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Xabi Alonso believes “I’ve played for the best teams in England, Spain and Germany” as the ex-Real Madrid man prepares to end a glittering playing career.
Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez claims Johan Cruyff “is the most important figure in the history of the Spanish national team”.
Diego Costa believes he has finally adapted to Spain’s style of play after scoring in Friday’s 4-1 victory over Israel.
Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco claims “some people feel the need to invent things” in response to speculation linking him with Barcelona.
Julen Lopetegui believes Spain “were able to score many more” goals against Israel after Friday’s 4-1 win at El Molinon.
David Silva, Dani Carvajal, Isco and Vitolo all spoke of their delight after Spain’s 4-1 win against Israel in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Friday.
Spain maintained their unbeaten record in 2018 World Cup qualifying with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Group G rivals Israel in Gijon on Friday.
David Silva has given Spain an early lead against Israel in tonight's 2018 World Cup qualifier at El Molinon - it's LIVE on Football Espana!
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui names his early favourites for tonight’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Israel in Gijon, with Vitolo picked over Pedro Rodriguez.
Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui believes it is unfair and ‘would be a mistake’ to compare the current national squad to previous teams.
Andres Iniesta has described the Spanish national team as ‘being a family’ despite the squad comprising of stars of many rival club sides.
Ander Herrera has called on Manchester United and Spain international teammate David De Gea to remain at Old Trafford beyond this season.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has explained he feels more confident when representing the Spanish national side than he does at club level.
Thibaut Courtois reveals he “owes a lot to Spain” and that his family still reside in Madrid after his three-year spell with Atletico.
Sergio Ramos assures there is “no malice” with Gerard Pique, even if the Spain pair “like to throw pebbles at each other” with their rival clubs.
Asier Illarramend and Gerard Deulofeu have been included in the Spain squad for clashes with Israel and France, while Pedro Rodriguez has returned.
David Villa has paid tribute to his former Spanish international teammate Xabi Alonso, who has announced he will retire at the end of the season...
Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow as influential midfielder Santi Cazorla has been ruled out of the remainder of the campaign due to his ankle injury.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s ‘perfect’ performance in his side’s 5-1 thumping of Arsenal on Wednesday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it is “alarmed” by the lack of drug testing in Spanish football in the past year.
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso will retire at the end of the current season when his contract at the club expires, say reports.
Spanish striker Fernando Llorente could be about to be reunited with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea, according to reports.
Las Palmas hopes of signing Jese Rodriguez from PSG now hang in the balance after it has emerged Liverpool, Roma and AC Milan are also interested.
Cesc Fabregas is the latest European-based player to be linked with a big money move to the Chinese Super League, according to reports.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been advised to undergo surgery to help him recover from an achilles tendon injury picked up in October.
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