Spain Features

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Vicente del Bosque drops David de Gea hint

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | April, 7 2014

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that Manchester United’s David de Gea will go to this summer’s World Cup, while saying he will not make the decision public until he names his squad for the tournament after the club season ends...

De Gea hopeful of World Cup spot

Richard Jolly | April, 3 2014

David de Gea hopes Victor Valdes’ season-ending knee injury could allow him to earn a place in Spain’s World Cup squad. • Okwonga: Welbeck waits for his turn • De Gea happy with Bayern draw • Jolly: Moy...

Valdes out 7 months after ACL repair

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 31 2014

Barcelona have estimated Victor Valdes' recovery period at seven months after the Blaugrana goalkeeper successfully underwent a knee operation in Germany on Monday morning. • Ledwith: Magical Messi Valdes blow tarnishes win Valdes, 32, to...

Barcelona keeper Valdes tears ACL Video

ESPN staff | March, 26 2014

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has likely played his final game for the club and will miss the World Cup after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right leg during the 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Wednesday. • Tomas: Bitter...

World Cup: 10 questions

ESPN staff | March, 4 2014

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H Following the World Cup draw in December, a panel of ESPN FC writers asked -- and answered -- 10 big questions six months out from the tournament. Now, with 100 da...

Torres retains World Cup hope

ESPN staff | March, 20 2014

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has not given up hope of returning to the Spain squad in time for the World Cup. • World Cup Daily • Miller: World Cup controversies Torres, 30, was a notable omission from Vicente del Bos...

Arbeloa set to miss remainder of season

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 14 2014

Real Madrid full-back Alvaro Arbeloa has conceded he is likely to miss much of the rest of the club campaign with a complicated knee injury, although he is hoping he can still go to the World Cup with Spain. • Rigg: Madrid weigh up big ...

Del Bosque: Spain more than tiki-taka

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent | March, 12 2014

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said that his side have evolved from their tiki-taka style and have built a solid foundation going into the 2014 World Cup. Spain’s unique system of short passing has ensured that they have become the o...

Diego Costa 'needs time to settle'

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent, Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | March, 6 2014

Vicente del Bosque says that Diego Costa is quickly picking up Spain's way of playing after the Brazil-born attacker made a quietly impressive debut for his adopted country in Wednesday's 1-0 friendly win over Italy in Madrid. • Horncastle:&...

Spain stars hail 'guardian angel' Puyol

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 5 2014

Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara have all spoken of their respect and admiration for Carles Puyol, who has decided to leave Barcelona at the end of the current season. Puyol has suffered a number of injury issues o...

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