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Ex-Spain coach Vicente del Bosque rejected offer from China

Spain finally found their rhythm in the second half with goals from Diego Costa and Nolito to down Albania 2-0.
Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui said he is satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw with Italy in World Cup 2018 qualifying.
Vicente del Bosque said that he would no longer coach a team outside of Spain.

Former Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has said that he turned down a lucrative offer to coach in China and reiterated that he has no plans to come out of retirement.

The 65-year-old called it quits in football management after Spain were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Italy in France earlier this summer.

De Bosque says he received word of an opportunity in the Far East but did not even ask for any specifics.

"I can confirm that I received a €10 million offer from China, but I am unsure if that...

RFEF chief Angel Maria Villar gets ultimatum from Miguel Cardenal

Spain finally found their rhythm in the second half with goals from Diego Costa and Nolito to down Albania 2-0.
Gianluigi Buffon admitted that his indecisiveness led to his mistake which allowed Spain winger Vitolo to score the opener.

Spain's secretary of sport Miguel Cardenal has told Spain football federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar that he must call elections before the end of the year.

Villar, at the helm of the RFEF since 1988, came under scrutiny for delaying the presidential elections that were initially scheduled for earlier in the year.

The vote had been pushed back until December while Villar considered running for UEFA chief.

"The Federation wants nothing to do with me, especially its president," Cardenal...

OK Diario director hits back at Spain defender Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique says Man City are a much different team under Pep Guardiola than previous City teams they've faced.
Pep returns to the Camp Nou on Wednesday as Manchester City face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

The man Gerard Pique accused of being Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's "puppet" has launched a scathing attack on the Barcelona defender.

Pique appeared in a news conference on Tuesday to preview his side's Champions League game against Manchester City, but was sidetracked by a question about his decision to retire from international football after the World Cup in 2018. 

"I've read that Twitter [and] stories in Marca, AS or Florentino's puppet's pamphlet OK Diario forced me out, but...

Gerard Pique: My decision to retire from Spain in 2018 is final

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BARCELONA -- Gerard Pique says his decision to retire from the Spanish national team after the next World Cup is final -- and admits that he was close to giving up football altogether in 2014.

The Barcelona defender announced his retirement earlier this month after Spain's recent win over Albania, when stories surfaced claiming he'd cut the Spanish colours off the sleeves of his shirt.

However, those stories were proven to be misleading, although the damage was done, with Pique confirming that he...

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Howard Webb 'gutted' to miss Nigel de Jong red card in 2010 World Cup final

Nigel De Jong kicking Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso is caught in the chest by the boot of Nigel de Jong.

Howard Webb has described how he was "gutted beyond belief" to miss the flying kick by Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong when he refereed the 2010 World Cup final.

De Jong had crashed a high boot into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso midway through the first half, but Webb chose to only produce a yellow card for the then-Manchester City player when he should have shown a red.

"Xabi Alonso headed the ball forward to David Villa but, as he did so, Nigel de Jong crashed into him," Webb wrote in...