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World Cup Winning Coach: Bolt Would Be A “Useful” Full-Back

World Cup-winning coach, Vicente del Bosque has some advice for sprint king Usain Bolt’s new Australian club, play him in defence. The Jamaican superstar has been handed the chance to train with the Central Coast Mariners for an indefinite period in a bid to prove he has what it takes to earn a professional playing contract. The eight-time Olympic champion …

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Confirmed: Spain Appoint New National Team Manager

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Julen Lopetegui, manager of FC Porto looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and FC Porto at The Hawthorns on August 9, 2014 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Spain have today confirmed that they have found a successor to Vincente Del Bosque. The Royal Spanish Football Federation have selected former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui as the man to lead the Spanish national side into the next World Cup in 2018 and beyond. Lopetegui has a distinguished background in the national setup, having managed the under-19 and under-21 sides …

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Confirmed: Vicente Del Bosque Resigns As Spain Manager

Vicente Del Bosque coach of Spain (Photo by Nolwenn Le Gouic/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Following his side’s Euro 2016 elimination earlier this week, Vicente del Bosque has resigned as manager of Spain’s national team. The news was confirmed via Spanish publication AS on Thursday afternoon, though the report does state that the Spanish FA will not be making any comment until they have found a replacement. Although they went out to a battling Italy …

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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte ‘Desperate’ To Land Spain Euro 2016 Hero

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 17: Alvaro Morata of Spain looks on during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 17, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Juventus striker Álvaro Morata announced his arrival at Euro 2016 with a brilliant display against Turkey on Friday, and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to see heroics like that at Stamford Bridge next season. Spain secured qualification for the knockout stages with a convincing 3-0 win in Nice, with Morata grabbing a goal either side of half time.   Having …

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Defending Champions Spain Are Still The Team To Beat In France

As the Euros draw ever closer, people are making lots of predictions about who is going to win the tournament outright. Host nation France and World Champions Germany, with their richly-talented squads, are being tipped by many. Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain seem to be coming into the Championships slightly under the radar and that is not a bad thing at all. The World …

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No Place For Diego Costa Or Juan Mata In Strong Spain Euro 2016 Squad

UDINE, ITALY - MARCH 24: Team of Spain line up during the international friendly match between Italy and Spain at Stadio Friuli on March 24, 2016 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has this morning named a provisional 25-man squad for the upcoming European Championships, and has sprung a number of surprises in his roster. The omission of Manchester United star Juan Mata is the biggest surprise, while Del Bosque has not been able to find a place for Chelsea’s Diego Costa or Atlético Madrid’s in-form striker …

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Chelsea Striker Left Out Of Spain Squad For March Friendlies

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Diego Costa looks on during the Spain training session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B match between Spain and the Netherlands held at the Arena Fonte Nova on June 12, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque will be without Chelsea striker Diego Costa for the side’s upcoming friendlies against Italy and Romania. The 27-year-old Brazilian-born forward has scored just once in ten appearances for La Roja – generally struggling for form in a team that plays a different style to that which he is used to. The official line from both …

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Is Holding The Club Back

So the inevitable has come to fruition, Rafa Benitez, a manager that should never have been appointed at the Bernabeu, has been sacked. Many predicted he would struggle to last the season, he’s only barely lasted half. The replacement? One of the greatest players ever to grace the game in Zinedine Zidane, but ‘player’ is the key word as Zidane …

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New-Look Spain Looking To Finally Put World Cup Nightmare Behind Them

Sixteen months ago in Salvador, Spain endured the worst 90 minutes of its recent football history. They arrived at the World Cup with all of the confidence and swagger one would expect from a squad expecting to retain their trophy, and to become the first nation since their temporary Brazilian hosts in 1962 to win back-to-back tournaments. That confidence lasted …

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Van Gaal Primed To Recall Manchester United Goalkeeper

Manchester United

The historic rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is set for its next instalment this weekend with Brendan Rodgers’ side making the journey to Old Trafford.  The Manchester Evening News today report that Louis van Gaal is ‘understood to be ready to reinstate’ his number one from last season. Whether or not David de Gea has a part to play in the Liverpool game, however, …

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Chelsea Striker Costa omitted from Spain squad

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s squad for their forthcoming fixtures with Belarus and Germany. The striker’s fitness has been one of the talking points of the season – the problematic hamstrings he had at Atletico Madrid still hampering him – and last month club boss Jose Mourinho said he thought his troubles were coming because of …

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Chelsea Boss Blames Del Bosque For Costa Injury Woes

Jose Mourinho thinks Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is the man to blame for Diego Costa’s recent injury troubles. Costa began the season in prolific fashion, scoring nine goals in seven matches, but he has missed Chelsea’s last three fixtures because of a persistent hamstring injury. The former Atletico Madrid man had also been suffering from a cold in the …

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Five Reasons Spain Imploded In Brazil

The humbling manner of the defeats that eliminated pain from this year’s World Cup have sent shockwaves around the football world. Los Rojas were outplayed and outclassed in their 5-1 and 2-0 defeats to the Netherlands and Chile. What really seemed to put a full stop to Spain’s era of utter dominance was the manner in which Chile and their …

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