Chelsea’s Juan Mata Defends Torres

Juan Mata has leapt to the defence of his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres after he was criticised for not scoring again for Spain. The misfiring striker has already been reassured of his place by coach Vicente Del Bosque, who is set to keep faith with the Blues hitman for their final Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow in Alicante. Torres hasn’t found the back of the net for his country…

October 10, 2011

Fernando Torres’ Spain Place Under Threat

Fernando Torres has been told by coach Vicente del Bosque that he will lose his Spain place unless he starts scoring regularly for Chelsea. Torres has looked a shadow of his former self since signing for the Blues in January, struggling to reach full fitness and scoring just one goal. His Chelsea place is under serious threat from Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Romelu Lukaku – and now it seems…

September 8, 2011

International Friendly Preview: Italy v Spain

Spain take on Italy on Wednesday, looking to improve on a mixed record in international friendlies since becoming world champions. Vicente del Bosque’s Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, adding to their 2008 European crown and cementing their status as the best team on the planet. They have impressed in Euro 2012 qualifying, winning every match to top Group I, and comfortably defeated the…

August 9, 2011

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho expresses shock at not being the managerial favourite to win Ballon d’Or

It is thought that Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque is leading the race for the prize following his team’s World Cup success. Jose Mourinho finds it hard to accept that he might not walk away with the Ballon d’Or award for his resounding success with Serie A outfit Inter Milan . Vicente Del Bosque has emerged as the likely man to capture the prize for his achievements with the Spanish…

December 24, 2010

Spain vs Portugal

Kick-off: Tuesday, 29th June – 7:30pm Stadium: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town Referee: Hector Baldassi (ARG) Second Round Spain Here will be a contrast in styles if the group stage matches are anything to go by. Firstly you have the attack minded composure of Spain, and secondly you have the defensive and cautious mindset of Portugal. After their shock defeat in their opening match against Switzerland, Spain still had enough…

June 29, 2010