2018 FIFA World Cup: Spain

Tuesday 29th May 2018 2018 fifa world cup: spain
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Constituted in year 1920, Spain national football team qualified for FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1934. Due to the Spanish Civil War and the World War II, Spain didn’t got a chance to play in competitive matches until 1950. In the 1950 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil, the Spanish team showed an excellent performance by holding the fourth position. In 1982, Spain was chosen as the host country for the World Cup but unfortunately, Spain didn’t got to be on spotlight.

In the 2010 FIFA world Cup, Spain had its biggest win by defeating Netherlands with a score of 1-0. In the final moment, the deciding goal was scored by the Spanish Midfielder Andres Iniesta. As of 18 January, 2018, Spain is ranked in the 6th position by FIFA. As one of the eight national teams to have been crowned FIFA World Cup champions, Spain is the first European team to win a title outside Europe.

Caption: Spain national football team lifting the Trophy after winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Picture credit: ytimg.com

Coached by the current head coach Julen Lopetegui and assistant coach Toni Grande, the current squad has 24 players. The team captain for the Spain football team is Sergio Ramos from the club Real Madrid. Given below are the details of the current Spanish squad who were called up for the friendly matches against Costa Rica and Russia.

 

Jersey number

Position

Player

Date of birth

Goals

1

Goalkeeper

David de Gea

7 November 1990

0

13

Goalkeeper

Kepa Arrizabalaga

3 October 1994

0

23

Goalkeeper

Pepe Reina

31 August 1982

0

2

Defender

Alvaro Odriozola

14 December 1995

0

3

Defender

Gererd Pique

2 February 1987

5

4

Defender

Marc Bartra

15 January 1991

0

14

Defender

Nacho

18 January 1990

0

15

Defender

Sergio Ramos (captain)

30 March 1986

13

16

Defender

Alberto Moreno

5 July 1992

0

18

Defender

Jordi Alba

21 March 1989

8

5

Midfielder

Sergio Busquets

16 July 1988

2

6

Midfielder

Andres Iniesta

11 May 1984

 14

8

Midfielder

Saul

21 November 1994

0

10

Midfielder

Thiago

11 April 1991

1

12

Midfielder

Luis Alberto

28 September 1992

0

20

Midfielder

Marco Asensio

21 January 1996

0

21

Midfielder

David Silva

8 January 1986

35

24

Midfielder

Suso

19 November 1993

0

25

Midfielder

Asier Illarramendi

8 March 1990

1

7

Forward

Alvaro Morata

23 October 1992

13

9

Forward

Jose callejon

11 February 19877

0

11

Forward

Vitolo

2 November 1989

4

17

Forward

Iago Aspas

1 August 1987

3

19

Forward

Rodrigo

6 March 1991

1

Players like David Villa (59 goals), Pedro (17 goals0, Isco (7 goals) and 12 others have also been called up for the squad in the past 12 months.

 

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