelotti unfazed after Real Madrid suffer second setback 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tried to put up a brave face after a 0-1 defeat to Italian side AS Roma that saw his side eliminated from the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US. A Francesco Totti goal gave Roma a narrow win against the Champions League winners Tuesday...
  • Seydou Keita refused to shake hand with Pepe before friendly 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    An old feud has sparked up after Roma's Seydou Keita refused to shake Pepe's hand before his side's friendly against Real Madrid in Dallas. Keita snubbed Pepe and then threw a water bottle at him, which appeared to hit the Portugal defender on the shoulder. The two have endured a troubled relationship...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo may feature in United friendly, says Ancelotti 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and may return to action in Saturday's friendly against his former club Manchester United in Michigan, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem...
  • Pitch invasion as Roma beats Real Madrid 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    Dallas: Roma beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Tuesday in a friendly match disrupted by a pitch invasion, with a Palestinian flag being waved among the intruders. Approximately 20 fans, mostly young men, appeared to overwhelm the security officials. Players and team officials waited as the intruders were rounded up and removed...
  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann 2 days ago

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com) on Monday. "The young French football player...
  • Real Madrid kick off pre-season with loss to Inter Milan 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid's pre-season got off on a losing note as they were worsted in a penalty shoot-out against Italian side Inter Milan in a friendly played in California. With key players for both sides still to return to action following World Cup duties this summer, both coaches on Saturday fielded...
  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training, says Carlo Ancelotti 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. "There is nothing new in the market," Ancelotti said when asked about reports Di Maria was set to join the...
  • Carlo Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate 4 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine goalkeepers in their squad: Spain international Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, reports Xinhua. Last season Ancelotti avoided the...
  • Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing 1 week ago

    Madrid: Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region...
  • James Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid July 22, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The club said that the 23-year-old Colombia forward will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. He scored a tournament-leading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil. Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at...
  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid July 22, 2014

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • Forward James Rodriguez likely headed for Real Madrid July 22, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round. Spanish sports newspaper As said on Monday that Monaco...
  • Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid July 19, 2014

    Turin: Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has completed a €20 million ($27 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Juventus announced details of the deal on Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to €30...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis July 19, 2014

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid July 17, 2014

    Munich: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract. The Bundesliga champion did not disclose the transfer fee for the 24-year-old Kroos, a key member of Germany's World Cup-winning team. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked Kroos on Thursday for his time in Munich and wished...
  • Real Madrid still world's most valuable team: Forbes July 17, 2014

    Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained their title as the world's most valuable sports franchise, according to a poll released by Forbes on Wednesday that was again dominated by National Football League teams. Soccer clubs held the top three positions with the European champions valued at $3.44 billion, topping the list...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Oblak from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid has bought Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica with Thibaut Courtois' future likely at Chelsea. Atletico announced the transfer, depending on the standard medical, on Wednesday with the 21-year-old Oblak agreeing to a six-year deal. The 1.86-meter (6-foot-1) Oblak has similar features to Courtois, who helped Atletico...
  • Chelsea sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid July 16, 2014

    London: Chelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis. The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms. The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his...
  • Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: After winning the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday, Germany's Toni Kroos announced that he will move to Spanish club Real Madrid. Currently with Bayern Munich, the midfielder confirmed his move to 'Los Blancos' after the final where Germany defeated Argentina 1-0, reports Efe. "The World Cup...
  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid July 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three times....
  • Mario Mandzukic signed by Atletico Madrid July 9, 2014

    Current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have secured Bayern Munich's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. German newspaper Bild reported that the Madrid-based club paid 22 million euros for the 28-year-old, who signed a contract till 2019, reports EFE. Spanish AS newspaper reported that Mandzukic's agent was the link between Los Rojiblancos and the...
  • Real Madrid says goodbye to Alfredo Di Stefano July 9, 2014

    Madrid: Fans, sportsmen and several politicians said goodbye to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday at his funeral chapel at the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium of Real Madrid. Dozens of fans waited at the gates of the stadium to say goodbye to the honorary president of Real Madrid, who...
  • Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies, aged 88 July 7, 2014

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, has died in a Madrid hospital two days after suffering a heart attack, the club said on Monday. Argentina-born Di Stefano, who helped turn Real into one of the world's leading teams in the 1950s and is considered one of the finest...
  • Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano in coma after heart attack July 6, 2014

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano is in an induced coma in a Madrid hospital after suffering a heart attack on Saturday afternoon. The 88-year-old, who celebrated his birthday Friday, was taken to the Gregorio Maranon hospital in the capital after suffering a heart attack when leaving a restaurant,...
  • Chelsea sign Costa from Atletico Madrid July 1, 2014

    Chelsea have signed Spain World Cup striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Stamford Bridge club said in a statement on Tuesday. The transfer fee was not disclosed but Costa's buyout clause at Atletico was about 40 million euros ($54.56 million). Costa featured in Spain's failed campaign at the World Cup and...
  • Zinedine Zidane to coach Real Madrid B team June 25, 2014

    Real Madrid say Zinedine Zidane will coach their B team next season after the French great spent the last campaign as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant with the first squad. Zidane, 42, will coach a team that was relegated to Spain's third division last season. Zidane played for Madrid from 2001 until retiring in...
  • Real Madrid could sign Suarez after World Cup: Ancelotti June 22, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti says the signing of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and two other players will be discussed after the 2014 World Cup. "There will be no signings until after the World Cup. We are in no rush and we do not need to do a lot...
  • Spain's Diego Costa sees his future at Chelsea June 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champions Spain's early exit from the World Cup has left striker Diego Costa pondering a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. The Brazilian-born Costa said that his future is at Chelsea, reports EFE. Costa's remarks came after the defending champions' 0-2 defeat by Chile in the World...
  • Former Real Madrid striker Joselu joins Hannover June 9, 2014

    Germany: Hannover have signed former Real Madrid striker Joselu from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim. Hannover say in a statement that the 24-year-old Joselu, who spent the past season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, signed a deal through June 2018. Joselu scored 14 goals in 33 games in all competitions for Frankfurt. He scored...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Miguel Moya from Getafe June 4, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid says goalkeeper Miguel Moya has agreed to a transfer from crosstown club Getafe. Moya's arrival could pave the way for the exit of Belgium goalie Thibaut Courtois, who has played at Atletico for the past three seasons on loan from Chelsea. Atletico say Moya has agreed to...