Spain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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The striker has admitted he was concerned at his inability to find the back of the net at international level prior to opening his goalscoring account for Spain on Sunday

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Reports had suggested the goalkeeper rejected the chance of a trial at Anfield ahead of a possible move, but Gines Carvajal has insisted such speculation is "false"

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Diego Costa scored his first international goal for the reigning European champions as they returned to winning ways with a confident victory

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The Brazil-born striker scored his first goal for his adopted nation to ensure la Roja bounced back from their defeat to Slovakia

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Vicente Del Bosque is under pressure after the shock defeat to Slovakia but will expect his side to return to winning ways on Sunday

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The defender has his eyes set on a move to Turin in the future and revealed former Bianconeri star Lillian Thuram was his childhood idol

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The Real Madrid shot-stopper has been sidelined in favour of Manchester United's No.1 following a string of high-profile mistakes at international level

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The Real Madrid star says he is not overly concerned with receiving the award again, which he currently holds after four consecutive years where he had missed out

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The Chelsea boss was effusive in his praise for his countryman, saying there will not be a player like him again, and compared the 29-year-old to Zinedine Zidane

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The Spain boss is resigned to many being against the national team's No.1, even before he was at fault for the first goal in the side's 2-1 loss to Slovakia

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The midfielder says top players are carrying too heavy a burden when it comes to playing for their countries, which is resulting in more injuries

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The former Rossoneri midfielder is a huge admirer of the Germany international, whom he believes would solve nearly all of the San Siro side's "structural problems"

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ANALYSIS: The Chelsea striker has failed to find the net in 446 minutes of football for la Roja and here, Goal takes a look at his record compared to the nation's former greats

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The France striker netted after just three minutes of play in his country's 2-1 victory over the Seleccao, who did not see the best of their Ballon d'Or-winning captain

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The Spain international, who is a free agent, was offered a trial by the Anfield club but has rejected their advances. Follow the latest transfer news with Goal!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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The Barcelona centre-back insisted he has nothing against Spain and defended Iker Casillas after the goalkeeper was blamed by many for the midweek defeat to Slovakia