Euro 2020 Spain Squad- All you need to know; Fixtures & Group Standings, full Spain squad, Key Players, Predictions
Euro 2020 Spain Preview: In World Cup 2018, Spain was one of the favorites to win. However, they massively underperformed and even though they qualified from the group consisting of themselves, Portugal, Iran, and Morocco, they were knocked out by the hosts Russia in penalties.
The big news is that Sergio Ramos has been dropped out of the Spain squad and they are without any Real Madrid players.
Spain has an excellent squad depth across the board and Enrique will have a number of players to choose from in each position giving him a selection headache when he will have to narrow down his squad and finalize it ahead of the tournament.
Spain in Group E of Euro 2020: Despite their shaky start to World Cup qualifying where they dropped points against Greece and scraped past Georgia, Spain is the big favorite to win this group. On top of winning their Nations League group and having the group’s strongest squad, La Roja also has a home advantage in all group matches.
Spain in Group E: Head-to-head record
Group E at Euro 2021 will consist of Spain, Poland, Sweden, and Slovakia. The winner of the group will face third-place from either Group A, B, C, or D in the Round of 16 – which is likely to be one of Switzerland, Turkey, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Scotland, or the Czech Republic.
The team that finishes runner-up in Group E will play the second-placed team from Group D in the first knockout phase; most likely to be either Croatia or England.
v Poland W-8; D-1; L-1
v Sweden W-5; D-3; L-2
v Slovakia W-4; D-1; L-1
Spain Euro 2020 schedule/fixtures
June 15: vs Sweden, 12:30 AM
June 20: vs Poland, 12:30 AM
June 23: vs Slovakia, 9:30 PM
Where to watch Euro 2020 Spain matches in India?
Live streaming and telecast of all Euro 2020 matches in India will be available on Sony Sports Network and their OTT platforms Sony Liv.
Spain squad for Euro 2020:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Unai Simón (Athletic), Robert Sánchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Defenders: José Gayà (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric García (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Marcos Llorente (Atlético)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri Hernández (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago Alcántara (Liverpool), Koke (Atlético), Fabián Ruiz (Napoli)
Forwards: Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Álvaro Morata (Juventus), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traoré (Wolves), Pablo Sarabia (Paris)
Coach: Luis Enrique
Spain squad for Euro 2020, Players to watch out for:
Rodri- Luis Enrique has an option to pick either the Manchester City man or Sergio Busquets. Rodri certainly has the advantage when it comes to pace but Busquets is better defensively.
Ferran Torres- Torres has had a decent season with Manchester City. With Spain, we have seen Torres pushing up to move across and create a two-man front-line of pressure with Morata, switching the system from a 4-5-1 temporarily. This has been very effective as Torres can then help defensively as well.
Marcus Llorente- The Atletico Madrid man is majorly known for this midfield prowess but it will be interesting to see how Luis Enrique plays him at the full-back position. He can defend as well as pick out passes.
Spain, Euro 2020 – Predictions
With a strong, young squad, Spain is expected to finish at the top of Group E.