| May 6, 2014
My guide, Roberto, met me at Madrid's airport, we rented a car and minutes later we were southbound on the freeway, immersed in the vastness of La Mancha. It's a tough terrain. A windmill -- weathered into a rough little useless nub -- still capped its...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Most of the focus in the World Cup rightfully goes to the players on the field. But what about the guys roaming the sidelines who put those players there? This World Cup will feature some of the top coaches in tournament history. Here's a list of the 10...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
TOLEDO, Spain — The Jews who flock to the two medieval synagogues in this walled city are tourists, not worshipers. No one of their faith has practiced it in the temples' exquisitely decorated precincts since 1492.
That was the year King Ferdinand...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Cientos de miles de personas han vivido con emoción en las calles de Madrid la proclamación del Rey Felipe VI, seguida en el resto de España a través de la televisión y de las informaciones de miles de periodistas acreditados para la cobertura de esta...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:15 PM
With a win in this summer's World Cup, Spain would cement its legacy as the best soccer team in a generation — if not one of the best ever.
Germany, on the other hand, goes to Brazil riding an 18-year title drought in major competitions, needing a...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Lionel Messi has won six Spanish league titles, three Champions League crowns and a record four world player-of-the-year awards. But he hasn't won a World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo won nine trophies with England's Manchester United, four more with Real...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
A year ago, when the Champions League final matched Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Germany appeared poised for soccer domination.
So what to make of this year's final, which includes no teams outside a five-mile area in the...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:57 PM
This time, Cinderella's slipper didn't fit.
Two minutes away from completing what would have been a historic double, Atletico Madrid stumbled at the finish Saturday, giving up a goal three minutes into stoppage time and then three more in overtime as...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Apparently it is possible to have too much success.
At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years.
The national team has won the last two European Championships...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
MADRID - Fulfilling its long-held dream to expand beyond its base in Paris, where it rates as the city's best-known arthouse circuit, , Paris-based exhibition-international sales group MK2 has acquired Cinesur, the biggest cinema theater loop in...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
LANDOVER — As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his...