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Zinedine Zidane must refresh his squad and rest Cristiano Ronaldo to find success at Real Madrid

espnfc.com — Zinedine Zidane's first six months as Real Madrid's first-team coach did not go too badly, as he quickly resolved issues that brought down predecessor Rafa Benitez, almost caught Barcelona in the La Liga title race, and then finished the season by beating Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final.

Real Madrid's new transfer policy could allow James Rodriguez to shine

espnfc.com — With each passing day, the probability of Real Madrid not making any moves this summer grows stronger. Leaving aside Alvaro Morata's comeback, which in itself, is a more relevant signing than it looked at first, not much else should happen from now until the end of the summer.

Real Madrid's Marcelo hopes Cristiano Ronaldo returns for UEFA Super Cup

espnfc.com — Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is hoping Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the team for the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla. Ronaldo came off in the 25th minute of Portugal's Euro 2016 final victory over France due to a left knee injury suffered when French midfielder Dimitri Payet crashed into his side during a ninth-minute challenge.

Barcelona and Real Madrid cult of signing best players can be a problem

espnfc.com — What do you get the man who has everything? It often seems like teams have to sign in the summer, or feel like they have to. But sometimes there's really not much point. And although that doesn't always stop them, maybe this is one of those times.

Joaquin Caparros prepared for Spain job after immersive 35-year career

espnfc.com — The first person to call to offer Joaquin Caparros a "job" was a Mr. Miguel Malbo, who asked him if he wanted to be the goalkeeping coach for a team of 14- and 15-year-olds. The next person to call to offer him a job looks likely to be Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Five-star France hold their nerve - Euro 2016 Football Daily

Antoine Griezmann: from Spanish schooling to centre stage for France

theguardian.com — At the end of the match Antoine Griezmann was handed a folded-up piece of paper and instructed not to open it until he got home. He was 13 years old and although it felt like it was burning a hole in his hand, he did as he was told.

Gareth Bale urged to ‘unleash the dragon, let out the fire inside’ in tribute song

theguardian.com — Among the great sounds of Euro 2016 has been Wales fans belting out Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers). Now, as they prepare to face Belgium in Friday's quarter-final, they have a new song to sing. And this one is more pop than national anthem.

Spain acknowledge and accept the end of an era with defeat vs Italy at Euro 2016

espnfc.com — An hour and a half had passed by the time they left the Stade de France, champions once but no more, and headed south to La Rochelle where they boarded a plane home the following day. Early exit, again. Is this is them now? Spain were not Spain, it seemed, but what if they were?

Gerard Piqué admits that Spain’s golden era may have come to an end

theguardian.com — Spain were put out of the European Championship and put in their place, according to Gerard Piqué. In the wake of the 2-0 defeat by Italy that saw them eliminated in the last 16, the defender admitted that the team no longer have the level that made them the world and European champions and called for a "big reflection".
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