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Del Bosque proves doubters wrong
Accusations of tactical naivety are way off the mark as Vicente Del Bosque enters the record books, says Iain McMullen
Aragones to Del Bosque: Spain’s evolution
Spain’s third consecutive international title hasn’t come without its tweaks to the side, as Ally Macleod reveals
Del Bosque yet to sway sceptics
Vicente del Bosque is on the verge of achieving history with Spain, yet it could be to a tide of criticism, as Garreth Nunn writes
Rayo’s style and substance
Rayo may have lost substance in Jose Ramon Sandoval’s departure, but David Cartlidge believes they have replaced him with style in Paco Jemez
Preparing the next Puyol
As Carles Puyol’s career at Barcelona enters its twilight, Olly Dawes considers the Catalan club’s next move.
Questions remain for Spain
An impotent and defensive performance from France left the Spanish little room to answer their critics, suggests Iain McMullen.
Farewell Miki Roque
Real Betis are mourning the death of defender Miquel ´Miki` Roque who passed away on Sunday following a fight against cancer. Dave Redshaw reports
Alonso and the pursuit of control
Xabi Alonso’s goals against France provide justification for Vicente del Bosque’s faith in a midfield double pivot, writes Kieran Canning.
The importance of being Iniesta
Andres Iniesta is once again proving to be the difference for Spain when it counts. Mina Rzouki reflects on his mastery of the magic
La Liga’s gaga dispute with radio
Spanish radio stations were prohibited from broadcasting live from stadiums last season, and the dispute shows no sign of ending. Garreth Nunn explains
Raiding the bargain bin
Valencia are leading the way in an increasing trend for La Liga clubs recruiting stars from La Segunda. David Cartlidge writes
Ghosts of tournaments past
Spain go into their quarter-final clash against France as favourites, a tag they had the last time these two met, as Ben Hayward remembers.
Back in the big time
Real Valladolid return to the Spanish top flight and have Iain McMullen believing they’re capable of springing a few surprises.
Spain’s Euro pains
As Spain confirm a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, Dave Redshaw asks why the task was harder than expected
Pochettino loyal to losing battle
Mauricio Pochettino remained loyal to Espanyol this week but Kieran Canning asks if can he realistically take them to the next level.
Vilanova looks to Alba
Barcelona’s search for a new left-back sees them considering former youth player Jordi Alba, which Ally Macleod believes, is a sensible move
For club and for country
Two of Real Madrid’s finest are struggling to replicate last season’s form for their country at Euro 2012. Olly Dawes investigates.
Messi’s star shining ever brighter
As Lionel Messi finishes a record-breaking term for Barcelona, Garreth Nunn argues that lingering doubts should now be ended
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