Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas has identified Mario Balotelli as the main threat to Spain's quest for an unprecedented third major international title. World Cup winners two years ago and European Champions in 2008, La Roja are aiming to outdo the great West Germany side of the 1970s who fell short despite making three straight finals. But Fabregas…
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Italy and Spain do battle in the culmination of Euro 2012, with the final being played in Kiev on Sunday night. The holders are the favourites, whilst the Azzurri have steadily improved throughout the campaign to take their place in the decider. Spain and Italy ironically met in the first game of Group C, playing…
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Sunday's Euro 2012 final sees holders Spain take on dark horses Italy in Kiev, in what should be a cagey last game to the tournament. Although the world champions go into the game as overwhelming favourites, the manner of the Azzurri's win over Germany will be a cause for concern for Vicente del Bosque and…
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Spain and Italy play out the Euro 2012 championships final in Kiev on Sunday night, as a fantastic summer of international football comes to an end. Spain enter the game as red-hot favourites and are unbeaten in the tournament to date. La Roja have only conceded one goal so far, which was against Italy in…
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The first semi-final of Euro 2012 saw Spain sneak into their third successive major tournament final on penalties after the tightest of encounters against their Iberian rivals Portugal. Paulo Bento’s excellently-drilled side pushed the world champions all the way in a game as tightly-contested as Spain have been involved in for years. Cesc Fabregas, who…
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Republic of Ireland need to bounce back from opening day defeat, but have the toughest test possible awaiting them as they face Spain on Thursday. Spain entered the tournament in Ukraine and Poland as favourites, but were held 1-1 by a stubborn Italy side in their game. After falling behind Cesc Fabregas equalised, whilst La…
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Clinical Croatia sitting pretty as Italy hold Spain As Italy and Spain squared up in Gdansk it looked like we were all set to embark on a classic war of attrition but the game had plenty of surprises as the Azzurri claimed a precious point from their Group C opener against the holders.  A Cesc…
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So often the question is posed – What if Barcelona and Real Madrid were one? Who would get in the final 11? It would be easy to just select Barca players throughout, seeing as how they are the current Spanish and European champions, but here is my take. Goalkeeper – Iker Casillas: The undisputed Real…
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arsenal.comCurrent position: 5th Money: £30 million. One thing is for certain, there is money in the bank should Arsene Wenger wish to improve his squad in January. The likes of Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker have come in to the team and performed amicably, but there is still a gap in the side which was…
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Arsenal - arsenal.comEx-Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted he thinks Robin Van Persie should consider his options before committing his future to the club. Van Persie has just 18 months left on his current deal and has already stated he is in no hurry to begin talks over an extended stay. Fabregas meanwhile, is enjoying…
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uefa.comCesc Fabregas has criticised England’s defensive style of play after Spain were frustrated in the 1-0 Wembley defeat on Saturday evening. The Barcelona star said, ‘At the end of the day, you want teams to have a go at you and test you and see what happens. We knew, especially after we saw the first…
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fifa.comWayne Rooney is England’s sole representative on the shortlist for this year’s FIFA World Ballon d’Or award. The Manchester United striker is one of 23 players in contention and is joined by club team-mate Nani, Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero whilst Cesc Fabregas also makes the list. Fabregas is one of…