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Benítez looks like a good solution to me – Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque feels that Rafa Benítez would be the right man to take over as Real Madrid’s manager. “The arrival of Benítez looks like a good solution to me, as he knows his stuff and will try to make Real Madrid better. I met him years ago; he had the idea to become a

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Spain’s Club-obsessed press ignores the national team

The front cover of Spain’s leading sports paper, last Sunday featured Gareth Bale of Wales. Page 2: Bale. Page 3: Bale. Page 4 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. Plus a bit of Lucas Silva, Brazil. Page 5: Luka Modric, Croatia. Toni Kroos, Germany. And Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema, France (neither of whom played). Page 6: Marcos

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Spain aim vengeance on Dutch minus Robin & Robben

European champions Spain travel to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Tuesday with the pain from their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Dutch at last year’s World Cup still fresh in the memory. The hammer blow delivered by Louis van Gaal’s men in Salvador last June was one from which Spain never

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