LA ROJA

Filipe Luis believes he would have had an easier time getting into the Spain side as Brazil has greater competition for places.
Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque has spoken highly of Valencia trio Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Juan Bernat.
World and European champions Spain have remained top of the latest FIFA rankings.
Juventus and Spain striker Fernando Llorente has said it’s getting harder to win a place in Vicente del Bosque’s World Cup squad.
Xavi Hernandez has said some of his Spain teammates are being overly critical of Sergio Busquets for the incident with Pepe in El Clasico.
Iker Casillas has thanked Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque for his guidance and revealed his thoughts on Del Bosque’s Real Madrid departure.
Vicente Del Bosque has said Spain’s hopes of retaining the World Cup rely on the squad bonding in Brazil.
Brazil Coach Felipe Scolari has said he isn’t concerned with Diego Costa’s injury as the Atletico Madrid forward isn’t his problem now.
Howard Webb has said refereeing Spain’s World Cup win over the Netherlands in 2010 was the highlight of his career.
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Thiago Alcantara will be out for between six to eight weeks.
Thiago Alcantara has suffered a ‘suspected partial ligament tear’ in his knee, with the Bayern Munich man set to miss their clash against Manchester United.
Xavi has admitted that Pep Guardiola and Luis Aragones have been the two best Coaches in his career.
Andres Iniesta has revealed that he went through ‘a small depression’ before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Vicente Del Bosque has not yet decided who he will name in Spain’s World Cup squad in place of Victor Valdes.
UEFA are to introduce a new international competition, dubbed the Nations League, from 2018-19.
The mayor of Porto Alegre has admitted that his city may have to pull out of hosting matches at this summer’s World Cup.
Sergio Ramos has admitted that he would rather win La Decima with Real Madrid than another World Cup.
Alvaro Arbeloa’s knee injury will keep him out of action for twice as long as first thought and may threaten his involvement at the World Cup.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke hopes to keep making history with the club and says he could stay for the rest of his career.
World and European champions Spain have retained their place at the top of the FIFA rankings.
Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he was unsighted for the goal scored by Pedro in Spain’s 1-0 win over Italy.
David Silva has said the next few months will be crucial in deciding who goes to the World Cup with Spain.
Cesar Azpilicueta has described his delight at returning to the Spain fold in the 1-0 win over Italy on Wednesday.
Javi Martinez believes Spain’s game against and win over Italy is a crucial step in La Roja’s World Cup preparations.
Pedro has said his winning goal for Spain against Italy was lucky in the way the ball fell for him.
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