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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...

Puyol to leave Barca at end of season

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 4 2014

Carles Puyol has announced he will leave Barcelona at the end of the current season, but may still continue his career at another club. Puyol has been dogged by knee injuries going back more than 18 months, and admitted last May that he had co...

Thiago: Spain call-up reward for form

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 4 2014

Thiago Alcantara has told AS that his recent good performances for Bayern Munich have propelled him back into the reckoning for Spain's international squad. • Schaaf: Brilliant Bayern • World Cup Daily The 22-year-old made his debut ...

Diego Costa plays down Brazil issue

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | March, 4 2014

Diego Costa has played down any possible issues with Brazil as he prepares to make his Spain debut in Wednesday’s friendly against Italy in Madrid. • Ramos: No problem with Costa Brazil-born Costa switched allegiance to the world champ...

Spain assistant Grande: Casillas is No.1 choice

ESPN staff | March, 2 2014

Spain’s assistant manager Toni Grande has insisted that Iker Casillas will be the team’s No. 1 goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil this summer. Casillas is back between the posts for Real Madrid, but was unable to hold down a reg...

Ramos has 'no problem' with Costa

March, 3 2014

Sergio Ramos has told AS that he is looking forward to playing alongside Diego Costa for Spain despite the pair's history of on-field battles at club level. • Train: Real survive Atleti test • World Cup Daily Real Madrid’s Ramo...

Balotelli and De Rossi miss Spain friendly

Associated Press | March, 3 2014

Mario Balotelli will miss Italy’s friendly with Spain on Wednesday due to injury while Daniele De Rossi has been dropped due to a code of ethics violation. • Spain drop Mata and Torres Missing two key starters, coach Cesare Prandelli...

Spain drop Mata and Torres as Costa makes cut

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | February, 28 2014

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa and Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara have been included in the Spain squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Italy, but Manchester United’s recent £37 million signing Juan Mata and Chelse...

Spain-El Salvador to play World Cup friendlies

Associated Press | February, 28 2014

NEW YORK -- Defending World Cup champion Spain will play an exhibition game against El Salvador on June 7 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., before heading to the World Cup in Brazil. Seven matches involving six World Cup teams were announced Frid...

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