Spain coach Vincente del Bosque denies playing favourites with Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas.

Casillas has remained Del Bosque's No1, despite his problems at Real.

"There is no favouritism towards Casillas," Del Bosque said during an interview with Radio Marca.

"We took many things into account when deciding and certain details made us feel inclined to start him.

"People keep saying that it as if I owe Iker something, but sporting questions always come before personal ones."