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WATCH: Spain Dazzles Too Late At World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

Spain saved its best for last at the 2014 World Cup. Unfortunately, it was too late to make a difference. The defending World Cup champions defeat...

Spanish Reign Ends, Tiki-Taka Fails

David Shams | Posted 06.19.2014 | Sports
David Shams

The writing was on the wall a little over five years ago, when La Roja were upset by the U.S. in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. At the time, few chose to recognize exactly what the U.S. had done.

Defending World Cup Champs Eliminated

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Sports

Adios, Spain. Defending World Cup champion Spain crashed out of contention at the 2014 World Cup in stunning fashion with losses in its first two ...

Ex-Spain Coach Criticizes Team After Stunning Loss

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa — A popular pick to make the World Cup finals, Spain is now feeling the heat as it looks to survive the group stage of the ...

Germany Rejects Spanish Bid To Buy Paul The Octopus

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany on Friday gave a resound...

World Cup Final: Finally, the Good Guys Win

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Carla Seaquist

But when the Dutch turned thuggish and began fouling, and fouling spectacularly, they turned themselves into the villains of the piece and, by default, they cast Spain as the good guys.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Bob Sheppard passed away yesterday just three months shy of 100. In his first day as Yankees announcer in 1951, he called out the names Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.

PHOTOS: Spanish Hero Dedicates Game-Winning Goal To Fallen Teammate

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Andres Iniesta will always be remembered for the goal that gave Spain its first World Cup title. And when he scored, Iniesta reme...

WATCH: Spain Wins World Cup With Dramatic Goal In Extra Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SCROLL DOWN FOR SPAIN-NETHERLANDS HIGHLIGHTS, VIDEO, PHOTOS & MORE. PLUS: Paul the Octopus finishes World Cup with two more perfect picks! (AP) JOH...

Who to Root for in the World Cup Final

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Both Spain and the Netherlands offer compelling reasons for fans to cheer them on, and what follows is a brief case why you, the average American soccer fan, should root for the La Furia Roja (Spain) or the Oranje (the Netherlands).

Spain Beats Germany, Advances To World Cup Final

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) DURBAN, South Africa -- Spain outplayed Germany yet again. And now the Spanish have the biggest prize of all within their sights. Spain will pl...

WATCH: Spain Takes World Cup Semifinals Lead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Carles Puyol broke a scoreless tie with Germany to give Spain a 1-0 lead in the World Cup semifinals. Scroll down to see his beautiful goal in the 72n...

Whose World Cup Is It?

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The commentators, analysts and politicians all had it wrong. In the beginning, they all decried that the World Cup belonged to Africa. So how did everyone get it so wrong?

SHOCK: Psychic Octopus Stuns Home Country With Latest World Cup Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul, a brilliant German octopus, has impressed fans worldwide with his uncanny ability to correctly predict the outcome of Germany's World Cup games ...

Spain Knocks Out Paraguay At World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- David Villa has millions of friends in Spain these days and two pretty good ones in South Africa – the goalposts at Ellis Park. V...

Spain Beats Portugal To Reach World Cup Quarterfinals

AP/Huffington Post | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Spain spent most of the night trying to break through Portugal's defense. David Villa finally did it. Villa scored of...

Spain, Chile Advance At World Cup

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa — Spain learned the lesson of Italy and France. But Chile's still alive, and South America keeps on rolling. With Spain ...

WATCH: Elite Spanish Striker HITS Opponent During Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Spanish striker David Villa, one of the most talented at his position in the world and a favorite to win the World Cup's Golden Boot award, put togeth...

Spanish Powerhouse Defeats Honduras At World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — David Villa scored two goals as Spain got its World Cup pursuit back on track with a 2-0 victory over Honduras on Monday. Villa ...

WATCH: Spain Finally Scores At World Cup With Beautiful Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Spain, one of two big favorites to win the 2010 World Cup, was stunned in its first match last week. Going into its second game today, the Spaniards n...

Switzerland STUNS Heavily Favored Spain In Huge Upset

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa — The World Cup needed a jolt. Switzerland provided it. Gelson Fernandes scored on a rare Swiss attack, giving his team a ...

WATCH: Switzerland SHOCKS Spain With Surprise Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Spain is the No. 2-ranked soccer team in the world and -- along with Brazil -- one of two big favorites to win the World Cup. The Spaniards are runnin...