One footballing superstar will miss out next summer.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the focus is on the international stage, where Portugal and Sweden go head-to-head.
– CR7 challenge, 180 minutes to Brazil.
– The first stage in the colossal duel with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to go to the World Cup.
– Balon d’Or 2013. FIFA again against Cristiano Ronaldo as likely Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery could win it.
– Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque signs: The coach has renewed until 2016.
– The talk of the world. The Washington Post: “Spain refuse to give explanations over their decision to play in their old colony”.
– The Guardian: “Human Rights accuse the champions of promoting the regime of Obiang”.
– La Repubblica: “The game in Malabo has turned into a diplomatic issue”.
– The New York Times: “The Spanish team under pressure to play a friendly in Guinea Equatorial”.
– Le Monde: “Guinea versus Spain, a friendly game that has become a scandal”.
– ESPN: “La Roja are accused of accepting an indecent proposal”.
– Brazilian ace Diego feels loved: “I have the affection of Atleti”.
– FIFA not backing Cristiano. In the profiles for the Balon d’Or, they favour Lionel Messi much more than the Real Madrid star.
– David Villa: “Diego Costa feels Spanish and is courageous”.
– Alonso continues with injury worries.
– “There is no team that plays better than Barcelona” says midfield general Xavi.
– The club captain reveals that; “Messi is recovering and will return to his best”, while he also has kind words for his Brazilian team-mate who arrived in the summer.
– “The expressiveness of Neymar reminds me of Ronaldinho”
– “Tata told me privately that he did not come to change nothing, that I had to participate more”.
– Colossal duel. Cristiano and Ibra start the first act in their duel for Brazil.
– Spain: They do not pay for their trip to the Guinea.