Diego Costa will have to wait until 2014 to make his debut for the Spanish national team after the Brazilian born forward was forced to pull out of the squad.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Monday he expects the 2014 World Cup to be a `fun` experience for his side compared to an at times turgid qualification campaign.
It promises to be a happy homecoming for Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta as the reigning World Champions look to book their place in next summer`s World Cup Tuesday.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is missing several key performers for Friday`s World Cup Group I qualifier away to Finland but one player who will be available comes into the match in a rich vein of form.
Brazil and Italy will be battling to avoid the daunting likelihood of a semi-final against world champions Spain.
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque refused to be drawn on Sunday why he chose goalkeeper Iker Casillas in his starting lineup over Victor Valdez against Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener.
Striker Roberto Soldado admits he is unsure if he will start in Spain`s next match against Tahiti, despite scoring in La Roja`s 2-1 defeat of Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener.
Spain showed a fair few jitters ahead of the Confederations Cup as they narrowly beat resilient opponents Haiti in Saturday`s friendly in Florida.
Spain took control of UEFA World Cup qualifying Group I thanks to a 1-0 win over France at Stade de France.
Spain`s football team will have to face Finland in Friday`s World Cup qualifying game at home without Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez.
Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has admitted Iker Casillas` absence will be a blow, but insists he has faith in the goalkeepers lower down the Roja pecking order.
Vicente del Bosque has insisted that he will pick the best players available to him, even if that means dropping renowned stars.
Chelsea star Juan Mata insists he remains confident of a recall to the national set-up with Spain.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his players that the defence of the World Cup that they won in South Africa in 2010 begins this Tuesday when they play Georgia in Tbilisi.
Former England player Jamie Redknapp has said the current Spanish football team fully deserves to be compared with the brilliant Brazilian team of the 1970s.
Spain appear to be in no mood to surrender the European Championship title which they won four years ago after a 44-year-long wait.
Spain’s influential midfielder Andres Iniesta considers France favourites to win against England on Monday during their first match of Group D.
Tiredness and injuries to the squad could spoil Spain`s chances of defending their European crown with some of the big names having already been ruled out of the competition.
An experimental Spain side began their Euro 2012 preparations with a routine 2-0 victory over Serbia.
Spain will play international friendlies against Serbia, South Korea and China ahead of the Euro 2012 Football championships in June-July.
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