Latest Madrid News

Juventus vs. Atlético Madrid canceled amid unrest in Israel

Aug. 06, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — A friendly between Juventus and Atlético Madrid scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv has been canceled after an outbreak of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinians, the two clubs said Saturday. The game was due to be held at the Bloomfield Stadium on Sunday...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Luis Suárez looks to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay

Jul. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez says he wants to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay. The 35-year-old striker announced Tuesday that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005. In a video posted on...

Spanish worker's death shows need to adapt to climate change

Jul. 21, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — When José Antonio González started his afternoon shift sweeping the streets of Madrid, the temperature was 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) amid a heat wave gripping Spain. After a long time without a job, González couldn’t afford to pass up a...

Spain and Portugal reject EU plan to limit natural gas use

Jul. 21, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union’s plan to reduce the bloc’s natural gas use by 15% to prepare for a potential cutoff by Russia this winter received sharp skepticism Thursday from the governments of Spain and Portugal, which are usually big supporters of the bloc. The...

Lewandowski says he's ready to make history with Barcelona

Jul. 20, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Robert Lewandowski was officially introduced by Barcelona on Wednesday, saying he is ready to make history with the Spanish club. Barcelona last weekend reached a deal to sign the Poland striker from Bayern Munich in a transfer worth nearly 50 million euros ($50.8...

Fires scorch Spain and France, where flames reach the beach

Jul. 17, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters battled wildfires raging out of control in Spain and France, including one whose flames reached two popular Atlantic beaches on Sunday, as Europe wilted under an unusually extreme heat wave. So far, there have been no fire-related deaths in France or...

Camp Nou, both Madrid stadiums want to be in 2030 World Cup

Jul. 14, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The stadiums of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are among venues seeking to host matches if the 2030 World Cup takes place in Spain and Portugal, the Spanish soccer federation said on Thursday. A total of 15 stadiums have offered to be among the 11 Spanish...

Real Madrid switches from Audi to BMW

Jul. 13, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid ended a partnership of nearly two decades with Audi and is switching to BMW as one of its main sponsors, the Spanish club announced Wednesday. The new deal means all Madrid soccer and basketball players will get BMW cars beginning this season. ...

Angolans mourn ex-leader; family seeks to keep body in Spain

Jul. 12, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

LUANDA, Angola (AP) — Relatively low-key commemorations are taking place in Angola to mark the death of former longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who died last week in Spain where his family is taking steps to prevent his body from being returned to the southern African country. ...