There was renewed optimism about Spain's chances of qualifying for Euro 2008 after their determined 1-0 win over Iceland at a rain-soaked Son Moix on Wednesday.
Still licking their wounds from their Club World Cup final defeat, Barcelona return to Spain to face their bogey team Atletico Madrid in their last league game of the year at the Nou Camp on Thursday.
Spain coach Luis Aragones says he is determined to weather the storm of criticism following his side's 2-0 loss to Sweden, the team's second successive Euro 2008 qualifying defeat.
Spain striker David Villa said the 4-0 demolition of Ukraine in their opening match has proved they are serious contenders to win the World Cup.
Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini believes that his team can turn the tables on Arsenal in their Champions League semi-final as long as they keep faith with their customary patient passing game.
Coach Luis Aragones believes Spain can still finish top of World Cup Group Seven despite being held to a 1-1 home draw by Serbia & Montenegro on Wednesday.
Spain's last-gasp 1-1 draw against Bosnia on Wednesday raised new doubts about the team's lack of attacking firepower.
A comfortable 3-0 victory over an enthusiastic but naive China boosted Spain's confidence ahead of their World Cup qualifier against in-form Serbia & Montenegro on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid threw the Spanish title race wide open on Sunday when a Fernando Torres double consigned Barcelona to a 2-0 defeat, their first home loss of the season.
The incidents at the Bernabeu on Wednesday were not an isolated incident. Racism in Spain has been simmering for many years, as Simon Baskett explains.
Another insipid Spanish performance in the 0-0 draw against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier has prompted the country's media to turn on former favourite Luis Aragones.
Spain coach Inaki Saez says his decision to accept a two-year contract extension will give his squad a huge boost before Euro 2004.
Simon Baskett on why few people tipped Inaki Saez as to become coach of the country's senior side.
Spain coach Inaki Saez was roundly criticised by the Spanish press on Thursday for his tactics and selection policy following their flattering 2-0 victory over fellow Euro 2004 hopefuls Denmark.
The Spanish Football Federation are to tighten security measures at next week's King's Cup final between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza in the wake of the bomb attacks that killed close to 200 people in the Spanish capital.
A lot more than pride will be at stake when Valencia and Real Madrid meet in the first leg of their King's Cup quarter-final at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.