Amid Israel’s onslaught of Gaza, Spain’s leader shows empathy for Palestine | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Madrid, Spain – On Friday, a survivor of the 1937 Guernica massacre and a Palestinian protester will sound an alarm in the Spanish marketplace bombed by a Nazi legion, to pay tribute to the victims of Israel’s bloody campaign in Gaza. Hundreds of people in the Spanish town, which became an international symbol of the horrors … Read more

Barcelona midfielder Gavi to undergo surgery for knee injury sustained with Spain’s national team

Barcelona midfielder Gavi will undergo surgery to repair a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the club said Monday. Gavi was injured in the first half of Spain’s 3-1 win at Georgia on Sunday in qualifying for the 2024 European Championship. Barcelona said medical exams on Monday also revealed an … Read more

Serbia snaps drought, Spain’s Gavi suffers knee injury

Doug McIntyre Soccer Journalist With the conclusion of Sunday’s games, 17 nations have now booked a spot at the 24-team 2024 UEFA European Championship in Germany. Four more countries will join them Monday in the final set of group matches before the final three qualifiers are determined via the playoff next year. Here are the … Read more

Spain’s election drama: Sanchez likely to be PM again, after Catalan deal | Politics News

EXPLAINER The socialist Spanish politician is expected to be PM by the end of Thursday, after striking a controversial agreement with Catalan separatists. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will seek a new term in office in a vote in parliament on Thursday after striking a controversial deal with Catalan separatists. In exchange for supporting Sanchez’s … Read more

Spain’s Sanchez set to stay PM after amnesty deal with Catalan separatists | Politics News

Agreement has triggered protests and main opposition party condemns it as ‘shameful and humiliating’. Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is on the brink of securing another term in office after reaching a controversial agreement with the Catalan separatist Junts party by offering amnesty to those who participated in a failed bid for regional independence … Read more

Spain’s Socialists reach gov’t coalition deal with hard-left Sumar party | Politics News

Spain has been stuck in political limbo since July’s general election. Spain’s Socialist Party and the hard-left Sumar party have agreed to form a coalition government, a key step in reinstating Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez for another term. The agreement announced on Tuesday came a day after Sanchez met Sumar leader and acting Labour Minister … Read more

Most of Spain’s women’s players end national team boycott after government intervenes

Most of Spain’s World Cup-winning players ended their boycott of the women’s national team early Wednesday after the government intervened to help shape an agreement that was expected to lead to immediate structural changes at the country’s soccer federation. Only two players, Barcelona teammates Patri Guijarro and Mapi León, opted to leave the training camp … Read more

Spain’s former football boss Rubiales in court over World Cup kiss scandal | Football News

Luis Rubiales appears before a judge probing a complaint of sexual assault over forcibly kissing player Jenni Hermoso. Spain’s former football chief, Luis Rubiales, has appeared before a judge investigating a complaint of sexual assault over forcibly kissing Women’s World Cup player Jenni Hermoso. His hearing came on Friday as the World Cup-winning footballers said … Read more

Spain’s Franco-era torture victim to testify in court for first time | News

A hearing opens in Madrid that will see Julio Pacheco Yepes recount his torture in 1975 for opposing the dictatorship. For the first time since Francisco Franco’s death in 1975, a victim who says he was tortured by the dictator’s regime will testify before a Spanish court in a hearing that opens on Friday. Julio … Read more

Spain’s football chief Luis Rubiales to resign after World Cup kiss scandal | Women’s World Cup News

Spanish football federation president quits after kiss scandal which tarnished Spain’s victory at the Women’s World Cup. Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales, engulfed in a scandal over allegations he gave an unsolicited kiss to a player on the women’s World Cup team last month, says he will resign from his position as president. Rubiales … Read more