By News Team
Last Updated: 30th 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 were placed in Group E alongside Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. Spain’s Euro fixtures kicked off against Sweden with a frustrating 0-0 draw. Their opener was then followed by another draw – this time 1-1 – against Poland, although they then beat Slovakia 5-0 to finish second in Group E behind Sweden. Croatia awaited in the last 16, with Spain seeing off Luka Modric’s men 5-3 in extra-time in what was one of the games of the tournament. Up next for Spain is a quarter-final tie against Switzerland on July 2.
What are the odds that Spain win the Euros?
Spain entered the Euros sixth in the market to win the competition for a fourth time at 8/1, however, things have changed dramatically with Luis Enrique’s side now the favourites to go all the way at 10/3. Scoring 10 goals in their last two games has done them plenty of favours, while they are strong 7/10 favourites to advance past Switzerland.
What’s the latest news on the Spain football team?
As for Spain team news, they originally had a reserve side training parallel to their first team in case they needed to be called into action, but this squad had also left out players from Real Madrid, including Ramos due to fitness concerns. Elsewhere, David De Gea is currently struggling with a thigh injury.