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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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Munir El Haddadi, Seung-Woo Lee Prove La Masia Still Producing for Barcelona

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Munir El Haddadi and Seung-Woo Lee both made an impact on world football this week and Barcelona will be delighted with the work of their La Masia stars. Even though Barcelona are currently banned from making transfers because of their hiring practices, the fabled youth academy continues to produce top talents. If there is a gap which needs to be filled between now and 2016, when they can buy player ...
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Vicente del Bosque Urges Spain to Reclaim Lost Aura After Thumping Macedonia

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Vicente del Bosque wants Spain to reclaim their lost aura by playing “good football”, following La Roja's 5-1 win over Macedonia last night. ...
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Nicely done! Unai Lopez scores classy sombrero goal in Spain U21 training [Video]

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Spain U21 captain Iker Muniain said that players looking at the promotion of Munir El Haddadi to the first team were given a massive incentive to follow his ascent.The U21 side of La Roja face Austria tomorrow and they’re doing their utmost to be summoned by Vicente del Bosque, having won all seven of their previous qualifiers.A trail-blazer to keep an eye on is Unai Lopez.The forward broke into the Athletic Bilbao first team this season, playing a crucial part ...
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EURO holders Spain brush FYROM aside

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Spain 5-1 FYROMPaco Alcácer's debut goal and Sergio Busquets's first from 69 caps helped Vicente del Bosque's side make an impressive start ...
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