The Basque team Athletic Bilbao will confront Barcelona in the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) championship on Friday, May 25. The two teams, who will face off at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid, previously battled it out in the 2009 final. Barcelona took home the trophy with a 4–1 victory. RELATED EUSKAL KAZETA REPORTS: Basques in the 2010 World [...]Read more ›
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Three players heading to the 2010 World Cup final Sunday are Basque. The Basques include Xabi Alonso, Fernando Llorente Torres and Javi Martinez, of the Spanish team. Alonso, 28, is the highest profile Basque player on the team. Born in Tolosa in Gipuzkoa, he represented Spain on the national team in the 2006 World Cup. Alonso began playing with his [...]Read more ›