Xabi Alonso

  • Xabi Alonso always committed to staying at Real Madrid 10-01-2014 09:13 PM

    Barcelona: Xabi Alonso was never tempted to leave Real Madrid and his main consideration before signing a new contract was whether he could play at his best after an injury-plagued start to the season, he said on Friday. The former-Liverpool midfielder's previous deal was due to finish at the end...
  • Real Madrid's Alonso agrees contract extension: reports 09-01-2014 08:56 AM

    Madrid: Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has agreed a two-year contract extension with Real Madrid, local media reported on Wednesday, without identifying their sources. The 32-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season and the lack of an announcement of a new contract had prompted speculation Alonso might accept...
  • Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has burst eardrum 23-12-2013 04:42 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid say midfielder Xabi Alonso has a burst left eardrum and that his availability will depend on the speed of his recovery. The club says the injury is the result of a knock received during Sunday's 3-2 win at Valencia. The 32-year-old Alonso was sidelined several months from...
  • Ancelotti wants Alonso deal signed for Christmas gift 06-12-2013 02:46 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits there is one present he would like for Christmas and that is for veteran midfielder, Xabi Alonso to put pen to paper on a new contract. It is no coincidence that Real Madrid's excellent recent form coincided with Alonso's return to the side...
  • Spain heavyweights upbeat on FIFA World Cup defence 13-11-2013 07:39 PM

    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...
  • Xabi Alonso to play first game of season against Sevilla 29-10-2013 07:08 PM

    Madrid: Xabi Alonso is set to play his first game since last season when his Real Madrid host Sevilla on Wednesday in the Spanish league. The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasn't played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot...
  • Leave Bale alone and let him settle, Ronaldo urges 22-10-2013 06:44 PM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo knows a thing or two about high expectations and the Portuguese forward has urged people not to put excessive pressure on his new Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale and allow him time to settle in. Bale succeeded Ronaldo as the world's most expensive player when he joined...
  • Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso says return from injury in sight 15-10-2013 11:11 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso expects to return to the field soon as his recovery from foot surgery nears its end. The Spain international has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his right foot. Alonso says he's started to kick the ball...
  • Injury problems for Ancelotti as Real Madrid face Granada 25-08-2013 05:22 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has a selection headache as his side prepares for Monday night's game away to Granada. Real Madrid go to the game without midfield duo of Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira through injury. Alonso broke his little toe during the week and will be out...
  • Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso has surgery on broken foot 22-08-2013 10:59 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid say midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone surgery on a broken bone in his right foot. Madrid did not indicate how long the Spanish international is expected to be out. Alonso's backup, new signing Asier Illarramendi, is also injured. The 31-year-old Alonso underwent surgery in the offseason on...
  • Real's Xabi Alonso breaks bone in right foot 21-08-2013 06:42 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has broken the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during training, the nine-times European champions said on their official website (www.realmadrid.com) on Wednesday. Local media reported that the Spain international, who was close to a return to action after surgery on a nagging...
  • Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso out for up to three months 21-08-2013 06:14 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has broken the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during training, the nine-times European champions said on their official website (www.realmadrid.com) on Wednesday. Local media reported that the Spain international, who was close to a return to action after surgery on a nagging...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 01-07-2013 06:09 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Arsenal interested in signing Fernando Torres? After letting the likes of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie go, Arsene Wenger is hunting for a...
  • Amid Chelsea interest, Alonso's contract talks on hold at Real 19-06-2013 05:11 PM

    Spain international Xabi Alonso is yet to extend his contract at Real Madrid. Chelsea have reportedly shown their interest in Alonso, who will be out of contract at the Bernabeu at the end of next season. The reports in the Spanish media claim that Real management had a talk with...
  • Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has back surgery 07-06-2013 05:24 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid say midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone surgery after missing several games at the end of last season because of back pain. The 31-year-old Alonso was left out of Spain's squad for the Confederations Cup in June in Brazil because of the problem. Madrid say Alonso was operated...
  • Xabi Alonso dropped from Spain for Confed Cup 03-06-2013 09:53 AM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque dropped midfielders Xabi Alonso, Javi Garcia and Benat Etxebarria from his final squad on Sunday for the Confederations Cup in June in Brazil. Alonso missed several games at the end of the season for Real Madrid with back problems. Del Bosque released his final...
  • Injury to Khedira leaves Real in a spot of bother 25-10-2012 02:40 PM

    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...
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