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Jokull Andresson earns opposing manager’s praise as Exeter hold Morecambe

Posted Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by PA28 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams was full of praise for Exeter goalkeeper Jokull Andresson following his side’s entertaining 2-2 Sky Bet League Two draw at the Mazuma Stadium.The on-loan Brentford stopper produced a string of fine first-half saves to keep the Grecians in the game and keep Morecambe out.Adams said: “We were outstanding in the first half and should have been three or four go...Full Story »

Jokull Andresson to keep place in Exeter goal against Carlisle

Posted Friday, October 30, 2020 by PA25 hits

Emergency loan signing Jokull Andresson will continue to deputise in goal for Exeter as they host fellow Sky Bet League Two high-flyers Carlisle on Saturday.The Iceland youth international joined on a week-long temporary switch from Reading on Tuesday and made his debut in the 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient that evening.Lewis Ward (ankle) and Jonny Maxted (knee) remain sidelined, with manager Matt Ta...Full Story »

Vissel Kobe achieve record revenue thanks to Andres Iniesta

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Marca.com76 hits

Andres Iniesta's presence in Japan has allowed his club Vissel Kobe to break their own revenue records. The club recorded an operating profit of 11.44 billion yen - around 96 million euros - in the 2019 fiscal year, which ended on March 31. It marks the first time that any Japanese team has exceeded 10 billion yen, according to a report released by the J-League on Wednesday. The club's prev...Full Story »

Man Utd fans baffled as Jesse Lingard likened to Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta

Posted Saturday, February 08, 2020 by hits

Former Manchester United coach Renee Meulensteen has compared Jesse Lingard's attributes to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta. And Red Devils fans can't believe the ex-Fulham manager's comments. Meulensteen coached Lingard during his younger years at United, as he attempted to make the breakthrough to the first-team. And he thinks the attacker has similar qualities to Barca icon Iniesta, desp...Full Story »

Iniesta's emotional letter to Torres: You still haven't left and I miss you already

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2019 by Marca.com138 hits

Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres in Japan. On Friday, Fernando Torres will play in his final game as a professional footballer, featuring for Sagan Tosu against a Vissel Kobe team which has his friends Andres Iniesta and David Villa in their ranks. Ahead of the occasion, Iniesta has written an emotional letter to his former team-mate in the Spanish national team. "Football brought us toget...Full Story »

Iniesta's emotional encounter with former Barcelona teammates

Posted Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Marca.com206 hits

The current Barcelona players received a warm welcome from their former teammates David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Sergi Samper in Kobe. In an emotional moment, Iniesta greeted his Blaugrana friends including members of the coaching staff, such as the goalkeeping coach Jose Ramon de la Fuente. The three Vissel Kobe Spaniards will face Barcelona on Saturday in the Catalan side's second frien...Full Story »

Iniesta: I didn't understand Hierro's reasons for benching me at the World Cup

Posted Saturday, November 24, 2018 by Marca.com113 hits

Fernando Hierro and Andres Iniesta The curtain came down on Andres Iniesta's Spain career in disappointing fashion with a limp World Cup exit to hosts Russia in the summer and he admitted that he was not happy with how it went. Iniesta found himself surprisingly dropped for that last 16 clash by Fernando Hierro and, although he came off the bench, it wasn't enough to prevent his side exiting t...Full Story »

Neymar joining Real Madrid would not upset former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by ESPN153 hits

Andres Iniesta has said it would not upset him to see his former Barcelona teammate Neymar play for Real Madrid one day. Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 a world-record €222 million transfer after four successful seasons alongside Iniesta at Barca, has been repeatedly linked with Real Madrid. When Iniesta was asked about that possibility, he told Cadena Ser: "It wouldn't ...Full Story »

Iniesta: Anna made me suffer, she didn't make it easy

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Marca.com235 hits

Few thought the marriage between Andres Iniesta and Barcelona would ever come to an end, yet with the midfielder now almost halfway into his first season with Vissel Kobe in Japan, he's taken a step back and recounted just how his wife, Anna, didn't make things easy for him in the beginning. The pair met at a restaurant 11 years ago, however it isn't the traditional, at least in the modern se...Full Story »

Statue of Iniesta to be built in Albacete

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Marca.com126 hits

The city of Albacete is to honour Andres Iniesta by building a statue of the Spanish footballer. This was announced by Manuel Serrano, the mayor of the city, while Eduardo Sanchez Butragueno of the Soliss Foundation has explained that there will be a panel of judges to decide which design should be used. Members of the player's family, of the Spanish FA, of Albacete's football team and of Al...Full Story »

Coutinho: I don’t like Iniesta comparisons

Posted Monday, September 24, 2018 by squawka.com184 hits

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has rejected comparisons to Andres Iniesta saying he wants to be his own player. The Brazil international swapped Anfield for the Nou Camp in January, and after a successful season with the Catalans, he's being touted as a long-term replacement for Iniesta who left Barca to play in Japan this summer. Coutinho has occupied the space vacated by Iniesta on ...Full Story »

Iniesta: My advice to Messi about Barcelona captaincy

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com141 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta has offered advice to his successor at Barcelona, Leo Messi. Messi has taken over Barca's club captaincy from Iniesta after the veteran's departure to Japan. Iniesta said, "I have a little advice for Messi. Although he did not wear the armband before, Leo always acted as captain. "The captains have a very strong potential to manage a team, Messi is the ...Full Story »

Torres scores first Sagan Tosu goal in Iniesta reunion

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com309 hits

Fernando Torres came off the bench to score his first goal for Sagan Tosu on Wednesday, breaking his duck for the J.League club. Torres is yet to score in seven league appearances for the club he joined after his Atletico Madrid contract ran out at the end of the 2017-18 season. But the former Spain international was on target as Sagan knocked Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe out of the Emperor...Full Story »

J1 League changes rules to allow Iniesta to wear iconic No. 8 shirt

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Marca.com299 hits

Andres Iniesta will wear his favourite No. 8 at his new team Vissel Kobe, after the J1 League has changed the rule dictating that number switches were prohibited mid-season. In a move that highlights the importance of the Spaniard's signing for the country's football, league bosses have taken the step to adapt to the player's request. Iniesta will take his new number from Hirotaka Mita, who ...Full Story »

Iniesta and Torres ready to debut in Japan

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Marca.com272 hits

Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta have already begun their Asian adventures, and two of Spain's most important players of the last decade are getting ready to play their first match since arriving in Japan. Despite only having a handful of training sessions under their respective belts, both are to be presented to the Japanese public on the pitch on Sunday and will be hoping to impress their...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona chiefs the three transfers that could replace Andres Iniesta

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com400 hits

Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona chiefs to deliver the transfer of a top class midfield playmaker this summer, providing three top candidates. According to Don Balon, the Argentina international has listed Paris Saint-Germain pair Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot as possibilities, along with Juventus star Miralem Pjanic. Iniesta will undoubtedly prove a tough act to follow at the N...Full Story »

Iniesta: Spain retirement not easy decision

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com181 hits

After announcing he will retire from international football following World Cup Andres Iniesta says he spent "many months" thinking about his international future being opting to quit Spain duty after the World Cup. Iniesta confirmed his international retirement after Spain's shock last-16 exit at the hands of hosts Russia on penalties. The former Barcelona captain, 34, will now turn his f...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta confirms retirement from Spain squad after World Cup exit

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by ESPN171 hits

David Ramos/FIFA/Getty Images Andres Iniesta confirmed he has played his last game for Spain after they crashed out of the World Cup on penalties to Russia after Sunday's round-of-16 game in Moscow finished 1-1 after extra time. Iniesta, 34, had said in May that he was likely to step aside from La Roja after the tournament, although he later said he couldn't rule out a return. However, after c...Full Story »

Iniesta: Lopetegui sacking unsettled Spain players

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com162 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta admits Julen Lopetegui's sacking unsettled Spain's players. Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russia after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid. "It was a moment that we want to put behind us, it was not comfortable for anyone and we are concentrate...Full Story »

Ramos and Iniesta stick their tongues out at sudden death

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Marca.com152 hits

Spain continue to prepare for the 2018 World Cup, yet Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta took time out to take part in a promotional feature for the 'stick your tongue out at sudden death' campaign. It's an issue that remains close to the hearts of all those involved in Spanish football, with both Antonio Puerta and Dani Jarque both suffering shock deaths whilst playing on the pitch. The promot...Full Story »

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