Spanish football presidency favorite to be investigated in graft case

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MADRID: Pedro Rocha’s chances of succeeding the disgraced Luis Rubiales as Spanish football federation (RFEF) president have been placed in doubt after being placed under investigation in the alleged graft scandal which has rocked Spain’s football elite. Rocha, seen as favorite to fill the post, appeared in court on the outskirts of Madrid on Friday … Read more

Crown prince receives Spanish prime minister in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

Spanish court grants bail to soccer star Dani Alves while appealing rape conviction

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Lyon and Chelsea win first-leg matches in Women’s Champions League quarterfinals LONDON: Lyon and Chelsea underlined their status as two of the favorites for the Women’s Champions League title by earning first-leg wins on the road in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Lyon, the record eight-time champion, came from behind to beat Benfica 2-1, while Chelsea … Read more

Spanish aid vessel visible off Gaza coast

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Yemen’s Houthis reported to have a hypersonic missile, possibly raising stakes in Red Sea crisis DUBAI, UAE: Yemen’s Houthis claim to have a new, hypersonic missile in their arsenal, Russia’s state media reported Thursday, potentially raising the stakes in their attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and surrounding waterways against the backdrop of Israel’s … Read more

Real Madrid regain 7-point lead over Girona in Spanish league after routing Celta Vigo

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Klopp and Guardiola serve up another Premier League classic but Arsenal are the big winners LIVERPOOL, England: Liverpool and Manchester City showed the Premier League what it will be missing when Jurgen Klopp walks away at the end of the season. Anfield played host to a typically full-blooded, high octane clash of titans in the … Read more

Ancelotti denies wrongdoing after Spanish prosecutors accuse him of tax fraud and seek jail sentence

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PARIS: Liverpool and Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen are the standout contenders to go all the way in this season’s Europa League with both teams this week heading east for last-16 ties they will be expected to win comfortably. Jurgen Klopp’s side are one of four British teams still alive in the competition and hoping to … Read more

Luka Modric comes off the bench to give Spanish leader Real Madrid 1-0 win over Sevilla

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BARCELONA: Luka Modric leapt atop the advertising board, pumped his arms and joined the collective roar of the Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Real Madrid star, who has seen his minutes shrink this season, had just become the hero for the Spanish league leaders with a scorching winner after coming off the bench in a 1-0 … Read more

Saudi Arabia and Spain need to raise relations to a ‘strategic partnership,’ says Spanish FM Jose Manuel Albares

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DUBAI: Spain’s top diplomat has expressed his desire to grow the country’s already-strong ties with Saudi Arabia into a strategic partnership, eyeing developments in renewable energies. Jose Manuel Albares, minister of foreign affairs, European Union, and cooperation, said Spain’s collaborations with the Saudi government had already shown that the two work “very well” together. “(Now) we … Read more

Rakitic ends second stint with Spanish club Sevilla to join Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia

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DOHA: Saudi Arabia drew 0-0 with Thailand on Thursday to win Group F of the Asian Cup. It was a game that may have been low on goals but was high on quality, excitement and entertainment. Each team had two goals ruled out for offside while the Green Falcons also missed an early penalty.  In … Read more

20,000 march in Spanish capital against Gaza ‘genocide’

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MADRID: Around 20,000 people marched in Madrid Saturday in support of Palestinians, a day after the UN’s top court said Israel must prevent genocidal acts in its war with Hamas. Many of the marchers carried banners and placards denouncing the “genocide” in Gaza, which has been under relentless bombardment and siege since the October 7 … Read more