Del Bosque: Spain & England top two in Europe

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says his team and England, who meet in a friendly in Seville on Wednesday, are the best two international sides in Europe.

"England are back to what they have always been and Spain is enjoying one of its best moments," Del Bosque told reporters, adding Fabio Capello's team were "very organised and compact in defence and able to turn defence swiftly into attack."

European champions Spain will be without Real Betis defender Juanito, who has pulled out with a muscle strain in his right leg. That means they will probably start with Valencia's Raul Albiol and Carlos Marchena in the centre of the back four.

ENGLAND FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read:
One on One Kevin Keegan, Sven-Göran Eriksson, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Paul Gascoigne, Ian Wright
Web Exclusives Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne, Glenn Hoddle, Wayne Rooney,
Q&A Fabio Capello, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott
Perfect XI Ian Wright
Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Michael Mancienne, David Wheater
Ask A Silly Question Sir Geoff Hurst, Alan Ball, Bryan Robson, Peter Crouch, John Barnes, Peter Reid,
My Secret Vice Jimmy Bullard
What Happened Next? Carlton Palmer
Perfect XI Sir Bobby Charlton, Graham Taylor, Bryan Robson