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Ellis downplays USWNT's short rest ahead of Spain

Two-time World Cup winner Julie Foudy breaks down the USWNT's next opponent, Spain, and the lineup decisions facing U.S. coach Jill Ellis.

REIMS, France -- The United States will need to overcome both Spain and scheduling disadvantages when it plays its first knockout-round game Monday in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The U.S. was the tournament's most dominant team in winning all three of its games in the group stage. The Americans set a World Cup group-stage record by scoring 18 goals while not allowing any in wins against Thailand, Chile and Sweden. But in addition to being one of only two group winners that plays a second-place finisher...

Fernando Torres announces retirement

Spain's World Cup winning striker Fernando Torres announced his retirement from football on Friday, bringing an end to a glittering 18-year career.

Torres, who scored more than 100 goals across two spells at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, also played for Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea and Italy's AC Milan.

He left Atletico to join Japan's Sagan Tosu in July last year but has struggled to hit the heights of his best days at Atletico and Liverpool at the J-League side.

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Luis Enrique quits Spain for personal reasons

Luis Enrique says his team prepared to play against Gareth Bale.
Luis Enrique took over as manager of Spain after the 2018 World Cup.

Spain announced on Wednesday afternoon that Luis Enrique has stepped down as coach of the national team because of personal reasons.

Enrique, 49, has been on a leave of absence since March 26, with his assistant Robert Moreno having guided La Roja in their past three Euro 2020 qualifiers. Moreno will replace Luis Enrique as head coach, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales announced.

"Luis Enrique has announced he will not continue as coach," Rubiales said in a news conference...

Toe Poke Daily: David Beckham among star guests at Sergio Ramos wedding -- but where was Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sergio Ramos and Piular Rubio tied the knot in front of a star-studded congregation in Seville.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos's wedding to long-time partner Pilar Rubio on Saturday had a guest list that was a veritable Who's Who of Spanish football.

Guests at the Cathedral of Seville included Ballon d'Or holder...

Spain beat Sweden, take charge in qualifying quest

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Sergio Ramos scored his 20th international goal and Mikel Oyazrzabal got his first as Spain take down Sweden in EURO qualifying.

Spain made it four wins out of four and took control of their Euro 2020 qualifying group by beating closest rivals Sweden 3-0 on Monday after overpowering the visitors in the second half with two penalties and a late strike from Mikel Oyarzabal.

Captain Sergio Ramos scored for the seventh time in eight internationals to give his side the lead with a penalty in the 64th minute and Alvaro Morata also converted from the spot to double the home side's advantage in the 85th.

Substitute Oyarzabal...