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Del Bosque extends contract with Spain

Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque has seen his contract extended by the Spanish FA after guiding Spain through an impressive 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Del Bosque, who succeeded Luis Aragonés after Spain won the Euros in 2008, saw his team go unbeaten in the qualifying stages for South Africa and Spain ranked #1 in the world by FIFA and is favored to lift the World Cup next summer.

“The board have decided we will continue with him for two more years whatever happens,” said Spanish Football Federation president Ángel María Villar Llona. “Del Bosque knows how to take our national team to the highest level. He inherited a brilliant side and he knows how to keep them that way. We are still top of the world rankings.”

Spain got a good draw at the World Cup as they will be in Group H along with Switzerland, Honduras and Chile.