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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta: We are not thinking about losing to Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Spanish Supercopa tie against Real Madrid and revealed that the Catalans are determined to get a good result in the first leg. The Champions League holders lost the first leg of last year's Supercopa against Sevilla 3-1 and although they eventually won 5-3 on aggregate, Iniesta wants to get off to a good start at the Berna...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta: We must be ready to defend our titles next season

Posted Saturday, July 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has predicted a difficult season lies ahead for the Catalans and urged his teammates to be ready for any potential pitfalls.Pep Guardiola's men blitzed their way to the Liga title and Champions League trophy last term as Spanish rivals Real Madrid took the Copa del Rey.Following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Udinese, plenty more success is expected at Cam...Full Story »

Iniesta's vest goes on display at Espanyol

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by Supersport.com131 hits

Almost a year to the day since Spain's World Cup final victory over Netherlands, the vest Andres Iniesta revealed after scoring the dramatic winning goal has gone on display at Espanyol's stadium in Barcelona. After firing into the net in the second period of extra time on July 11, 2010, Iniesta tore off his shirt to show a white sleeveless vest emblazoned with the Spanish "Dani Jarque siempr...Full Story »

Iniesta’s vest goes on display at Espanyol stadium

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport96 hits

The vest that Andres Iniesta wore in tribute to a deceased player that he revealed after scoring Spain’s winning goal in the World Cup final has gone on display at Espanyol’s stadium. Immediately after his extra-time goal in Spain’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands last year, Iniesta removed his jersey to show a white cutoff shirt bearing the words: “Dani Jarque siempre con ...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta: Cesc Fabregas will be fine with us

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Andres Iniesta has told Cesc Fabregas: You will fit in perfectly at Barcelona ANDRES INIESTA last night told Cesc Fabregas: You will fit in perfectly at Barcelona. The Gunners skipper is once again at the centre of intense speculation linking him with a move to the Spanish and European champions. A switch to the Nou Camp would see Fabregasreturn to the club Arsenal signed him from whe...Full Story »

Barcelona to appeal Iniesta's UEFA suspension

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport269 hits

MADRID, April 19 (Reuters) - Barcelona have decided to appeal UEFA’s proposal to ban Andres Iniesta for one Champions League match for deliberately collecting a yellow card. The Spain midfielder was cautioned in the first leg of Barca’s quarter-final against Shakhtar Donetsk, which the Spanish club won 5-1, for not retreating the required distance at a freekick, meaning he missed ...Full Story »

Barcelona appeal proposed Iniesta ban

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona have appealed a UEFA proposal to suspend Andres Iniesta from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid. UEFA will decide Wednesday whether to ban the Barcelona midfielder for an extra match for allegedly incurring a yellow card on purpose, Barcelona said in a statement on their website. Iniesta picked up the yellow card during Barcelon...Full Story »

Andrés Iniesta hoping for reunion with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by theguardian.com271 hits

Cesc Fábregas, left, and Andrés Iniesta embrace during celebrations after combining for Spain's World Cup winning goal.  Andrés Iniesta today reiterated his desire to be reunited with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona next season after the two players combined to win the World Cup for Spain on Sunday. With just four minutes of extra-time remaining in the final against H...Full Story »

Iniesta revels in triumph

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by PA63 hits

Spain's hero Andres Iniesta hailed "an incredible feeling" after his goal secured his country the World Cup for the first time in their history. The Barcelona midfielder scored in the 26th minute of extra-time against Holland after being set up by Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and Spain went on to triumph 1-0. The match saw 14 yellow cards handed out by English referee Howard Webb, two of which l...Full Story »

Netherlands 0-1 Spain (AET): Andres Iniesta Goal Wins World Cup For La Furia Roja

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by Goal.com391 hits

The Barcelona midfielder's 116th-minute strike makes Spain the world champions for the first time. Spain are champions of the world after Andres Iniesta's goal deep into extra-time gave them victory over Netherlands in the World Cup final at Soccer City after a goalless first 105 minutes. Iniesta netted as Spain broke to punish 10-man Holland after John Heitinga's sending-off seven minutes ea...Full Story »

Iniesta secures Spanish glory

Posted Sunday, July 11, 2010 by PA55 hits

Andres Iniesta grabbed a late winner in extra-time as Spain won the World Cup for the first time. Iniesta struck with four minutes remaining to settle a tetchy encounter which saw English referee Howard Webb brandish a record 12 yellow cards, plus a red for Everton's John Heitinga on a night when Holland shamed the 'Total Football' for which they have been synonymous since the first of what is ...Full Story »

Iniesta demands more from Spain

Posted Sunday, July 11, 2010 by PA60 hits

Andres Iniesta has conceded Spain will have to step up a gear if they are to overcome Holland in Sunday's World Cup final. Although the Euro 2008 winners have lived up to their pre-tournament billing by reaching the decider at Soccer City to give them a shot at lifting the greatest trophy in the game for the first time, they have still not managed to hit top form. And Iniesta acknowledge...Full Story »

Chile 1-2 Spain: David Villa & Andres Iniesta Send La Furia Roja To The Top Of Group H

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com133 hits

Spain netted twice in the first half through David Villa and Andres Iniesta against ten men Chile to secure passage to the last-16. Vicente del Bosque’s side needed a victory to guarantee passage to the last-16 while Chile only needed a draw to go through as group winners. But both sides started with a typically attacking formation and it was the Europeans who had the first look at goal a...Full Story »

Iniesta to return for Spain

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA63 hits

Spain will hope to include midfielder Andres Iniesta for the crunch Group H clash against Chile on Friday. The midfielder has recovered from a leg injury that forced him out of the 2-0 win against Honduras, while David Villa has escaped retrospective action for slapping Honduran Emilio Izaguirre. Meanwhile, Chile's influential midfielders Carlos Carmona and Matias Fernandez will both mis...Full Story »

Iniesta to miss Honduras clash

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA51 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is expected to miss Spain's World Cup Group H clash with Honduras as the European champions look to bounce back from their shock 1-0 loss to Switzerland. Boss Vicente Del Bosque reported no injuries other than the undisclosed problem for Iniesta. Honduras midfielder Hendry Thomas suffered a muscle strain on Friday but is expected to be available, while...Full Story »

Iniesta set for Spain’s opener

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport123 hits

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA(AP) —Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta likely will be available for the Group H match against Switzerland after taking part in a full training session. Iniesta took the field at Moses Mabhida Stadium for the 60-minute session Tuesday, a day after completing his first full practice for the European champions since injuring his right leg in a 6-0 win over Poland last week...Full Story »

Iniesta will start - Del Bosque

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA52 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is confident Andres Iniesta will be fit enough to start against Switzerland in their World Cup opener on Wednesday. Iniesta suffered a thigh injury during a 6-0 friendly win over Poland and has been training away from his team-mates as he looks to recover in time. And Del Bosque told La Siete: "Iniesta will play and he will be in the starting line-up. Tomor...Full Story »

Iniesta has 'minor muscle injury'

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by PA49 hits

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has a "minor muscle injury", the national team doctor has revealed. Iniesta brilliantly set up two goals in the opening 15 minutes and was the star performer as Spain dominated the first half of a World Cup warm-up match in which they thrashed Poland 6-0 in Murcia on Tuesday night. Iniesta was forced off after feeling discomfort in his thigh, but Dr Oscar ...Full Story »

Spanish Inquisition: Fabregas, Torres, Xavi, Iniesta - Are Spain’s Injuries Cause For Worry?

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com138 hits

Whether La Seleccion should begin to worry with so many star players falling to injury so soon before South Africa. The World Cup is just five short weeks away and the planet’s temperature is beginning to rise not only with the phenomenon of global climate change, but also with Football Fever. Commercials and advertising events are beginning to increase in frequency and K’NaanR...Full Story »

Friends of Don Quixote: Iniesta Is The Missing Link

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Goal.com316 hits

Barcelona remains without the talented midfielder, as its prepares for a critical match against red-hot Villarreal on Saturday. With Barcelona chasing a last-minute goal in the second leg of a Champions League semifinal tie, it was almost impossible not to harken back to last season in Stamford Bridge. But the goal never came this time around in large part because the hero 12 months ago was sit...Full Story »

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