Barcelona's Jordi Alba denies rift with Spain coach Luis Enrique after earning recall, says he never argued
Barcelona's experienced defender Jordi Alba on Tuesday denied any fall-out between himself and Spain coach Luis Enrique after he left Alba out of two consecutive national squads.
Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford popped up with a goal as England beat Spain in their UEFA Nations League match up, with a late Sergio Ramos goal being unable to sway the tide in favour of the Spaniards.
UEFA Nations League: Spain defender Sergio Ramos says he is well-prepared to play against 'extraordinary' Harry Kane
Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos has stated that he is not worried about England's visit to Spain, stating that he has prepared well and studied England's attacking players.
International friendlies: In-form Paco Alcacer makes statement of intent with brace as Spain rout Wales 4-1
Paco Alcacer made his case for a regular place in the Spain team as the on-loan Borussia Dortmund forward struck twice in his country's 4-1 rout of Wales on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa faces at least two weeks out with a hamstring injury sustained during the 3-1 win over Club Bruges in the Champions League on Wednesday.
UEFA Nations League: Luis Enrique hails Spain's perfect start after 6-0 thrashing of World Cup finalists Croatia
Luis Enrique took charge after the humiliating exit to Russia at the World Cup had left Spain doubting the possession game that won them three consecutive major tournaments.
Spain's identity crisis looks to be well and truly over after Marco Asensio inspired a 6-0 thrashing of World Cup runners-up Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
Spain coach Luis Enrique wants national team to evolve in style as he gears up for his first game against England
New Spain coach Luis Enrique wants his side to evolve from the style that brought La Roja great success in the past decade before growing stale in recent years.
La Liga: Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui says he doesn't regret joining club at the expense of Spain coaching job
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has said he is over his turbulent sacking from the Spanish national team and does not regret joining the European champions even though it cost him the chance to manage at the World Cup.
Spain centre-back Gerard Pique confirmed that he had ended a glittering international career on Saturday, saying that the appointment of his former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would not change his mind.
New Spain coach Luis Enrique promises 'evolution', says there will be plenty of surprises in first squad
Luis Enrique said that his tenure in charge of Spain would be all about evolution, not revolution but he also promised plenty of surprises in his first squad.
"Luis Enrique's appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously," Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation.
Spanish Football Federation to announce new national team coach on Monday amidst Luis Enrique rumours
The Spanish Football Federation will announce a new national team coach on Monday, with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique considered to be a likely candidate.
Premier League: Arsene Wenger surprised over number of job offers after announcing departure from Arsenal
Wenger will leave after almost 22 years at the helm and was handed an emotional tribute from the club following Sunday's 5-0 defeat of Burnley, his final game in charge at the Emirates Stadium.
Former Arsenal player Mikel Arteta has been one Pep Guardiola's assistants at Manchester City since July 2016.
Wenger announced on Friday he would be stepping down a year before the end of his contract after another failure to sustain a Premier League title challenge.
David Seaman, another former Arsenal goalkeeper, agreed that Arsene Wenger will not call time on his career.
Ernesto Valverde dismissed the idea that he, as Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique had done before, would win a league, Cup and Champions League treble in his first season at the helm.
Premier League: Chelsea to keep faith in under-fire coach Antonio Conte despite dip in form, claim reports
Antonio Conte won't be sacked as Chelsea manager in the short term at least after being granted a stay of execution by Roman Abramovich, according to reports on Tuesday.
La Liga preview: Barcelona go into new season low on expectation, but that might be a blessing in disguise
Tactically speaking, 4-3-3 is very much ingrained in the Barcelona's DNA but it will be interesting to see how new manager Ernesto Valverde would go about his business