Primera División news

Girona and newly promoted Alavés kicked off the new campaign on Friday night, the Catalans running out 1-0 winners to start the season as they left off...

0-1. 26. Negredo. Flicked ball past Banguera after Cazorla crossed in from left. 0-2. 63. Cazorla. Fired shot wide of keeper after Tello laid back Arbeloa pass.

The usual lull in the middle of the transfer window, with clubs having built up their provisional squads and now waiting to see how they do in the opening couple of games...

The long programme of pre-season fixtures is now finally over, and the league kick-off is only a few days away...

Only six days to go until the new season kicks off, and the make-up of the second division is still unsure!

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has decided to bring in some new blood for next week's friendly international in Ecuador...

0-1. 10. Vitolo. Got behind defence to turn Rsakitic centre past Vujadinovic. 0-2. 23. Rusescu. Connected with Vitolo pass and steered shot wide of keeper. 0-3. 33. Rabello. Ran on to Jaio pass and turned angled shot under keeper. 0-4. 37. Coke. Picked up ball on right of area and cut in to fire shot inside post. 0-5. 39. Rusescu. Controlled Vitolo through ball and rounded keeper to score. 0-6. 59. Coke. Collected loose ball outside area and struck angled shot in to net. 1-6. 91. Pavicevic. Curled wide free kick over defensive wall past Javi Varas.

Another few days closer to the start of the new season, and all the Spanish sports papers have been full of Real Madrid's bid to take Gareth Bale away from Tottenham...

Deadline day has come and gone, and as usual it was a mad rush to get things sorted out in time. Most clubs did find a solution though, and as we go to press only Alcorcón are still waiting for their fate to be decided...

1-0. 15. Bacca. Controlled Rakitic centre on chest and fired shot past keeper. 2-0. 81. Perotti (penalty). After defender handled Perotti shot with arm in area. 3-0. 91. Carriço. Steered glancing header past Vujadinovic from Rakitic corner.

Less than three weeks to go to the start of the season, and the lower divisions are in complete disarray...

Spain's under 19 side are out of the European championship after losing 1-2 to France in their semi-final tie...

All twenty La Liga teams have now played their first pre-season games, although there is still a long way to go before the season begins on the weekend of 17/18 August...

Spain's under 19 side are through to the semi-finals once again, a 3-2 victory over Holland ensuring top spot of their group with maximum points...

Spain's under 19 side are virtually through to the semi-finals after a 0-2 victory against Lithuania in their second group game...

Spain started the defence of their under 19 European title with a 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lithuania...

Another busy week on the transfer front, although the biggest news over the last few days was about Tito Vilanova's recurrent illness...

Day-by-day reports on all the summer transfers in La Liga...

Spain's talented youngsters are in great demand this summer, with even the mighty Real Madrid deciding to bring in young local players rather than sign tried and tested big names...

As usual there will be an intensive programme of pre-season matches, starting early July and going on beyond the 18th August, when the league season begins again this year...

Spain are out of the under 20 World Cup! Since winning the competition in 1999 and finishing runners up in 2003, “La Rojita” have been unable to get past the quarter final stage. And once again the long, hard season took its toll...

All first division managers are now on board, with Real Sociedad and Almería taking a chance on young B team coaches Arrasate and Francisco as Montannier and Javi Gracia decided to move on...

0-1. 02. González. First time volley past Sotres on far post from Raúl López cross. 1-1. 74. Derik. Turned ball in on far post after Suárez headed across Suso corner. 2-1. 91. Jesé. Cut across area and struck shot which deflected in off Fuentes.

Spain were comprehensively beaten by hosts Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, a result which put an end to their record run of 29 competitive games without defeat...

A close call, but there will be the final that everyone wanted after Spain beat Italy on penalties to set up a summit meeting with Brazil on Sunday...

Spain's under 20 side ended the first stage with maximum points after beating France 2-1 in their third and final group game...

Spain's under 20 side are already sure of a place in the knock-out stage after beating Ghana 1-0 in their second group game...

Almería will be joining Elche and Villarreal in the first division next season after they beat Girona 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off for the last promotion spot...

Spain will meet Italy in next Thursday's second semi-final after beating Nigeria 3-0 in their last group game...

The season has ended and the transfer window is open again, teams having until the end of August to put together their new squads...