Netherlands defend 2010 final, destroying Spain

Netherlands defend 2010 final, destroying Spain

The Netherlands avenged its loss to Spain in the 2010 World Cup final in grand fashion, laying a 5-1 thumping on the reigning champions at the Arena Fonte Nova on Friday to open up Group B play with maximum points.

UEFA: Spain 0, Portugal 0 (4-2 PK)

DONETSK, Ukraine, June 27 (UPI) -- Cesc Fabregas bounced the clinching penalty kick off the left post Wednesday, giving Spain a semifinal victory over Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.
Reports: Real Madrid coach to quit in June

Reports: Real Madrid coach to quit in June

MADRID, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Jose Mourinho, coach of the Real Madrid soccer team, is expected to resign in June, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Monday, quoting Spanish news outlets.

Spain ousts Italy in Euro 2008 soccer

VIENNA, June 22 (UPI) -- Spain made four of five penalty kicks and advanced to the Euro 2008 soccer semifinals Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Italy in Vienna.

WORLD CUP: France 3, Spain 1

HANOVER, Germany, June 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane each scored a goal and set up another Tuesday, lifting France to a 3-1 World Cup elimination victory over Spain.

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.

Juande Ramos to lead Sevilla

MADRID, June 13 (UPI) -- Spanish soccer club Sevilla appointed Juande Ramos as the team's head coach Monday, replacing the recently departed Joaquin Caparros.

Spain 1, Russia 0

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

South Korea advances on penalties, 5-3

GWANGJU, South Korea, June 22 (UPI) -- Captain Hong Myung Bo converted the clinching penalty kick Saturday to put amazing South Korea into the semifinals of the World Cup with a a 5-3 shootout victor

Spain 1, Ireland 1 (Spain win on PKs, 3-2)

SUWON, South Korea, June 16 (UPI) -- Gaizka Mendieta converted the final spot kick as Spain advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals Sunday by edging Ireland, 3-2 on penalties in the first shootout

Senegal wins in OT, Spain in shootout

On its way to what it hopes will be a World Cup first, Senegal managed a pair of World Cup seconds Sunday.
By United Press International

Spain 3, South Africa 2

DAEJEON, South Korea, June 12 (UPI) -- Spain completed a sweep through Group B Wednesday and in so doing pushed South Africa out of the World Cup.

Spain 3, Paraguay 1

JEONJU, South Korea, June 7 (UPI) -- Fernando Morientes came off the bench and scored twice Friday as Spain became the first country to advance to the second round of the World Cup with a 3-1 victo
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Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas of Spain reacts following his side's winning goal during the FIFA World Cup Semi Final match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa on July 7, 2010. UPI/Chris Brunskill

† Appearances (Goals).

Iker Casillas Fernández Spanish pronunciation: ; (born 20 May 1981 in Móstoles, Madrid) is a Spanish football goalkeeper who plays for the Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and serves as captain for the Spanish national team. He is currently first-choice goalkeeper for both club and country and serves as a vice captain for his club. As captain of the national side, he led a young Spanish team to their first European Championship in 44 years, his first senior international honour.

Since bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Casillas has been recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, illustrated by the many awards he has received. He was ranked 4th in the 2008 European Footballer of the Year voting, and also the highest ranked goalkeeper in 2009. At the end of 2009 he was voted into the UEFA Team of the Year for the third consecutive time.

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