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Spain World Cup 2018 Squad : Fixture, Group, H2H, Playing XI & more

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

DATE MATCH RESULT
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.

DATE MATCH
15 Jun 2018 Spain v  Portugal
20 Jun 2018 Spain v Iran
25 Jun 2018 Spain v Morocco

Spain World Cup Match Venues

DATE MATCH Venue
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

spain coach world cup Julen Lopetegui

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

Stars 

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.

Stalwart
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 – 

GOALKEEPERS: 

  1. Pepe Reina
  2. David de Gea
  3. Kepa Arrizabalaga

DEFENDERS:

  1. Nacho Fernandez
  2. Sergio Ramos
  3. Dani Carvajal
  4. Gerard Pique
  5. Jordi Alba
  6. Alvaro Odriozola
  7. Nacho Monreal
  8. Cesar Azpilicueta

MIDFIELDERS:

  1. Andres Iniesta
  2. Sergio Busquets
  3. Saul Niguez
  4. Koke
  5. Isco
  6. Marco Asensio
  7. Thiago Alcantara
  8. David Silva

FORWARDS:

  1. Iago Aspas
  2. Rodrigo
  3. Diego Costa
  4. Lucas Vazquez

Spain World Cup Injuries

Sergio Busquets recently injured, but hopefully, he will be back in the World Cup.

 

Updated: June 16, 2018 — 11:23 pm

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