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Spanish Selection for the world cup

Vicente del Bosque unveiled the list of 23 chosen to defend the star in Brazil . The presence of Diego Costa and Juanfran , recovered from her physical ailments , are the main novelties of the final call.
From now on , you can only be changes up to 24 hours before the match with the Netherlands if certified by FIFA and injury , though, and without limiting the initial list of 30 .

Discards that has had to this time the most painful Salamanca coach was Jesus Navas, revulsivo Forest player in the major events that leaves out an ankle injury . Until last time evolution was studied but coach says he will not be one hundred percent in the tournament and chooses to take Juan Mata , who finished the season at a good level at Manchester United.
There will be seven world champions South Africa 2010 will not defend that crown four years later in Brazil 2014 . Víctor Valdés and Son Jesus Navas injury , Alvaro Arbeloa ‘s Carlos Marchena, Carles Puyol , Joan Capdevila and Fernando Llorente. For the second consecutive World Álvaro Negredo fell at the last minute plans Del Bosque.

– The list of 23 players :
– Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) , Pepe Reina ( Naples) , David De Gea (Manchester United).
– Defence : Joe Cole (Chelsea ) , Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué (Barcelona ), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) , Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich ), Raul Albiol ( Naples) , Juanfran Torres ( At.Madrid ) .
– Midfielders : Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona ) , Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) , Resurrection Koke (Atlético de Madrid) , David Silva (Manchester City) , Juan Mata (Manchester United) , Santi Cazorla (Arsenal ) .
– Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona ) , David Villa and Diego Costa ( At. Madrid) , Fernando Torres ( Chelsea).

Arbeloa: “I have good relationship with Iker, we’re like good friends”

Alvaro Arbeloa spoke at a press conference in New York and stated that his relationship with Iker Casillas “is good, we’re great partners. We carry both shields on our chest, that of Madrid and the team,” he said.

He has clarified that “it’s the same as before. In those statements I did not talk about Iker. Not even indirectly. There are no misunderstandings”.

About the favoritism of Spain, the Madrid player believes that “it is very difficult to get to the top and stay even more, there is much motivation to win and that makes it more difficult, but our motivation is also higher.” Continue reading Arbeloa: “I have good relationship with Iker, we’re like good friends”

Jose Mourinho maintains poker face over Madrid future speculation

Poker face: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho keeps his cards close to his chest over whether he will leave the club for pastures new.
Poker face: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho keeps his cards close to his chest over whether he will leave the club for pastures new.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is at the heart of a speculation storm surrounding his future as a football manager, but the man who has tasted success at every club he has taken charge of is keeping his cards close to his chest about whether he will leave the La Liga giants in the coming months. Continue reading Jose Mourinho maintains poker face over Madrid future speculation

Watch out World, there’s a new Messi in town!

A star is born: Lionel Messi is now the proud father of Thiago, a young boy who has bigger boots to fill than any boy who ever existed
A star is born: Lionel Messi is now the proud father of Thiago, a young boy who has bigger boots to fill than any boy who ever existed

How pleased is every single football fan that Lionel Messi has had a baby and it’s a BOY! Essentially, what this means is that in about 15 or 16 years time there will be another young adult Messi starting out in his professional career, ready to terrorise the world of football just like his dad does, and we cannot wait.

Now let’s not forget that Lionel Messi is only 25-years-old, so if the Barcelona magician, and all round incredible player, is still good enough (silly statement) to be playing at the age of 40, we may see two Messi’s in the same team. That very statement makes my hairs stand on end. Continue reading Watch out World, there’s a new Messi in town!

Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?

Does Juan Mata?
Under the radar: Juan Mata is an incredible player, but does he get the recognition he deserves in Spain?

Juan Matter has burst onto the Premier League scene with a flurry of performances worthy of his place in Chelsea’s league-leading starting line-up, and the Spanish playmaker has received rave reviews from English players, managers and fans alike for his sensational efforts so far. So why do some people in Spain not feel the same affection for the former La Liga player? Continue reading Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?

John Terry ‘in talks’ with Valencia

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On his way out? John Terry is preparing to leave Chelsea to Join La Liga’s Valencia, according to a Spanish football agent

Spanish football agent Francois Gallardo has stated that Chelsea’s star defender and captain John Terry is preparing for a surprise move to La Liga club Valencia. 

The former England defender is never far from the making headlines and controversy, and this is the latest installment of the centre back’s dramatic story. Continue reading John Terry ‘in talks’ with Valencia