Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his ...

Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:30

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.Costa was shown a red card in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 loss to ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's ...

Morata finally scores, Atletico keeps pace with Barcelona

Soccer 02/24/19, 12:33

Alvaro Morata's celebration finally counted this time.After twice having goals disallowed by video review in previous games, the newly signed striker got his first goal with Atletico Madrid in the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.Morata ...

Soccer academies offer hope of stardom, demand sacrifice

Sports 02/09/19, 03:17

A promising goalkeeper who was being monitored by European clubs. A defender who hoped to become a professional player like his cousin. A forward who wanted to follow in the footsteps of international striker Diego Costa.Each carried similar goals and ...

Atletico Madrid’s Costa to undergo left foot surgery

Soccer 12/03/18, 15:28

Striker Diego Costa will undergo foot surgery and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.Atletico Madrid says Costa will be operated on his left foot this week in Brazil with the supervision of Atletico doctors.The Brazil-born player had been ...

Barcelona scores late, frustrates Atletico Madrid again

Soccer 11/24/18, 18:34

Another late goal for Barcelona, another disappointing draw for Atletico Madrid.For the second consecutive year, Atletico wasn't able to hold on to its lead against Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, missing another chance to end its winless streak against the ...

Spain depleted for Nations League game against England

Soccer 10/04/18, 06:49

Spain will be without some key players when it hosts England in the UEFA Nations League this month, including Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Dani Carvajal, and Diego Costa.Luis Enrique could not include the players in the list he announced on Thursday ...

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