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  • World Cup 2014: Spain sign off in style with a 3-0 win over Australia June 24, 2014

    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 of...
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finalise divorce June 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's divorce has been finalized nearly three years after the singers separated. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Sandoz finalized the couple's breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their 6-year-old twin children, court records show. The pair agreed that Lopez will have...
  • World Cup 2014: Fernando Torres deems team unity as solution June 15, 2014

    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 to doubt...
  • 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 1-5 thrashing against...
  • Fernando Torres sees Spain as favourites for World Cup June 8, 2014

    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 he...
  • Spain warm up for WC with 2-0 win over Bolivia May 31, 2014

    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 May 31, 2014

    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 world...
  • Fatigue won't affect Spain players at football World Cup, says Torres May 27, 2014

    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 three...
  • Few surprises in Spain's preliminary 30-man World Cup squad May 20, 2014

    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...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 to reach Champions League final May 1, 2014

    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 April 22, 2014

    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 2-1...
  • Inter Milan confirm interest in Fernando Torres April 15, 2014

    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 is among...
  • My job is to force Mourinho to play me, says Torres April 5, 2014

    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 Stamford...
  • Fernando Torres has a Chelsea future says Mourinho April 4, 2014

    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 in...
  • Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres, Chelsea face exit April 3, 2014

    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 a...
  • I can still make Spain World Cup squad, says Torres May 20, 2014

    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 Negredo,...
  • Chelsea held by Galatasaray in Champions League February 27, 2014

    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 phase...
  • Venezuela protests rumble as demonstrators, troops face off February 21, 2014

    Caracas: Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities on Thursday as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. At least five people have died since the violence broke out last week, the most serious unrest since Maduro was narrowly elected...
  • Fernando Torres ready to return for Chelsea February 10, 2014

    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, however, after...
  • Fernando Torres faces spell out with knee injury January 20, 2014

    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 League...
  • Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres put Chelsea on top of Premier League January 11, 2014

    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 victory...
  • Chelsea cruise to 3-0 win at Southampton; West Brom beat Newcastle 1-0 January 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • Samuel Eto'o strikes as Chelsea down Liverpool 2-1 December 30, 2013

    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 in...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates December 24, 2013

    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, failed...
  • Chelsea lack killer instinct, says Mourinho December 18, 2013

    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 because...
  • Unconvincing Chelsea beat Palace 2-1 to go 2nd in Premier League December 14, 2013

    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. Six minutes...
  • Del Bosque to stay on as Spain coach until 2016 November 15, 2013

    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 conference...
  • Torres injured as Chelsea face Schalke in Champions League November 5, 2013

    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. With...
  • Injured Fernando Torres fails to recover for Schalke match November 5, 2013

    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 rivals...
  • Atletico Madrid thrash Betis to stay just behind Barcelona October 28, 2013

    Madrid: Promising teenager Oliver Torres scored 13 seconds into his first start for Atletico Madrid on Sunday before veteran David Villa added a brace in their 5-0 rout of Real Betis, keeping the team pegged one point behind Spanish leader Barcelona. Oliver connected with a squared ball from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion...