Spain

Friday 10 October 2014

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Bert van Marwijk says that the Dutchman's all-round quality is often overlooked because his goalscoring stats are not as good as the Barca and Madrid stars

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COMMENT: The speedy attacker had a rotten time with injuries at Camp Nou but is getting back to his best again at Olympiakos and has returned to the Dutch national squad

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The striker's former Atletico Madrid team-mate has backed him to shine for the national side after firing another blank in the 2-1 defeat to Slovakia

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The coach could not contain his delight after seeing his side beat the reigning European champions courtesy of goals from Juraj Kucka and Miroslav Stoch

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The Spanish and French clubs have been strongly linked to the teenager who has impressed for club and country but now Jose Mourinho's side are looking to compete for his signature

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The Valencia forward got on the scoresheet on Thursday but it was not enough for Vicente del Bosque's men, and the youngster blames the loss on their eagerness to bag a winner

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The former AC Milan and Chelsea boss, who is now in charge at Real Madrid, claims club figures behind the scenes at Parc des Princes lost faith in him

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The Roja trainer suggested that his European champions deserved a draw in Thursday's clash and refused to criticise Diego Costa despite his continuing international barren spell

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COMMENT: The Real Madrid goalkeeper was at fault for Slovakia's first goal in the 2-1 loss and the Chelsea striker still hasn't scored in six appearances for la Roja

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The Real Madrid forward claims he is not bitter about being portrayed as the yin to the Barca attacker's yang and suggests he has been at the same level for several years

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Goals from Kucka and Stoch wrapped up a surprise three points for the plucky hosts, with goalkeeper Kozacik making a number of fantastic stops to keep La Roja at bay throughout

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Paco Alcacer looked to have ensured a point for the visitors when he netted late on to cancel out an earlier Iker Casillas blunder but the forward headed in the winner

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The 22-year-old insists he is happy to stay at Sporting for the short term but admits a move to England or Spain will happen "sooner or later"

Thursday 9 October 2014

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The two sides made winning starts to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and go head-to-head in Zilina. Follow it LIVE with Goal

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The top eight seeds as of the 2015-16 season could be made up of the defending tournament winners and the champions of the seven highest-ranked European leagues

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The Argentina international joined the Red Devils in a British-record €75 million move in the summer and says the Portugal international helped to convince him to go