Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique was given a frosty reception by Spain fans last Thursday in their 2-1 victory over Costa Rica. Spain came from behind to win but Pique was given the cold shoulder by the fans because of his comments whilst celebrating Barça’s treble victory.
If Spain win the World Cup for a second time each player stands to earn a staggering €720,000 euros as a bonus. Meanwhile Germany will be paying their players around half that figure if they manage to lift the World Cup on 13th July. The question arises as to whether it’s good for the nation’s image, given the country’s precarious economic situation to be throwing this sort of cash at footballers. More on this story
Barca midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he feels more and more important within the Spain team setup Fabregas feels proud to be part of Del Bosque’s team and wants to continue in the same vein.
Cesc was speaking ahead of the clash between Spain and Chile tonight in Geneva.Continue reading
FC Barcelona has received some bad news this weekend regarding Jordi Alba.According to Catalunya Radio, the Barca medics confirmed the player has a tear in his femoral biceps of his right leg. On Sunday Jordi Alba will report to the Joan Gamper training ground and undergo an ultrasound check to confirm the extent of his inuries.
Barcelona’s in form David Villa looks set to regain his first team place in the Spain national side against Finland on Friday. Del Bosque will almost certainly count on Villa, who is Spain’s top goal scorer who hasn’t been a first team player for some 527 days after picking up his injury at the Club World Cup in December 2011.
Barca defender Carles Puyol says he doesn’t want to retire from international football and hopes to chalk up more than a hundred caps for his country.
Barcelona FC star David Villa walks Into history books with a brace of goals against the Chec Republic last night.Villa has scored 46 goals for Spain and overtakes Raúl as highest goal scorer.