All posts tagged "del bosque"

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Diego Costa gives the ‘yes’ to Spain

Diego Costa has told the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that he wishes to represent Spain in international football. With Costa fulfilling all of FIFAs requirements, he is eligible to play for Spain under Del Bosque.

However, a complication has arisen and Del Bosque will not be able to call him up this coming Friday when he gives his 23 man list for the games against Belarus and Georgia.

Costa's excellent performances should earn  him a call-up  (

Diego Costa, Spain’s answer?

I’m Brazilian, and I love my country. When we won the Confederations Cup this past summer, it was awesome. The feeling of beating the almighty Spain was new, something I’ll never forget.

Mario earns high praise from Del Bosque and peers

Atlético midfielder Mario Suárez earned his first start with the senior Spanish national team in their World Cup qualifier against Finland last Friday. Colchonero midfielder Koke did as well, while veteran La Roja member David Villa also appeared in the fold for his fellow Rojiblancos’ debuts. Villa was removed just before the hour mark, and

Three players called up to Spanish national team

For years, Atlético Madrid fans witnessed how the Spanish national team experienced its glory years, winning cup after cup, and becoming the first country ever to win three major tournaments consecutively, without a Rojiblanco player present. Some fans might have even started to wonder whether former Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque was ignoring the

Vicente Del Bosque

Del Bosque: “I have a lot of hope placed in Koke”

The Spanish national team currently find themselves in Miami, where they will face off against Haiti’s senior side in a Confederations Cup preparation friendly on Saturday. Friday’s training session was moved indoors due to very severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Andrea, which didn’t exactly result in the type of conditions the reigning World Champions

Atletico Madrid trio Juanfran, Alvaro Dominguez and Adrian called up by Spain

Atleti trio called up by Del Bosque

Just hours after landing in Colombia Álvaro Domínguez, Juanfran and Adrián López woke up to some wonderful news. They got to travel all the way back over the Atlantic for another 14 hour flight. The trio were called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for friendlies against Serbia and South Korea on 26 and


Del Bosque takes a pass on Reyes

One more round of international matches, one more Spanish national team devoid of any Atlético Madrid players. While it might be bold to question the decision-making of a world cup champion coach, it’s very difficult to understand why José Antonio Reyes was neglected by Vicente del Bosque this time around.