Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to miss Spain’s two international games, one of which in a Euro 2016 qualifier, with the Brazilian-born front man having picked up a hamstring injury, reports BBC Sport.
The 26-year-old picked up the injury during Chelsea’s 3-2 win against Hull City. He will return to the club to receive treatment. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about Costa’s hamstring problems ever since he joined from...More
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has taken a new swipe at Chelsea after Cesc Fabregas pulled out of the Spanish squad, reports the Daily Star, joining Diego Costa in being unavailable for their country.
A second war of words with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be on the horizon following comments over the state of Cesc Fabregas’ fitness.
Del Bosque and Mourinho had a public spat only a few weeks ago over his use of Costa during th...More
Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque criticised his team for not being effective enough as they slumped to a shock defeat against Slovakia, reports BBC Sport.
The reigning European champions lost 2-1 in Žilina having appeared to have rescued themselves a point after trailing for much of the game.
Iker Casillas, retaining his place despite a series of high profile errors during the World Cup in Brazil this summer, was once again at f...More
Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez has retired from international duty, BBC Sport reports.
The Barcelona man made the announcement at a press conference and spoke of the enjoyment he has had as a member of the most successful Spanish squad in history, and thanked his international colleagues.
“I'm grateful for all those years. It has been a fantastic time," said the 34-year-old Catalan. “I want to thank everyone involved in that tea...More
Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque feels he has a stable team ahead of Spain’s defence of the World Cup, according to Sky Sports. The Spaniards face the Netherlands in their opening game of the tournament – a repeat of the final they won four years ago.
The current squad selected by Del Bosque contains 16 of the 24 players who were victorious in extra time back in South Africa in 2010, where they beat the Netherlands 1-0 after extra ti...More
Former Spain midfielder Marcos Senna has tipped Chelsea bound Diego Costa to be player of the tournament in Brazil, The Daily Star reports.
Senna, who was a member of the Spain squad that won Euro 2008, believes that Costa won’t be overwhelmed by the pressure and can continue his outstanding club form which saw him score 36 goals in 52 games this season.
"He is a star, and I have been telling him that he will do as well for Spain as...More
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