SERGIO RAMOS

  • Sergio Ramos pulls out of Spain squad October 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was forced to pull out of the Spain squad for the European Championship qualifiers away to Slovakia Oct 9 and Luxemburg Oct 12 because of a calf injury. Ramos was substituted during the first half of Sunday's 5-0 win against Athletic Club Bilbao as a...
  • Spain, England open with wins in Euro qualifiers September 9, 2014

    London: Spain looked back to their old self in opening their European Championship qualifying campaign by running over Macedonia, while England took control of their group by beating biggest rival Switzerland on the road. Here is a look at Monday's qualifying games around Europe: GROUP C: Spain overcame a few nervous moments to...
  • David Zurutuza nets double as Real Sociedad stun Real Madrid 42 September 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 42 at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with the European champions left rudderless without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, finished Barcelona's 10 win at Villarreal with a right leg injury after he set up...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain's Ramos asks fans for forgiveness June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain defender Sergio Ramos asked the Spanish fans for forgiveness following his side's elimination from the FIFA World Cup after the defending champions lost 02 to Chile in a Group B match at the Maracana Stadium here on Wednesday. "We apologise to all the Spaniards who in these...
  • World Cup 2014: Torres, Ramos confident of Spain bouncing back June 14, 2014

    Spanish striker Fernando Torres struggled to put up a brave front after a rude shock in their World Cup opening encounter against the Netherlands and hoped that the defending champions would bounce back strongly like they did four years ago in South Africa. Spain Friday suffered a shocking 15 thrashing against...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain defence implodes in heaviest loss since '50 June 14, 2014

    Salvador: Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain's usually rocksolid defense? A backline that helped Spain win its last three major tournaments was totally ripped to shreds in a 51 defeat...
  • World Cup: Spain looking for revenge against Brazil, says Sergio Ramos June 11, 2014

    Despite being the reigning champions, Spain have revenge on their mind, experienced defender Sergio Ramos said on Tuesday from Curitiba, where he was named as a UNICEF ambassador. Spain may have won the World Cup in South Africa four years ago but last year they were humbled 30 by hosts Brazil...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 41 May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 41 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in the...
  • Real Madrid destroy Bayern Munich 50 on aggregate to reach Champions League final April 30, 2014

    Munich: Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece as Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League final by stunning title holder Bayern Munich 40 on Tuesday. Real completed a 50 aggregate victory and will now play either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid in the May 24 final in Lisbon. Bayern's...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi hat-trick guides Barcelona to 4-3 win at Real Madrid March 24, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to give Barcelona a 4-3 win at 10-man Real Madrid in an electrifying and contentious "clasico" match that kept the three-way Spanish league title race wide open. The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second...
  • Real Madrid defence still a concern for coach Ancelotti November 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid may have strolled into the Champions League last 16 with a 41 win at home to Galatasaray on Wednesday but coach Carlo Ancelotti levelled some sharp criticism at centre backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe after the game. While the ninetimes European champions have had little trouble finding the...
  • 10man Real Madrid beat Galatasaray 41 in Champions League November 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid overcame Sergio Ramos' early sending off and Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to seal their spot in the Champions League last 16 with a 41 hammering of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Ramos had the hosts in trouble after seeing a red card just 26 minutes in when he sent Umut Bulut...
  • Spain heavyweights upbeat on FIFA World Cup defence November 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain have what it takes to defend their title at next year's World Cup in Brazil, four of the team's key players said on Wednesday. Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, centre back Sergio Ramos, midfielder Xabi Alonso and forward David Villa all sounded an upbeat note at the unveiling of...
  • Brazil beat Spain 30 to win Confederations Cup July 1, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and host Brazil defeated world champions Spain 30 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium. Brazil, a fivetime world champion, beat the reigning world and European champions and ended Spain's 29game,...
  • Italians will come after us, says Spain coach Del Bosque June 24, 2013

    Fortaleza, Brazil: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque knows what to expect in the Confederations Cup semifinal against Italy, a rematch of last year's European championship final in which Spain trounced Italy 40 to claim its second straight European title. "Well, this happened over a year ago," Del Bosque said. "They've...
  • Ramos handles media after Mourinho's absence May 17, 2013

    Madrid: Better known for his tough tackles, powerful heading ability and nerves of steel when taking penalties, Sergio Ramos appeared in the conference room to represent the club and deftly handled a string of awkward questions. "If I am here it is for a reason. I can also answer questions just...
  • Dortmund beat Real 43 on aggregate to reach Champions League final May 1, 2013

    Madrid: Borussia Dortmund survived a stirring Real Madrid fightback to book their place in the Champions League final on Tuesday when they conceded two late goals to lose 20 at the Bernabeu but went through 43 on aggregate. Real looked down and out before substitute Karim Benzema scored from close range...
  • Spain held to 11 draw by Finland in WC qualifier March 23, 2013

    Gijon: Spain conceded a late goal on Friday to draw 11 at home against Finland, conceding top spot to France in their World Cup qualifying group and jeopardizing their chance of automatically advancing to the 2014 tournament in Brazil. Sergio Ramos marked his 100th appearance for Spain by scoring from...
  • Ramos, Benzema shine in Real Madrid's 2-1 win against Barcelona March 2, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid inflicted a second painful defeat on stuttering Barcelona in five days when Sergio Ramos nodded a late winner in a 2-1 success for Jose Mourinho's side in La Liga on Saturday. Lionel Messi equalled Alfredo Di Stefano's scoring record for 'Clasico' matches of 18 goals with an...
  • Real Madrid beat Rayo 20 in Mourinho's 100th La Liga game February 18, 2013

    Barcelona: Real Madrid had little trouble hanging on to beat crosstown rival Rayo Vallecano 20 despite Sergio Ramos' early sending off, giving coach Jose Mourinho a victory in his 100th Spanish league game on Sunday. Young striker Alvaro Morata put Madrid ahead in just the third minute. Ramos doubled the advantage...
  • Ibrahimovic's oneman show sinks England November 15, 2012

    London: Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a lowkey night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his fourgoal display in Sweden's 42 win over England. Ibrahimovic's oneman show in Stockholm featuring what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest...
  • Real Madrid coach refuses to discuss Ramos September 23, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to leave central defender Sergio Ramos out of the side that defeated Manchester City and hinted he was prepared to do the same when his side play Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Ramos was left out on Tuesday and replaced by Rafael...
  • Real need to snap out of malaise quickly: Ramos September 16, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid's players need to take on board Jose Mourinho's criticisms and lift their game, Spain defender and a leading figure in the Bernabeu squad, Sergio Ramos, has said. The Spanish champions slumped to their second La Liga defeat of the campaign in a 10 reverse at Sevilla on Saturday,...
  • Boost for Real Madrid as Kaka, Ramos return September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Real Madrid midfielder Kaka is expected to train with his teammates on Wednesday, after the Brazilian Football Federation granted Los Blancos' request for the playmaker to return to the Spanish capital to allow him time to prepare for Saturday's Primera Liga game away to Espanyol. Kaka was due to...
  • Ramos on course to break Real Madrid disciplinary record April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The uncompromising defender is on his way to notoriety at the Santiago Bernabeu after picking up his 50th booking with Los Blancos. Sergio Ramos picked up a caution in the 37th minute of Real Madrids 10 win at Malaga on Saturday to reach another maximum cycle of yellow cards...
  • Ramos to replace Maldini at Milan: Reports November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: AC Milan are ready to make a move for Real Madrid stopper Sergio Ramos as a replacement for the legendary Paolo Maldini, according to Il Corriere Dello Sport. The Italian will finally be hanging up his boots at the end of the season and reinforcements are needed at San...