more love for La Roja
A new football stadium in Cudillero (Asturias) will be named La Roja as a tribute to the Spanish national team. The name was suggested by the local government after confirming that no other stadium bears that name, and the RFEF gave their blessing as well. The mayor of the town said that the name “La Roja” was suggested because it represents values such as team work, unity and hard work that are indispensable to achieve success. La Roja Stadium will be inaugurated on Nov. 3, in the presence of Sporting de Gijón’s first team.
Meanwhile, Rod Stewart became the third musical act from the British Isles to profess their love for La Roja (U2 and Elton John were the others) when he told EFE that that the World Cup-winning Spanish team is “one of the best teams” he has ever seen.