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Spain 4 - 0 FYR Macedonia: Spain set record with World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2016 by PA147 hits

Spain's 4-0 win over Macedonia - their 93rd home victory in a qualifying campaign - set a new all-time record. Julen Lopetegui's side eclipsed the mark for all European and World Cup qualifiers set by Russia (including the Soviet Union) with relative ease, even if it did require a couple of late goals to boost the scoreline. An own goal from Darko Velkovski gave Spain a half-time lead and af...Full Story »

Spain 4-0 Macedonia: Monreal scores first international goal in comfortable win

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2016 by Goal.com96 hits

The Arsenal left-back found the back of the net for his country for the first time as Julen Lopetegui's side strolled to victory in Granada Nacho Monreal scored his first international goal as Spain maintained their place at the top of UEFA Group G with an easy 4-0 victory over Macedonia. A 1-1 draw with Italy represented La Roja's only slip-up going into Saturday's contest in Granada and, des...Full Story »

Spain vs FYR Macedonia - Iago Aspas surprised to earn 'dream' Spain call

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2016 by PA70 hits

Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas' unexpected call up to the Spain squad for the World Cup qualifier against Macedonia surprised even him. The 29-year-old, who has revived his career back in his homeland after flopping at Liverpool following a B#7.2million move in the summer of 2013, was brought in just 48 hours before the match in Granada to replace the injured Diego Costa. Aspas has scored six g...Full Story »

Shakira teases song release with Spain stars

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Marca.com271 hits

It's all fun and games over on Shakira's instagram account with the popstar revealing details about her new single with help from Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas. After her followers guessed the song's name, Chantaje, with clues such as a rabbit and magic wand, the length of the tune was up next. To solve that, a picture of husband Pique, with a heart above his head, was shown next...Full Story »

Spain defender Gerard Pique confirms he will retire from international duty after 2018 World Cup

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by squawka.com163 hits

Gerard Pique has announced that he intends to retire from international duty with Spain following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Pique has been a constant figure in the Spain defence since 2009 but the Barcelona defender has revealed he intends to stop representing his nation after the next major tournament in two years time. The 29-year-old, according to Spanish news outlet COPE, has said: "...Full Story »

Albania 0-2 Spain: Diego Costa and Nolito strike for visitors in easy win

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by 158 hits

Albania 0-2 Spain: Diego Costa and Nolito strike for visitors in easy win Goals in quick succession from the Chelsea and Manchester City men led to victory for the Roja, who lost Sergio Ramos to injury late on Spain made the most of their complete dominance over Albania on Sunday to cruise to an easy 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Shkoder. Julen Lopetegui's men enjoyed similar levels of cont...Full Story »

Albania 0 - 2 Spain: Spain take over at the top following victory in Albania

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA127 hits

Spain took over as Group G leaders after spoiling previous incumbent Albania's 100 per cent record with a 2-0 win in Shkoder. The hosts, who were the early pacesetters after victories over minnows Macedonia and Liechtenstein, attempted to frustrate Julen Lopetegui's side from the off. But when their resistance was finally broken just before the hour, Spain cruised through to the finish with ...Full Story »

Albania vs Spain - Julen Lopetegui happy to have Diego Costa in his squad

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA100 hits

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is willing to accept Diego Costa's foibles as he attempts to get the best from the controversial striker. Costa is known for his all-action presence, as much as his goalscoring exploits, on the pitch but when the goals dried up for club and country last season he found himself left out of Vicente del Bosque's Euro 2016 squad. Spain's poor tournament, and Del Bosque ...Full Story »

Saul Niguez leaves Spain camp to continue recovery with Atletico

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by sport-english.com186 hits

Following Jordi Alba's injury Spain have now confirmed that Saul Niguez has also left the squad ahead of Sunday's match against Albania. Alba is suffering from a hamstring problem and will be out for 10 days, while Saul Niguez has a foot problem. Spain released the following statement: "Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has left the Spanish national team's training camp due to not reco...Full Story »

Italy send Graziano Pelle home after Spain tantrum

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by hits

Graziano Pelle of Italy reacts during the 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Italy and Spain. Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been kicked out of the national squad over his angry reaction to being substituted against Spain when he refused a handshake from coach Giampiero Ventura. The Italian football federation (FIGC) said in a statement that the 31-year-old had been excluded from the squad whi...Full Story »

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui laments late draw with Italy

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by ESPN111 hits

Spain Julen Lopetegui lamented that Italy always seem to "have another life" after his side dominated most of the game but drew 1-1 in Thursday's World Cup 2018 Group G qualifier in Turin. Spain dominated possession for much of the game, but needed a mistake from Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon to allow Sevilla winger Vitolo to knock the ball to the empty net for the opening goal. Italy equalis...Full Story »

Man Utd’s Ander Herrera posts emotional update after Spain call-up

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by Thesportreview.com121 hits

Mucho tiempo soñando con esto , muy orgulloso de poder representar a mi país , gracias a todos por los mensajes // Long time dreaming with it , I am very proud to be able to represent my country, thanks to everyone for the kind messages 👍🏼 Ander Herrera(@anderherrera)发的照片 · 2016-10-4,6:23 PDT Ander Herrera has taken to Instagram to reflect on his first Spain ca...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Spain: Daniele De Rossi's late penalty earns Italy a draw with Spain

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 by PA130 hits

A late Daniele De Rossi penalty earned Italy a point against a dominant Spain side in their World Cup qualifier in Turin on Thursday night. The visitors looked like they would inflict a first World Cup qualification defeat on Italy for eight years when Sevilla's Vitolo gave them a deserved lead at the Juventus Stadium following a mistake from Gianluigi Buffon. But De Rossi salvaged a 1-1 dra...Full Story »

Sam Allardyce looks 'miserable' as he struggles to withdraw from ATM in Spain

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 by hits

SPOTTED: Sam Allardyce was spotted struggling to function an ATM The axed Three Lions boss was seen struggling to withdraw money before he walked away empty-handed. Sam, 61, who fled to his villa in Spain after his sensational sacking last week, had to go and get his wife Lynne to help. NO CASH: Sam Allardyce couldn't manage to work the ATM and was seen walking away empty-handed An onlooker ...Full Story »

Italy vs Spain - Leonardo Bonucci claims Spain are favourites against Italy

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 by PA107 hits

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci believes Spain are favourites ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Turin on Thursday. The two sides renew their rivalry at the Juventus Stadium just over three months after the Azzurri claimed a dramatic 2-0 victory over La Roja at Euro 2016 in June, ending Spain's hopes of a record third consecutive European Championship title. The defeat saw an end to Vi...Full Story »

Spain 8 - 0 Liechtenstein: Second-half onslaught carries Spain to 8-0 win

Posted Monday, September 05, 2016 by PA134 hits

Spain ran Liechtenstein ragged as they began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a thumping 8-0 win in Leon. Seven of their goals came in a devastating second-half display as Liechtenstein crumbled after frustrating their hosts early on. Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all scored twice while Sergi Roberto and Vitolo also got on the scoresheet in the Group G opener. It made f...Full Story »

Spain vs Liechtenstein - Lopetegui: Team more important than individuals

Posted Monday, September 05, 2016 by PA91 hits

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has brushed aside the omission of senior goalkeeper Iker Casillas by stressing individuals are less important than the collective unit. Lopetegui left the 35-year-old Porto player out of the squad he selected for his first competitive match since taking over from the retired Vicente del Bosque. Casillas' former Real Madrid team-mate and current Spain centre-back Ser...Full Story »

France beat Italy with Giroud, Martial goals; Silva leads Spain past Belgium

Posted Friday, September 02, 2016 by ESPN141 hits

France beat Italy 3-1 in an entertaining friendly at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari as the two teams prepare to begin their qualification campaigns for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Anthony Martial got the scoring started for Didier Deschamps' side in the 17th minute, beating Gianluigi Buffon from 18 yards out after Paul Pogba's through ball set him free behind the Italian defence. However, Fra...Full Story »

Lopetegui offers Casillas assistant role with Spain

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Marca.com152 hits

Iker Casillas could be making a return to the Spanish national team as an assistant. Ahead of announcing his first Spain squad on Friday, Julen Lopetegui has met with a number of players, including the 2010 World Cup-winning captain. Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta and Diego Costa have also spoken to the Basque coach since he took over the role from Vicente del Bosque on July 21. As reveale...Full Story »

Mourinho: Before signing for United, I could've gone to Italy or Spain

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Marca.com348 hits

Although his heart is now firmly in the red half of Manchester, Jose Mourinho has revealed that he could've chosen to coach in Italy or Spain before agreeing to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford. It would appear that the challenge of making the Red Devils great again is a lure that he couldn't resist. Speaking to British journal Nature, Mourinho was gave his opinion on why the English t...Full Story »

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