News Spain 

Spain international Munir El Haddadi wants Morocco switch

Alaves striker Munir El Haddadi is hopeful that FIFA will allow him to switch from Spain to Morocco. The former Barcelona forward has made the decision to make a formal request to football’s governing, given that his father’s country of birth have qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Born in Madrid and having played for Spain at various youth levels, the 22-year-old made one appearance for the senior side in a September 2014 Euro 2016 qualifier. The youngster has not been called up since, having left Barcelona for…

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Match Centre Spain 

Russia 3-3 Spain: Hosts impress with comeback

Russia produced a memorable comeback as they drew 3-3 with Spain on Tuesday evening. Spain boss Julen Lopetegui gave former Liverpool man Suso his international debut after a string of good performances this season for Milan; whilst David de Gea returned in goal and Nacho Fernandez replaced Alvaro Odriozola at right back. Rodrigo and Marco Asensio provided the fire power up top for the visitors with the latter providing an excellent assist for Jordi Alba, who netted his second goal in as many games. Moments later and it would be…

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News Spain 

Betis duo dreaming of World Cup chances

Real Betis duo Sergio Leon and Javi Garcia are hoping their form can gain them a place in the Spain World Cup squad next summer. Garcia made his return to Spanish football this summer, joining Betis from Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg but the midfielder is hoping to return to the country with the Spain side for next summer’s World Cup. His form has been one of the main reasons behind Betis’ good form and impressive results, which include a 1-0 win over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu last month….

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News Spain 

Spain U21 Squad Announced

Albert Celades announced his Spain U21 squad on Friday morning for the upcoming UEFA Under 21 European Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Slovakia on the 9th and 14th of November. Three players; Ivan Villar, Igor Zubeldia and Inigo Cordoba have received their first call up to the squad with many other players being called up after only a handful of caps. The La Rojita squad is much changed from the side that lost the European Championships final to Germany in June with the likes of Gerard Deulofeu and Marco Asensio no…

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News Spain 

Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno returns to Spain squad

Spain have recalled Alberto Moreno to their squad for the upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Russia this month. Having qualified for the World Cup next summer in Russia, Julen Lopetegui’s side will now prepare with friendlies and the head coach has handed recalls to Moreno, Vitolo, Luis Alberto and Suso. Liverpool defender Moreno has already won three caps for his county but it’s the first time since being an Anfield player that he joins up with the Spanish setup. Alberto, who used to play for Liverpool, before moving to…

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La Liga News 

Abel Ruiz waiting on Barca deal; determined to make first team

Barcelona youngster Abel Ruiz has revealed his ambition to make the first team at the Camp Nou; whilst reports also claim he is waiting a new and improved contract. The 19-year-old’s current deal expires in June 2019, but talk has commenced over a potential new deal with the Catalan side. Ruiz’s agent, Sergio Barila has received several offers from rival clubs who have been paying close attention to his exploits with Barca’s youth sides and for his country at youth level. The young striker has made 16 appearances for the…

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Spain 

Spain U17’s World Cup so far

Having appeared in the final of the competition on three separate occasions, Spain are yet to win at this level. 1991, 2003, 2007 were the years that saw Spain’s U17 squad finish as runners-up in the final of the U17 World Cup. There is a hope this year that they will be able to overcome this hurdle as the same squad won the UEFA European U-17 Championships this summer. Considering the players are still such a young age, there is not only a concentration on football in India. As revealed…

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News Spain 

Spain miss out on top seeding for World Cup

Having already qualified for the 2018 Russian World Cup, Spain were really keeping an eye on other results over the past week in the hope they would sneak their way into the top eight rankings. When the draw for the groups takes place in The Kremlin, Moscow on December 1st, La Roja will not be seeded as a top eight team. The 8 teams who will fill those spots are as follows: host nation Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Argentina and France. Spain and Lopetegui were hoping that Switzerland…

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News Spain 

Spain in Israel, Isco and Knifes?!

In what may appear as a straight forward victory in their final 2018 World Cup Qualifying game, Spain went through near chaos during their time in Jerusalem. After arriving in the ancient city on Saturday and not leaving the hotel all day, Julen Lopetegui decided that it would be a great opportunity for his players to enjoy the local sights in the evening. Upon visiting the Western Wall (a 2000 year old wall recognised as the holiest place for Jews to pray), crowds of people saw the players and wanted to…

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Thiago to miss final WC Qualifier against Isreal

Julen Lopetegui will be without Thiago Alcantara for Spain’s final World Cup Qualifier with Israel on Monday evening through injury. The Bayern Munich midfielder picked up an ankle injury in training and has therefore returned to Munich to discover the full extent of the problem, the Spanish Football Federation has confirmed. Spanish daily Marca report that doctors from the national side have passed on their findings to the German club. Spain, who are already qualified for the World Cup next summer in Russia after beating Albania on Friday evening –…

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