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Reaction to Spain’s World Cup Squad

Julen Lopetegui has announced his final 23 man squad for the 2018 Russian World Cup today. A few surprises were bound to be in store for some players and there certainly are a few. Overall however there should be little argument with the starting line up and the players to be called on will certainly make Spain one of the early tournament favourites. The one player who will take the greatest disappointment in not being in the 23 is Marc Bartra. The centre back has revolutionised Real Betis since his…

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Spain’s expected preliminary World Cup squad

With the first game of the Russia 2018 World Cup less than one month away at this point, it is time to have a look at Spain’s potential squad. National team manager Julen Lopetegui is expected to send his preliminary 35 man list to FIFA next Monday (21st May). Here we will take a look at what players are guaranteed to make this list, who are maybes and those on the fringes also. Of course this list will also be cut down to 23 before the start of the World…

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Spain to announce World Cup squad on May 18

Spain’s World Cup squad will be announced by coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday 18 May, it has been confirmed. The squad unveiling will be made in the Distrito Telefonica building in the Las Tablas area of Madrid, leaving fans of the national side to question who will be included. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, Valencia’s Rodrigo, Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will all be crossing their fingers for a place in the squad. Morata, who was widely tipped to gain a spot in Russia has failed…

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Alvaro Morata’s chances of World Cup selection looking unlikely

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata’s chances of being selected for this summer’s world cup look highly unlikely as he is playing as a backup striker for recent January signing Olivier Giroud. The Spanish striker’s big move from Real Madrid last summer seemed to be the perfect move for his career. The striker has failed to cement a starting position in previous seasons at Madrid and Juventus. At Madrid he was always second choice behind French striker Karim Benzema in the years he featured for the club. Chelsea splashed out £60 million…

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Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta hoping to be included in Spain’s 23-man squad

Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are both hoping their fine performances this season for Chelsea have earned them selection for the Spanish National side. The pair have been ever present in Antonio Conte’s side this campaign which has seen Chelsea challenging for a top four finish and a place in the FA cup final against Manchester United. Both have struggled to secure places for their national side as Spain’s defensive line consists players from Spain’s top two sides, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Since Azpilicueta signed for Chelsea in 2012, following…

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La Liga News 

Athletic Bilbao want Manchester United’s Ander Herrera back

Athletic Bilbao are hopeful of prizing away Manchester United’s Ander Herrera in an attempt to lure him back to the club, according to El Correo. The 28-year-old midfielder left the Basque side in the summer of 2014 for £28 million and is entering the final year of his contract. The La Liga outfit hope to wrap up negotiations with the player and the club by approaching their former star with an ‘appealing’ offer. Bilbao return for Herrera During three seasons with Bilbao, Herrera was six games short of 100 La Liga…

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Torres favours MLS or China move, says former agent

According to Fernando Torres’ former agent, the Spaniard’s next career move will likely take him to the MLS or Chinese Super League. Torres announced, on Monday, that his second stint at boyhood club Atletico Madrid would end this Summer, having reluctantly accepted he’d need to move to play regularly. Since returning to Atletico in 2015, after a short spell at Milan, the 34-year-old striker has made 100 appearances, scoring 24 goals. Despite not reaching the heights of his time in Madrid at the beginning of his career, Torres has remained…

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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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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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