Spain manager sacked just days before World Cup

Just days before playing their first match in Russia against fierce rivals Portugal, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sensationally sacked the national team manager. Real Madrid stirred up the water by announcing that Julen Lopetegui would be arriving at the Bernabeu to take over from Zinedine Zidane.   The 51-year-old former goalkeeper was unbeaten in his role of national …

Spain 3-0 Australia

Coach Vicente del Bosque made seven changes and his team emerged victorious against Australia to win their one and only match in the World Cup.

Spain out of the World Cup

All good things come to an end, as so it seems to be for Spanish domination in football as they exit the World Cup after two comprehensive defeats, 5-1 against Holland and 2-0 against Chile.

Holland 5-1 Spain

Spain were on the end of a hammering in their first match in the World Cup 2014, the reigning champions losing 5-1 to Holland.

Good performances by local walkers

Very good performances at the weekend from two junior walkers from the Nerja Athletics Club in the World Cup held in China.

Two seriously injured in stadium blast

Two workers at the Son Moix stadium in Palma de Mallorca were seriously injured on Thursday after a generator exploded in the ground’s parking lot. A third person suffered less serious injuries.

Finland 0-2 Spain

Jordi Alba and Negredo were on target as Spain overcame Finland 0-2 in the latest round of World Cup qualifying matches. Spain are three points clear of France at the top of Group I.

Georgia 0-1 Spain

A late goal four minutes from time was enough to see Spain off to a winning start against Georgia in the World Cup qualifiers, Soldado the scorer.

Over 4,000 viewed the World Cup

According to the Council, over 4,000 people took the opportunity to see or have their photograph taken with the World Cup on Tuesday. Quite a few of the visitors came from neighbouring areas, particularly Torrox.

The World Cup is in Nerja

A steady flow of people popping along to the Nerja Cultural Centre to see the World Cup, as one would expect, which means that waiting time is not too long. A great opportunity to pose in front of the statuette and get a picture for the family album.