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Usain Bolt could make a good full-back, says Vicente del Bosque

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Skysports.com149 hits

Vicente del Bosque discusses Usain Bolt's potential future in football Usain Bolt could make a good full-back following his attempt to become a professional footballer, according to Spain's World Cup-winning manager Vicente del Bosque. Bolt is currently on trial with the Central Coast Mariners as he tries to earn his first contract in football. The eight-time Olympic champion has played one f...Full Story »

Spain’s Iker Casillas and Vicente Del Bosque kiss and make up

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by 101 GREAT GOALS90 hits

Spain’s Euro 2016 was punctuated by tension and controversy. Before a ball had even been kicked in anger, the story broke that David De Gea had been named in a sex scandal dating from 2012, and the Man United keeper was almost sent home because of it. Then there was Pedro’s moaning that he didn’t want to be a sub, and that if he wasn’t going to start, he’d be be...Full Story »

Vicente del Bosque leaves his position as Spain coach

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by Skysports.com76 hits

Vicente del Bosque's reign as coach of Spain has come to an end The Spanish Football Federadion (RFEF) has confirmed that Vicente del Bosque is stepping down as coach of the national team. Del Bosque revealed last week that he had "no intention" of staying on once his current contract expires at the end of July. And following Spain's Euro 2016 second round defeat to Italy, Del Bosque's decis...Full Story »

Sergio Ramos: It is easy to talk from an armchair eating crisps, I'm supporting Del Bosque

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by hits

Spain coach Del Bosque is under pressure to resign after the holders crashed out of Euro 2016 after being outclassed 2-0 by Italy. He will hold talks with the Spanish FA before a decision is made, but Real Madrid star Ramos believes he has earned the right to decide his own fate. Ramos said: "I don't know what the boss wants to do, it is for him to make a decision, together with the president....Full Story »

Spain boss Vincente del Bosque: I will not tinker for Italy clash

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016 by hits

Current champions Spain saw their Euro 2016 hopes wobble when they threw away a lead to lose to Croatia in their final group game which pitched them against Italy in Lille. But Del Bosque, who has already guided his country to World Cup and Euro Championship victories in the past, is in no mood to panic. "We lost our World Cup opener against Switzerland in 2010 but we hardly changed anything...Full Story »

Italy vs Spain - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque not planning big changes for Italy encounter

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016 by PA94 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will not change his side's approach when they take on Italy in their eagerly anticipated last-16 clash at Euro 2016. The winners of the past two European Championships looked to be hitting top gear as they thrashed Turkey 3-0 in their second group game, but optimism was then tempered by an unexpected loss to Croatia. That defeat saw the 2010 world champions slip ...Full Story »

Croatia vs Spain - Bosque plays down Pedro comments ahead of Croatia game

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by PA81 hits

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque sees no reason to reprimand winger Pedro following his complaints at having to sit on the bench at Euro 2016. The Chelsea forward has played less than 10 minutes so far in the tournament, his only appearance being as a late substitute in La Roja's opening 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. In an interview with Movistar, former Barcelona player Pedro had claime...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Forwards had a ‘hiccup’

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by Goal.com78 hits

Vicente del Bosque admits that his Spain forwards were lacking in precision in their Euro 2016 opener against the Czech Republic on Monday. The defending champions' manager was clearly aware of his side's shortcomings following their inability to convert a massive advantage in possession and numerous scoring opportunities into goals. "We took the initiative, but we weren’t successful u...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Scandal won’t affect my team choice

Posted Monday, June 13, 2016 by Goal.com74 hits

Vicente del Bosque has come out in support of David de Gea amid an off-field scandal and criticised the media for their fixation on who will start in goal on Monday. The Manchester United goalkeeper has been implicated in a shocking sex scandal that is very likely to have an impact on La Furia Roja's preparations for their Euro 2016 opener against the Czech Republic on Monday. But Del Bosque m...Full Story »

Del Bosque: I have to believe De Gea

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 by Goal.com69 hits

Who Vicente del Bosque would select as Spain's No. 1 goalkeeper was already the subject of debate before Friday's scandal surrounding David De Gea hit the headlines, but while some speculated that the 25-year-old would be ditched, the World Cup winning coach showed his support by standing by the player. The Manchester United goalkeeper maintained his innocence in the wake of involvement in lu...Full Story »

Del Bosque not concerned by shock Georgia reverse

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2016 by Goal.com148 hits

Vicente del Bosque insisted nothing has changed for Spain after the two-time defending European champions crashed to a surprise 1-0 friendly defeat to Georgia. After comfortable wins over Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Korea, Spain's Euro 2016 preparations were dealt a blow following Tuesday's warm-up defeat at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Tornike Okriashvili's goal five minutes before half-time ...Full Story »

Spain are the favourites for Euro 2016, claims Vicente del Bosque

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2016 by theguardian.com221 hits

Spain's David Silva celebrates with Cesc Fabregas after scoring during the 6-1 win over South Korea. Vicente del Bosque has claimed Spain are favourites to win a third successive European Championship after seeing his side beat South Korea 6-1. Alvaro Morata and Nolito each scored twice as the champions from 2008 and 2012 warmed up for their defence in style. Manchester City's David Silva and ...Full Story »

Del Bosque hints at De Gea start for Spain

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2015 by Goal.com159 hits

The coach indicated that he may be making changes ahead of the match in Skopje and also supported Gerard Pique who was booed by La Roja fans during the win over Slovakia Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has suggested he could give a starting spot to David De Gea ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifying match with Macedonia. The goalkeeper has not featured for Manchester United as his lengthy t...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Diego Costa was left out of Spain squad for “sporting reasons”

Posted Friday, June 12, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com132 hits

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque insists that Chelsea’s Diego Costa was left out of the current squad as a result of his fitness issues, reports AS (via Football Espana). Costa enjoyed a very successful first year at Chelsea after arriving from Atletico Madrid, and he helped the club to end a five-year wait for the title by scoring 20 goals in the Premier League. He had an excellent ch...Full Story »

Vicente del Bosque REVEALS why he didn't call up Chelsea striker Diego Costa

Posted Saturday, November 15, 2014 by hits

VICENTE DEL BOSQUE has revealed that he didn't want to risk Diego Costa due to the "crippling" nature of groin injuries. NO POINT: Vicente del Bosque says there was "no reason" to take Diego Costa on international duty due to injury The Chelsea striker has suffered a number of injuries this season, which has prompted a fierce club v country row between Blues boss Jose Mourinho and Del Bosque. ...Full Story »

Vicente Del Bosque in NEW dig at Chelsea after Cesc Fabregas withdraws from Spain duty

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014 by hits

SPAIN boss Vicente Del Bosque has risked sparking a fresh club versus country row with Chelsea - this time over Cesc Fabregas. FALL GUY: Cesc Fabregas' withdrawal has opened up old arguments with Spain Del Bosque yesterday insisted he had been forced to take the midfielder's word that he was suffering from a hamstring injury after medical tests showed no apparent problem. Fabregas, who played...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho's stance on Chelsea's Diego Costa a pain for Spain chief Vicente Del Bosque

Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 by hits

SPAIN boss Vicente del Bosque has hit back at Jose Mourinho over Diego Costa. BLAME GAME: Jose Mourinho has claimed Spain have aggravated Diego Costa's muscle problems Del Bosque insists Spain are not to blame for the Chelsea striker's injury woes and warned he is no mood to back down in the ongoing row. Chelsea's nine-goal top-scorer Costa has missed the west London club's last four games d...Full Story »

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho unhappy with Spain's Vicente Del Bosque

Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by ESPN174 hits

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that his side aren't happy with just a point from Old Trafford after they drew 0-0 at Manchester United in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho thinks Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is the man to blame for Diego Costa's recent injury troubles. Costa began the season in prolific fashion, scoring nine goals in seven matches, but he has missed Chelsea's last thr...Full Story »

Vicente del Bosque: Euro 2016 is likely to be my last tournament for Spain

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by ESPN137 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that he could step down from the national post after the 2016 European Championship in France. Del Bosque, 63, has overseen the golden age of Spanish football, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship to cement his name in the nation's history. However, Spain's startling uncrowning at the 2014 World Cup and their 2-1 defeat to ...Full Story »

Del Bosque calls up forward Rodrigo for Euro qualifiers

Posted Saturday, October 04, 2014 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

MADRID, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up forward Rodrigo for the first time for the holders' Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Slovakia and Luxembourg next week. Brazil-born Rodrigo, 23, who played for Real Madrid and Spain at youth level and is a cousin of Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, has just started a one-year loan at Valencia from Benfica. He ...Full Story »

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