Entire Spanish campaign in World cup qualifiers is commendable. They wiped off Italy in qualifiers with complete ease & dominance, whereas they hammered Argentina in warm-up friendly.
Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Squad & Group Details
No doubt, Spain is one of the favorites for 2018 World cup title in Russia.
Lionel Messi said, “I wouldn’t want to face Spain at the 2018 World Cup,”. Saying of Lionel Messi will let you about Spanish strength, how strong they are?
Qualifiers result also tells you the same story. As they finished the qualifiers with the top spot in their group. In fact, they showed their dominance with determination & confidence, after being eliminated from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Euros.
World Cup Qualifying Round Highlights
Spain v Liechtenstein
Entirely one-sided matches, Spain hammered Liechtenstein twice in qualifiers, scored 16 goals against them in 2 matches while conceding nothing.
Spain v Italy
Led by Spanish lethal weapon Isco, Spain dominated over Italy & defeated them with 3-0 goals.
Spain v Israel
There place cemented in FIFA World cup 2018 after a contest against Israel which resulted in a 1-0 win.
Spain World Cup Group B
Spain will battle against Portugal for top rank in Group B, whereas contests against Morocco & Iran can’t be neglected.
Spain v Portugal Head to Head
Spain dominated over Portugal most of the times, especially in world cups.[table id=10 /]
Spain v Iran Head to Head
No match between Spain & Iran ever witnessed in the history of football. So this will be there first contest.[table id=11 /]
Spain v Morocco Head to Head
Both the teams met each other only twice & that were also in the same edition of football World cup 1962.[table id=12 /]
Spain World Cup Warm-up Friendly Matches
Spain kicks off their warm-up journey against Germany on the 23rd of March, which resulted in a draw. Then, Isco guided Spanish team outplayed Argentina 6-1. A draw against Switzerland followed. Finally, they played against Tunisia on the 9th June 2018.
Spain 2018 FIFA World Cup Warm-up Results
|23-03-2018||Spain v Germany||1-1|
|27-03-2018||Spain v Argentina||6-1|
|03-06-2018||Spain v Switzerland||1-1|
|09-06-2018||Spain v Tunisia||0-0|
Spain World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Schedule
Spain will have to face their rival in their very first match of the tournament on 15th June 2018. Then, they will take on Iran & Morocco on 20th June & 25th June 2018 respectively.
|15 Jun 2018||Spain v Portugal|
|20 Jun 2018||Spain v Iran|
|25 Jun 2018||Spain v Morocco|
Spain World Cup Match Venues
|15 Jun 2018||Spain v Portugal||Fisht Stadium|
|20 Jun 2018||Spain v Iran||Kazan Arena|
|25 Jun 2018||Spain v Morocco||Kaliningrad Stadium|
Spanish National Team Coach
Julen Lopetegui is now 52 years old. He was assigned the duty of coaching to the national team after 2014 World cup. He changed the approach of selection & bring some new & old faces to the team.
Top Players, who can shine for Spain Soccer World cup 2018
Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez aka as Isco was not the part Spanish squad in 2014 World cup. He scored 5 goals in qualifiers including hat-trick he scored against Messi team Argentina. He is a potential prospect for Spain in Fifa World cup 2018.
David Silva did not get the credit he deserves, alongside famous team-mates like Iniesta and Xavi. He had scored five goals in qualifiers.
Spain World Cup Squad, Final Squad
Preliminary World Cup Squad –
- Pepe Reina
- David de Gea
- Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Nacho Fernandez
- Sergio Ramos
- Dani Carvajal
- Gerard Pique
- Jordi Alba
- Alvaro Odriozola
- Nacho Monreal
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Andres Iniesta
- Sergio Busquets
- Saul Niguez
- Marco Asensio
- Thiago Alcantara
- David Silva
- Iago Aspas
- Diego Costa
- Lucas Vazquez
Spain World Cup Injuries
Sergio Busquets recently injured, but hopefully, he will be back in the World Cup.