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Sarath Balachandran
Sarath is a freelance writer who currently lives in Bangalore. An engineer by education, he has previously lived and worked in Atlanta, London and Singapore. He writes primarily on sport and its economic and political sideshows. A confirmed Hispanophile, he spends inordinate amounts of time regretting that Cristóbal Colón was not possessed of a better sense of direction. Follow him on twitter

Poland & Ukraine 2012 will advance the cause of extremism in Europe

Michel Platini.

A lack of diversity in the stadia at the European soccer championship will signal a further concession to extreme and racist attitudes.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Copa del Rey final promises epic end to Spanish football season

Barcelona go into Friday’s game against Athletic Bilbao as firm favourites. But Marcelo Bielsa’s team is one of the few in Europe that dare face the Catalans with an uncompromising approach.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

Athletic Bilbao returns to big-time with Manchester United tie

Can the Basque team’s ‘English Way’ overcome the champions of England?

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

An unlikely solution to Spain’s striking conundrum

David Villa’s long-term injury while playing for Barcelona could also be a problem for the Spanish national soccer team. There are a handful of potential replacements available, including a certain former Real Madrid veteran…

December 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Barcelona still in charge, but they’re driving Madrid in the right direction

Positives from defeat in El Clásico outweigh the negatives for Real Madrid.

December 15th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Why Real Madrid vs. Barcelona will be crucial, for Germany

Spain’s big football clash, el Clásico, looms. But beyond its implications for La Liga, this time the game could have some meaning for Spain’s all-conquering national team and its German rival.

November 24th, 2011 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

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