La Roja take on Belarus looking to move closer to qualification.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the national team look to move within touching distance of qualifying for the World Cup.
– ‘We return to Brazil this way’; Spain need four points to be at the World Cup and they will begin their search for those points against Belarus on Friday.
– Coach Vicente Del Bosque suggests that they have “two finals left”, as Iker Casillas is set to start while Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo will be the No.9.
– Real Madrid: The centre-backs will not rotate with Raphael Varane undisputable, Carlo Ancelotti will choose between Ramos and Pepe for his partner in defence.
– Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas: “Neymar doesn’t throw himself, they foul him”.
– Spain Under-21’s beat Bosnia 3-2 on Thursday as they continue their winning run.
– ‘World Cup in sight’; A goal spree against Belarus will in theory ensure qualification. However, coach Del Bosque warns his players that they “can’t take anything for granted” as football is very “treacherous”.
– However, an explosion injures three workers at the stadium and puts the match in danger.
– Real Madrid official Zinedine Zidane says he would give the Ballon D’or to Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery.
– “Cristiano [Ronaldo] also deserves it but Franck was decisive in Bayern’s three titles”.
– Jordi Alba will miss El Clasico through injury; KO’d for six weeks.
– David De Gea and Miguel Moya, the other duo. The Manchester United goalkeeper instructs his agent to listen if an offer comes in from La Blaugrana.
– The Barcelona coaching staff are looking at the Getafe stopper as second ‘keeper if Pinto goes.
– Jordi Alba KO’d for a further six weeks. The Carles Puyol-Javier Mascherano pairing set to return.
– Spain-Belarus; knocking on the World Cup door. Del Bosque talks of two finals and today will line-up Pique, Xavi, Busquets, Cesc and Pedro.
– Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti signs his son-in-law as nutritionist.