Route to Russia:

Spain won nine and drew one as they went unbeaten in the qualifying round – beating Italy who would eventually lose to Sweden in the play-offs.

They hit 36 goals in 10 games as well as conceding just 3 times so this is a side ready to take on anyone this summer.

How far can they get:

They can win it for sure.

One of the favourites for the tournament, they have some pride to restore on the world stage after going out in 2014 in the group stages.

This is a Spain side beginning a new era with many of the EURO 2008 and World Cup 2010 winners no longer around but they’ve certainly got the quality to match those feats.


Julen Lopetegui.

The manager joined Spain after a spell with Porto and will be relishing unleashing his edition of this brilliant footballing side.

He’s won things with the younger Spanish teams in the past and now is the time for him to make the grade with the senior side.

One to watch:

There’s so many to pick.

Spain’s squad is awash with talent and so nailing down one to watch is hard to say the least.

David Silva will be relishing carrying on his form from the Premier League whilst Diego Costa will be eager to rough up the world’s defenders.

David de Gea will want to show he is the best stopper of all whilst Andres Iniesta gets one last hurrah – expect him to still run games when he’s playing though.


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