Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he has not dropped striker Diego Costa

Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he has not dropped striker Diego Costa due to disciplinary issues. Instead, the Chelsea striker is not being included in the squad for the friendlies against Italy and Romania due to fitness issues.

The striker has been in fine goalscoring form for Chelsea. The striker has come up with five goals and four assists in his last 10 matches for Chelsea. At the same time, he has also picked up three yellow cards and has been sent off once. Many believe that he is unhappy at Chelsea and is trying to engineer a move back to Atletico Madrid in the summer.


Harry Redknapp, the ex-Spurs boss, has finally managed to land a non-Premier League job - the canny veteran has got the charge of the senior national Football team of Jordan.

Jordan has roped him in with high hopes that he would be able to see the team through to World Cup 2018 which has to be hosted in Asia itself; that is in Russia.

Vicente del Bosque will fondly remembered his time with Spanish giants Real Madrid

Vicente del Bosque will fondly remembered his time with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Even though he spent an extremely short time at the club, he managed to get them to 2 Champions League titles.

Thus, he became one of the last managers to have achieved this feat with Madrid. One of the players who was part of the title winning team under del Bosque is Zinedine Zidane. The Spaniard manager knows the Frenchman very well and he recently saw Zidane being appointed as a replacement for Rafa Benitez. Despite having no managerial experience at the top level, Zidane has been appointed without any shadow of doubt.

Vicente del Bosque claims that the future of his role as the Spanish national team

Vicente del Bosque claims that the future of his role as the Spanish national team manager is not in his hands and it is up to the Spanish Federation to decide it.

Del Bosque has transformed Spain into the most successful and celebrated team in world football over the last decade. They have managed to win two European championships and one World Cup since the floodgates started with Luis Aragones in 2008. Even thoughAragones helped Spain win their first major trophy in 44 years, Del Bosque managed to take the national team to the next level.

Diego Costa looks set to start against England

Despite his extremely poor record for the Spain national team, Diego Costa looks set to start against England in one of the several friendly matches lined up for the former world champions ahead of the Euro 2016.

The Chelsea striker faced a lot of criticism for his poor performances at the World Cup 2014. In fact, he has managed only one goal in nine appearances for Spain. This has led to suggestions that Costa is the right fit for the national team and that manager Vicente del Bosque should look at options like Alvaro Morata, who have been in fine scoring form.

Spain went to great lengths in order to persuade Diego Costa

Spain went to great lengths in order to persuade Diego Costa to represent them at international level.

This was on the back of his impressive campaign with Atletico Madrid. However, the striker has been disappointing – at least on the international scene – ever since making his appearance for Spain. The biggest disappointment came at the World Cup 2014 when the striker failed to score even a single goal in the group stages and it saw the world champions suffer a meek exit. Since his debut in 2014, the striker has made nine appearances in all competitions but has scored only one goal.


England manager Roy Hodgson stated that he was not happy with the performances of his players in the draw with Republic of Ireland. England could only manage a 0-0 draw in the first friendly during the summer.

This result is not the ideal preparation ahead of the team’s away game against Slovenia. The former Liverpool boss is expecting much better performances – especially from captain Wayne Rooney – when the team travel to the Eastern European country.

England appear to be extremely comfortable in the Euro 2016 qualification stages after having won five out of the opening five games. This has seen them establish a healthy six-point advantage with only a couple of matches left.

Vicente del Bosque believes that Rafael Benitez is the correct solution for Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the highest rated managers in football as the Italian coach has been in charge of top clubs from around the world and secured huge pieces of silverware along the way but this wasn’t enough for him to save his job at Real Madrid as he was sacked.

After losing the Spanish league race against Barcelona and being knocked out of the Champions League, Ancelotti was sacked as the head coach of Real Madrid.

Rumors are spreading around and all fingers are pointing towards Rafael Benitez as he is the front-runner of becoming the new coach of Real Madrid and Spain’s Vicente del Bosque believes that Benitez would be a good choice.

Spain might have lost to Holland the other day

Spain might have lost to Holland the other day, but, the manager Vicente Del Bosque reckons his boys were not the second best in the encounter.

According to Del Bosque, La Roja undoubtedly played better Football and if luck had favoured a tad, they would have turned it around.

Spain went 0-2 down in the first quarter of the game itself and despite trying hard from there onwards, they couldn’t do anything.

Spain did have the possession for a large fraction of the game, but, possession counts for nothing.
After conceding that sort of lead early, what Spain needed was to sneak in the goals, but, it wasn’t to be.

The goals just did not get made and the lead of the opposition remained intact.

Jose Mourinho claims Huge Mistakes made by England and Spain Bosses

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that both England manager Roy Hodgson and Spain boos Vicente del Bosque committed huge mistakes at the World Cup 2014.

England and Spain endured very disappointing World Cup’s after they were knocked out at the group stages. England have not failed to get past quarter-finals of recent major tournaments, but they were expected to at least reach the knockout stages. Spain, on the other hand, were expected to go until the final stages of the tournament as the defending champions. Yet, it was surprising to see both these strong European teams suffer embarrassing exits.