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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on March 20, 2016
Rafael Benitez backed by Vicente del Bosque to take over as Spain boss
Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque names Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez as his potential successor.
12:52
Alvaro Arbeloa for Real Madrid on October 29, 2014
Alvaro Arbeloa 'does not watch' Spain matches
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa reveals that he no longer watches Spain in action following his omission from their 2014 World Cup squad.
Apr 1, 22:58
Vicente del Bosque is grounded after a clash with the assistant referee during the friendly between Spain and Italy on March 24, 2016
Spain urge Vicente del Bosque to stay on as boss
RFEF president Angel Maria Villar makes it clear that he wants Vicente del Bosque to sign a new contract as Spain boss.
Apr 1, 22:07
England manager Roy Hodgson looks forward to the FA Cup fifth-round match between Bournemouth and Everton on February 20, 2016
Podcast: The Dugout, Ep. 11 - Who should start for England at Euro 2016?
Listen to episode 11 of The Dugout as the Sports Mole team try to work out England's best formula for Euro 2016 after contrasting friendly performances.
Mar 30, 13:33
Aritz Aduriz of Spain celebrates a goal with teammates during the international friendly against Italy on March 24, 2016
Aritz Aduriz "very happy" with Spain return
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz says that he was "very happy" to return to the Spain set-up after scoring his first international goal on Thursday night.
Mar 25, 16:42
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque hails Aritz Aduriz performance
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque pays tribute to the performance of 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Italy.
Mar 25, 16:29
David de Gea is loving life during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke on February 2, 2016
David de Gea prepared for Iker Casillas battle
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is ready to go head to head with Porto's Iker Casillas for the Spain No.1 position.
Mar 25, 14:50
Sergio Ramos clutches a fetching washbag as he arrives for the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Sergio Ramos leaves Spain camp with back problem
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos leaves international duty with Spain after suffering a back problem in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Italy in Udine.
Mar 25, 13:26
Augsburg's Dominik Kohr battles with Thiago Alcantara of Bayern on September 12, 2015
Spain midfielder Thiago: 'We are still team to beat'
Spain midfielder Thiago insists that his country are still "the reference" in European football, despite their disappointing showing at the 2014 World Cup.
Mar 24, 15:47
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque: 'We have a positive mix'
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque claims that he has "a positive mix" of youth and experience in his squad ahead of Euro 2016.
Mar 24, 15:36
Alvaro Morata in action during the game between Juventus and Hellas Verona on January 6, 2016
Alvaro Morata: 'Aritz Aduriz deserves Spain call'
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata says that Athletic Bilbao's Artiz Aduriz is 'fully deserving' of his spot in the latest Spain squad.
Mar 24, 15:11
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Aritz Aduriz 'has not heard from Vicente del Bosque'
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits that he is currently in the dark as to whether he will be included in the next Spain squad.
Mar 17, 15:31
Diego Costa mouths off during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa to be left out of Spain squad?
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque will reportedly leave Chelsea striker Diego Costa out of his squad for the friendlies against Italy and Romania later this month.
Mar 15, 17:16
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has "rough list" for Euro 2016
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque reveals that he has 'almost decided' who will make his 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
Mar 11, 20:18
Head Coach of Levante UD Joaquin Caparros reacts during the La Liga match between Levante UD and Granada CF at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on November 03, 2013
Report: Joaquin Caparros favourite for Spain job
Former Granada boss Joaquin Caparros is the favourite to replace Vicente del Bosque as Spain boss after Euro 2016, according to a report.
Mar 4, 22:46
Athletic's head coach Ernesto Valverde gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between Partizan and Athletic Bilbao at the FK Partizan Stadium on October 22, 2015
Ernesto Valverde signs new Athletic Bilbao deal
Reported Real Madrid and Spain managerial target Ernesto Valverde agrees a new contract with Athletic Bilbao that runs until the summer of 2017.
Mar 3, 12:02
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) player David Villa poses during an event to unveil Major League Soccer (MLS) new logo, in New York on September 18, 2014
David Villa would "love" Spain recall
New York City FC centre-forward David Villa refuses to give up hope of him one day representing Spain again.
Dec 23, 22:25
Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque attends the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014
Vicente del Bosque to step down from Spain role next summer?
Vicente del Bosque will step down as head coach of Spain following the completion of Euro 2016, according to extracts taken from his new book.
Dec 19, 11:56
Representatives of teams drawn in group B (L-R) Slovakia's assistant coach Stefan Tarkovic, England's coach Roy Hodgson, Russia's coach Leonid Slutski and Wales' coach Chris Coleman pose with the trophy after the final draw of the UEFA Euro 2016 football
England to face Wales at Euro 2016
England are drawn to face Wales in the group stages at Euro 2016, while Northern Ireland will play world champions Germany.
Dec 12, 17:37
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Vicente del Bosque hints at Aritz Aduriz call-up
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says that in-form Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz is very much in his thinking for possible Euro 2016 selection.
Dec 2, 12:13
Everton's Spanish midfielder Gerard Deulofeu celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park in Liverpool on November 1, 2015.
Albert Celades hails Gerard Deulofeu display
Spain Under-21 boss Albert Celades hails Everton attacker Gerard Deulofeu after the 21-year-old scored twice in his country's 3-2 win over Croatia on Tuesday.
Nov 18, 18:29
Juventus' Spanish forward Fernando Llorente looks on during their friendly match Juventus vs Aygrevilles on July 17, 2013
Fernando Llorente still has Spain ambition
Sevilla forward Fernando Llorente still has ambitions of returning to the Spain set-up, despite not representing his country since 2013.
Nov 18, 13:41
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque: 'Euro 2016 should be held in France'
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque says that nothing should disturb the decision to hold next summer's European Championship in France.
Nov 16, 21:20
Marc Bartra for Barcelona on October 21, 2014
Marc Bartra looks to "difficult" Belgium clash
Spain defender Marc Bartra expects a tough test for his team when the European champions travel to Belgium for an international friendly on Tuesday.
Nov 16, 18:44
Celta Vigo's Nolito celebrates after scoring against Sevilla during the La Liga match on March 29, 2014
Nolito happy to be versatile for Spain
Celta Vigo forward Nolito insists that he is prepared to play anywhere for Spain ahead of their international friendly against Belgium on Tuesday.
Nov 16, 18:31
David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates as Juan Mata of Manchester United (not pictured) scores their first and equalising goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old
Report: David de Gea to start against Belgium
A report claims that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will replace Iker Casillas between the sticks for Spain's international friendly against Belgium.
Nov 16, 17:13
England's defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Spain's midfielder Cesc Fabregas during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Cesc Fabregas lays match ball among tributes to Paris terrorist attack victims
Cesc Fabregas lays the match ball from Spain's friendly win over England among tributes to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 11:13
Joe Hart and Tom Heaton during an England training session on September 4, 2015
Joe Hart: 'Spain ran out of ideas against England despite victory'
England keeper Joe Hart insists that his side needs to concentrate on the positives despite their recent 2-0 friendly loss away to Spain.
Nov 15, 22:56
Augsburg's Dominik Kohr battles with Thiago Alcantara of Bayern on September 12, 2015
Thiago "out for just a few weeks"
Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago says that the knee injury that he suffered against England on Friday will only keep him out of action "for a few weeks".
Nov 15, 15:46
Sergio Busquets of Spain in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group C match between Spain and Luxembourg at Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas on October 9, 2015 in Logrono, Spain.
Report: Sergio Busquets to miss Belgium match
A report claims that Barcelona's Sergio Busquets will not represent Spain during Tuesday's international friendly against Belgium due to a slight hamstring strain.
Nov 15, 12:26
Stade de Roi-Baudouin during the European Championships Group B match between Belgium and Turkey at the Stade de Roi-Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium. Turkey won 2-0.
Belgium to ramp up security measures for Spain friendly
Military personnel will be deployed around the King Baudouin Stadium for Belgium's friendly match against Spain on Tuesday night.
Nov 15, 10:28
Barcelona's defender Marc Bartra celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 20, 2015.
Marc Bartra plays down injury fears
Spain defender Marc Bartra insists that he did not pick up a potentially long-term injury in his team's 2-0 win over England on Friday.
Nov 14, 15:15
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Cesc Fabregas: 'England win proves Spain are recovering form'
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that the 2-0 win over England is a sure-fire sign that La Roja are improving.
Nov 14, 14:38
England's defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Spain's midfielder Cesc Fabregas during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Cesc Fabregas pleased with Spain performance
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas praises his side for their performance in Friday's international friendly against England, which ended in a 2-0 win for La Roja.
Nov 14, 14:34
Augsburg's Dominik Kohr battles with Thiago Alcantara of Bayern on September 12, 2015
Spain confirm Thiago knee injury
Spain reveal that Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago suffered knee ligament damage during Friday's international friendly against England.
Nov 14, 14:24
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Vicente del Bosque: 'Spain style will never change'
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque insists that his team will continue to play possession-based football for as long as he holds the position at the helm.
Nov 14, 13:18
Villareal's Mario Gaspar in action on September 14, 2011
Mario Gaspar: 'Win better than my goal'
Spain right-back Mario Gaspar plays down his wonder goal in Friday's international friendly against England, which La Roja won 2-0.
Nov 14, 13:05
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque praises Nolito, Mario Gaspar
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque pays tribute to the performances of both Nolito and Mario Gaspar, who impressed during La Roja's 2-0 win over England on Friday.
Nov 14, 12:51
Diego Costa of Chelsea and Geoff Cameron of Stoke City argue during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Wayne Rooney gushes over "fighter" Diego Costa ahead of Spain friendly
Wayne Rooney admits that he is a fan of Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa and warns England to be wary over his 'fighting' spirit in Alicante.
Nov 12, 23:54
Spain teammates David Silva and Diego Costa during a game with Chile on June 18, 2014
Vicente del Bosque confident Diego Costa can overcome struggles
Vicente del Bosque admits that Diego Costa must "smooth out his character", but has full confidence in the Spain and Chelsea striker reaching his previous heights.
Nov 12, 16:14
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