LA ROJA

Xavi Hernandez has rated the late Luis Aragones as the greatest influence on his career, over even former Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola.
Gerard Pique has defended his commitment to Spain after his attendance at a Catalan independence march last week.
Vicente del Bosque has travelled to Russia to take part in a FIFA-UEFA joint summit to analyse this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Rodrigo Moreno has revealed part of his motivation to join Valencia was to try and get back in the Spain set-up.
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says he will not get into a war of words with critics of his methods following the World Cup failure.
Kiko Casilla has admitted that his call-up to the Spain squad for the games with France and Macedonia was ‘unforgettable’.
Vicente del Bosque’s No 2, Toni Grande, says Barcelona’s Munir El Haddadi reminds him of Real Madrid legend Raul.
Spain midfielder David Silva has defended the style that has led the national team to so much success over the past few years.
Moroccan national Coach Zaki Badou has given his reaction to Munir Al Haddadi’s selection for the Spanish national team.
Spain striker Pedro, one of the goalscorers in Spain’s 5-1 win over Macedonia on Monday, says he is still not operating at 100 per cent.
Mohammed El Haddadi has said that his son Munir would have played for Morocco if they had called first.
Vicente Del Bosque believes Spain got a little bit of credibility back following the World Cup by beating Macedonia 5-1.
Paco Alcacer was very happy to make his first Spain start and score as La Roja thrashed Macedonia 5-1.
Spain recorded a comfortable win over Macedonia to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign off to a successful start.
Iker Casillas and Paco Alcacer have been named in the starting XI for Spain against Macedonia in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.
Iker Muniain has said seeing Munir El Haddadi called into the senior Spain side has brought home how much he wants another full cap.
Albert Celades, the Coach of the Spain Under-21 side, has declared himself delighted with the performances of his young players.
Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder Ander Iturraspe has shied away from comparisons with Xabi Alonso while praising the World Cup winner.
Macedonia Coach Bosko Gjurovski has said his side aren’t coming to Spain with the intention of sitting back and defending.
Cesc Fabregas believes Iker Casillas deserves to be Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper and says the Real Madrid man will know when to quit.
Paco Alcacer has spoken of his pride at being part of the Spain squad amid reports he will start against Macedonia.
Dani Carvajal has been ruled out of Spain’s match against Macedonia tonight and is a doubt for Real Madrid’s game against Atletico Madrid.
Vicente Del Bosque believes Spain retain the support of the fans despite their World Cup disappointment and wants to repay their backing.
Vicente Del Bosque has said there’s no doubt over Munir El Haddadi’s commitment to Spain as the Barcelona forward wants to play for La Roja.
Iker Casillas and Paco Alcacer will tonight start for Spain against Macedonia in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.
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