Michael Laudrup believes Swansea forward Michu can cement his place in the Spain set-up and travel with the holders to the 2014 World Cup, Sky Sports has reported.
Michu made his debut for La Roja in last week’s World Cup qualifier against Belarus, having been added to the squad by Vicente Del Bosque when David Villa dropped out through injury. Michu started the match and played just under an hour of the 2-1 win, before being replace...More
Fernando Torres has responded to continued criticism of his form since joining Chelsea for £50m in 2011, saying ‘people will only remember my first year’, reports the Daily Star.
Despite scoring 22 goals in all competitions last season, Torres’ performances were still widely scrutinised as he was said to be lacking the quality that he showed in his three-and-a-half years at Liverpool. In the second half of last season, Demba Ba, sign...More
Reigning World and two times European champions Spain head to Paris facing the remarkable prospect that defeat to France could put their place in Brazil 2014 in jeopardy. The thought of Vicente Del Bosque’s men not being in South America in a year’s time to defend their title is unthinkable but after only taking eight points from their four games played so far, La Furia Roja head to the Stade de France knowing that defeat must be avoide...More
The heavyweight clash of Group I sees World and European champions Spain welcome France to the Vicente Calderon. French boss Didier Deschamps faces his toughest task as national boss, as the Spanish side are on a 24-match winning run in international tournament qualifiers.
Vicente del Bosque’s side cruised to a 4-0 away victory against Belarus on Friday night and Barcelona winger Pedro struck an impressive hat-trick, which will surel...More
Spain have grown accustomed to winning major tournaments with many other nations looking on with eny at the superb talent they have to choose from. The 2010 World Cup held in South Africa, the European Under-21 Championships in 2011, and the recently completed Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine have all been won by a dominant Spain team. It would have taken a brave man to bet against them in the London 2012 Olympics, with the likes of Juan...More
With many predicting a gold medal for the South American contingent at this year’s Olympic football tournament, they may want to take a second look at a Spanish side who already have several full internationals and a squad which many countries would be extremely envious of. With players such as Chelsea’s Juan Mata, who flourished in his first season in the Premier League last season, and rising stars of La Liga in Jordi Alba, Ike...More
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