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Today is the big day….

when FIFA announces the hosting countries of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Iker Casillas, Del Bosque along with Luis Figo, Fernando Hierro, Emilio Butragueno and Eusebio and the Prime Ministers of the respective countries, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Jose Socrates of Portugal are currently in Zurich supporting the Iberian bid. 

Iker Casillas"There are high hopes because I think we have every chance due to our organisational capacity and infrastructure. The decision will be between Russia and our candidacy."

Del Bosque"We must believe that we can achieve it."

Watch the 2018 world cup bidders presentations (Spain/Portugal, England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium) live here

Note: If you missed the live presentation watch the Spain/Portugal presentation here and you can catch up with the rest of the bidding nation presentations here.  

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A closer look at the new Spain jersey

According to Adidas, the new jersey comes from within (explains the ad), comes from the passion for “La Roja”, from everything we feel, share, live and dream of, thanks to our team. Our new red jersey represents the values that account for our new status of World Champions.

The new away jersey…

The electric blue blocks on the side and shoulder are to match with the pants. And the yellow lines on the shoulders are supposed to form/remind the flag of Spain.

The words “WORLD CHAMPIONS 2010” inside the neck…

and the beautiful shield and star granted by FIFA…

What do you think about the new jersey?

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World Champions honored at the Madrid gala

The 22nd edition of the Madrid Football gala was held on Friday night. Vicente Del Bosque along with Real Madrid players, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa and Raul Albiol, and also Liverpool players, Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina were honored at the gala. 

Del Bosque received the Gold and Diamond Insignia and the Royal Spanish Football Federation was honored with the Medal of Merit for Sports for the exceptional achievement in South Africa. 

Del Bosque presented David De Gea, Spain U21 and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, the Golden Boot for his spectacular performances with both the club and country. De Gea said: ”It’s a pride and a huge motivation for the future. When you play in the lower ranks, you just think of fun, but I was lucky enough to get on the first team and play with the best in the world.”

David De Gea presented the Gold Insignia to Iker Casillas. Iker said De Gea is a good kid, and an extraordinary person and that Spain’s future in the goal is secure with him around.

Also Iker recieved the awards in behalf of his teammates who were absent, he said: "It’s nice to come on behalf of my teammates. Ten years ago I received the award De Gea received today and I’m always grateful for the treatment I received from the regional federation.”

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Spain NT has arrived in Madrid

After taking off an hour late, the Spanish national team has arrived in Madrid, after the defeat at El Monumental de Buenos Aires.  

The internationals of Vicente Del Bosque traveled with a hour behind the time scheduled. The journalists had not arrived in time to Ezeiza Airport because of the intense work that always comes after a football match. Once on the plane and, after dinner, the energy faded and everyone fell asleep. It was a very quiet journey back home. Just an hour before they stepped ashore, they were served with breakfast (food in Spain). They landed at 3.30pm at Barajas Airport, from where they returned to their respective teams.

Next stop is Scotland on 8 October. The selection will be measured with the Scottish team in the second qualifying game for Euro 2012.

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The world champions landed in Buenos Aires

After a fourteen hour flight from Zurich, the Spanish team arrived at Ezeiza International Airport in the capital of Argentina. The reception was excellent and the expectation of Tuesday’s game is extraordinary.

The Team took off after their recovery training session at one twenty noon, in the Airbus 340 bound Iberia Argentina. In the midst of a relaxing, the Spanish team spent the time enjoying movies, music, and an atmosphere of relaxation and fun, full of good humor and friends. They even sang songs in the first rows of the plane, led by Alvaro Arbeloa. While some others were simply closing their eyes (definitely Cesc drops in this category) and slept for a few hours. In the case of David Villa and Pepe Reina, they witnessed in the cabin of the plane landing at Ezeiza airport.

The arrival in Buenos Aires came at a quarter past three in the morning, Spanish time, quarter past ten at night. Vicente del Bosque has given time to rest on arrival until the hour of training, scheduled for six in the afternoon. The training session will be held at the stadium in La Bombonera. Del Bosque will lead two training sessions in Buenos Aires, today at the stadium of Boca tomorrow and Monday at the stadium of the game, the Monumental de River. 

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