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Will not return to Spain team: Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he will not play again for the Spanish national team despite his former Barca coach Luis Enrique being appointed as coach.

Aug 11, 2018, 23:56 PM IST

FIFA World Cup: Fernando Hierro named coach of Spanish football team

The 50-year-old will have barely 48 hours to prepare his team for their opening World Cup match.

Jun 13, 2018, 18:11 PM IST

Spain sacks national football team coach Julen Lopetegui just a day before FIFA World Cup starts

Real Madrid had unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that Lopetegui, who had only recently extended his contract with Spain, would take over as their coach next season.

Jun 13, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

2016 Euro qualifiers: David de Gea praised for Spain's win against Ukraine

Goalkeeper David de Gea was the hero as Spain capped their qualification for the 2016 European Championships with a 1-0 win away at Ukraine.

Oct 13, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque unhappy at La Liga calendar change

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has criticised the decision taken by Spain's Higher Sports Committee (CSD) to delay the end of the La Liga season by a week.

Aug 13, 2015, 20:52 PM IST

Llorente replaces injured Costa in Spanish squad

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.

Nov 12, 2013, 14:53 PM IST

Vicente del Bosque expects more enjoyable World Cup

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.

Oct 15, 2013, 10:18 AM IST

Spain need a point to seal World Cup berth - Preview

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.

Oct 14, 2013, 17:00 PM IST

In-form Cesc could be key for Spain in Finland

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.

Sep 04, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

Confederations Cup: Brazil, Italy bid to avoid Spain trap

Brazil and Italy will be battling to avoid the daunting likelihood of a semi-final against world champions Spain.

Jun 21, 2013, 12:41 PM IST

Casillas was fit to play: Del Bosque

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.

Jun 17, 2013, 13:37 PM IST

Soldado unsure of Spain spot, despite goal

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.

Jun 17, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

Cazorla, Fabregas on target as Spain beat Haiti 2-1

Spain showed a fair few jitters ahead of the Confederations Cup as they narrowly beat resilient opponents Haiti in Saturday`s friendly in Florida.

Jun 09, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Pedro scores as Spain earn priceless win over France

Spain took control of UEFA World Cup qualifying Group I thanks to a 1-0 win over France at Stade de France.

Mar 27, 2013, 10:06 AM IST

Xavi to miss Finland game but will be fit for France tie

Spain`s football team will have to face Finland in Friday`s World Cup qualifying game at home without Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez.

Mar 20, 2013, 19:28 PM IST

Spain can manage without Casillas: Del Bosque

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.

Jan 29, 2013, 09:09 AM IST

I will pick whoever I please: Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque has insisted that he will pick the best players available to him, even if that means dropping renowned stars.

Oct 11, 2012, 09:43 AM IST

Chelsea star Mata confident of Spain recall

Chelsea star Juan Mata insists he remains confident of a recall to the national set-up with Spain.

Oct 09, 2012, 09:27 AM IST

The road to Brazil begins in Georgia: Del Bosque

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.

Sep 10, 2012, 19:58 PM IST

Redknapp says Spain deserves to be compared with champion Brazil side of 1970

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.

Jul 02, 2012, 15:33 PM IST