Goalscorer Alvaro Morata hailed as ''the future of Spain''
Goalscorer Alvaro Morata hailed as ''the future of Spain''

Alvaro Morata was designated "the future of the national team" after the Juventus forward fired holders Spain to a 1-0 win against Ukraine in Euro 2016 qualifying in Seville on Friday.

Cesc Fabregas hits back at Sergio Ramos in Spain commitment row
Cesc Fabregas hits back at Sergio Ramos in Spain commitment row

 Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said he was offended by Spanish international teammate Sergio Ramos questioning his commitment to La Roja after pulling out of games against Belarus and Germany earlier this month through injury.

Spain relieved ''annus horribilis'' is finally over
Spain relieved ''annus horribilis'' is finally over

At the start of 2014, Vicente del Bosque`s Spain were serious contenders to become only the third nation after Italy and Brazil to successfully defend their World Cup title.

Spain fully committed despite Sergio Ramos comments, says Vicente del Bosque
Spain fully committed despite Sergio Ramos comments, says Vicente del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no doubts about the commitment of Diego Costa and other members of his squad following the suggestion from Sergio Ramos that they are not giving their all.

Pressure mounts on Spain's Iker Casillas after latest blunder against Slovakia
Pressure mounts on Spain's Iker Casillas after latest blunder against Slovakia

Once lauded as a goalkeeper who could do no wrong, Spain captain Iker Casillas`s tarnished reputation suffered another blow when his error helped Slovakia claim a shock 2-1 win in Euro 2016 qualifying on Thursday.

Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers
Spain lose Sergio Ramos for Euro qualifiers

Spain defender Sergio Ramos will miss this week`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Slovakia and Luxembourg due to a calf injury and will be replaced in the squad by Marc Bartra, the European champions said on Monday.

"Forget history, we`re coming for you", Chile tell Brazil

Eliminated three times by Brazil in past World Cups, Chile vowed a fearless and fighting approach on the eve of Saturday`s second round knockout game against the hosts and favourites.

Defiant Ramos backs humiliated Spain to rise again

Spain defender Sergio Ramos claimed the world champions will recover from the historic 5-1 rout they suffered at the hands of the Netherlands, insisting "excuses are for losers".

Chile sweat on Vidal for World Cup opener

Chile`s midfield star Arturo Vidal is a doubt to face Australia in Cuiaba as he battles a knee inflamation, La Roja`s medical staff revealed at their Belo Horizonte camp Saturday.

World Cup: Spain`s dominance faces ultimate test in Brazil

Spain`s desire for glory on the international stage is as strong as ever but the champions will need something special if they are to become the first Europeans to win the World Cup in the Americas.

Koke targets World Cup spot with Spain

Koke hopes his form for Atletico Madrid will convince Spain to take him to the World Cup in 2014.

Del Bosque calls for end to Spanish jeers

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged Brazilian fans to support his team during La Roja`s final Confederations Cup Group B match against Nigeria here Sunday.

Spain are not boring, insists Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has revealed his admiration for Spain`s style of play during Euro 2012 and dismissed the opinion of critics who have claimed La Roja are boring.

Spain did not want to take risks against Croatia: Aragones

Former Spain coach Luis Aragones has defended La Roja`s careful approach to the game in Monday`s 1-0 victory against Croatia.