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Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest International Games 11 hours ago

Spain's international team ruled the world for a period under Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque, but the 2010 World Cup winners didn't have such an enjoyable time of things in 2014, crashing out in the group stages in Brazil after just one win from three games. The regeneration of the team has begun since then, accelerated after another poor showing at Euro 2016, Now under the rule of coach Julen Lopetegui, Spain are once again looking capable of challenging the best sides for major honours come the 2018 finals in Russia.

LIVE: France vs Spain 28 Mar 2017 at 2:41pm

France's attacks are certainly much quicker than the visitors', forcing the ball forward at great speed. However, they have not quite clicked in attack so far and Jallet's pass lets them down on this occasion.

Which legendary international team was cooler: France 1998-2000 or Spain 2008... 28 Mar 2017 at 4:40am

Arsene Wenger says that he thinks France will dominate world football over the next few years, which is all well and good. The Arsenal boss - yep, he's still there, we've checked - can see a golden future for his country of origin, one which could perhaps even eclipse their record which began at the tail end of the last century, when they won the World Cup on home soil and then followed that up with success at Euro 2000.

'I'm in the middle of my career' - Retirement far from Ramos' thoughts 27 Mar 2017 at 4:43pm

Spain will have to make do without Gerard Pique after the 2018 World Cup, but they can take solace in the Real Madrid man keeping himself available Sergio Ramos has no plans to follow Spain team-mate Gerard Pique into international retirement after the 2018 World Cup and is adamant that he still has "many years left" at the top. The Real Madrid star turns 31 on Thursday but is showing no sign of slowing down as he continues to be a vital cog at both club and international level.

Spain stars arrive in Paris ahead of friendly with France 27 Mar 2017 at 2:17pm

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Thiago is Spain's heir to Xavi but a painful reminder for Barca 27 Mar 2017 at 9:12am

Barcelona and Spain have been searching for a player to hold their teams together like glue, orchestrating the midfield as Xavi Hernandez used to do for club and country. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara seems the natural heir to Xavi, who left Barcelona in 2015 having retired from Spanish international the previous year.

Will England learn from Guardiola like World Cup winners Spain and Germany did? 26 Mar 2017 at 4:00am

Pep was the coach of the league champions in the countries that won the last two World Cups and left a lasting legacy on the football in both There was some debate on social media in the wake the Lukas Podolski goal which sunk England on Wednesday night. A Pep Guardiola fan account on Twitter - @GuardiolaTweets posted the goal as well as the 45 seconds of Germany possession leading up to it with the caption: "German football Culture post Guardiola #ThePepEffect #BuildUp".

Jermain Defoe to start for England against Lithuania 25 Mar 2017 at 5:10pm

The Sunderland striker has not played for England since November 2013 but is expected to start Sunday evening's World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Defoe's 14 goals for Sunderland this season have persuaded Gareth Southgate to hand him an international recall after a four-year absence.

Iker Casillas out of Spain squad, Deulofeu and Illarramendi in 25 Mar 2017 at 8:45am

Chelsea winger Pedro has been named in the Spain squad for the first time since Euro 2016, with clubmate Diego Costa also recalled. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Pedro on Friday for the country's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Israel and friendly at France.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco rubbishes Barcelona transfer rumours 25 Mar 2017 at 4:21am

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou amid a lack of regular starts and the lack of fresh terms at Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid midfielder Isco has suggested that speculation linking him with Barcelona has been sparked to fill time during the international break. The talented playmaker has been linked with several clubs over recent months, with his days at Santiago Bernabeu considered to be numbered.

Spain 4 Israel 1: Silva, Vitolo, Costa and Isco secure straightforward win fo... 24 Mar 2017 at 3:50pm

Goals from David Silva, Vitolo, Diego Costa and Isco helped Spain record a comfortable 4-1 win over Israel in World Cup qualifying. Spain had little difficulty maintaining their unbeaten start to World Cup qualifying in Group G as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Israel in Gijon thanks to goals from David Silva, Vitolo, Diego Costa and Isco.

LIVE: Italy vs Albania 24 Mar 2017 at 1:47pm

Gian Piero Ventura has decided to make five change to the Italy side that started the draw against Germany in their last outing, with Andrea Barzagli, Mattia De Sciglio, Antonio Candreva, Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne coming into the starting line-up to replace Daniele Rugani, Alessio Romagnoli, Marco Parolo, Matteo Darmian and Eder, respectively. There's just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening Tonight's game marks the 1000th appearance for Gianluigi Buffon and is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement for a remarkable goalkeeper.

Another star to have slipped Wenger's net at Arsenal - Alonso reveals ... 24 Mar 2017 at 9:30am

The World Cup winner says the north Londoners refused to match his asking price, leading him to eventually complete a switch to Real Madrid Xabi Alonso can be added to the list of names Arsene Wenger came close to signing at Arsenal, but ultimately missed out on. The Gunners boss has often spoken down the years of how he was in the market for a number of top talents, only to see them head elsewhere or for interest to be shelved.

Star Sixes: Gerrard's England v Spain 24 Mar 2017 at 7:12am

Steven Gerrard will captain the England side in the Star Sixes - a six-a-side competition for former international players in London this July England have been drawn against Spain in the inaugural Star Sixes tournament - live on Sky Sports - in London this July. Steven Gerrard will lead England in the six-a-side competition for former international players, and they will face Spain, Mexico and Scotland in the group stages.

Fernando Morientes: Passion makes La Liga the best league in the world 23 Mar 2017 at 1:49pm

Morientes was in Singapore for the launch of La Liga's office and our correspondent Aditya Bajaj sat down for an exclusive... With three Champions League titles to his name, Fernando Morientes is no stranger to success and despite playing in the famed Galacticos era, he carved a niche for himself at Real Madrid where he truly flourished as one of the best strikers of his generation. In his one season with Monaco on loan from Madrid in 2003-04, Morientes inflicted much damage to his parent club scoring against them in both legs in the quarter-finals of the Champions League before finishing as runners-up to Porto.

Barca still open for new signings despite Juve swoop (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has not ruled out another dip into the transfer market after securing Juventus duo Gianluca Zambrotta and Lilian Thuram.

Real Madrid confirms interest in Cannavaro (Thu Jul 13th, 2006)
Real Madrid believes it is close to capturing Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro from Juventus.

Real president wants Beckham to stay 'forever' (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Real Madrid want England midfielder David Beckham to stay at the club 'forever', newly-elected president Ramon Calderon said on Wednesday.

Liverpool's Morientes completes move to Valencia (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Spanish striker Fernando Morientes completed his move from Liverpool to Valencia on Wednesday after passing a medical with the Primera Liga club.

Michel to coach Real Madrid's reserve team (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Real Madrid have appointed former player Michel as coach of the club's reserve team Castilla who play in the Spanish second division.

Atletico Madrid complete signing of Spain's Pernia (Sat Jul 1st, 2006)
Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Spain defender Mariano Pernia on a four-year contract, the Primera Liga club said on Thursday.

Aragones to continue as Spain coach to Euro 2008 (Sat Jul 1st, 2006)
Luis Aragones will continue as Spain coach until Euro 2008. "The (Spanish Football) Federation were pleased with my work and this motivated me to extend my contract," Aragones told a news conference on Friday.

Raul once more the king of Spain (Tue Jun 20th, 2006)
Spanish football icon Raul shook off a dose of the substitutes' blues to help relaunch Spain's World Cup campaign in a pulsating 3-1 win over Tunisia in Group H on Monday.

Siesta turns to fiesta as Spain start to believe (Thu Jun 15th, 2006)
Spain's impressive 4-0 demolition of Ukraine in their opening game of the World Cup finals on Wednesday has set expectations soaring back home.

Put faith in me or we could sink, says new Real coach (Sun Dec 11th, 2005)
New Real Madrid coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro has told his star-studded squad they must put their trust in him as he takes the helm for the first time in La Liga since succeeding sacked Wanderley Lucemburgo in Malaga on Sunday.

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