Isco and Cazorla back with Spain; Luis Enrique still absent

Soccer 05/17/19, 06:16

Francisco "Isco" Alarcón and Santi Cazorla are back with Spain's national team for next month's European Championship qualifiers against the Faeroe Islands and Sweden.Isco had not been called up for the previous round of qualifiers because he hadn't been playing often with Real Madrid. Cazorla, a former Arsenal midfielder, hadn't ...

Isco gets 2nd chance at Madrid with Zidane back in charge

Soccer 03/18/19, 00:02

Among the 60,000-plus spectators packed into the Santiago Bernabeu for the return of Zinedine Zidane, nobody seemed happier than Francisco "Isco" Alarcon.Having his old coach back in charge has given Isco a second chance to salvage his career at Real Madrid— and his status as one of Spain's top talents.During ...

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 list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

Crucial for Spain, Isco unwanted at Solari’s Real Madrid

Soccer 11/29/18, 08:56

Unwanted at Real Madrid, Francisco "Isco" Alarcon's career appears to be coming to a crossroads.Isco's superb vision, dribbling, and passing skills have earned him a place as the natural successor to Andres Iniesta in the long line of brilliant midfielders for Spain.But Isco has fallen out of favor with new ...

Real Madrid midfielder Isco needs surgery for appendicitis

Soccer 09/25/18, 09:48

Real Madrid midfielder says Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been diagnosed with appendicitis.Madrid says tests on Tuesday showed Isco's condition requires emergency surgery.Spanish media say Isco is expected to be sidelined for about a month. He could be back just in time for the clasico against Barcelona on Oct. 28 at ...

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