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Enrique says Spain ‘looking good’ despite missing out on Nations League finals

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by PA19 hits

Spain boss Luis Enrique is happy with the direction the team is heading, despite missing out on a place in the Nations League finals.Following back-to-back 3-2 defeats to England and Croatia, Spain finished second in their group after England’s late winner against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday saw Gareth Southgate’s side progress.Enrique used the friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina to...Full Story »

Spain 1 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Brais Mendez’s debut goal gives Spain friendly win over Bosnia

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by PA30 hits

Brais Mendez scored on his debut as Spain beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 at Estadio de Gran Canaria.The 21-year-old attacker, who plays his club football for Celta Vigo, settled the game 11 minutes from time when he turned home the rebound after Isco’s effort had been saved.It helped lift the mood towards the end of a disappointing day for Spain after England’s late winner against Croat...Full Story »

Luis Enrique rejects criticism of Spain star David de Gea

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by Goal.com37 hits

The goalkeeper should not be singled out for criticism, according to his national team managerLuis Enrique has branded criticism of David de Gea "unfair" but declined to reveal whether the under-pressure goalkeeper will remain a starter for Spain. De Gea was closely scrutinised for his part in Tin Jedvaj's late winner in the costly 3-2 defeat to Croatia in the Nations League on Thursday. The...Full Story »

Spain vs Bosnia and Herzegovina - Spain looking to bounce back

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA23 hits

Spain will look to re-discover their form when they face Balkan opposition for the second time in four days. La Roja’s 3-2 UEFA Nations League defeat by Croatia in Zagreb on Thursday means their future in the competition is out of their hands as they prepare to take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly in Las Palmas on Sunday. Spain have suffered back-to-back defeats for the first ...Full Story »

Injured Sergio Ramos to leave Spain squad

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com20 hits

Spain will be without Sergio Ramos when they face Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday due to an adductor injury. Sergio Ramos will not travel to Las Palmas for Spain's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after sustaining an adductor injury. The Real Madrid centre-back was in discomfort during Thursday's 3-2 Nations League defeat again Croatia in Zagreb, a match in which he scored from the penalty s...Full Story »

Luis Enrique: Spain deserved better

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA13 hits

Spain boss Luis Enrique was left to rue an “undeserved” 3-2 defeat to Croatia in Zagreb as the hosts set up a Nations League decider with England.Tin Jedvaj’s stoppage-time strike earned the World Cup runners-up a first win of the tournament, inflicting Spain’s second defeat in a row following their loss to England last month.Croatia and England both have four points and ...Full Story »

Croatia 3 - 2 Spain: Jedvaj nets last-gasp winner as Croatia beat Spain to set up England showdown

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA25 hits

Tin Jedvaj’s stoppage-time strike earned Croatia a thrilling 3-2 victory over Spain in Zagreb to set up a winner takes all Nations League clash with England.Victory at Wembley on Sunday will earn Croatia a place in the inaugural finals of the tournament after the World Cup runners-up responded from two Spain equalisers.Andrej Kramaric put Croatia in front after 54 minutes, but Spain levell...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate ‘extremely proud’ after memorable England win in Spain

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA33 hits

Gareth Southgate was proud of his players’ display of courage, bravery and quality as England stunned Spain in a Nations League victory that will live long in the memory.Raheem Sterling ended his 1,102-day wait for an international goal in style in Seville, where he opened the scoring before netting again once Marcus Rashford had fired home.It was a breathtaking first half that brought bac...Full Story »

Spain 2 - 3 England: Sterling scores twice as England stun Spain in Seville

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA76 hits

Gareth Southgate’s men stunned Spain in one of the most memorable England wins for many a year.Raheem Sterling scored two goals in the opening 45 minutes, having only scored twice in his previous 45 international appearances, with Marcus Rashford sweeping home in an extraordinary first half at Real Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin.Clinical, bold and a joy to behold, ta...Full Story »

Spain vs England - Ramos braced for testing night against Kane and England

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA67 hits

Spain skipper Sergio Ramos is expecting a tough night against England and pinpointed star striker Harry Kane as player that could thrive in LaLiga.After being held to a 0-0 draw behind closed doors in Croatia on Friday, the Three Lions’ Nations League campaign continues in Seville.Luis Enrique’s Spain are sure to provide a stern test for an England side they defeated 2-1 at Wembley i...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid to bring Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas back to Spain

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by ESPN126 hits

After recently saying he'd like to stay at Chelsea and wished new manager Maurizio Sarri had taken over at the club sooner, Cesc Fabregas could reportedly be moving on from Stamford Bridge. The Mirror reports that La Liga title contenders Atletico Madrid are ready to make a January move to bring the former Barcelona midfielder back to Spain. Fabregas' contract with Chelsea expires in the sum...Full Story »

Wales 1 - 4 Spain: Spain turn on the style to ease past Wales in Cardiff

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA58 hits

Spain produced a Cardiff masterclass to stun Wales and send a warning shot to Nations League rivals England.Luis Enrique’s stylish side strolled to a 4-1 victory on a night when Wales returned to the 74,500-capacity Principality Stadium for the first time in seven-and-a-half years.Wales returned to the Principality Stadium for the first time in over seven years (Nick Potts/PA)Paco Alcacer,...Full Story »

Spain's Real Madrid reliance means nothing to Luis Enrique

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com102 hits

There were six Real Madrid stars in Spain's starting line-up against Croatia, but Luis Enrique is not interested in their club allegiances. Luis Enrique insisted it did not matter in the slightest that six of Spain's starting line-up against Croatia were Real Madrid players. La Roja destroyed the World Cup finalists in the Nations League clash in Elche on Tuesday, breezing to a 6-0 triumph, ...Full Story »

Luis Enrique can find no fault in Spain’s thrashing of Croatia

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA50 hits

Luis Enrique could not fault Spain’s attitude as they produced a superb display to thrash World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in Elche.Marco Asensio scored one, saw another strike rebound off the crossbar and go in off the goalkeeper and set up three second-half goals as La Roja took firm control of Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League.After following up Saturday’s win against England at ...Full Story »

Spain 6 - 0 Croatia: Ruthless Spain thrash Croatia in Elche

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA82 hits

World Cup runners-up Croatia were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their first competitive outing since their exploits in Russia.A line-up showing five changes from their 4-2 defeat to France in Moscow were swept aside in their opening game of the UEFA Nations League campaign.Saul and Marco Asensio scored before goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic put one in his own net, and the rout was completed in the second ha...Full Story »

Spain vs Croatia - Sergio Busquets seeks to set Spain back on winning path

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA68 hits

Sergio Busquets says Spain are fully focused on a new era under Luis Enrique following three successive disappointments at major tournaments.Experienced midfielder Busquets won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with his country but was also part of the squads which failed to progress past the last-16 stage at the past two World Cups and Euro 2016.New coach Enqriue, who replaced the sacked Julen L...Full Story »

England captain Harry Kane comforts young mascot in touching footage as he gives him helping hand before Spain clash

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk82 hits

HARRY KANE showed his fatherly side as he comforted a young mascot ahead of England's Uefa Nations League clash with Spain. Kane, 25, lined up with five-year-old Ben Williams in the tunnel at Wembley as the two sides prepared to walk out on to the hallowed turf. Harry Kane showed his fatherly side with young mascot Ben Williamson in the tunnel at Wembley And Kane saw he was feeling rather ner...Full Story »

England 1 - 2 Spain: Spain burst England’s World Cup bubble as Shaw suffers nasty-looking injury

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by PA100 hits

Gareth Southgate’s men were brought down from their World Cup high by Spain, but England’s UEFA Nations League defeat was overshadowed by a nasty-looking injury to Luke Shaw.The Three Lions got the reception they deserved at Wembley as they returned to action for the first time since equalling their best-ever World Cup performance on foreign soil.But Spain gave Southgate an illustrat...Full Story »

England vs Spain - Southgate warns players they must continue to show improvement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA113 hits

England manager Gareth Southgate knows his young squad have come a long way since paper aeroplanes were thrown onto the Wembley pitch – but warned the World Cup semi-finalists must continue to improve.Southgate’s side face Spain in their opening UEFA Nations League clash on Saturday night before taking on Switzerland at Leicester’s King Power Stadium in a friendly next week.The...Full Story »

Isco happy with new Spain boss Luis Enrique introducing mobile phone ban

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by ESPN91 hits

Spain midfielder Isco has welcomed coach Luis Enrique's ban on mobile phones during team meals. La Roja are preparing for Saturday's UEFA Nations League encounter against England at Wembley, which will be Luis Enrique's first game in charge since taking over as Julen Lopetegui's full-time replacement. And the ex-Barcelona boss has brought a list of new rules with him. "It's always important...Full Story »

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