Spanish National Squad
Blog source: Sp Ftball Sprts /The SPANISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM Selector & Coach, Vicente del
Bosque, has handed in his final list of 23 players that will represent SPAIN in the upcoming FIFA
WORLD CUP which kicks off in South Africa on the 11th of June. The Spanish Soccer Team selector had
to leave out 7 players from the prelimary list of 30 that he handed in a couple of weeks back, to
Source: SFS /As the Spanish League – Liga – season soon will come to an end, the South Africa
2010 FIFA World Cup takes things over with Spanish Football Sports commencing its own Word Cup
build up.The news is that Liverpool FC forward FERNANDO TORRES is up & running as he attempts to
get over his knee operation & in being 100% fit for the Spanish National Football Team.
Source: SFS /Spanish National Football Team Selector & Coach Vicente Del Bosque has handed in his
preliminary list of 30 players for the upcoming South African FIFA World Cup. The novelty is the
call up of 5 new players: Atletico de Madrid young Goalkeeper De Gea, FC Barcelona goalkeeper
Victor Valdes, Osasuna defender Cesar Azpilicueta, Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez & FC Barcelona
Source: Spanish Football Sports Blog /FIFA has released its monthly World Rankings with SPAIN
maintaining the Nº1 Nations position ahead of Brazil & Holland. A notable observation is the rise
of Portugal in the standings to jump to the 4th position on the rankings table.Here is the list of
the Top 15 Nations:1.
It´s the 2002 World Cup, SPAIN is playing KOREA & playing well witheyes on the final stages.
However, two controversial refereedecisions – disallowing two legitimate goals – sends Spain
homemissing the semi-finals with a cruel sense of injustice once again.This is an ever present
situation that we hope will be absent in thisyears 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.
FIFA has made official its National Team Ranking for December issuingtheir table today. As advanced
earlier in the week, SPAIN regains theNº1 spot from Brazil.Here are the Top 10 places:1. Spain
1622 pts2. Brazil 15923. Holland 12794. Italy 12155. Portugal 11816. Germany 11707. France 11228.
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SPAIN ended its last International Football game for 2009 with aconvincing 1-5 victory over AUSTRIA
in Vienna tonight. The Austriansstarted with aggression & surprised a "cold" Spain in the 6th min
when JANTSCHER scored for the home team.This awoken the "red beast" as Spain turned on the machine
with Xavi,Iniesta, Silva, Villa & CESC FABREGAS taking over the ball & equalizingvia the later in
FIFA will hand in its December 2009 Football rankings in a few days,but until then we can advance
that SPAIN will regain the Nº1 Nationposition after defeating Argentina 2-1 last Saturday.Spain
overtakes Brazil who is the only country in which Spain hasn´t played or defeated, being a World
The Spanish Football Federation celebrated its 100th Anniversarywith a 2-1 victory over ARGENTINA
in a Friendly International thatwas everything except friendly.SPAIN deserved to win even if in the
2ºnd half their domination fellto a more concentrated & determined Argentine team. The 1ºst half
was all Spain, with XAVI ALONSO scoring in the 16th min after amagical build up.
Spanish Selector & Coach Vicente Del Bosque has handed in his list of 23 players that will make up
the SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM forthe two upcoming International friendly games. Spain will
playArgentina in Madrid on the 14th of November to celebrate the 100thAnniversary of the Spanish
Football Federation & then fly to Viennato play Austria on the 18th of November.
A quick summary, the Spanish National U-17 Team defeated the UnitedEmirates Team 3- 1 in its U-17
WOLRD CHAMPIONSHIP group clashthat secures them a place in the next round. The Spaniards
controlledthe game with goals from ISCO, BORJA & CARMONA, while theopposition team
scored:Details:Spain 3: Edgar; Aurtenetxe, Muniesa, Koke, Blázquez (Dalmau, min.
Total control tonight as SPAIN won away BOSNIA 1-5:Pique 12th minSilva 13th minNegredo - 50th &
55th minMATA - 88th minGoals Bosnia DEZKO 90th min + & MISIMOVIC 90th +Bosnia are still in with a
chance as they will play a squad who finishedsecond in another group. Bosnia has a good chance as
they are a verygood team that did not have its night tonight.
SPAIN lost 1-3 to ITALY in the last 16 round of the U/20 FIFA WorldChampionships in Egypt after a
brilliant group phase & go home.The Spanish team started slow & without rhythm, & then lost BOITAin
the 28th min to a red card. With Spain down to 10 men, theItalians took over & exploited the
advantage to score two quickgoals via MUSTACCHIO & MAZZARINI to knock out the Spaniardsearly in the
Long live Marketing. The Spanish National Football Team will soonbe wearing a "new" designed outfit
recuperating the more traditional"Red Furia" look for the upcoming 2010 World Cup finals. The
hometeam colours will be as the image below, while the away look willbe predominantly "Marino
blue".The team is expected to debut with the "new look" the 14th ofNovember when Spain plays a
SPAIN defeated NIGERIA 2-0 this afternoon in their Group Bqualifying game of the U/20 FIFA World
Championship beingheld in Egypt. The victory guarantees that Spain will be in thenext phase &
quarter finals, although they still have to playVenezuela.FRAN MERIDA scored the two goals for
Spain, the first in the 14th min& then he transformed a penalty in the 83rd min in "Panenka" style.
Great start by the SPANISH U/20 National Team defeating TAHITI8-0 in its Group B match of the U/20
FIFA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSbeing held in Egypt.Spain dominated from start to finish against an
expected weaker teamwith goals from AARON ( 10th & 15th m), N´SUE (17th & 32nd min),FRAN MERIDA (
74th min),KIKE ( 79th & 85th min) & HERRERA(89th min).
With Bosnia & Turkey drawing 1-1, SPAIN managed to secure its ticketstraight into next years South
African World Cup Finals after defeatingESTONIA 3-0 tonight. Spanish Coach Vicente Del Bosque gave
MarcosSenna, Ces Fabregas & Marchena a run tonight & moved CentralDefender Abiol to right –back
where he played an extraordinarymatch.
It was the "test of fire" that changed things & gave SPAIN thepsychological confidence to eliminate
historical ghosts & beginits new future path onto the European Nations Title & now puttheir sights
on next years South African World Cup. It was the 22nd of June in The Euro 2008 Q/Final against
ITALYfinishing 0-0 in normal/extra-time that went onto the penalties.
The Spanish National U-20 Team Selector & Coach Luis Milla has downin his list of players that will
make up the Spanish U-20 Squad forthe upcoming U-20 World Championship to be held in Egyptfrom the
24th of September until the 16th of October.(photo:Bojan Krkic/elmundo.com)Spain debuts against
Tahiti on the 25th of September in Cairo, withNigeria on the 28th of Sept.
Man of the match: David Villa - now only 11 goals behind Spain´sall time Goalscorer, Raul. The
record will soon be overtaken at this rate.Impressive, very impressive. SPAIN gets closer to World
Cup 2010qualification after defeating BELGIUM 5-0 & it could have been morehad Villa not missed a
penalty in the 23rd min & Spain got the ball ininstead of hitting the post.
The Spanish "LIGA" & its Round 2 takes a "break" this weekend as theNational Teams play their
respective World Cup 2010 qualifiers. Tomaintain us with the Liga spirit, SFS has posted this VIDEO
of ALL THEGOALS of last weekend Round 1, in case you missed them:SFS will post very late tonight a
summary of tonights SPAIN vsBELGIUM Group clash, be sure to surf in!
FIFA has today released its monthly World Teams Rankings withBrazil on top & SPAIN 2ºnd closing
the gap with the former. Some ofthe other teams move around, but good to see Australia in the
thepicture.Here is the list of Top 14 national teams:FIFA CLASSIFICATION: 2nd of SEPTEMBER 2009:1
(1). Brazil 1.
SPAIN has two important upcoming WORLD CUP 2010 Group matches;BELGIUM on the 5th of September at
home (A Coruña) & ESTONIA onthe 9th of September also at home (Merida). With this task at
handSpanish National Team Coach & Selector Vicente del Bosque hashanded in his list of Spanish
players to make up the Team, with thenovelty being the return of Villareal midfielder MARCOS SENNA.
SPAIN defeated MACEDONIA 2-3 away after a second half comeback.The first half was lack lustre for
the Spaniards with Macedonia takingadvantage of two clinical counter-attacks with two goals by
PANDEV.The second half saw Spain make changes in midfield with Riera,Busquets & Cesc bringing in
new ideas that saw 3 goals in 10 minutes– TORRES, PIQUE & RIERA – to make the comeback & take
Nice to be back after a few days away on relax. However the newsdoes not stop for a moment & the
biggest & saddest was the suddendeath of 26 year old Espanyol Captain Dani Jarque after an
unexplainedheart attack. There have been too many examples in such a shorttime that leads to too
many suspicious questions & calls for tightermedical examinations.
Source: Sp Football Sports Blog /FC BARCELONA goalkeepr VICTOR VALDES is at his best level – only
19 times this season has the ball found a way past him to go into the net & 17 times ( 27 if we
count all other competitions outside the Spanish League) he has finished a game without a single
goal against his name.
The Spanish National Football Team presented to media the new shirtsthat will make their debut on
Saturday in the Intertional Friendly againstArgentina to celebrate The Spanish Football Federations
100thanniversary.These same new look uniforms will be the same that will be used bySpain in the
upcoming FIFA World Cup Championships of South Africanext year.
(Summary is not available.)
The Real Madrid & Spanish International Goalkeeper IKER CASILLASreaches a milestone tomorrow when
he lines-up to play the FriendlyInternational against Argentina: his 100th International Cap.(Iker
Casillas debut year 2000)The 28 year old Spanish National Team Captain will only have aheadof him
Real Madrid team-mate Raúl (102 Caps) & ex-GoalkeeperAndoni Zubizarreta (126 Caps), both of which
Spanish National Football Team Coach Vicente Del Bosque has called up ALVARO NEGREDO of Sevilla FC
to replace David Villa & DaniGuiza who are injured. This is not to be doubted as the forward isin
splendid form & his time has come to prove his worth. The playerhas been knocking on the doors of
the National side for sometime &is proving his talent match after match in "La Liga".
Futebol Finance asks the following question: What if someone wantedto buy the whole 25 players that
make up the Spanish National Team,what will be the price? Following current market prices the
figurewould be 510M€.But "Futebol Finance" goes further & asks the same question forBrazil
(450M€) & France (440M€).
The Spanish National Team Selector & Coach Vicente Del Bosquehas handed in his list of Spanish
players for the upcomingInternational friendly against Macedonia for the 12th of Septemberat
Skopje.The novelty is the call up of the 23 year old IGNACIO MONREALdefender of Osasuna who comes
in to take the place of injuredReal Madrid player Sergio Ramos.