The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Real Madrid faces a disciplinary inquiry amid reports coach Jose Mourinho instructed players Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to be red-carded in a Champions League game at Ajax two days ago.
Wayne Rooney will still be at Manchester United next season despite his benching for a Champions League match this week, manager Alex Ferguson said.
Spain ended a 28-year tournament victory drought against France with a 2-0 win to advance to the semifinals of the European soccer championship.
Switzerland upset favorite Spain 1-0 at soccer’s World Cup yesterday, its first win against the European champion, while Chile beat Honduras 1-0. Uruguay tops Group A after a 3-0 victory against host South Africa.
Spain’s Xabi Alonso scored twice to help the defending champions defeat France 2-0 in their quarterfinal at soccer’s European Championship.
Spain took a 1-0 lead over France in their quarterfinal at soccer’s European Championship when Xabi Alonso scored in the first half.
Spain has a 1-0 lead over France in the second half of their quarterfinal at soccer’s European Championship on a headed goal from Xabi Alonso.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his first game against former club Manchester United to give Real Madrid a 1-1 draw in their Champions League round of 16 opener.
"They were better in all aspects."
- Xabi Alonso on Nov 29, 2010