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  1. Optimism returns to Spanish camp

    Simon Baskett

    There was renewed optimism about Spain's chances of qualifying for Euro 2008 after their determined 1-0 win over Iceland at a rain-soaked Son Moix on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2007
  2. La Liga: Barca back to face bogey team Atletico

    Simon Baskett

    Still licking their wounds from their Club World Cup final defeat, Barcelona return to Spain to face their bogey team Atletico Madrid in their last league game of the year at the Nou Camp on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  3. Aragones determined to weather storm after new low

    Simon Baskett

    Spain coach Luis Aragones says he is determined to weather the storm of criticism following his side's 2-0 loss to Sweden, the team's second successive Euro 2008 qualifying defeat.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2006
  4. Spain are serious contenders, says Villa

    Simon Baskett

    Spain striker David Villa said the 4-0 demolition of Ukraine in their opening match has proved they are serious contenders to win the World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2006
  5. Pellegrini confident of overcoming Arsenal test

    Simon Baskett

    Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini believes that his team can turn the tables on Arsenal in their Champions League semi-final as long as they keep faith with their customary patient passing game.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2006
  6. Aragones confident that Spain will top group

    Simon Baskett

    Coach Luis Aragones believes Spain can still finish top of World Cup Group Seven despite being held to a 1-1 home draw by Serbia & Montenegro on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2005
  7. Draw poses questions for Aragones

    Simon Baskett

    Spain's last-gasp 1-1 draw against Bosnia on Wednesday raised new doubts about the team's lack of attacking firepower.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2005
  8. Spain upbeat after confident victory

    Simon Baskett

    A comfortable 3-0 victory over an enthusiastic but naive China boosted Spain's confidence ahead of their World Cup qualifier against in-form Serbia & Montenegro on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2005
  9. Spain: Torres double as Barcalona slip

    Simon Baskett

    Atletico Madrid threw the Spanish title race wide open on Sunday when a Fernando Torres double consigned Barcelona to a 2-0 defeat, their first home loss of the season.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2005
  10. Bernabeu not an isolated incident

    Simon Baskett

    The incidents at the Bernabeu on Wednesday were not an isolated incident. Racism in Spain has been simmering for many years, as Simon Baskett explains.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2004
  11. Spanish media turn on Aragones

    Simon Baskett

    Another insipid Spanish performance in the 0-0 draw against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier has prompted the country's media to turn on former favourite Luis Aragones.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2004
  12. Saez: New deal will boost the squad

    Simon Baskett

    Spain coach Inaki Saez says his decision to accept a two-year contract extension will give his squad a huge boost before Euro 2004.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2004
  13. Saez looks to youth

    Simon Baskett

    Simon Baskett on why few people tipped Inaki Saez as to become coach of the country's senior side.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2004
  14. Saez fails to find the answers

    Simon Baskett

    Spain coach Inaki Saez was roundly criticised by the Spanish press on Thursday for his tactics and selection policy following their flattering 2-0 victory over fellow Euro 2004 hopefuls Denmark.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2004
  15. Security to be tightened in Spain

    Simon Baskett

    The Spanish Football Federation are to tighten security measures at next week's King's Cup final between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza in the wake of the bomb attacks that killed close to 200 people in the Spanish capital.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2004
  16. Spain's top two meet in quarter-finals

    Simon Baskett

    A lot more than pride will be at stake when Valencia and Real Madrid meet in the first leg of their King's Cup quarter-final at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2004