LA ROJA

Real Madrid’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro has revealed that Spain boss Julen Lopetegui once tried to talk him into representing La Roja.
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui is backing Gerard Deulofeu “to have many more nights like this” after the forward’s match-winning France cameo on Tuesday.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas claims the League “has been requesting video assistant referees”, but the Spanish Football Federation “won’t let it be used”.
Spain hero Gerard Deulofeu admits he took his chance against France for 2-0 “just in case” as “I thought it had been ruled out at first”.
Video assistant referees and Gerard Deulofeu’s introduction combined to give Spain a 2-0 win against France in Tuesday’s glamour friendly.
Video assistant referees are used in a Spain game for the first time tonight, in their glamour friendly against France - it's LIVE on Football Espana!
Julen Lopetegui rotates his midfield and attack for Spain's friendly against France, who start with Samuel Umtiti, Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann.
Dani Carvajal claims “it’s much easier” to play for Spain than Real Madrid as “David Silva gives me more freedom down the right”.
Thiago Alcantara admits Spain “have more confidence” with Julen Lopetegui as the midfielder is enjoying working with his former Under-21 boss.
Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa is wary of “phenomenon” Kylian Mbappe and believes “world-class” Karim Benzema should be in the France team.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has praised Spain boss Julen Lopetegui for his “face-to-face approach”, in a possible dig at Luis Enrique.
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.
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