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Del Bosque highlights Arbeloa display

March 28, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said he made a point of singling right-back Alvaro Arbeloa out for praise after Tuesday's 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory in France because the Real Madrid man had been a focus of criticism before the game.

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Despite being reigning world and European champions, Spain went into the game in Paris having been heavily criticised for their 1-1 draw at home to Finland the Friday before.

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