Del Bosque opens door for Raul

It would be a controversial move as he was seen as a divisive figure, with Spain winning Euro 2008 after Raul was dropped.

Del Bosque is also hoping David Villa recovers from a broken leg in time for the tournament.

“That is our hope, but it is still not certain, although we will wait as long as possible for him,” said Del Bosque.

“All of us coaches have a big repercussion in society and if football is a passion and a vocation above anything else, I understand that we have the responsibility to look after the sport and to take care of it.”