Soccer-Del Bosque to test Spain’s evolution in Brazil (Reuters)

By Mark Elkington MADRID, June 7 (Reuters) – Vicente del Bosque must fine-tune Spain’s well-oiled winning machine to keep them fresh to defend their world title next year but without losing out on the one trophy that eludes them – the Confederations Cup. Spain won an unprecedented treble of back-to-back European crowns either side of the 2010 World Cup and as FIFA’s top ranked team have probably been analysed more than any other side. The only blemish on their recent record was a shock 2-0 defeat by United States in the semi-finals of the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa. …

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