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Chelsea keeper Kepa gunning for De Gea's Spain spot

Posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com161 hits

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is delighted to be with the Spain squad this week. Kepa is ready to rival Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea for Spain's No.1 jersey. He told AS: "Being in the squad is already a reason for joy. We all want to be here and we all want to play; I work for that. "We'll meet the coaching staff in the first few days and get ourselves going, because we ...Full Story »

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team to focus on Barcelona

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by Goal.com107 hits

At 31 and with 102 appearances for La Roja, the centre-back has decided not to team up with former coach Luis EnriqueBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed that he is stepping down from international football following a disappointing World Cup for Spain. Pique has accumulated 102 caps for his national team, a record that coincides with the most successful period in Roja history. Am...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lucas Digne returns to Spain to finalise Everton move

Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 by ESPN155 hits

Barcelona have confirmed that Lucas Digne has returned to Spain to finalise a move away from the club. Digne, 25, sat out Barca's International Champions Cup game against Tottenham on Saturday and sources close to the deal expect him to sign for Everton imminently. The left-back joined Barca from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 but has played second fiddle to Jordi Alba during his two years at Cam...Full Story »

Luis Enrique is the new coach of Spain

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Marca.com202 hits

The Spanish FA have hired Luis Enrique to be the new coach of the national team. Luis Rubiales, the federation's president, sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup after the Basque had agreed to join Real Madrid and he appointed Fernando Hierro for the ill-fated campaign in Russia. Now, Rubiales has hired a permanent replacement and the former Barcelona coach is his choice. Quiqu...Full Story »

Spain target Rafa Benitez to be next long-term boss

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Express.co.uk180 hits

Spain knocked out of the World Cup after losing to Russia on penalties SPAIN have made Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez a target as they look to clean up their managerial mess. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager is on the shortlist to succeed Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup. The Spanish FA dispensed with Lopetegui when they discovered he would quit at...Full Story »

Iniesta: Spain retirement not easy decision

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com173 hits

After announcing he will retire from international football following World Cup Andres Iniesta says he spent "many months" thinking about his international future being opting to quit Spain duty after the World Cup. Iniesta confirmed his international retirement after Spain's shock last-16 exit at the hands of hosts Russia on penalties. The former Barcelona captain, 34, will now turn his f...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah Posts Cryptic Tweet After Spain Crash Out Of The World Cup

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by thesportbible.com203 hits

Mohamed Salah has posted a cryptic tweet following Spain's surprise World Cup exit at the hands of Russia - and it has users on social media absolutely dumbfounded as to what it means, with some suggesting that it could well be a sly dig at Sergio Ramos. Spain crashed out of the tournament to the hosts on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with captain Ramos seen in flood of tears after the game. R...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro says he has no regrets over taking Spain job

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Skysports.com158 hits

Fernando Hierro says he has no regrets over World Cup campaign Fernando Hierro said he had no regrets at taking the Spain job two days before the World Cup despite his side's second-round exit at the hands of hosts Russia. Hierro was rushed into the post after Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked for failing to tell his federation about his move to Real Madrid, having already extended his ...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta confirms retirement from Spain squad after World Cup exit

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by ESPN160 hits

David Ramos/FIFA/Getty Images Andres Iniesta confirmed he has played his last game for Spain after they crashed out of the World Cup on penalties to Russia after Sunday's round-of-16 game in Moscow finished 1-1 after extra time. Iniesta, 34, had said in May that he was likely to step aside from La Roja after the tournament, although he later said he couldn't rule out a return. However, after c...Full Story »

Spain 1 Russia 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties): Akinfeev the shoot-out hero in huge World Cup shock

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Goal.com176 hits

Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero after saving two penalties in a shoot-out to sensationally dump Spain out of the World Cup and book the hosts a place in the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Moscow. Koke and Iago Aspas were denied by the Russia goalkeeper as 2010 champions Spain, who dominated possession without creating clear chances, were defeated 4-3 on penalties. Sergei Ignashevich beca...Full Story »

Spain team news: Fernando Hierro to field world class 4-2-3-1 line-up to face Russia

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk284 hits

Boss Fernando Hierro was thrown in at the deep end when he was appointed to replace Julen Lopetegui just a day before thr tournament began. And all did not go too well in the group stage, where draws with Portugal and Morocco sandwiched an unconvincing 1-0 win over Iran. Despite the disappointing nature of the group stage performances, the 2010 champions did manage to win the group, and now ...Full Story »

Manchester City star Phil Foden catches gigantic catfish during fishing trip in Spain

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk187 hits

MANCHESTER CITY have quite a catch in midfielder Phil Foden. The 18-year-old proved he's not just a talent on the pitch, he is also handy with a fishing rod. Phil Foden enjoyed a successful fishing trip to Spain Foden took to Instagram to show off pictures of his fishing trip in Spain where he landed a huge catfish. The City ace soaked up the sun before the gruelling pre-season kicks-off and...Full Story »

Hierro admits Spain rode their luck on way to claiming top spot in Group B

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA113 hits

Spain boss Fernando Hierro admitted after the 2-2 draw with Morocco that his side were lucky to finish top of World Cup Group B and stressed the need for defensive improvement.Hierro’s men were set to finish second in the pool, and face Group A winners Uruguay in the last 16, until a stoppage-time equaliser by substitute Iago Aspas.Initially the flag was up for offside, but the goal, Spain...Full Story »

Spain 2 Morocco 2: La Roja top group despite dramatic draw

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com187 hits

Fernando Hierro's side finish above Portugal in Group B after a 2-2 draw against Morocco in Kaliningrad. Spain booked a last-16 World Cup clash with hosts Russia after a last-gasp 2-2 draw against already eliminated Morocco in Kaliningrad. The 2010 champions started Monday on top of Group B but seemed certain to slip below their Iberian rivals in the final table as both matches entered stopp...Full Story »

Spain snatch late draw against Morocco to set up last-16 clash with Russia

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA84 hits

Spain will face hosts Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup after finishing top of Group B following a dramatic 2-2 draw with already-eliminated Morocco in Kaliningrad.Spain, 2-1 down thanks to Morocco substitute Youssef En-Nesyri’s 81st minute header, were set to finish second and therefore take on Uruguay in the next round.Their substitute Iago Aspas then flicked the ball into the net i...Full Story »

Spain vs Morocco - Hierro warns Spain to remain fully focused ahead of Morocco clash

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA237 hits

Spain coach Fernando Hierro insists his side can take nothing for granted when they face Morocco in the World Cup on Monday – even though their opponents have already been eliminated.After a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw with Portugal in their opening Group B game, Spain pulled off a narrow 1-0 win over Iran.Hierro, who took over on the eve of the finals following the sacking of Real Madrid-bound m...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro urges Spain to take nothing for granted after narrow Iran win

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA126 hits

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran which puts them on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.Diego Costa’s fortuitous 54th-minute strike proved enough to see off the Iranians and means Spain will guarantee a top-two finish in Group B if they take a point off already-eliminated Morocco.But Hierro insi...Full Story »

Iran 0 Spain 1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com141 hits

Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena. A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan. Carlos Queiroz's side produced a defensive masterclass to reduce Spain to nothing more than half-chances during a hugely frustrating ope...Full Story »

Spain see off Iran to boost World Cup hopes

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA114 hits

Diego Costa’s second-half strike proved enough for Spain to squeeze past Iran in Kazan and move into a commanding position in their bid to qualify from Group B.Costa broke Iran’s sturdy resistance with a slightly fortuitous 54th-minute goal, and the Spaniards were lucky to hold onto their lead with Saeid Ezatolahi’s effort ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee c...Full Story »

Iniesta: Lopetegui sacking unsettled Spain players

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com155 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta admits Julen Lopetegui's sacking unsettled Spain's players. Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russia after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid. "It was a moment that we want to put behind us, it was not comfortable for anyone and we are concentrate...Full Story »

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