Nacho: Special Reserve

With the dust settled on a remarkable World Cup opener for Spain, I take a closer look at one of the big characters from that match: Nacho.

What makes this born-and-bred Madridista such an important player for both club and country despite almost always being benched when all his team-mates are available? Why have successive Madrid managers refused to trade him up for a more glamorous model? What made him - and not Odriozola - the obvious choice to start against Portugal? What will he make of the return of the player for whom is he so often under-study: Dani Carvajal?

And I also dig into the way Diego Costa changed Spain's game and give my verdict on La Decision - Antoine Greizmann's public commitment to Atleti - and what it means for La Liga.




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