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Vicente del Bosque: David De Gea will play at Euro 2016 if he proves he's best

In a match full of chances from both sides it was Spain who came out on top thanks to a goal from Mario Gaspar.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Spain's goalkeeper dilemma, with head coach Vicente del Bosque stating that Iker Casillas is the first choice over David de Gea.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says he will pick the best available goalkeeper at Euro 2016, suggesting David De Gea could finally displace long-serving captain Iker Casillas.

Manchester United's De Gea, 24, was outstanding in his seventh senior cap when making a string of superb saves to keep his third successive international clean sheet as a second-string Spain side won 1-0 against Ukraine in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Kiev.

On Friday, Casillas, 34, won his 164th cap in the 4-0 win over...

 By Mark Rodden

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona reports played down

Borussia Dortmund trained in Turin on Monday as they prepared to take on Juventus in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 contest on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund have once again dismissed rumours about star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future following fresh reports that European champions Barcelona are keen on the player.

Aubameyang, 26, has been in sensational form this campaign -- breaking a Bundesliga record by scoring in each of Dortmund's first eight league matches.

The Gabon international was also Dortmund's top scorer last season with 25 goals in all competitions.

In the wake of reported interest from Arsenal and...

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Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo could face off in Wales vs. Portugal friendly

Wales manager Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale's willingness to buy into his team philosophy was crucial to their Euro 2016 qualification.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes discusses Gareth Bale and Vincent Kompany's decision to defy their respective clubs and not withdraw from Wales and Belgium's upcoming matches.
Wales found joyous defeat in Zenica to bury more than half a century of qualification hurt.

Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo could be facing each other next month after Wales manager Chris Coleman revealed an international friendly against Portugal could be on the cards.

Bale, 26, helped Wales reach the finals of the major tournament for the first time in 58 years when they secured a spot at next year's European Championship at the weekend. His teammate at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo, will also be in France as captain of Portugal. 

Coleman's side broke into the top...

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Newcastle pitch to be 'fantastic' despite Rugby World Cup games

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St James' Park will host Newcastle against Norwich on Sunday.

Newcastle United's pitch will be "fantastic" for their match at home to Norwich City on Sunday, according to deputy head groundsman Andrew Tully.

Concerns about the state of Newcastle's St James' Park pitch have been raised after another Rugby World Cup game was played on Tyneside.

New Zealand's 47-9 win over Tonga on Friday saw St James' Park groundstaff called in to fix a number of issues with pitchforks as the surface cut up under the pressure from scrums.

 By Uli Hesse

German coaches' record abroad does not bode well for Jurgen Klopp

German football correspondent Raphael Honigstein, who covered Jurgen Klopp for many years with Borussia Dortmund, gives his insight on Klopp's first Liverpool news conference.
Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf is officially regarded the world's most-travelled coach.

There are currently eight German managers scattered across the globe coaching national teams, from the USA (Jurgen Klinsmann) to Jamaica (Winfried Schafer), to South Korea (Uli Stielike) and Cameroon (Volker Finke).

For many decades, German coaches were in the highest demand across the world. They often worked as what the press dubbed "football missionaries," teaching the game's basics where there was little or no football infrastructure.

Most of these managers are hardly known outside of the countries...

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Philippe Coutinho injury boost for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - sources

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on England's chances at Euro 2016, what to expect from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side this weekend and much more.
Borussia Dortmund President Reinhard Rauball says he doesn't think old coach Jurgen Klopp will steal the club's best players to bring to his new club Liverpool.
Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger believes Liverpool's appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager will get them back into the Champions League for next season.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on certain players getting lesser playing time under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers and whether or not Tottenham Hotspur can finish top-four in the Premier League.

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been given a fitness boost ahead of his first game in charge of the club this weekend, according to ESPN FC sources.

Last week, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho was forced to withdraw from Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela through injury.

However, Coutinho took part in Klopp's first training session on Monday following his appointment as the club's new boss last Thursday.

The midfielder could now be in contention for Liverpool's...