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Isco: ‘Life’ with Spain, but not with Real Madrid

Spain’s hat-trick man Isco has discussed the difference between playing for Spain and Real Madrid this season, saying he ‘feels alive’ for the former. The former Malaga man has struggled to hold down a place in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, despite many arguments that he has been their most impressive player. Just one full 90 minute game in his last ten for Los Blancos has seen him assist on just one occasion – a stark contrast to his international form, where he has combined with the likes of Andres…

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News Spain 

Marcos Alonso “Going to the World Cup would be a dream”

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso was interviewed by Spanish newspaper Marca in which he discussed everything from making it to the Spain squad to his time at Chelsea and his future plans. When asked how he left about being called-up so last minute, he prefers to think about the now: “It’s an honour to represent my country and going to the World Cup would be a dream scenario” but he understands how difficult it is to break into the squad “Spain has some really good players, the important thing is that…

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David Silva given permission to leave Spain camp ahead of Argentina clash

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui has allowed David Silva to leave the squad early due to personal reasons meaning the midfielder will miss the friendly against Argentina. The 32-year-old has spent time away from his domestic club Manchester City following the premature birth of his son earlier this month. Spain announced his departure via their Twitter on Saturday meaning he will not feature against Argentina at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. OFICIAL | El jugador David Silva (@21LVA) ha sido liberado de la concentración por razones personales pic.twitter.com/RjqWbj5Cq5 — Selección…

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Julen Lopetegui praises Spain after draw with World Cup holders Germany

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui was pleased with his side’s performance in Dusseldorf, after taking the defending World Cup champions Germany the distance in their 1-1 draw on Friday night. Rodrigo opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute before Thomas Muller levelled the scoreline 30 minutes later with a goal to remember. Lopetegui has received praise in recent times for his team selections as he has veered towards players with smaller reputations who have been impressing for their domestic clubs. Lopetegui’s unbeaten streak continues Friday’s draw will only increase the plaudits…

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Jordi Alba dreams of trophy-laden year with Barcelona and Spain

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba has set his sights on a successful year, following Spain’s 1-1 draw against reigning World Cup champions Germany at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf. La Roja started the brighter opening the scoring in the sixth minute through Rodrigo before Thomas Muller’s wonder-goal spared the hosts of any blushes. Despite the draw, head coach Julen Lopetegui will be pleased with his squad’s performance as it puts them in good stead. Alba’s trophy-laden plans Post-match, full-back Alba expressed his desires and feels the possibilities he has are endless. “It would…

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Global News Spain 

Munir suffers blow as FIFA reject Morocco switch

Munir El Haddadi will not feature for Morocco at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, after FIFA denied the Alavés forward’s permission to change his international allegiance from Spain. Born and raised in Spain, the La Liga star requested the move on the grounds that his father was born in the North African country, but the appeal was turned down because of the striker’s previous involvement in a competitive qualifying match for the Iberian nation against Macedonia in 2014. FIFA regulations state that players who have already represented one country…

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Julen Lopetegui expects a hard game against a “demanding” Germany

Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui has praised his team’s rivals and their manager this evening during a pre-match press conference. Speaking from Dusseldorf, Lopetegui has said that Germany, who are Spain’s rivals this evening (19:45 BST/GMT BT Sport 3), have grown from strength to strength. “They won the Confederations cup with nine or ten U-21 players and at the same time the U-21 team won the Euros. This speaks volumes of how well they are doing things, ” he said. When asked if La Roja is favourite to win…

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WC Russia 2018: Who will make the Spain squad? – Friendly enemies to partner up in defence

Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos will partner up for Spain this summer in Russia as the Barcelona and Real Madrid men look to win the World Cup. Following on from our first and second feature on who will make the Spain squad; we now take a look at the centre-back options for Julen Lopetegui. The two defender’s have been at a war of words over the past few years, having been at logger heads in La Liga for their respective clubs. Whilst, Spanish press love to cast doubt over their…

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Toni Kroos credits Spain’s Real Madrid backbone

Toni Kroos has complemented his Real Madrid teammates, saying Spain will benefit from a nucleus of Los Blancos players. Kroos’ Germany faces La Roja in Dusseldorf on Friday night with six Real Madrid players in contention to play. Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Isco, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez could all feature against Germany. While Madrid is lagging fifteen points behind Barcelona in La Liga, they are the current title holders. Zinedine Zidane’s side has also won the previous two Champions League making them a force in Europe. “If you…

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Northern Ireland U21 3-5 Spain U21: Mayoral treble wins it for Celades’ men

Borja Mayoral scored a hat-trick as Albert Celades’s Spanish U21 side beat Northern Ireland on Thursday evening. Only the winners of the nine groups, plus hosts Italy, will qualify automatically for the 2019 European Under-21 Championship finals, and Spain have taken another step in the right direction. The opening exchanges of Thursday’s game were quite even, but Spain took the lead after 14 minutes when Mikel Oyarzabal found the back of the net with a low effort. Northern Ireland did level thanks to a penalty following a foul by Mikel…

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