The Spain National team has always been in the ranks. These footballers are not the most fit on the pitch, they are not very entertaining but their skill level is too good. Over the years, we have seen the Spanish team do exceptionally well. The team has dominated since the early 2010s. But it was because all the players were the best in business. So, what is the current situation? Who will be the stars in mid-field? Who will be the strike force ahead? Here is an in-depth look:
Spain Expected Squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022:
- Alvaro Morata (Striker)
- Marco Asensio (Striker)
- Ferran Torres (Striker)
- Ansu Fati (Striker)
- Adama Traore (Wing Forward)
- Gerard Moreno (Wing Forward)
- Pedro Gonzalez Lopez (Pedri) (Midfielder)
- Rodrigo (Midfielder)
- Sergio Busquets (Midfielder)
- Thiago Alcantara (Midfielder)
- Pablo Sarabia (Midfielder)
- Dani Olmo (Midfielder)
- Cesar Azpilicueta (Defender)
- Jordi Alba (Defender)
- Marcos Alonso (Defender)
- Sergio Roberto (Defender)
- Dani Carvajal (Defender)
- Marc Cucurella (Defender)
- David De Gea (Goal Keeper)
- David Raya (Goal Keeper)
Strengths of the Spain Football Team:
The strength of the Spanish team is their experience trike force at the top. Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio have been on the international football circuit for quite some time. They also have very experienced players in the squad. Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Dani Carvajal, Isco, and Cesar Azpilicueta are amazing and have a truckload of experience.
Weakness of the Spain Team:
The midfield just has Sergio Busquets as the big name, the remaining names are not experienced when it comes to international football. Pedri can be trusted but he is a hit-and-miss type of player. The class of Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso, and Andres Iniesta in the midfield is missing. This can be an evident point of concern.
The best opportunity is for the young players to step up. Ansu Fati, Pedri, Rodrigo, and Gavi will have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. If they can pull off something like Kylian Mbappe in the 2018 World Cup, the Spain team will take home the trophy without a doubt.
The threat is the injury concern for their senior players. The team relies on the services of Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, and Dani Carvajal. But their bodies are aging as well and they need time off the game. After playing throughout the year, will they still have fuel left for the World Cup? Their injuries need to be well-managed. Also, David De Gea needs to be managed well.
Spain Football Team Schedule:
|Wednesday, Nov. 23||Spain vs. CRC/NZ||11 a.m.||Al Thumama|
|Sunday, Nov. 27||Spain vs. Germany||2 p.m.||Al Bayt|
|Thursday, Dec. 1||Japan vs. Spain||2 p.m.||Khalifa Int’l|
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