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Spain Eliminated From The Olympics

The nation of Spain are European Champions, Under 21 Champions and World Champions but Olympic Gold will not be added to the list of achievements. La Roja were eliminated from the competition after suffering a second consecutive 1-0 defeat, this time in the hands of Honduras. A 7th minute¬†Jerry Bengtson header was enough to grab a surprise victory for his country while eliminating favorites Spain from the competition at St. James’ Park.

Spain had their chances in the match as they struck the post on three occasions, the Hondurans could’ve ended the match six minutes into the second half as Espinoza saw a headed chance came off the bar. The Hondurans had to fight a huge battle in the second half after an onslaught of attacks by the Spaniards, they fought well and managed to hold on to secure a historic victory and advance into the next phase of the tournament.

The loss leave the Spaniards bottom of Group D with zero points and zero goals scored thus far. Their final match of the competition will see them come up against feloow Group D strugglers Morocco, August 1st at Old Trafford, the home of 19 time English Champions Manchester United and club of goalkeeper David De Gea.

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David Villa Sends Two Signed Jerseys To Chilean Miners

FC Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has sent two signed jersey’s to the 33 Chilean miners trapped who have been trapped underground for over a month now. One of the shirts have the message of “Be Strong” while the other had a personal message to one of the miners named Franklin Lobos who was once a professional football himself.

Villa’s family has been mining for generations in the Spanish region of Asturias had been quoted by Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo saying:

“I am part of the mining family and I share the concern of the relatives but everything will turn out well,”.

“I wanted to let them know that I am with them, that all of us who know what it’s like in a mine are with them and that the whole world is watching them and supports them,”.