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(Reuters) - Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has been cleared to play in Sunday's La Liga game at Athletic Bilbao after being excused from working at a polling station in Spain's parliamentary election on the same day.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's parliamentary election on Sunday is being cursed by fans of Levante, who risk losing goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez for their La Liga trip to Athletic Bilbao after he was called up to work at a polling station.
LONDON (Reuters) - While his parliamentary colleagues debate a new welfare payment system in Westminster, MP Douglas Ross will be in Barcelona's dazzling Nou Camp stadium, focusing on whether Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have strayed offside.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin chastised the Russian national soccer team on Wednesday, describing the behaviour of some players as "a conceited disgrace" after they were filmed partying in a Monaco nightclub after crashing out of the Euro 2016 tournament.
BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan has blocked a visit by Amnesty International at which it planned to highlight human rights abuses in the south Caucasian republic as it prepares to host the inaugural European Games, Amnesty said on Wednesday.
BAKU (Reuters) - The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, are set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday as gleaming new sports venues await 6,000 athletes, lured by qualification spots for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
LONDON (Reuters) - London's maverick mayor Boris Johnson is riding high in opinion polls, his popularity apparently bolstered by the Olympic Games, making him - at least in some quarters - the favoured candidate to replace Prime Minister David Cameron one day.