1. Vitolo: Sevilla's Action Man Becoming Bolter from the Pack for Lopetegui's Spain

    Julen Lopetegui had seen it before and had picked him precisely for it, and seeing it again on such a stage will have only reinforced it...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 months ago 877 reads 0 comments

  2. Spain vs. Macedonia: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

    Spain will be expected to make light work of Macedonia in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in Granada on Saturday...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 2 months ago 2,519 reads 0 comments

  3. Spain's Clash with Italy Is Early Chance for Julen Lopetegui to Set New Tone

    Julen Lopetegui won't be looking back. "Football does not stop," the new Spain manager  said when presented  back in July. "Spanish football is proud of its past, but we will look to the future...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 months ago 538 reads 3 comments

  4. Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin Not in Spain Squad to Face Italy and Albania

    Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has left Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin out of his squad for the team's upcoming international fixtures...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 4 months ago 10,980 reads 35 comments

  5. Diego Costa Comments on Spain Criticism After Performance Against Belgium

    Diego Costa has lashed out at the Spanish media as he believes his performances are judged more harshly because he does not play for Barcelona or Real Madrid and was not born in Spain...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 5 months ago 9,945 reads 22 comments

  6. Julen Lopetegui Appointed Spain Manager: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Former FC Porto manager Julen Lopetegui was named as Spain's new manager on Thursday. The 49-year-old's appointment was confirmed by the national team via Twitter (h/t football ...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 6 months ago 5,907 reads 11 comments

  7. Rebuilding Spain: Del Bosque's Successor Faces Tricky Task After Euro 2016 Exit

    This wasn't a Roy Hodgson -style exit, but ultimately the same result was coming, and right there he knew: It was time. "I have more or less decided," Vicente del Bosque said succinctly...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 1,999 reads 1 comments

  8. Ranking Spain's Players Following Their Euro 2016 Exit

    The dynasty is over. Spain's empire is no more. On Tuesday, La Roja returned home empty-handed from Paris, where Italy had ambushed them a day earlier at Euro 2016 to strip them of the second of their two titles that they'd so famously held at once...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 6,032 reads 18 comments

  9. Vicente del Bosque, Spain Part Ways: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Vicente del Bosque  said on June 30 he would step down as Spain manager after their exit from UEFA Euro 2016...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 7 months ago 5,397 reads 35 comments

  10. As Spain Look Ahead, Vicente Del Bosque's Legacy Will Grow Stronger with Time

    The headline from Marca was neither aggressive nor sensationalist, even though they often are. Instead, there was a feeling of acceptance to it, which will grow more widespread with time...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 770 reads 9 comments

  11. Spain's Glorious Dynasty Toppled by the Very Team It All Started With: Italy

    It ended the way all dynasties do: messy. The clock had just ticked into added time when Emanuele Giaccherini broke with the ball directly from a Spain corner...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 4,270 reads 31 comments

  12. Spain Eye Historic Run: Blowing of Euro 2016 Opportunity Has Presented Another

    They were 13 seconds that changed everything. For Spain. For Italy. For Germany. For France. For everyone.  At one end inside the Stade de Bordeaux, Aritz Aduriz had been played in by Sergio Busquets...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 8,882 reads 24 comments

  13. Breaking Down How Spain Can Topple Well-Drilled Italy in Euro 2016 Clash

    Vicente del Bosque was prepared to admit it. It was late on Tuesday evening in Bordeaux, and after a shock loss to a weakened Croatia, his Spain outfit had just been sent to the daunting ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 2,172 reads 4 comments

  14. Gerard Pique Responds to Claims He Stuck Middle Finger Up During Spain Anthem

    Gerard Pique has hit back at claims that he stuck his middle finger up during Spain's national anthem ahead of their defeat to Croatia at Euro 2016 on Tuesday, and he branded the accusations " stupid...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 7 months ago 6,823 reads 22 comments

  15. Sloppy Spain Build Their Own Euro 2016 Mountain as They Swap Paths with Croatia

    The net bulged and those behind it erupted in euphoria. In front of them, Spain's David De Gea sat on the turf in shock, his arm pointing despairingly at a team-mate, his head quickly dropping...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 21,497 reads 12 comments

  16. Spain vs. Croatia Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    Spain looks to continue its march toward a third straight European Championship crown when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday in its group-stage finale as a strong +100 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

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  17. Behind Sizzling Spain, Vicente del Bosque Proving He's Not so Stubborn After All

    Nolito to Alvaro Morata : goal. Nolito on his own: goal. The second of those had just gone in at the Stade de Nice, and its scorer was headed straight for the bench, where an embrace was waiting...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 5,728 reads 12 comments

  18. State of Spain: Purring La Roja Ideally Placed to Defend Crown at Euro 2016

    The cover of Marca said it all: "That is how champions play." It was the morning after the most dazzling display of Euro 2016 to date, a proper fiesta of football, and a familiar realisation was setting in: They're the favourites...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 4,211 reads 15 comments

  19. Dazzling Spain Establish Themselves as Euro 2016 Favourites with Turkey Win

    It's only ever been them who could play like this. The question was whether they still had this in them. That question has now been answered...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 9,209 reads 25 comments

  20. History Shows a Slow Start Is How Spain Like It Best at Euros

    What really is the sign of champions? There seems to be some disconnect in consensus. Some think it’s a thumping display of superiority, dominating from start to finish and running up a score more befitting of a cricket match...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 7 months ago 4,184 reads 4 comments

  21. Spain vs. Turkey Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    Two-time defending European champions Spain can lock up a berth in the round of 16 with a win on Friday when they take the pitch against Turkey as -170 betting favorites (wager $170 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

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  22. Spain's Steady Euro 2016 Start Can Be Accelerated by Subtle Alterations

    The whistle blew, the three points were theirs and thoughts everywhere were the same: We've seen that one before...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 4,104 reads 9 comments

  23. Euro 2016: Gerard Pique Lifts the Clouds over Spain, the Country He Divides

    Gerard Pique rose, nodded home and then trotted over toward the advertising hoardings, a look of defiance spread across his face. Quickly on his back was him ; right in his gaze deliriously roaring for him was them ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 months ago 17,714 reads 47 comments

  24. Young Mascot Can't Hide His Excitement at Leading Out Spain Team

    The European Championships are exciting for all football fans, but one youngster had a particularly special day when he led the teams out ahead of Spain vs. Czech Republic on Monday...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 7 months ago 1,826 reads 0 comments

  25. Spain vs. Czech Republic Betting Odds Preview, Euro 2016 Prediction

    Spain begins their march toward a third straight European championship Monday, as they clash with the Czech Republic at Stadium Municipal in Toulouse, France, as strong -200 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

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