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  1. How Iniesta almost missed the World Cup

    Graham Hunter

    The following is an extract from Spain: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, available to buy on Friday, Nov. 15. As Captain Guillermo Gomez-Paratcha got Spain's Airbus 340/600 airborne, destination Johannesburg and the 2010 World Cup, Andr...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  2. Making cases for the 2012 Ballon d'Or

    John Carr & Paul Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

    The FIFA Ballon d'Or and FIFA Women's Player of the Year awards will be handed out in Zurich on Monday, as three men and three women vie for soccer's most prestigious individual prizes. Here is a statistical case for each of the six finalists ... ...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  3. Lionel Messi flirts with Ballon d'Or record for Jan. 7 selection

    Associated Press

    Lionel Messi can break another soccer record on Monday by being selected the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth time.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  4. Spain cruise to historic win

    Spain became the first European team to ever win three back-to-back international tournaments as they defended the European Championship with a comfortable 4-0 win over Italy thanks to goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Kiev. The game was effectively over at half-time after Spain cut through their opponents with two incisive passes. First it was Andres Iniesta who found Cesc Fabregas to cross for Silva to head home; then it was Xavi whose fine through-ball reached left-back Jordi Alba to calmly slot home. Things were made worse for Italy when third substitute Thiago Motta hobbled off with a hamstring strain in the second half and, unable to make any more changes, the ten-men of Cesare Prandelli stood no chance when Fernando Torres and Juan Mata netted simple efforts late on.

    Recap | July 01, 2012
  5. Graham Hunter -- Farewell, Pep Guardiola -- La Liga

    Graham Hunter

    Sure, Barca fans covet and treasure the trophies, but in stepping aside, Pep Guardiola has taken the correct decision, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  6. First XI: Greatest teams ever

    Robin Hackett

    After Barca took a record 52 points from the first half of the season, we select a First XI great teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011