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  • La Liga return: State of play in Spain ahead of June 11 restart

    Pro Soccer Talk "La Liga will return on June 11 and El Clasico’s heated rivals will restart a battle for the top of Spain’s top flight. Catalan clubs face drama at both ends of the table with Barcelona in first and Espanyol in 20th. Between there is mayhem. Barca..." May 30

  • Spanish prime minister clears La Liga return for June 8

    Pro Soccer Talk "La Liga is returning in June, as Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez has given the green light for sport in Spain beginning June 8. The Spanish top flight had previously hoped to get going on June 12, and it’s unclear whether that date will change. The matches will..." May 23

  • Aduriz announces retirement and needs hip replacement surgery

    Sporting News "Athletic Club striker Aritz Aduriz has announced his retirement from football. The 39-year-old revealed in a social media post that he has made the decision after doctors advised him to have hip replacement surgery. "The time has come," Aduriz's message began...." May 20

  • Clausura 2020 fate to be decided Wednesday

    FMF State Of Mind "The Owners’ Assembly corresponding to the month of May is set to take place this coming Wednesday, where important topics are usually discussed and, in some cases, surprising and unexplainable decisions are made as well. Last month was no exception. In April’s assembly, the..." May 18

  • La Liga will return with matches every day, league president Javier Tebas reveals

    The Independent "La Liga will return with matches every day, league president Javier Tebas has revealed. Spain’s top division has been shut down since March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As lockdown restrictions are lifted players and teams have now begun to return to..." May 11

  • La Liga ready to begin testing players ahead of training

    USA Today " Professional soccer players in Spain will be tested this week so they can start training again for the first time in nearly two months. Basic training has been allowed to resume in Spain on Monday after the government eased some of the lockdown measures that had been in place..." May 04

  • Athletic Club and Real Sociedad demand Copa del Rey final be played in front of their fans

    Evening Standard "Copa del Rey finalists Athletic Club and Real Sociedad have released a joint statement calling for the showpiece game to be played in front of fans. The two Basque rivals were due to meet in the Copa final on April 18 in Seville, only to see the fixture..." May 04

  • Chelsea find no takers for Kepa, so he gets another chance to save his job

    We Ain't Got No History "Despite Kepa’s mixed performances since his arrival from Athletic Bilbao two years, it doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that offloading him in order to make space for a new goalkeeper would be enormously difficult due to his world-record €80m fee and £150k..." April 25

  • Soccer reacts to Kobe Bryant, daughter deaths

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia, Bryant was a five-time..." January 27