Spain defeats the Socceroos in end of World Cup campaign

Spain ended its World Cup campaign on a high note on Monday, cruising to a 3-0 defeat of Australia at the Arena da Baixada.

Karate teacher allegedly had child orgies

GRAN CANARIA, Spain, March 17 (UPI) -- Spanish prosecutors said a karate instructor sexually abused up to 50 children -- 29 of them continually -- over the course of years in the 1990s.
UEFA: Spain 4, Italy 0

UEFA: Spain 4, Italy 0

KIEV, Ukraine, July 1 (UPI) -- Spain became the first team to rack up three straight major championships Sunday, blasting Italy 4-0 in the final of the Euro 2012 tournament.

Spain tops Germany for Euro 2008 title

VIENNA, June 29 (UPI) -- Spain won its first European soccer championship in 44 years Sunday, defeating Germany 1-0 on a goal by Fernando Torres.

Klose leads in Golden Shoe race

BERLIN, June 28 (UPI) -- Germany's Miroslav Klose, who opened the 2006 World Cup with a two-goal game, owns a one-goal lead in the race for this year's Golden Shoe award.

WORLD CUP: Spain 3, Tunisia 1

STUTTGART, Germany, June 19 (UPI) -- Raul and Fernando Torres scored within five minutes of the second half Monday, delivering Spain a 3-1 World Cup victory over Tunisia.

WORLD CUP: Spain 4, Ukraine 0

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 14 (UPI) -- Xabi Alonso and David Villa scored goals four minutes apart and Villa added a second-half goal, lifting Spain to a 4-0 World Cup victory over Ukraine.

Spain seeks to change World Cup luck

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 13 (UPI) -- Spain, which meets Ukraine in its first game in the 2006 World Cup, is trying to shake the image of a team that never finishes its World Cup very well.

Group H shows World Cup balance

BERLIN, June 8 (UPI) -- Spain has the best ranking in the World Cup's Group H but any of the four teams are capable of advancing through group play.

Spain 1, Russia 0

FARO-LOULE, Portugal, June 12 (UPI) -- Spain survived a 1-0 victory over Russia Saturday in Euro 2004.

Washington Agenda-general

By United Press International
Fernando Torres
Spain's Fernando Torres (9) dominates the Tunisian players in World Cup soccer action in Stuttgart, Germany on June 19, 2006. Spain defeated Tunisia 3-1. (UPI Photo/Arthur Thill)

† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984), nicknamed El Niño (The Kid in Spanish), is a Spanish footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Spain national team as a striker.

Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system. He made his first team debut in 2001 and finished his career with the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals. He joined Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player, since Robbie Fowler in 1995–96, to score more than 20 league goals in a season. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals after scoring against Aston Villa in December 2009.

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