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But La Roja were dealt a reality check, losing 3-2, as England ran riot during a whirlwind first half in Seville.
Costa sustained a thigh strain playing for Atletico Madrid against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The arrival of Luis Enrique as Spain coach, combined with the retirement from international soccer by Andres Iniesta and David Silva, has given Saul his chance.
Barcelona spokesperson Josep Vives has said that star striker doesn't need any award to prove his credibility.
New Spanish national football team coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that it was possible to evolve the current style of play.
Enrique's new task may not faze him, however, after he breathed new life into a stagnating Barcelona side and turned them back into one of the most feared teams in Europe.
As Barcelona coach Luis Enrique worked with Spain internationals Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique, as well as Andres Iniesta.
Leading newspaper Marca said on their front cover the 48-year-old has been chosen by Spanish Football Federation as the successor to Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked the day before the FIFA World Cup.
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Guardiola praised Enrique, saying that he was among the elite coaches and had what it takes to be successful in the EPL.
Luis Enrique will take charge of Barcelona for the final time as coach in Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Alaves.
The Catalans missed out on La Liga to Real Madrid last weekend and were dumped out of the Champions League at the quarters.
Enrique faces a selection headache with both Luis Suarez and Sergi Roberto suspended after being sent-off.
Outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique lamented his side's inconsistency after they fell short of retaining their La Liga title.
Enrique promised to return to the Camp Nou as a fan next season as he prepares to take charge of Barcelona for the final time.