Former England international Phil Neville has been appointed assistant coach of Valencia, the Spanish side has announced.
Andres Iniesta will miss Spain's European championship qualifier against Belarus due to muscle pain.
Iniesta paid tribute this week to Xavi, with whom has he has won pretty much everything there is to win.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says the departing Xavi is irreplaceable in the national team.
Goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Spain in Amsterdam.
Spain travel to face the Netherlands in a friendly with the pain from their 5-1 thrashing at the SWC still fresh in the memory.
Real Madrid have moved four points clear of Barcelona after Cristiano Ronaldo scored either side of a Gareth Bale strike.
Barcelona have fired sports director Andoni Zubizarreta after the club lost an appeal against a transfer ban.
A Madrid report says one fan has died and 11 have been injured, one critically, as rival football fans in Spain clash.
Real Madrid expressed their "surprise" at UEFA president Michel Platini after his Ballon d'Or comments.
Cesc Fabregas says he and Spain team mate Sergio Ramos have buried the hatchet after doubts were raised about his commitment.
Spain will meet rivals Germany in the highlight of Tuesday's international friendlies with both sides in need of a win.
Spain and Germany will meet on Tuesday night in what will be a stern test for the new fledgling Spanish team.
Spain's preparations for Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier have been disrupted by injury and the commitment of certain players.
Jose Callejon has been in fine form for his club Napoli and is now looking to prove himself on the international stage with Spain.