Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar held by police

The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, judicial sources say. Angel Maria Villar was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported. Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988. His…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world. But now a source close to the player now says he “doesn’t want to stay in Spain” because he is “upset” after being accused of tax fraud in the country. Ronaldo, 32, joined…

Ronaldo accused of tax evasion in Spain

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $ 16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports…

Lewis Hamilton on pole position in Spain ahead of Sebastian Vettel

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to take pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton failed to improve on his final run, but his first lap was good enough to beat Vettel by 0.051 seconds. A mistake by the German in the final corner could have been crucial as Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas…

Who will top qualifying in Spain? Predict your 1-2-3

Spanish Grand Prix on the BBC Dates: 12-14 May Venue: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Coverage: Practice, qualifying and race live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (second practice online-only). Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix gave us one of the races of the season,…

Two wrongs made right – video ref contributes to Spain victory

Video technology was used to correct two wrong decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly in Paris. France striker Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out by a video assistant referee for offside. And Spain’s second goal, scored by Gerard Deulofeu, was awarded by the video official after an assistant referee wrongly flagged for…