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Spain boss Luis Enrique has challenged his players to earn their place in the team and reiterated every position was up for grabs.
Spain boss Luis Enrique has explained Inigo Martinez’s absence from the national squad despite playing for Athletic Club Bilbao.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will not feature for Wales in tonight’s friendly match against Spain due to ‘muscular fatigue’.
Koke is adamant he would volunteer to take another penalty for Spain despite missing a vital spot-kick in this summer’s World Cup.
Paco Alcacer has said he decided to join Borussia Dortmund on loan from Barcelona to ‘enjoy’ playing football again.
Real Madrid are sweating over the fitness of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema after they pulled up during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Alaves.
Javier Tebas believes La Liga is ‘the best League in the world’ and superior to the Premier League when considering the ‘sports to economics’ ratio.
Spain’s all-time international appearance holder Iker Casillas remains hopeful on a return to Luis Enrique’s squad, according to reports.
Spain boss Luis Enrique insists the exclusion of players, such as Jordi Alba, is a ‘sporting decision’ and not a ‘personal one’.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad for their upcoming matches against Spain and the Republic of Ireland.
Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer and Wolves defender Jonny Castro are among those included in Luis Enrique’s Spain squad.
Ex-Real Madrid target Eden Hazard has confessed that he wanted to leave Chelsea last summer ‘because my dream is to play in Spain’.
Lyon midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop has chosen to represent at Spain at international level ahead of his birthplace Senegal.
Spain boss Luis Enrique insists there is no need to ditch their passing style of play and instead has spoken of the need to ‘evolve’.
Spain boss Luis Enrique believes the introduction of VAR technology ‘is the best thing that has happened to football’.
Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz is eyeing a place in the Spain national team after opening his account for the club.
Former Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho has been dismissed from his role as Coach of the Gabon national team, it has been confirmed.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola has ruled out the possibility of the nation launching a joint bid with Spain for a European Championships or World Cup.
Manchester City playmaker David Silva wants to end his playing career at hometown club Las Palmas, he has confirmed.
Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo has confirmed he wants to switch international allegiance from Spain to Croatia.
Saul Niguez has described scoring for Spain in his hometown of Elche against Croatia as ‘fulfilling a boyhood dream’.
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic admitted his side ‘gave up’ against Spain, who ‘are much more vertical and dangerous’ under Luis Enrique.
Marco Asensio praised Luis Enrique for taking the shackles off Spain after their 6-0 victory over Croatia. “It’s nice to play like this with these lads.”
Luis Enrique declared ‘Spain’s base is from Real Madrid’ after their 6-0 demolition of Croatia as ‘it’s difficult to stop us when we play like this’.
Spain put on a devastating display to thrash World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in the Nations League on Tuesday.
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