Zidane Cleared To Coach In Spain

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Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to continue coaching Real Madrid’s reserve side while the Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) considers his club’s appeal against a three-month ban, Real stated.on Friday.

On Monday, Zidane was banned for three months for not having the necessary qualifications to coach in Spain.

Real appealed the decision and now the France legend, the two-goal hero of their World Cup final victory over Brazil on home soil in 1998, has been allowed to continue in his role.

Zidane’s assistant Santiago Sanchez, who was also sanctioned by the Spanish Federation (RFEF), has been likewise cleared to continue his duties.

“The TAD acquiesced to the club’s request for a provisional suspension (of the ban) which allows… the coaches of Real Madrid Castilla, Santiago Sanchez and Zinedine Zidane, to perform their professional activities until such time as a decision is taken on Real Madrid’s appeal against the decision taken by the (RFEF) appeal committee,” stated.Real in a statement.

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Brazil 3-0 Spain (Confederations Cup Final)

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An incredible Maracana atmosphere spurred Brazil to their third consecutive FIFA Confederations Cup, with a brilliant 3-0 win against FIFA World Cup holders Spain. Fred grabbed a brace and Neymar grabbed yet another brilliant goal. Sergio Ramos missed a penalty with his side three down and Gerard Pique then saw red with around 20 minutes remaining.

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Spain 7-6 Italy (Confederations Cup) – Penalty Shoot-out; All Goals & Highlights

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Spain beat Italy in a penalty shootout to preserve its unbeaten record and advance to the final of the Confederations Cup. PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Antonio Candreva Scored Italy 1-0 Xavi Scored Spain 1-1 Alberto Aquilani Scored Italy 2-1 Andres Iniesta Scored Spain 2-2 Daniele De Rossi Scored Italy 3-2 Gerard Pique Scored Spain 3-3 Sebastian Giovinco Scored Italy 4-3 Sergio Ramos Scored Spain 4-4 Andrea Pirlo Scored Italy 5-4 Juan Mata Scored Spain 5-5 Riccardo Montolivo Scored Italy 6-5 Sergio Busquests Scored Spain 6-6 Leonardo Bonucci Missed Italy 6-6 Jesus Navas Scored Spain 7-6 At Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza HT: 0-0; LINE-UPS:
Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 17-Alvaro Arbeloa, 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 18-Jordi Alba; 6-Andres Iniesta, 8-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, 21-David Silva (22-Jesus Navas 52); 11-Pedro (8-Juan Mata 79), 9-Fernando Torres (4-Javier Martinez 94) Italy: 1-Gianluigi Buffon; 19-Leonardo Bonucci, 15-Andrea Barzagli (18-Riccardo Montolivo 46), 3-Giorgio Chiellini; 2-Christian Maggio, 22-Emanuele Giaccherini, 6-Antonio Candreva, 16-Daniele De Rossi, 21-Andrea Pirlo; 8-Claudio Marchisio (7-Alberto Aquilani 80), 11-Alberto Gilardino (10-Sebastian Giovinco 91)

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