By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
Spain head into this summer’s Euros as the joint-most successful team in European Championship history alongside Germany with three tournament wins. The Spanish last picked up European honours back in 2012, their second consecutive success after their dominance in 2008.
However, despite their happy history in the competition, the European juggernauts were unable to get past the last 16 during the last tournament, capping off a disappointing campaign. But with an undoubtedly talented squad, how will Luis Enrique’s side fare this time around?
Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we’ve taken a look at the Spain squad, who they’ll play and their odds of winning the tournament.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Spain’s squad?
It’s fair to say that Spain have a wealth of talent at their disposal. Among the Spain Euro squad are Premier League heavyweights David De Gea, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Alcantara, Eric Garcia, Rodri, Adama Traore and the exciting Ferran Torres. Also, amongst the ranks is Spanish debutant Aymeric Laporte, who recently changed his national allegiance from France.
The most notable name to be left off the list is Sergio Ramos. The Real Madrid and national team veteran has been left out of the squad due to fitness issues, which caused waves in the football world. This marked the first time that no Real Madrid player has been included in a Spain squad for a major tournament.
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Who do Spain play next at the Euros?
Spain are placed in Group E alongside Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. Spain’s Euro fixtures kick off on June 14th with their next match against Sweden. Their opener is then followed by Robert Lewandowski’s Poland on June 19th and Slovakia on June 23rd. All of their games are to be played in the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville, which could give them a hefty home advantage.
What are the odds that Spain win the Euros?
Spain are well fancied to top Group E at 3/10 but are sixth in the market to win the competition for a fourth time, currently priced at 8/1, showing there are a few teams ahead of them backed for glory. They are, however, more fancied to get to the final at 7/2. It’s an accomplishment they’ve managed on two of the last three occasions in the tournament and with the strength of their squad at the moment they have every chance of doing so again.
What’s the latest news on the Spain football team?
As for Spain team news, they have a reserve side currently training parallel to their first team in case they need to be called into action, but this squad has also left out players from Real Madrid, including Ramos due to fitness concerns. As it stands, both Leeds and West Ham have more Spanish players in the national side than Los Blancos.