World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Del Bosque upbeat after new-look Spain thump Macedonia
Del Bosque upbeat after new-look Spain thump Macedonia

Spain badly needed a convincing performance after their World Cup flop and coach Vicente del Bosque had plenty of positives to dwell on after Monday`s 5-1 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Macedonia.

Del Bosque confirms Iker Casillas to start against Macedonia
Del Bosque confirms Iker Casillas to start against Macedonia

 Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has said he will keep faith with captain Iker Casillas in goal for his side`s opening Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Macedonia on Monday.

19-year-old Munir delighted at shock Spain call-up
19-year-old Munir delighted at shock Spain call-up

FC Barcelona`s 19-year-old striker Munir el Haddadi committed his future to Spain just a day after his shock call-up by national football coach Vicente del Bosque for the squad which entertains Macedonia in a 2016 European Championship qualifying match Monday.

Vicente Del Bosque shocks Spain with call for Barcelona youngster Munir el Haddadi
Vicente Del Bosque shocks Spain with call for Barcelona youngster Munir el Haddadi

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque produced a major surprise when he called FC Barcelona's teenage striker Munir el Haddadi into his squad for the European Football Championship qualifying match at home to Macedonia Monday.

Spain still struggling to get the best out of Diego Costa
Spain still struggling to get the best out of Diego Costa

Spain`s 1-0 friendly defeat to France on Thursday showed coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward Diego Costa as he seeks to rejuvenate the team after a woeful World Cup.

Vicente del Bosque takes positives in defeat for Spain
Vicente del Bosque takes positives in defeat for Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque saw plenty of positives in defeat as the deposed world champions began a new era with a 1-0 friendly defeat to France in Paris on Thursday.

Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos
Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos

Spain`s dethroned world champions will give their all for coach Vicente del Bosque despite the fiasco of their title defence at the World Cup said veteran defender Sergio Ramos on Wednesday.

Fernando Torres not making any promises to AC Milan fans
Fernando Torres not making any promises to AC Milan fans

Fernando Torres is refusing to make any promises he might regret to the fans at his new club Serie A side AC Milan but he said on Tuesday he hopes they will see the clinical goalscorer of old.

New-look Spain set for test against revived France
New-look Spain set for test against revived France

After their abject failure at the World Cup, Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship with a friendly against France on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia named in Spain squad
Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia named in Spain squad

Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia was included in the Spain squad on Friday as the former world champions begin the defence of the European Championship following a dismal World Cup in Brazil.

Xabi Alonso announces international retirement
Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

No decision taken over future, insists Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said he will wait to decide whether to lead his side`s defence of the European Championships after crashing out of the World Cup in the group stages.

Spanish federation supports del Bosque

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) secretary general Jorge Perez has spoken up for head coach Vicente del Bosque despite the team`s early exit from the FIFA World Cup.

Time to think about Spain`s future, says head coach Vicente Del Bosque

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque lamented his side’s elimination from the FIFA World Cup due to their 0-2 loss to Chile in a Group B match, saying that it is time to think about the future.

FIFA World Cup:`Consequences` for Spain after exit - Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders` shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect.

Del Bosque under pressure to ring the changes

Since Friday`s shock 5-1 World Cup reverse to Group B rivals Netherlands, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has been bombarded with advice about personnel changes he needs to make before Wednesday`s Chile clash.

Casillas must not be World Cup scapegoat: Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque insisted Saturday that goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas must not shoulder all the blame for the World Cup holders` 5-1 thrashing by the Netherlands.

Champions Spain fail Dutch test in 2014 FIFA World Cup

Defending champions Spain suffered the ignominy of losing their opening World Cup match for the second successive edition as a superb Holland outfit scored at will. The Group B opener at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Friday witnessed Vicente del Bosque`s side conceding five goals to one.

Spain`s Costa set for World Cup warm-up

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque on Friday dispelled any lingering doubts about the fitness of Brazil-born Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, saying he would start in Saturday`s friendly against El Salvador.