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Del Bosque pleased as Spain reach World Cup finals
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Del Bosque pleased as Spain reach World Cup finals

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was understandably a happy man after leading his side to the 2014 World Cup finals with an easy 2-0 victory over Georgia.

Madrid, Oct 16 — Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was understandably a happy man after leading his side to the 2014 World Cup finals with an easy 2-0 victory over Georgia. Although they needed just a...

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Del Bosque pleased as Spain reach World Cup finals

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was understandably a happy man after leading his side to the 2014 World Cup finals with an easy 2-0 victory over Georgia.

Madrid, Oct 16 — Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was understandably a happy man after leading his side to the 2014 World Cup finals with an easy 2-0 victory over Georgia.

Although they needed just a point from their home game against Georgia in order to book a ticket for Brazil next summer, goals from Alvaro Negredo and Juan Mata saw the Spanish team to a comfortable win, reports Xinhua.

"It's practically routine for us because we keep on qualifying for tournaments but we have to remember that it's an important success for the federation, because Spain were qualifying for tournaments long before me and my team arrived," said Del Bosque.

Spain have qualified for Brazil by dropping just four points in draws at home to Finland and France, but Del Bosque insisted that despite it being routine reaching major finals, his side had been forced to work hard.

"It hasn't been easy, we had problems against smaller teams and we competed with a very good French side to finish top of our group. However, we have been able to qualify and we have done so with austerity and moderation," he said.

Negredo's second goal in two games came at a time when there is a debate over whether Spain should nationalise Atletico Madrid's Brazilian born forward, Diego Costa, who is currently the top scorer in the Spanish Primera Liga.

Del Bosque has already said Spain are interested in Costa, but said there should be more to come from Negredo.

"He is a striker who doesn't play as well as his ability permits. He still hasn't discovered his full potential," said the coach, who again discussed Costa after this week the Brazilian Football Federation said they wanted to count on the player who has already played a friendly game for the country of his birth.

"We've already spoken with him, but we won't prevent him from playing for the country he wants to play for. He feels Spanish as well as Brazilian," he commented.

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Chelsea Will Have Star Striker Available For QPR Clash Claims Jose Mourinho

Oct 31 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Jose Mourinho confirms Diego Costa return as Vicente Del Bosque war of words continues

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa Mystery Takes Bizarre Twist As Doctor Denies Injury Exists

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Chelsea news: Vicente del Bosque won't back down in row with Jose Mourinho over Diego Costa

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Liverpool Make Offer for Quality Spanish Keeper to Replace Simon Mignolet

Oct 28 2014 5:51am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Anfield boss seeks to bring in alternative to faltering Belgian. Liverpool have reportedly made an opening offer for Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla with Brendan Rodgers seeking to replace Simon Mignolet according to the Metro. Read more: Read more Liverpool FC news. Valdes Liverpool: Free agent keeper on Anfield radar Belgian international Mignolet has come in for a fair amount of criticism in recent months and it appears Rodgers is ready to bring in an alternative shot-stopper ...
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Mourinho blames Del Bosque for Costa problems

Oct 28 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: Soccerway

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Mourinho blames Del Bosque for Costa problems

Oct 28 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: Soccer News

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Chelsea boss Mourinho slams Del Bosque over Diego Costa injury

Oct 27 2014 9:59pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho blames Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for Diego Costa's injury. NO, This article does not me ...
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8 weeks ago

Is Jose Mourinho Employing Mind Games Once More over Diego Costa Injury?

Oct 21 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Jose Mourinho revealed this week that Diego Costa’s hamstring troubles have evolved from an “almost injury” into a problem that will see him sit out two games in a row for Chelsea, per Tony Banks of the Express. Having been left out of the squad which beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Premier League, Costa is also set to miss the Champions League tie with NK Maribor. The Special One said before the international break that Costa could do with being left ...
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