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Barcelona's Jordi Alba denies clash with Spain coach Luis Enrique

Jordi Alba has one of the few full-backs who has shined at the 2018 World Cup.
Jordi Alba is back in the Spain squad after being omitted by Luis Enrique for international breaks in September and October.

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba denied there is any friction between him and Spain coach Luis Enrique.

Alba was omitted by his former Barca coach in the previous two Spain squads before being recalled this week for Thursday's UEFA Nations League game at Croatia and the international friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina three days later.

"I've never had a problem with Luis Enrique and his staff," Alba said in Tuesday's news conference. "On the contrary, he [Luis Enrique] helped me a lot at Barca....

Barcelona's Jordi Alba returns to Spain squad after Luis Enrique snubs

Raheem Sterling ended a three-year goal drought for England with a pair of first-half goals, propelling the Three Lions to a 3-2 win against Spain.
Jordi Alba celebrates after scoring against Inter.
Jordi Alba has been in fine form for Barcelona this season.

Spain coach Luis Enrique has recalled Jordi Alba to the national team for upcoming games against Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Luis Enrique, who had omitted the Barcelona left-back in his previous two squad selections, said this week that Alba was playing "at a very high level,", but that he did not feel pressured into recalling him.

"By norm, I don't take decision based on public outcry," Luis Enrique said in Thursday's news conference. "Nothing has changed with respect to the...

Spanish FA vice president arrested as part of corruption probe

Spanish football association (RFEF) vice president Andreu Subies was arrested on Tuesday morning as part of a police operation that previously included former president Angel Maria Villar resigning on corruption charges.

Subies, the former president of the Catalan Football Federation (FCF), joined the RFEF in May after Luis Rubiales was appointed president.

"Subies has been detained as part of an active investigation into the diversion of money from the Catalan Football Federation to private ends,"...

Spain federation won't back La Liga plans to play in United States

Gab Marcotti details how playing in the United States can benefit all La Liga clubs, not just headline acts Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has poured cold water on a plan to play regular-season La Liga games in the United States.

The federation boss says despite the support of the Spanish league, the move lacks support from the various organisations that need to approve the plans.

The RFEF informed the league's organising body that it cannot approve plans to hold Barcelona's showdown with Girona on Jan. 26 at Miami's 65,000-capacity Hard Rock Stadium until it receives more...

Spain's Sergio Ramos: 'Nothing else to say' about Raheem Sterling stamp

The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions.
Raheem Sterling ended a three-year goal drought for England with a pair of first-half goals, propelling the Three Lions to a 3-2 win against Spain.

Spain defender Sergio Ramos responded to claims he stamped on the left leg of England's Raheem Sterling during a UEFA Nations League game on Monday by posting a video on Twitter that appears to show he did not.

Ramos, the Real Madrid and Spain captain, wrote "Nothing else to say" in Spanish and English after including "stop," "think" and "be quiet" emojis alongside the clip of the video.

The incident occurred in the second half of England's 3-2 victory over Spain and came after Eric Dier set the...