Fernando Torres

  • World Cup 2014: Spain sign off in style with a 3-0 win over Australia 23-06-2014 11:24 PM

    Curitiba: Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in their last match at the tournament. After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city...
  • World Cup 2014: Fernando Torres deems team unity as solution 15-06-2014 04:53 PM

    Salvador: Spain striker Fernando Torres played down his side's humiliating 1-5 loss to the Netherlands Friday, saying that the team's unity is the solution. Torres said that many will "leave the cart of success" but he and his teammates will "keep their heads high", reports EFE. "There is no reason...
  • World Cup 2014: Torres, Ramos confident of Spain bouncing back 14-06-2014 04:47 PM

    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 1-5 thrashing...
  • Fernando Torres sees Spain as favourites for World Cup 08-06-2014 02:59 PM

    Madrid: Spain striker Fernando Torres is confident that his country can continue their incredible winning run in major tournaments when the World Cup kicks off June 12. Torres scored the goal which set Spain on their way to a run of two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup, when...
  • Spain warm up for WC with 2-0 win over Bolivia 31-05-2014 04:21 PM

    Seville: Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta were on target as Spain dominated Bolivia for a 2-0 win on Friday in the first of two international friendlies ahead of their World Cup defense in Brazil. Torres calmly stroked a 51st-minute spot kick down the middle with goalkeeper Romel Quinonez diving right...
  • Del Bosque hints Torres will make Spain squad 31-05-2014 10:32 AM

    Seville: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that Fernando Torres may have done enough to make his final World Cup squad after the striker's fine performance in Friday's 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia. Torres blew hot and cold with his club Chelsea last season but looked lively for the...
  • Fatigue won't affect Spain players at football World Cup, says Torres 27-05-2014 09:17 AM

    Fernando Torres has dismissed concerns the Spain players may be over-tired after a gruelling season as the world and European champions' squad for Friday's World Cup warm-up game against Bolivia gathered on Monday. Most of the Spain team will be drawn from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and the...
  • Few surprises in Spain's preliminary 30-man World Cup squad 13-05-2014 05:10 PM

    Spain's preliminary 30-player squad for the World Cup featured few surprises, with Brazilian-born striker Diego Costa included in the team. The defending champions sent their preliminary list to FIFA on Tuesday, with coach Vicente del Bosque to announce the final 23-man squad on May 25. Costa leads the attack, with...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 to reach Champions League final 01-05-2014 02:30 AM

    London: Atletico Madrid overpowered Chelsea 3-1 on Wednesday to ensure their remarkable season will end with a Champions League final meeting against crosstown rival Real Madrid. Although former Atletico striker Fernando Torres put Chelsea in front at Stamford Bridge after a scoreless first leg, Adrian Lopez leveled before half-time to...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final 22-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho finds himself in the Champions League semifinals again, although Atletico Madrid hope to make sure he fails to progress from this stage for the fourth season in a row. Mourinho's Chelsea play at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday with their domestic title hopes floundering following a...
  • Inter Milan confirm interest in Fernando Torres 15-04-2014 02:47 PM

    Milan: Inter general director Marco Fassone admitted that they could bring in Spanish striker Fernando Torres in preparation for next season's Europa League campaign. The Spanish striker is reportedly on his way out of English club Chelsea, with the Nerazzurri reportedly one of his most likely destinations, reports Xinhua. "He...
  • My job is to force Mourinho to play me, says Torres 05-04-2014 02:46 PM

    Chelsea's 50 million pound misfit Fernando Torres accepts that it is his responsibility to force himself into a position where the Spaniard is manager Jose Mourinho's number one striker. Torres told an English newspaper on Saturday that he wanted to see out the remaining two years of his contract at...
  • Fernando Torres has a Chelsea future says Mourinho 04-04-2014 07:34 PM

    London: Fernando Torres, Chelsea's misfiring 50 million pound forward, has a future at the club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday - two days after suggesting his squad lacked "real strikers". On Wednesday Mourinho started the Champions League quarter-final away to Paris St Germain with the German midfielder Andre Schurrle...
  • Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres, Chelsea face exit 03-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Fernando Torres looks set for the Stamford Bridge exit door and Chelsea are in danger of Champions League elimination after a night in Paris when, for once, manager Jose Mourinho's tactics backfired spectacularly. Mourinho, clearly no longer trusting the 50.0 million pounds Spanish striker after his latest lame performance in...
  • I can still make Spain World Cup squad, says Torres 20-03-2014 02:48 PM

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has not given up on making Spain's World Cup squad and will work hard to convince coach Vicente del Bosque he deserves a place with the defending champions in Brazil. Torres, who turns 30 on Thursday, faces stiff competition from the likes of Diego Costa, Alvaro...
  • Chelsea held by Galatasaray in Champions League 27-02-2014 03:59 AM

    Istanbul: Fernando Torres scored a valuable away goal for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, giving the Premier League side the slight edge as they chase a spot in the quarter-finals. Torres scored the first goal by an English team in the knockout...
  • Fernando Torres ready to return for Chelsea 10-02-2014 09:16 PM

    London: Fernando Torres is ready to return for Chelsea's Premier League visit to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on the eve of the game. Spain striker Torres has been out for three weeks with a knee injury. Captain John Terry is again sidelined,...
  • Fernando Torres faces spell out with knee injury 20-01-2014 09:45 AM

    London: Fernando Torres faces a "few weeks" out of action after suffering a knee ligament injury in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. Torres came on as a late substitute for Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, whose three goals ensured Chelsea maintained their strong Premier...
  • Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres put Chelsea on top of Premier League 11-01-2014 08:48 PM

    England: Eden Hazard helped put Jose Mourinho's Chelsea provisionally on top of the Premier League by scoring in a 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday. Hazard underlined his increasing value to the Blues with a skilful 57th-minute effort that broke down Hull's otherwise impressive resistance before Fernando Torres made the...
  • Chelsea cruise to 3-0 win at Southampton; West Brom beat Newcastle 1-0 01-01-2014 10:50 PM

    Southampton: Fernando Torres helped Chelsea to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Wednesday as the Blues kept pace with their title rivals in the Premier League. The Spain striker broke the deadlock on the hour mark, heading home a deflected cross from close range. Chelsea's substitutes then combined to deliver...
  • Samuel Eto'o strikes as Chelsea down Liverpool 2-1 29-12-2013 11:33 PM

    London: Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o scored first-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over title rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates 24-12-2013 08:07 AM

    London: Arsene Wenger failed for the 10th time to get the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on Monday, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League. The London derby, played with rain swirling around the Emirates Stadium,...
  • Chelsea lack killer instinct, says Mourinho 18-12-2013 08:48 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was forced to recount a familiar tale as he bemoaned his team's latest failure to turn chances into goals after their 2-1 extra-time defeat by Sunderland in the League Cup on Tuesday. "The quality of football we produced is amazing. We never lost a match...
  • Unconvincing Chelsea beat Palace 2-1 to go 2nd in Premier League 14-12-2013 10:34 PM

    London: An unconvincing Chelsea beat relegation-threatened Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday to provisionally move second in the Premier League, only two points behind leader Arsenal. Fernando Torres scored in the 16th minute at Stamford Bridge before Joel Ward set up Marouane Chamakh to equalise for the visitors in the 29th....
  • Del Bosque to stay on as Spain coach until 2016 15-11-2013 07:26 PM

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has agreed a two-year contract extension with the world and European champions which ties him until the 2016 European championship in France, the 62-year-old said on Friday. "I can confirm that I have signed with the national team until 2016," Del Bosque told a news...
  • Torres injured as Chelsea face Schalke in Champions League 05-11-2013 10:50 PM

    London: However frustrating Jose Mourinho finds Chelsea's Premier League form, Schalke's Bundesliga start has been far worse. As they prepare to meet in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea are second domestically - five points behind Arsenal - and Schalke are already 12 points adrift in Germany in sixth place....
  • Injured Fernando Torres fails to recover for Schalke match 05-11-2013 07:41 PM

    London: Rejuvenated striker Fernando Torres will miss Chelsea's Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday after failing to recover from a thigh injury. The Spanish international has been in sparkling form recently, scoring twice in the 3-0 victory at Schalke two weeks ago and also the winner against Premier League...
  • Torres scores late to give Chelsea win over Manchester City 27-10-2013 11:47 PM

    London: Fernando Torres capped off an impressive attacking display for Chelsea by seizing on Manchester City's defensive blunder in the 90th minute to clinch a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Sunday. After Chelsea substitute Willian launched the ball forward, City goalkeeper Joe Hart found himself exposed on the...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke 23-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Fit-again Fernando Torres sparkled on his 100th start for Chelsea, scoring twice to help the 2012 winners outclass Schalke 3-0 to go top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Torres produced a flying header at the far post after Branislav Ivanovic had flicked on a Frank Lampard corner in...
  • Torres bemoans overreaction to Chelsea bad times 11-10-2013 10:15 AM

    London: Fernando Torres knows he needs to do more to justify his British record transfer fee although he feels there has been an exaggerated reaction to the bad moments he has endured since joining Chelsea in January 2011. The Spain striker has scored 37 goals in 139 appearances for the...