David Villa To Join Ex-Barcelona Teammate Andres Iniesta At Vissel Kobe In Japan

David Villa To Join Ex-Barcelona Teammate Andres Iniesta At Vissel Kobe In Japan

David Villa announced that he has signed a deal with Japan's Vissel Kobe in the J-League.

Kaka Powers Major League Soccer All-Stars to Victory vs Tottenham
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Kaka Powers Major League Soccer All-Stars to Victory vs Tottenham

Captain Kaka and David Villa netted a goal each to help Major League Soccer All-Stars edge English Premier League team Tottenham 2-1.

David Villa Scores Twice as New York City FC Win on Andrea Pirlo
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David Villa Scores Twice as New York City FC Win on Andrea Pirlo's Debut

Andrea Pirlo made his debut for the MLS side New York City FC as a David Villa brace fired them past Orlando

Mystery Over David Villa
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Mystery Over David Villa's Short Australian Stint

While the club has not revealed the reasons for David Villa's early departure back to New York City, a combination of football, family and marketing reasons are thought to be behind his exit.

David Villa Stint Fuels A-League Excitement
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David Villa Stint Fuels A-League Excitement

David Villa, Spain's all-time leading goalscorer, will play with Melbourne City, formerly Melbourne Heart, between October and December before linking up with New York City in Major League Soccer.

Arsene Wenger Questions Legality of Frank Lampard
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Arsene Wenger Questions Legality of Frank Lampard's Loan Move to Manchester City

As well as Frank Lampard's move to Manchester City, New York have also loaned Spanish striker David Villa to Melbourne City. All three clubs are owned by the City Football Group, a holding company of City's owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group.

David Villa
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David Villa's Tearful End to Spain Career

David Villa registeried his 59th international goal in his 97th and final appearance for Spain just before half-time against Australia. The defending champions notched up a face-saving 3-0 win in their last game of the FIFA World Cup after losing the first two.

FIFA World Cup 2014: David Villa Scores in Farewell Game as Spain Salvage Pride With Victory Over Australia
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FIFA World Cup 2014: David Villa Scores in Farewell Game as Spain Salvage Pride With Victory Over Australia

David Villa, on his 97th and final appearance put Spain ahead in the 36th minute with his record 59th goal, guiding Juanfran Torres' pass into the net with the inside of his right foot. Juanfran had been found by a typically incisive pass by Andres Iniesta.

F.C. Barcelona rescued after Pedro
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F.C. Barcelona rescued after Pedro's eight-minute hat-trick against Getafe

Cesc Fabregas gave Barca breathing space when he volleyed home Pedro's cross 22 minutes from time and the former Arsenal captain doubled his tally from the penalty spot moments later.

Barcelona back to winning ways in Copa del Rey opener
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Barcelona back to winning ways in Copa del Rey opener

Pedro Rodriguez scored either side of Cesc Fabregas' second-half volley, and substitute Jean Dongou marked his debut with a late goal as Barcelona snapped out of their first slump of the season.

Cesc Fabregas challenges Barcelona to thrive without Lionel Messi
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Cesc Fabregas challenges Barcelona to thrive without Lionel Messi

Barca will be without the injured Messi when they face Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Roberto Soldado says Spain must find goal-den touch
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Roberto Soldado says Spain must find goal-den touch

Soldado admitted that Spain, for all the intricate passing patterns they weave, need to concentrate more on scoring goals.

Confederations Cup: Spain off to flyer against Uruguay
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Confederations Cup: Spain off to flyer against Uruguay

The Spaniards dominated throughout but after Pedro Rodriguez's opener deflected had cause to be grateful to Pedro Soldado's 32nd-minute clincher as Luis Suarez netted a late freekick for the Uruguayans.

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Barcelona's Pedro out for 10 days with leg injury

Pedro scored for Spain in their 1-0 win over France in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, but suffered a leg injury in the same game.

2014 World Cup Qualifying: Pedro strikes as Spain beat France
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2014 World Cup Qualifying: Pedro strikes as Spain beat France

Pedro's scrambled effort just before the hour mark was Spain's reward for dominating possession and assured play leading to a 1-0 victory.

David Villa ends second hospital stay for kidney stones
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David Villa ends second hospital stay for kidney stones

Barcelona says Villa will not be fit to play at Granada on Saturday in the Spanish league.

Pedro double sees Spain past Uruguay
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Pedro double sees Spain past Uruguay

Spain eased to a 3-1 victory over the South Americans at Doha in Qatar in a match where Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta made his debut for the reigning World and European champions.

Four-goal Barcelona set up cup semi final clash with Real Madrid
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Four-goal Barcelona set up cup semi final clash with Real Madrid

Real Madrid advanced to the semi-finals on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw at Valencia saw Jose Mourinho's side progress 3-1 on aggregate.

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