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"Saul has all the qualities to be one of the best midfielders in the world." Diego Simeone isn't the only one to say it, either.
Juan Mata has been named as a winner of the 2017 Nations Sports award in Spain alongside other renowned sportsmen from the country.
Possibility that Spain could stage a major tournament in the next 12 years is raised in meeting with FIFA president.
Passes were risked, gaps probed and the ball fizzed off Spanish boots. In the 6-0 thrashing of the World Cup finalists, Spain showed they are back.
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique said he has no problem starting six Real Madrid players in his XI, a first for La Roja in more than 16 years.
Croatia could do little to stop the Spanish onslaught as the World Cup finalists suffered their worst ever defeat in team history.
The Celta Vigo forward was left out of the original squad, but called up as a replacement when Diego Costa left for personal reasons.
David De Gea is never bored for long with Man United, but his lack of involvement with Spain could explain his struggles on the international stage.
Spain coach Luis Enrique is surprised his former superstar at Barcelona, Lionel Messi, was not included on the World Player of the Year shortlist.
Antoine Griezmann said France try to win games, not play like Spain or Barcelona, following their UEFA Nations League win over Netherlands.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award in both years of its existence, but that streak is under serious threat and Sergio Ramos is backing Luka Modric.
Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos revealed that his family received "death threats" after the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Spain's Sergio Ramos was booed every time he touched the ball vs. England, a sign he's still Public Enemy No. 1 as well as recognition of his class.
England captain Harry Kane said referee Danny Makkelie "bottled it" after Danny Welbeck had a goal disallowed deep into stoppage time vs. Spain.